Update: YouTube goes super HD, 4096p videos anyone?
We all do know about 1080p videos, many of us even got 1080p HD TV in our homes with these new DTH services. Well, now YouTube brings you 4096p videos, a straight jump from 1080p.
As you can see above, the quality is just amazing, the image may take a while to load full cause we wanted you to see it in its true quality ( the pics uploaded are not in true HD those have been compressed to save loading time). While the video is in amazing quality, if we go a bit of to the technical side, the bitrate has been increased by just 25% over the 1080p, while the pixel density is increased by 600% – giving an overall lower quality than 1080p, atleast till YouTube increases bitrate – which then will increase the total file size of video, but quality too.
Ignoring the technical stuff, and just seeing the video itself – is a different story. The quality is so amazing and astonishing, its jaw dropping. Though, since the resolution is 4096 x 1706, the flash player laggs if your graphics processor and processor is not strong enough, on our computers, all cores were on 100% for the whole while when video was playing. Below you can see some more pictures of the video, or just click the “Videos” tab and see all the 5 videos available right now in 4096p, Enjoy!
Below you can see 9 high quality images we took from the videos, note that they are not heavily compressed to maintain the quality, so they may take time to load.
The only way you can see the videos in 4096p is see it on YouTube.com, here’s the link to a playlist with five 4096p videos, don’t forget to select “Original” on the right bottom side of the video!
Update: YouTube Super HD videos are not 4000p, the Original resolution is currently defined as 4096p.
(source: YouTube Blog)