4K is the latest buzzword in the world of technology, and if you haven’t yet heard it yourself, then you are in for a treat. 4K, which is essentially an ultra high definition video technology, is the next step in video and photography and is the technology that has changed the way movies are made and photographs are taken.
Today, hundreds of professional filmmakers and amateur photographers are making the switch to 4K cameras, bidding adieu to their old and outdated ones. Why? Because 4K offers four times the resolution of a traditional Full HD camera.
Moreover, cameras like the Sony FDR-AX1, Canon EOS-1D and the Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K are changing the dynamics of film making and photography by offering superior slow motion and high-speed video capturing features never before seen.
Still need reasons to switch? We will give you the 3 top reasons why you need to ditch that old camera right now and step into the next phase of professional photography evolution.
1. Picture quality with lifelike textures
Shoot a video with your old camera and then compare it to one that has been shot with a 4K device. Traditional video cameras lack the spunk of modern age next-gen 4K technology.
4K Cameras feature dedicated image processors with quad-core CPU’s to ensure high speed image signal processing, giving you lifelike textures, as they were meant to be. Interestingly, many emerging photographers and videographers are already experimenting with ultra high definition video setup, which explains the game changing aspects that 4k has to offer.
So if you are still stuck with your traditional point-and-shoot camera, you might want to get acquainted with what your contemporaries are doing with eight times the number of pixels, using their 4K devices.
2. Professional quality video production designed to inspire
Cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH4 feature an ultra-high bitrate video recording feature up to 200 Mbps without any duration limit, so you can shoot more.
And since a 4K Camera offers resolutions of up to 4096×2160, it means that you are able to capture more details per frame and can also retain a lot of that detail even when you decide to output it to a DVD or Blu Ray.
3. Expandability and flexibility
4K cameras offer much more in terms of expandability and flexibility. With features like Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC offering in-camera RAW development capabilities, professional filmmakers would find themselves more empowered to shoot scenes the way they intended.
Plus, features like a stereo camera microphone, external grip and external flash give you the option to expand your options even further.
4K technology is taking the world by storm and any aspiring or professional filmmaker should definitely make the switch to 4K to reap the benefits of what modern technology has to offer. Especially as their prices drop due to ongoing rivalry between top companies to capture the space and fill the vacuum with more sophisticated product lineups.
The future is definitely headed the 4K way. And here are some of the best photography cheat sheets that could absolutely be rocked by 4K as well.
Today, a higher number of filmmakers and photographers are using 4k cameras as their primary equipment compared to five years back and the results are just astounding.
A quick look up on YouTube and you can see the hundreds of videos that have been shot using 4K cameras; videos that are nothing like we are used to seeing.
Images which are vivid with even the minutest details popping up.
Not only would it be worth the investment, but your shots will be the vivid way you intended them to be. 4K is already inspiring the next generation of filmmakers to push the boundaries and it only makes sense that you too embrace the technology that’s taken the world by storm.
So if you are still using your old video camera to shoot home movies, it would be better that you invest in a 4K camera to move up to the next level in film making.
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