The videos in your Facebook Feed are about to get a whole lot sharper.
The social network confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s finally testing 4K, or Ultra High Definition (UHD), video uploads. Support for the resolution is reportedly coming to a select group of users who will be able to post and watch 4K clips.
The addition is long overdue. Facebook’s video rival YouTube was experimenting with the resolution in 2010, when products with 4K displays cost a fortune. Now you can find 4K on inexpensive TVs, mid-tier laptops, and even some smartphones. Not to mention that every flagship phone released this year supports 4K video capture. Interestingly, Facebook started supporting the resolution back in July, but only for its 360-degree live platform.
Vocalise – Rachmaninoff – Timothy Chooi (♫ Violin) – 4K video
RELEASE of my second music video is here! I am very proud to release it. You can enjoy the full version of the Vocalise by Rachmaninoff. //// Je suis très heureux de vous dévoiler ma deuxieme vidéo de musique tournée à Ville de Montréal. Rachmaninoff est à l'honneur avec Vocalise!WATCHE MY FULL VIDEO here on Facebook or on my YouTube Page : https://youtu.be/He69Ei2xvPcMany thanks to my collaborators:Janelle Fung, pianoAnne Kostalas, videographerDrew Schlegel, recording engineerBenoît Chamontin, creative producer"Vocalise" is a song by Sergei Rachmaninoff, composed and published in 1915 as the last of his 14 Songs or 14 Romances, Op. 34. Written for high voice (soprano or tenor) with piano accompaniment, it contains no words, but is sung using any one vowel of the singer's choosing. This recording is exemplified on the violin and piano.The violin cannot produce any words, and therefore performs this work very well. There are emotions of loneliness, sadness, and confusion, but despite these intense feelings, the piece maintains a meditative overarching character. It starts with the piano playing a repetitive vamp, and the violin enters with a lonely but distinctive voice. The voice of the violin paints the image of the voice in a grave yard. As the piece develops the violin changes its facade, and becomes intensely emotional with flavors of sorrow, crying and mourning before resolving in a ghostly voice at the end.Head here for tour dates and locations: http://www.timothychooi.com/Sheet music here:http://imslp.org/wiki/Cs%C3%A1rd%C3%A1s_(Monti%2C_Vittorio)Follow me here:https://www.facebook.com/timothychooihttps://twitter.com/TimothyChooihttp://www.instagram.com/timothychooiWith thanks to St George's Anglican Church in Montreal, Quebec, CanadaPosted by Timothy Chooi on Thursday, September 28, 2017
It’s not clear how the social giant plans to roll out support for UHD content, but it typically tests new features with a small group before gradually releasing them to its more than 2 billion users. Until then, you can see if a video was uploaded in 4K by pressing on the small gear icon in the bottom right corner.