Wait, what? - No native 4k playback on 6s?

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  1. Risco macrumors 68000

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    According to this review around 2 minute mark there is no native 4k playback. So I can record yet need to transfer to PC to playback!



    Surely a major omission by Apple?
     
  2. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    You can watch it and zoom in, but the screen isn't 4K....
     
  3. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nor is it 1080p, so your point is null and void!
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They just mean the iPhone is not a 4k display. It will still play fine on the 6s, just not in 4k.
     
  5. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    what lmao? my point is correct, you CAN play and zoom in but the screen isn't 4k so you can't watch as a 4k video, but you can zoom in high detail.
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Things to research OP:

    What is screen resolution
    What is video playback
    How to do research
     
  7. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    It plays the videos in 4K, so if you zoom in (in a video) you'll see all the details.
     
  8. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    1080P never requires zooming...
     
  9. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    The 4K video won't require zooming either. What it means is that if you zoom in, in a 4K video, everything is still crisp and clear.

    If you are going to zoom in in a 1080p video, it's going to get more fuzzy.
     
  10. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok that makes sense, I thought it meant I could only see the video in still mode.
     
  11. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Gotcha!
     
  12. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 6 does not have a 4K screen. As said above you can zoom it but you cant see what it cant display. Having said that. It would not make any difference anyway because of retina. Retina is Apples term for at normal viewing distance the human eye can not tell the difference between pixels. So, why would they put a screen with more pixels (4k) when the human eye already cant tell the difference from the ones in (1080p) at that screen size. Its not an issue. And if you don't have a 4K TV, why would you want to record in 4K anyway.
     
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  14. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a 4k TV and use a GoPro Hero 4 black, so yeah 4k is important to me. :cool:
     
  15. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    You don't think Apple would let you record in 4k video without being able to playback on the phone itself, do you? It just means the 4k video playback won't be visible in 4k, though you DO gain the advantage of being able to zoom in and still retain a lot of detail. So all is not lost by playing back 4k video on the phone itself, but alas, to fully appreciate 4k video you'll have to transfer the video and play it back on an actual 4k display.

    Anyone know what happens if you try to Airplay a 4k video to the Apple TV? Will it just down-res it, or will it give you an error?
     
  16. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    Then you're not really watching it at 1080p, unless you're viewing it on a 6+.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I would imagine it would work just fine. You could play 4k blue ray on a non-4k TV.
     
  18. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Perfect response and perfect username. 10/10!
     
  19. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    You can view the videos on a 15" Retina MBP in 4K right?
     
  20. noobinator macrumors 601

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    That's not a 4k screen either. A 5k iMac would do the trick.
     
  21. bizack macrumors 6502

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    You can view them, but they won't be in 4K.

    This is pretty basic stuff guys - when viewing 4K video on a screen/display, the video will appear to be the same resolution as... wait for it... the resolution of the screen/display you're viewing it on. Have a 4K display? You'll see a 4K video. Have a 1080p display? You'll see a 1080p video.
     
  22. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    Does it get any more complicated with downsampling, as in the case with the 6+?
     
  23. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I meant 27" Retina iMac
     
  24. bizack macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but you'll see a 1080p video on the 6+ because that's what the resolution of the display is after being downsampled from 1242 × 2208.
     
  25. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any sort of visual difference between that and a video displayed natively at 1080p? Could be just me, but everything from pictures, to video look so much more crisp on the 6 display.
     

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