The Retina MacBooks can also be set to display UHD with a third party app. Definitely done that to watch some inspire footage. Right now the biggest problem facing 4K is that there's no infrastructure for it. Broadcasting hasn't even gotten to 1080p so being able for them to effectively broadcast 4K is a long way out. Netflix, and I believe Amazon, do have 4K options on some shows but most of the time the connections are too slow to use it. (Side note - Living in Chattanooga and have 1gpbs internet is awesome) Outside of Blu Ray I'm not really sure 4K will be a necessity within the next few years.
I first put the SD card in my big screen tv. It has an SD reader that has always worked fine with 1080P videos. Couldn't play them.What are you using to playback? Have you tried the program VLC? It will usually playback anything
Damon, do you shoot in the 25fps 4K mode or the 30fps "4K" mode on your Inspire and why? I can't really tell the difference between the frame rates in the end product.Let me just say that I think 4k is awesome, I intend to shoot in it, upload it, and make videos in it exclusively.
I have a Sony 4k XBR65850 TV and FMP-X10 4k media player and I have downloaded original inspire 4k files from Vimeo and they look really really good on a 4k TV the size of a wall 6 feet away (my viewing distance).
Vimeo supports 4k uploads now and if you enable the option as the video poster, original 4k file downloads (forget streaming, too many artifacts). I for one will be enabling that option for my Inspire footage, so others can get the original files to enjoy and I'd encourage others to do the same.
It's going to be really awesome to go on vacation, for example, bring the Inspire (and handheld gimbal at some point), shoot everything in 4k, come home and create vacation videos all in glorious UHD 4k to enjoy with friends and family.
I don't think it's a gimmick at all. I was one of the early adopters of HDTV back when you needed OTA antennas and a special PC tuner card to receive the signals, and back then folks were saying the same thing about HD that folks are saying about UHD today: it's too much bandwidth, files are too big, you can't tell the difference from current media (DVD then), etc.
UHD 4K is here. Embrace it I say and enjoy.
30fps at UHD, yeah. I find it smoother for large screen display but it is just a personal preference.Damon, do you shoot in the 25fps 4K mode or the 30fps "4K" mode on your Inspire and why? I can't really tell the difference between the frame rates in the end product.