Many customers ask why HD is so important, especially when the final destination for their video is just the internet. Even if most videos on being viewed in low resolution via YouTube, social media or smartphones, there are still many great arguments for HD. This article explains not only why HD is the way to go, but also a few things you should know about Ultra HD hiring a video production company. You will learn the main differences between these two common video resolutions. 

What is HD?

A full HD picture has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Hence, the common term 1080p. HD has been around for a long time and many consumer cameras are capable of shooting full HD video at stunningly high frame rates. This means they can adequately record some fast-paced action and shoot in low light with ease. You don't need to spend a fortune to get a video produced in full HD.

What About Ultra HD?

Ultra HD, aka 4k, is probably superfluous for most internet productions. It has much higher resolution: 4096 x 2160 pixels. But, this is not practical for most video production needs. In fact, 4k is just now starting to becoming a widely produced in television. The fact of the matter is, even if your video is produced in Ultra HD, you might not even have any way to watch it in full resolution. In the end, you will most likely be watching the 4k video on a standard 1080p TV, so it won't matter at all. It might sound impressive, but it is ultimately more expensive and unnecessary for most customers searching for video production services. If you are offered 4k, you should be able to decline and request normal HD production at a lower cost. You can certainly use it as a bargaining chip.

Why HD is Easier

HD will have much smaller files than 4k. This ultimately means the video production is quicker. The post production is also faster because the files are easier to transfer, render times are shorter and general handling of the files is less labored. In the end, most online video hosting websites still only support full HD uploads. Uploading higher resolution 4k videos is often only possible with subscriptions or memberships. 

Obviously, 4k technologies are too specialized and expensive for most video productions. If you are publishing on the Internet, full HD will do just fine.

For further assistance, contact  al local video production service, such as Kaleidoscope Pictures, Inc.