YouTube will now support 4096 x 3072 video, otherwise known as 4K.This resolution is nearly four times the size of 1080p and has an ideal screen size of 25 feet. For some perspective, IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors.
To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select “Original” in the video quality pulldown menu.That’s if your computer and Internet can handle the huge requirements to stream that kind of video using Adobe’s Flash. Below a sample is embedded.
It may make more sense to use one of the many tools out on the Internet to extract the MP4 file and play it in a standalone player. The downloads are still pretty huge.
It is hard to imagine what Google plans on doing with this new capability but they will now support the types of resolutions that the new filmmakers are getting with products like the RedOne camera.