4K UltraHD video is expected to come to Android this year
posted by Alan F. / Mar 17, 2013, 10:32 PM
At CES and MWC, Qualcomm showed off the 4K UltraHD recording capabilities of its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip and has previously stated that it would be "in commercial devices" by the middle of 2013. For those unaware, 4K UltraHD video offers resolution four times the 1080p that is considered a Full HD display. That works out to 4096 x 2304.
So you might as well pick another one of the alleged specs belonging to the LG Megalotron to call the whole thing a fake, because we could very well see 4K UltraHD video sometime later this year.
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posted on Mar 17, 2013, 10:40 PM 15
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who the f**k would want that detailed video? what are you shooting? batman? even a 128gb card would fall short for such high size video. i rather take 1080p at 60fps.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 12:54 AM 16
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this is about commercial, not about productivity with 4K there will for sure be 1080p 60fps, so when there is 4K 60 fps there will be also 8K 30fps :) because Android is the only OS that causes HW innovations.....Microsoft + Apple = dont need HW innovations, they dont innovate
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 1:53 AM 7
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The 808's camera already fits the bill for taking for videos its just that the processing power wasn't there at the time. I remember there being a couple articles about that. There is nothing stopping an eos device from featuring this tech, when windows blue/ wp9 comes out. And there is nothing that doesn't say that one of these devices couldn't be a p1 pureview running wp.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 7:09 AM 0
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But what's the point. 4k tvs certainly aren't widely available and monitors certainly don't have it either. You'd be using a ton of space and processing power to record it, and not be able to watch it in 4k beauty. In a few years when the technology is cheaper and widely available this will be much more popular.
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 10:46 PM 5
For the same reason Android phones were sporting first-gen, battery thrashing LTE radios when the chips were bad and there were only a few markets that had it worldwide: To say "first." This will be the same way. There's no good reason other than that. I would rather see the technology for these various leaps improve a bit to the point that they are usable and make sense, rather than just tossing them in because the OEMs can. That's vanity engineering, not good engineering.
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 11:09 PM 2
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in your regards to LTE, it wasn't to "say 'first'". It just happened that they were first. Someone had to be first, someone had to be second. The whole first generation of LTE phones weren't nearly on par as what they are now, but because of that first generation, we now have the current generations thanks to the experiences learned. To be the first ones to release a product gives a higher percentage of being the ones to perfect the product. Do not be so against change and innovation. People want the newest thing out there, and it's up to them whether they'd like to wait for the "perfected" product or not.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 2:47 AM 0
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Exactly. If all these vain enginneers waited until these technologies were absolutley perfect in a lab environment, by the time it was ready, something to replace it would already be in the pipeline. Like it or not but consumers today are beta testers, plain and simple. And I'm not just referring to everyone but WP users (Chris Parnell ads), if your phone been recalled, had a software patch, etc, you were a beta tester. The thing is, when you consider all the million things that has to happen everyday for these phones to work as they should, the problems we see are usually minute in comparison.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 9:08 AM 0
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Pushing boundaries, bleeding edge, Android FTW! nuff said
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 10:47 PM 6
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I have to call BS on that. FHD video is hardly tolerable with all the noise filtering, occasional stutter, refocusing and compression; the same issues will be ugly at higher res and you won't be able to enjoy it unless you buy a $4K 4K TV.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 4:19 AM 0
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How about Battery then?
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 10:48 PM 2
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waste.of.space. Like a one minute video is just going to be... Trying to send a video through bluetooth... Quality... Playback consumes more battery... Sure, 4khd is awesome but be prepared to face the price you pay for it :L Dont think its going to be my thing for another year at least
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 10:56 PM 4
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The new H.265 codec will help reduce size by alot, i forgot exactly how much, but alot...you can google it if you're interested
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 11:03 PM 3
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well, you can always choose the HD or FHD options. Like, I now don't really shoot FHD because most of the time, 720p is enough. more choices are good, aren't they? :)
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 12:14 AM 2
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