YouTube has just announced it’s further upgrading the quality of the content its users can upload. The company is now providing 4k video. On the companies blog YouTube says taht the size of 4k video is 25 fee. YouTube announced the news at the VidCon 2010 conference. They also say that:
We always want videos on YouTube to be available in the highest quality possible, as creators intend. In December of last year, we announced support for 1080p, or full HD. At 4096 x 2304 pixels, 4K is over four times the size of 1080p. To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select “Original” in the video quality pulldown menu:
You can see a numberof 4k video examples in this playlist. Viewing them will require ultra high internet connections. YouTube also says that:
Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K aren’t cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. And, as we mentioned, watching these videos on YouTube will require super-fast broadband.