The first 4K GoPro 4 footage has been released. At first sight, it's very, very good!
We're normally the first ones to caution against evaluating cameras on YouTube. With all respect to the senior streaming service, for most comparison purposes, you might as well be viewing through pondwater by the time the video has been compressed for delivery.
But with a GoPro, the chances are that most of its output will never be seen any other way. So what it looks like on Youtube really matters.
That's why this video is so impressive and so important.
Captured in 4K on the new Hero 4, it looks sharp, with luscious colours and a decent dynamic range. (Don't quote us on this - it's not a scientific test!).]
It's definitely worth waiting for this stuff to buffer and watching in the highest possible resolution on YouTube ("2160p").
Here are GoPro's notes on the video, followed by the video itself
Published on 29 Sep 2014
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Krewella - Jahan Yousef and Jasmine Yousef
LAVA LAKE (Vanuatu, Fiji)
ICEBERG CLIMB (Ilulissat, Greenland)
WILD MUSTANGS (Wells, Nevada)
JAPAN STREETS (Vanuatu, Japan)
ORCA RESCUE (Whangarei, New Zealand)
Dr. Ingrid Visser
Dian and her two baby orca
Vanuatu Heli (http://www.vanuatuhelicopters.com)
Black Diamond (http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com)
Madeline Pickens (http://mustangmonument.com)
Orca Research Trust (http://oraresearch.org)
Andy Casagrande (http://www.abc4explore.com/)