IS SA READY FOR 4K?

Hi everyone, its been ages since a blog has been put out there by the best Video Company Durban.  My apologies for that, its been a busy few months.  Lets not waste any time and get on with it.  Lots of videos have been shot and a few photos have been taken.  New equipment bought and lots of gear has been sold.  Video is always adapting…HD being replaced by 4K although it still might take a while in South Africa.  4K TVs are pretty much standard dont you think?

Its been a subject I have been dealing with…is it time to go 4K camera?  Am I needing to future proof myself?  Does the best Video Company Durban need to get with the times and go 4K?  Well guys…this is my thought…

South Africa is not ready for 4K broadcast or upload, too much data to handle.  And I dont believe we will broadcast in 4K for the next 5 years to come.  so I see no point right now to shoot in 4K unless you want to downscale 4K footage to HD as well as future proof your footage.

I had to tackle this topic as I needed to buy a new camera and the topic of 4K was a major factor.  And what did I decide on….   Well this wasnt an overnight decision, it took 2 weeks to decide.

My first step was to see what was on offer…and cost.  SA 4K cameras for a decent camera workout out roughly R60000.  Thats quite a bit for any South African to spend on something that has no need for right now but “should in the future”  I do believe we are going 4K but how long will this process take…

So a good HD camera was the way to go but no doubt the next camera will be 4K even if the HD gets sold for 4K soon.

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