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What does 4K video look like?

July 2nd, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

axis-p14-new-seriesWe mentioned in our recent Ifsec 2014 review that the first 4K IP cameras were on display at this year’s security exhibition. Following up on this we just wanted to share with you what 4K actually looks like. At 3840 x 2160 4K cameras offer four times the resolution of a full HD 1080p camera, and at full frame rate. This will mean even greater detail from even larger areas.

Here is some demo footage shot from an Axis P1428-E, due to be launched in quarter 3 – 2014 (to experience this video in full 4K go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdWWmcIwDQY and select 4K in video settings):

But just a word of caution, as with HD a few years ago, it will be a few years before 4K video technology is ready to reach its full potential. For example, further advancements in sensor light sensitivity, lens and compression technologies will need to be made, and the price of 4K display screens will need to come down. This will undoubtedly happen, driven by the consumer market. It will be a matter of time.

 

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