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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    How much space, in terms of GB, does a 4k movie take up? I can imagine the 4k version of LOTR being like the days when Beneath a Steel Sky came on floppies!

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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    How much space, in terms of GB, does a 4k movie take up? I can imagine the 4k version of LOTR being like the days when Beneath a Steel Sky came on floppies!
    unless they come up with some new fancy compression, I would expect it to use roughly 3 times the space of 1080p at the same framerate. The size issue is going to get made worse by substantially higher framerates though.

    At 100FPS, I can easily see 4k HD movies using 250GB. Even at 48FPS (what looks to be becoming the new standard) they will use at least 100GB a film.

    We will need a new disk standard as there are way too many internet connections that cannot even handle a full quality Bluray streaming as it is.
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    Re: Reviews - 4K TV but no 4K content? Don't Worry, Sony has you covered

    They can't even decide on a working group to come up with ideas for a delivery method yet, it's gonna be a year or two before we see 4K (or 2160p as many say it should be) as a viable format in the home, it needs to get further adopted in the cinemas first. The bonus it does have over HD when it came out is there's no shortage of cameras to record it, RED, ARRI, and SONY have mainstream cameras out there being used now that can shoot 4K, the new Sony F65 due out soon has an 8K sensor outputting 4K RAW. Sony has just announced a new codec a few weeks ago for 4K video, but as said the delivery medium is the killer they need to sort, as an indication 60 mins of 4K RAW at 24fps is 1TB So while the £60k price puts it well in the hiring realms for indies it will need some serious gear for editing the footage.
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