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For RECORDING VIDEO, which is better: 1080p @60 FPS or 4K @30FPS?

#1PsythikPosted 8/8/2014 5:27:46 PM
Choose my fate - Results (55 votes)
1080p @60 FPS
72.73% (40 votes)
40
4K @30FPS
27.27% (15 votes)
15
This poll is now closed.
Trying to decide which resolution to set my phone's camera to. So far these are the arguments I can think of for both sides.

1080p @60 FPS:
o Smoother video
o I can cut the framerate in half in post production to get a "high-speed" effect.
o I don't own a single device that can display a 4K picture

4K @30 FPS:
o Futureproofs my videos
o I can use digital zoom without making the footage too blurry
o I could always use Smooth Video Project to double the framerate to 60 FPS (but the videos will still play @30 on anything that's not my PC or a 120/240Hz TV, of course)

What do you guys think?
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#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/8/2014 5:31:51 PM
Depends what you're filming. If it's anything that will benefit from a higher framerate(slowdown effect as mentioned, or being able to more clearly make out precise motion, such as for sports) then 1080p/60fps is the way to go. For, say, filming trips around the world to various landmarks, 4k/30 would be much better, because of the extra detail.
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#3Psythik(Topic Creator)Posted 8/8/2014 5:35:44 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Depends what you're filming. If it's anything that will benefit from a higher framerate(slowdown effect as mentioned, or being able to more clearly make out precise motion, such as for sports) then 1080p/60fps is the way to go. For, say, filming trips around the world to various landmarks, 4k/30 would be much better, because of the extra detail.
Some very good points. I bought a 1080p 24FPS camera back in the days when 480i camcorders were still mainstream. Vacation footage looked stunning despite the lower framerate.
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#4Jason_HudsonPosted 8/8/2014 6:01:29 PM
Since most people would be viewing in 1080p, the 60fps option is better.
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#5RaikouenPosted 8/8/2014 6:32:28 PM
Considering how 4K is near useless unless you have about a 70" screen, go with 1080p. The frames will be more noticeable than the resolution.
#6fataliPosted 8/8/2014 6:39:14 PM(edited)
" Futureproofs my videos "

The only thing you will have in the future by the time that is relevant is people asking why your 4K videos have such bad quality compared to the 60 fps that everybody else will be using .
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#7MaxCHEATER64Posted 8/8/2014 6:40:05 PM
Youtube compresses 1080p videos but not 4K videos. IMO you should record in 1080p60 but upload them in 4K so your 1080p quality isn't sacrificed.
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#8IzicialPosted 8/8/2014 7:01:29 PM
If your using youtube then you can't upload 60 fps (they are implementing it soon though). I think they just added 4K as well.

If its something with fast motions go with 60 fps otherwise 4k would probably be better.
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#9Unsugarized_FooPosted 8/8/2014 7:13:22 PM
IMO 30 FPS is fine for everything but twitch shooters and fighting games. Otherwise, 30 fps at 4k all day.
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