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TOP 5 NATIVE 4K MOVIES

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What Are The Top 5 Native 4K Movies?

By ‘native’, we mean that the film was mastered using 4K camera systems.  This is the latest technology when it comes to making movies.  If a movie maker uses a “2K” camera system (which has been the norm for years), they are only able to digitally re-master the film to gain resolution that is closer to full 4K, but not total 4K UHD.  However, if they film a movie using “4K” cameras, then they are creating a movie or TV show that is mastered in 4K Ultra High Definition.  This is where we get the word ‘NATIVE’ from.

These native 4K movies are the absolute best 4K movies that exist.  By watching one of these movies, you are using the full potential of your 4K UHD television and all the awesome pixels that it provides.  To better explain, with a 1080HD TV you have ONE pixel resolution.  Think of this as a tiny, tiny little square designed to hold color and data.  This is the ‘stuff’ you see when you watch TV.  Except that a 1080HD TV doesn’t just contain ONE pixel, but thousands of pixels all put together to give you a smooth picture quality.

Now, with 4K UHD  (Ultra High Definition, as it is now referred to in the market instead of simply “4K”), what tech designers have done is squeeze FOUR tiny pixels inside the size of ONE 1080HD pixel.  This increases the overall quality of resolution by FOUR times.  So, a 4K UHD TV is 4 times better resolution–color-clarity-sharpness–than its previous 1080HD version television!  Who would have ever thought that we would see a better TV picture image than 1080HD when it first came out?  But, we are.  4K is the new 1080HD TV.  If you plan to upgrade your 1080HD TV anytime soon, we highly suggest you choose to go with a 4K UHD television.  In the market today, prices for 4K are now comparable to 1080HD TVs.  This was not the case 2 years ago.

REAL 4K – Which means that these films were ‘mastered’ or filmed using 4K camera systems (versus 2K cameras which has been the norm for many years and is currently the majority for now)

*Note1:   We are not saying that these movies listed below are ‘the best’ as far as plots and acting goes.  That is for you to determine.  We are simply giving you a short list of movies that were filmed using 4K cameras versus 2K cameras which make them REAL, native 4K UHD movies to watch on your new 4K TV.

**Note2 :   When it comes to watching 4K movies or TV shows, the format you choose to watch the film in will depend on how good your final resolution is.  For example, if you are streaming a 4K movie, the picture image and quality may only be as good as the speed and quality of your internet service.  However, if you have a 4K UHD Blu-ray Player along with a 4K TV, then you are going to get guaranteed best 4K image possible because you are not having to contend with your internet speed or having it slow down your picture.

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Independence Day – Resurgence        This is the real deal. Everything was digitally shot in 4K or the original 35/70mm film negative was scanned in 4K and all the mastering/editing was done in 4K.  Typically, if the film has VFX it was rendered in 2K.  Depending on the caliber of CG, the final picture quality might be imperceptible to Real 4K.  Check the information below to see if the studios have upgraded the video with HDR or added immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio tracks.
 The Hunger Games – Catching Fire This is the real deal. Everything was digitally shot in 4K or the original 35/70mm film negative was scanned in 4K and all the mastering/editing was done in 4K.  Typically, if the film has VFX it was rendered in 2K.  Depending on the caliber of CG, the final picture quality might be imperceptible to Real 4K.  Check the information below to see if the studios have upgraded the video with HDR or added immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio tracks.
  • Shot in 35mm and IMAX
  • VFX Rendered in 2K*
  • Digital Intermediate at 4K
  • Buy 4K UHD from Amazon
 Rogue One – A Star Wars Movie This is the real deal. Everything was digitally shot in 4K or the original 35/70mm film negative was scanned in 4K and all the mastering/editing was done in 4K.  Typically, if the film has VFX it was rendered in 2K.  Depending on the caliber of CG, the final picture quality might be imperceptible to Real 4K.  Check the information below to see if the studios have upgraded the video with HDR or added immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio tracks.
  • Shot in 6.5K
  • VFX Rendered: Unknown (Updates soon)
  • Digital Intermediate at 4K
  • **4K in Theaters: December 16th  (not on streaming nor Blu-Ray yet)
Planet Earth II This is the real deal. Everything was digitally shot in 4K or the original 35/70mm film negative was scanned in 4K and all the mastering/editing was done in 4K.  Typically, if the film has VFX it was rendered in 2K.  Depending on the caliber of CG, the final picture quality might be imperceptible to Real 4K.  Check the information below to see if the studios have upgraded the video with HDR or added immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio tracks.
Bad Teacher This is the real deal. Everything was digitally shot in 4K or the original 35/70mm film negative was scanned in 4K and all the mastering/editing was done in 4K.  Typically, if the film has VFX it was rendered in 2K.  Depending on the caliber of CG, the final picture quality might be imperceptible to Real 4K.  Check the information below to see if the studios have upgraded the video with HDR or added immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio tracks.
  • Shot on 35mm
  • Digital Intermediate at 4K (new scan) 
  • Watch in 4K on Amazon

Comments

  1. Not the best movies, but agreed they are the best picture image quality since being native 4k filmed with 4k cameras.

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