4K Video

McIver Recording now offers video in 4K resolution.

In keeping with our quality first philosophy, McIver Recording has installed the necessary cameras, editing software and post-production equipment to produce 4K video.

Unlike Standard Definition (DVD) and High Definition (Blu-ray Disc) video, 4K does not have a corresponding disc/player format available to small videography companies and their clients. We are forced to provide 4K video as a set of files rather than a playable disc.

DVD and Blu-ray discs have extensive sets of parameters so the players are compatible with the program content. When you buy a disc, it will play on your player because the authoring program ensures only compatible content is on the disc and all discs are created within the specifications players are able recognize. There is no comparable 4K disc player. McIver Recording will supply 4K video on USB Memory Stick.

For 4K video, there are a few software programs that will play 4K video on a computer. As long as the computer can recognize the file format, and has the appropriate software, the computer/player can play the video.

More common is compatibilty with 4K Smart TVs. Most 4K Smart TVs that have USB Memory inputs will play video on USB sticks which have been file formatted FAT32.

The advantage of supplying video on USB Memory rather than by downloads is the quality of the video. Downloading is quite limited by file size (which translates into the time needed complete the download). USB Memory is available in sizes that easily accomodate large, less compressed, higher quality video files of all formats (SD, HD and UHD).




Ordering 4K Video

If you are interested in owning 4K video of your performance, please let us know (mail@mciverrecording.com). Initially, we will have you order the USB Video (1080 HD) and we will copy the 4K files onto the USB we ship to you. As we all learn more about the compatibilties of files, memory and players, we will separate out the 4K option as a standalone order.





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