In the last decade or so, video resolutions have exploded and show no signs of stopping, particularly as 8K is starting to make its way to market. But at what point have you reached more resolution than you really need? This great video takes a look at the history of video resolutions and what you need as a filmmaker.
Coming to you from Basic Filmmaker, this great video examines the topic of video resolutions, both their history and the question of how much you really need. Resolution keeps leaping ahead every few years, and whenever we settle on one as the standard, it seems that the next step up begins to trickle to the market. On the same token, while you might not need that extra resolution in a direct fashion, it can be useful in some indirect ways, such as giving you some extra latitude in post to crop in and adjust your composition after the fact. Of course, that comes at the expense of pricier equipment, additional storage, and more processing power. It's worth taking the time to evaluate your work and ask yourself how much you really need. Check out the video above for the full rundown.