This video clip looks amazing on my 2015 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Android300zx, May 24, 2015.

  1. Android300zx macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    Doing some homework for my Business Strategy and Policy class and had to watch a clip. I'm a noob at video stuff but want to know what resolution this is shot in? It looks amazing on my laptop and I've never seen this clarity before aside from TV's at Best Buy.

    Any help appreciated. I would like to get some movies in this resolution to watch on my laptop.
  2. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    I'm sorry but this video clip is crap. You want to see a jaw dropping clip running on your MBPr? Download this:

    This clip has been going around the 4k forums for awhile but it is simply stunning on the MBPr. The amount of detail and sharpness is hard to describe.

    I've watched it on my MBPr and on the 2015 15" Alienware 4k notebook (which is even better).

    I haven't seen it on the 5k iMacs but I would like to.

    WARNING: Do not watch this on YouTube or some other crappy streaming service. The compression will just make it suck compared to running it natively. Seriously, don't ruin the experience by watching it on YouTube first. Download, set it to full screen and enjoy the clip. I use VLC to play it back but you can use whatever you wish.

    If anyone else knows of similar clips please share.

  3. shoehornhands macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    It looks to be a standard 1080p resolution. It might be the 60fps playback of the video (it probably looks more fluid and can be perceived as higher quality / resolution). Most streaming videos playback at about half that framerate.
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Now that's just plain eerie. Even on just my 1440p monitor it's unbelievable. It almost looks animated...
    And despite never going above 45% CPU usage, my quad-core i7 is having trouble playing it smoothly when they start spinning the camera at around 0:27. Before that it plays perfectly.

    It looks better in QuickTime than in VLC for some reason...
  5. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Because VLC is total and utter garbage and you should avoid it.
  6. windywalks macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2004
    Great guys, now I suddenly feel like having some duck...

    Thanks for that!

  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    That's a bit strong, I think. I'm not really the biggest fan, either, but it works alright for the occasional video playback.
    What's your preference?
  8. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    That Microsoft clip does look pretty good it has that "soap opera" feel to it, the (120-240hz look) where everything seems hyper realistic but it actually is just more real than most other videos. We just aren't used to it, lol. Sony's TV's and BD players have this look and I love it... and you don't even need 4k to enjoy it. ;) :)

  9. Android300zx thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    Does anyone know of any movies shot in 4k or a nice resolution. I think The Hobbit was supposedly shot on 4K Red Cameras but I have to do some research into that. I want to check some 4K content out on this machine.
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Netflix has some content in 4K (like Breaking Bad and House of Cards). I don't know if it will play in 4K on a computer, though.
    As far as movies, the best format we have is Blu-ray which is only 1080p, and I don't think Netflix has any 4K movies either.

    Some newer movies that are shot partly in IMAX look astoundingly good even on their Blu-rays. Check out the latest Transformers movie, which, although it's hardly the pinnacle of motion picture art, looks fantastic in its IMAX scenes.

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