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« on: January 29, 2023, 20:38 »
Hi guys, recorded some videos in 4096x2160 by mistake, Started digging if SS accepts it and found this (see attached screenshot)
As per the article
they actually prefer 4096x2160.
As they say "resolutions in bold are preferred" and the first resolution in bold is 4096x2160

It got me confused. 4096x2160 is not 16:9 which is the most popular aspect ratio, and if memory serves me - if you upload 4096x2160 to youtube it will place some 'filling bars" to emulate 16:9.

Kinda curious:
1. Which video resolution do you use to upload to SS, P5, and AS?
2. What are your thoughts on 4096x2160 vs 3840x2160 from a sellability perspective?
3. Did you ever sell a 4096x2160 clip?

Thank you.

« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2023, 02:51 »
This is actually a good question.

Usually 17:9 formats (DCI 4K and 2k) are used more for cinema projects where the screen aspect is 17:9 and not 16:9 like on TV and YouTube.
Although its funny, since they have the DCI 4K in bold, but not the DCI 2K...

Anyway - I shoot both formats, and can't really tell you what sells better.
I sell both formats on all sites.
If the clip is of good value - people will download it and doo the small resize for their needs I suppose.
Shots are rarely framed so tight they can't be fitted to another frame aspect.
BTW - the same question is asked many times regarding 24/25/29.97/30 FPS.

« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2023, 21:18 »
Thank you.

« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2023, 06:51 »
If I'm going to pay to license a clip, I'll be happy to have the 4K version (4096), even if my project is UHD (3840), as I have some additional space at left and right to adjust the position of the shot as I like.


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