War of the resolutions again. This time it's a bit different. It's not about the benefits of 4K or 8K for the filmmaker or a photographer, but for the consumer. The question is: can the "resolution" of your eyes match 4K?
This video is from 2017. A year before it was published, I had written an article about the need for 4K video. The article was actually about the very little need for 4K for a filmmaker. Fast-forward three years, I found this clip that discusses the resolution of the eye and how eyes and brains perceive the reality around us. Although we have very limited knowledge of our brain, it's still pretty impressive how our vision works. Do you know that you can't see clearly more than a small area? Everything outside that is blurred. Now for the million-dollar (because it's a million-dollar industry) question: do you need 4K or 8K TV screens? We all know that the bigger the real estate of the display is, the more work we can do, but we're talking consumer devices here, where final visual products are watched. We're living in the day and age where marketing is trying to create a hype for high-resolution consumer devices while there's neither demand nor need for that. Call me old school, but I still think everything above 2K for the consumer is overrated.
What is your opinion on that? Do you think the arguments for and against 4K are still valid in 2019? What did you think when you watched the video and found out what the eyes' resolution is?