Mavericks 4k Support: Latest Mavericks Beta Paves Way

Mavericks 4k Support: Latest Mavericks Beta Paves Way

Apple always has something up their sleeve. Putting two and two together it adds up to the real reason for creating a “retina display” in the first place meaning it wasn’t just for prettier HD pictures. I have a feeling that those intending to edit 4k using their MacBook Pros are going to be disappointed if they didn’t shell out the extra bucks for this retina display, because once again they will be left out in the cold without the ability for their display to do “pixel doubling” through the newly revised software unless they are using Adobe Premiere Pro. But that’s just Apple. –Stu Brown

mavericks 4k supportWhat are Apple’s plans for 4K video on the Mac? Latest Mavericks beta shows the way

4K video is coming, in fits and starts, not just to the general consumer marketplace but also to Apple products. Apple’s actual support of 4K video has been a bit patchwork, but its new beta release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, published last week, is starting to provide some clarity to Apple’s 4K strategy. What’s more, it may be a clue as to what Apple has up its sleeve for new hardware releases. Let’s take a look.

What’s 4K?

The flat panel TVs most of us upgraded to sometime in the past few years have effective resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels (that’s where the 1080i and 1080p designations on those sets comes from). But TV makers are pushing forward with a new standard for home television called 4K UHD, which increases resolution to 3840 x 2160.

There’s still a dearth of programming available in 4K, but it’s coming. While it may take a while for –Read more: What are Apple’s plans for 4K video on the Mac? Latest Mavericks beta shows the way | iMore

 

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