Filmmakers can now live stream 4K footage of normal videos and 360-degree movies on YouTube in a major upgrade for the global video sharing platform which is already the world’s largest library of 4K videos online.
“Supporting this new format will let creators stream incredibly high-resolution video, and let viewers enjoy the clearest picture possible when watching a live stream on 4K-supported devices. The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees, the clarity can truly transport you,” said a YouTube statement.
“4K video isn’t just a little different from HD video; it’s a giant leap. It shows an image that has four times more image definition than even 1080p video. Live streams look better, show a more detailed, crisper picture, and aren’t as blurry when there’s fast action on screen. Basically, 4K makes everything better to look at. And because we support 4K at up to 60 frames per second, creators can make content that looks silky smooth, and more realistic than ever before.”
The first live streamed 4K broadcast is set for tonight, December 2 at 9pm Eastern Time in the USA, which is 2am Saturday December 3 GMT. It’s the Game Awards and you can watch them here.
If you’ve created an exciting foodie film short this year, then you could be £1000 better off by winning the Food in Film category in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year contest.
The judges are on the lookout for inspiring films no longer than three minutes, which show any aspect of food - from production and harvest to preparation and eating. The overall winner will also receive the much-coveted trophy and your film will be showcased on both the Delicious website and the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year website.
You can submit your documentary or non-documentary short via the awards website https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com where you can check out some of the films from this year’s contest, including the overall winner, Carl Pendle for his hot film short Chilli Festival, and last year’s winner, Abbie Stewart, who took the overall title for her apple-fuelled film, The Cider Shed.
The category will again be judged by George Motz, Founder and Director of the Food Film Festival, New York, Nik Powell, Director of the National Film & Television School and James Winter, ex Executive Editor, Saturday Kitchen and Simon Day, Founder, Unearthed.
If you reach the finals, your film will be shown at the world-renowned Mall Galleries at the awards evening attended by media, finalists and celebrities from across the world. The films are also viewed by the public and invited guests during the four-day free-to-visit exhibition.
Entry deadline is Sunday 5 February 2017.
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces it has secured funding of £1.5m from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to build a new Digital Content Production Training Studio. The studio will be one of the most advanced dedicated training facilities in the UK and will have the ability to shoot, record and stream live content in high definition 4k.
Winners will work with award-winning production team to bring their ideas to life and receive a place on a short course of their choice in London.