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« on: March 21, 2022, 22:52 »
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Hello All,
If you had the choice of shooting a video with a 1080 DSLR (Nikon D800) or a 4k cell phone (iPhone SE) which would be better choice ( as far as appealing to buyers concerned )?   
Also, if you were to submit 4k from only your cell phone (not your full-frame camera) do you think you would lose out on many sales?  Since most videos of any kind are probably not viewed on 4k screens - mostly tablets, phones, laptops, etc..   In other words, since they're not being viewed on large 4k, screens would anyone notice difference between phone vs camera?  Thanks.


« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2022, 04:07 »
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The thing is that iPhone SE has some noise and compression issues so it would be wise to submit 4K clips from smartphone as Full HD and not 4K, so it does not matter much if DSLR or smartphone is used. At least, this applies for the first generation of iPhone SE which I use for stock video sometimes (I submit only minority of iPhone SE clips as 4K). I am not sure if the second and third generation are much better.

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2022, 04:21 »
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I'd go for the DSLR. The majority of sales are still in HD, so if I had to choose then I'd rather have higher quality content of the type that I'm going to sell most of, rather than not quite as good quality on all of them... if that makes sense?!

« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2022, 21:47 »
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Hi mino216,
So you're saying HD is higher quality than 4k on the cell phone video?  I don't really know that much about video so I'm still pretty much learning the basics.

« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 17:05 »
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Hi mino216,
So you're saying HD is higher quality than 4k on the cell phone video?  I don't really know that much about video so I'm still pretty much learning the basics.

No, this is not what I have said :-) I usually take iPhone SE videos at 4K but because of some noise and compression artifacts, they have to be downscaled to Full HD in order to be accepted (Full HD video cteated by downscaling 4K video will be better than Full HD video taken at Full HD). It depends. Some scenes are OK in 4K and can be submitted as 4K, some are not and the quality is just not enough (it is "safer" to submit a nice Full HD created from 4K than to submit it as 4K where the quality standards and requirements are higher).

In other words, 4K quality from iPhone SE is often not enough for 4K quality requirements but it is more than enough to meet Full HD requirements (just downsample the not good enough 4K video to Full HD and you will have a very nice Full HD video).

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 10:39 »
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I'd go for the DSLR. The majority of sales are still in HD, so if I had to choose then I'd rather have higher quality content of the type that I'm going to sell most of, rather than not quite as good quality on all of them... if that makes sense?!

Does that mean the same answer as @mino216 above? If a DSLR or the EOS-M or something else does do 4K, then edit and downsize to HD and there's a better quality video in the end?

« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2022, 03:16 »
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Hmmm...I'm wondering if I should downscale my 4k clips from my GoPro Hero 4 Black down to HD resolution. GoPro cameras do have pretty tiny sensors in general. I'll have to check the bitrate again also and see how that compares to my Panasonic G7 when that shoots 4k.


 

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