After Earth Among The First Movies To Have Been Shot In 4K
The acute shortage of adequate content shot in native 4K has been the bane of the Ultra HD TVs so far. However, it’s good to see efforts are being made to address this, case in point the new movie After Earth that has been shot in 4K. Naturally, the images are more detailed than ever before and all of its truly mesmerizing to watch.
“There is a new movement now where movies are actually being shot at high resolution and finished at high resolution,” said Ted Schilowitz, a co-founder of Red. “We see huge advantages to deliver four times as many pixels on the screen as HD.”
However, all the spectacularity apart, the truth with After Earth is that the film is shot only half in 4k with the special effects having been rendered in a lower resolution format.
“True 4K is amazingly detailed,” said Peter Suschitzky, the cinematographer of After Earth. “The movie is only half in true 4K. I’m sad about that. It still looks good.”
The lack of 4K content together with the total absence of a standard format for transmitting 4K content has prevented the segment from really taking off. Couple that to the high price tag that the 4K TVs come for and that explains why there is still a lot to be done to make the 4K tech user friendly.