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YouTube Launches Support For 4K Live Streaming

30th November 2016

 

    

 

YouTube today announced it is increasing the resolution of live streams, rolling out support for 4K livestreaming on both standard and 360-degree videos.


Broadcasts can now be consumed in 4K on supported devices, and one of the first major programming initiatives that will enable viewers to experience this new resolution is the annual Game Awards — which will be streamed in 4K on YouTube tomorrow beginning at 6pm ET. “The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees the clarity can truly transport you,” writes senior product manager Kurt Wilms.

YouTube, which rolled out 4K video support for standard videos in 2010 and currently houses the largest library of 4K videos on the Internet, notes that the resolution represents a giant leap up from HD videos — showcasing a total of 8 million pixels and four times more image definition than a 1080p video. “Get ready for 360 concert and event streams that look sharper, cleaner, and brighter than ever before,” Wilms added.

Earlier this month, YouTube launched support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos, which the platform says yield higher contrast, better clarity, and a wider colour range.


Source: http://www.tubefilter.com/2016/11/30/youtube-launches-support-4k-live-streaming