The First Fully Downloadable 4K Documentary is a Breathtaking Visual Spectacle
by Stephan Jukic – September 24, 2014
We’re talking about the stunning documentary called “TimeScapes” and of course it has no plot, no dialogue and no real point other than to show you the sheer beauty of our planet in the 4K resolution it deserves to be viewed in.
The film, which was filmed with Canon 4K DSLR and Red MX 4K cameras, runs at over an hour has been available for purchase and download for at least a couple of years now but only recently have so many more people finally been able to enjoy the sequences it shows in the real 4K resolution in which it was originally filmed.
Featuring numerous scenes of our natural and human world in action, with exquisite imagery of roiling clouds, landscapes in motion, starscapes captured from remote locations and storms at play, the documentary is the perfect showcase of how beautiful our world’s more remote places can be when seen with a resolution that comes close to mimicking the human eye.
Furthermore, the artistic visual angles and shots that Tom Lowe, the professional filmmaker who made the movie, has put into it create what can best be described as a nearly poetic, transcendent experience that isn’t easy to capture in many similar films of the natural world.
The movie is available for purchase and download from both the iTunes store and the website timescapes.org and can be downloaded at resolutions of normal Full HD 1080p (in which it’s still a stunning film to watch) or a 2560 x 1440 UHD resolution that’s perfect for certain iMac displays or, finally, in full Cinema Grade 4K resolution at 4096 x 2304 pixels that amounts to a movie of a whopping 160 GB.
So if you want this in the 4K glory it deserves, hope that you have a powerful internet connection or at least plenty of patience to wait for the download to finish. Apparently though, the 4K version can also be bought in an external USB drive from the Timescapes website itself.
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