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4K video comes to YouTube

4K video comes to YouTube

From the Google blog:

Today at the VidCon 2010 conference, we announced support for videos shot in 4K (a reference resolution of 4096 x 3072), meaning that now we support original video resolution from 360p all the way up to 4096p. To give some perspective on the size of 4K, the ideal screen size for a 4K video is 25 feet; IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors.

Now there’s somewhere to distribute all those RED-shot movies 🙂

Needless to say, watching 4K from YouTube is going to require a darned fast Internet connection.

Oh, and here’s the backstory from the guy who made the showcase 4K movie for YouTube’s launch today.