What Is Upscaling?
Upscaling is also known as “upconverting”. To explain in simple terms what this is…just think of any movie or TV show being digitally enhanced.
This basically means that the producers will take any 720 or 1080HD (these are the minimum requirements for a film to be upscaled;
They cannot upscale a Standard Definition (SD) mastered film) film and on special computer systems they will squeeze the data into more pixels so that the film will have higher resolution overall.
They will take a 1080HD mastered film and enhance it to be more clear, more crisp and look more real overall.
The final quality of resolution will not be full 4K level, but somewhere in between. The picture image will for sure be better than 1080HD, but not as good as a film that was originally mastered in 4K using 4K camera systems.
Many films today are called “4K”, however they were only upscaled from a 2K or 1080HD version. They are not REAL or NATIVE 4K because they were not created using 4K cameras.
They were made with 2K cameras which is still the ‘norm’ in the commercial film making industry.
Eventually, the norm will be to create films using 4K cameras which would make these movies and shows real, or native 4K content.
This will take several years and happen slowly over time as it is right now, because switching over entire camera systems for production is very costly.
4K cameras are much more expensive at the commercial level than the consumer level. As for consumers, you can easily buy a 4K TV now for a modest, affordable price.
Many households now are upgrading to a 4K UHD television when they need to replace their old 1080HDTV.
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