Google’s video sharing platform might soon be offering users a whole new experience in terms of image processing. YouTube has released the first 8K video “Ghost Towns”, but the high quality of the footage remains unknown for the moment as customers lack the necessary technology for this type of videos.
Developers working at Google were proud to announce the introduction of the first 8K video “Ghost Towns” on YouTube. The news was a big surprise for most tech analysts as the latter did not expect the video sharing website to feature such high quality footages.
Google’s online platform has a high quality capacity of 4K. Previous videos that have been uploaded on YouTube do not exceed this maximum limit, which is why tech savvies were taken aback by Google’s recent announcement.
The first 8K video “Ghost Towns” uploaded on YouTube has triggered the curiosity of many developers and tech lovers. Unfortunately, the majority of them were sad to see that the video is not compatible with regular monitors or cameras.
Special devices are required to be able to view the 8K footage at its high capacity. Until this happens, “Ghost Towns” remains more or less an ordinary video which is sometimes blurred as a result of the incompatibility between the 8K resolution and the 4K monitors.
Even though we were not yet able to view the footage at its full resolution capacity, we think it is safe to say that the video has indeed a better quality. The opening images of “Ghost Towns” are a good example of 8K camera focus.
The houses in the video are juxtaposed to a field of yellow flowers. The image remains clear at all times, but it was particularly the clarity of the picture that truly amazed us.
There is a sheer difference between 8K videos and the previous 4K ones. We can only imagine that the focus ability is even better when the footage is viewed with a high resolution monitor.
Google developers have further evinced the advantages of the ultra high definition videos by providing close-ups of various objects in the videos. We can thus observe a wheelbarrow, whose characteristics have been perfectly rendered.
Non-focused objects are still clear, even though they appear in the background. Some passages, however, remain dim, but developers have explained that the poor image quality is caused by the 4K monitors.
The 8K video was shot with a RED Epic Dragon 6K camera and edited with Adobe After Effects. Google concluded the presentation by telling customers that many more 8K videos will be released in the future as the company plans to replace older formats with ultra high definition ones.
The 8K technology was first introduced in 2010, but very few people were aware of Google’s projects as a result of the lack of the appropriate means. For more details on YouTube’s first 8K video you can click on the video below.
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