4K or 5K Content for your riMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thagomizer, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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    Looking for some good ultra-def content to watch on your riMac? So am I. The various youtube videos I've run across that are supposedly offered in 4K, none of them are very good. They seem to run at 20 fps or worse.

    Here's an impressive movie made with Blender and rendered in near 4K, and itplays like a cinema movie. It's a 6.7GB download, but worth it. What else are you going to do with your 3TB drive?

    http://mango.blender.org/download/

    I have no affiliation with the above. But I was pleasantly surprised to find this after searching videos online.
     
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    The previous movie, Sintel, is available in 3.75k ("UHD") and in my opinion is a better movie :)
     
  3. thagomizer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    So here's a question. In order to watch 4K videos in all their glory, do you have to set your riMac screen resolution to native 5120x2880 before watching the video?

    Or is Quicktime Player smart enough to render it at full 4K detail even though it is running under a 2560x1440 desktop resolution?
     
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    I think I read that QuickTime Player is clever enough, but as I don't have a 5k machine myself I can't confirm that.
     
  5. smashie macrumors regular

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    Can someone tell me how i change the resolution to 5120x2880.

    When i go to the display settings i can only go as far a 3200X1800

    I guess i am missing something :confused:
     
  6. Desert Dog macrumors newbie

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    Hold the option key down when you click on "scaled" under the display properties.
     
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  8. Frozone9 macrumors member

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    But fotos and Videos will be in 5k without changing the resolution.
     

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