1. onlysublime's Avatar
    Okay, I was at the tide pools today in San Diego. Decided to really try out the 4K recording. It's frigging amazing!!! The level of detail is spectacular! Especially if you can have the camera in a static position. I got really close to the water and looked at the rocks and the definition was amazing.

    I wish the Icon had an external memory card slot!!! 4K videos are huge and between the apps, the OS, and the offline Here maps, there's so little available space.

    I don't know if my desktop PC is too weak or if the Icon takes a bit to get going, but the beginning of the recording would have a low framerate with some stutter. After a very brief amount of time, the recording would be smooth and terrific. So if it is the recording that's the issue, make sure when you film that you have some filler recording time at the beginning that you can then trim away so no one ever sees the rough video.

    Also, I notice that you can't pan very fast with 4K recording on the Icon. So it might not be useful in many recording situations. As long as the camera is steady and not panning much, the video will come out amazing.
    princeegli likes this.
    03-30-2015 03:04 AM
  2. jontyfernz's Avatar
    Okay, I was at the tide pools today in San Diego. Decided to really try out the 4K recording. It's frigging amazing!!! The level of detail is spectacular! Especially if you can have the camera in a static position. I got really close to the water and looked at the rocks and the definition was amazing.

    I wish the Icon had an external memory card slot!!! 4K videos are huge and between the apps, the OS, and the offline Here maps, there's so little available space.

    I don't know if my desktop PC is too weak or if the Icon takes a bit to get going, but the beginning of the recording would have a low framerate with some stutter. After a very brief amount of time, the recording would be smooth and terrific. So if it is the recording that's the issue, make sure when you film that you have some filler recording time at the beginning that you can then trim away so no one ever sees the rough video.

    Also, I notice that you can't pan very fast with 4K recording on the Icon. So it might not be useful in many recording situations. As long as the camera is steady and not panning much, the video will come out amazing.
    Its ok if you record videos upto 2 minutes in 4k.For anything around 20 minutes in 4k you need atleast a 128 gb sd card
    03-30-2015 03:25 AM
  3. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Its ok if you record videos upto 2 minutes in 4k.For anything around 20 minutes in 4k you need atleast a 128 gb sd card
    Again thank you for trying to help but please try to give helpful answers.

    That is not true, 4K uses a lot off memory but not as much as you indicated.
    20 min 4k is around 10GB but it is probably not possible to shot a 20 min 4K video without over heating your phone.

    And the icon has no SD card support.
    Last edited by Harrie-S; 03-30-2015 at 04:28 PM.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    03-30-2015 04:14 PM
  4. jontyfernz's Avatar
    Again thank you for trying to help but please try to give helpful answers.

    That is not true, 4K uses a lot off memory but not as much as you indicated.
    20 min 4k is around 10GB but it is probably not possible to shot a 20 min 4K video without over heating your phone.

    And the icon has no SD card support.
    Im just saying that you need a good sd card for long 4K videos
    03-30-2015 09:33 PM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    Gosh I wish I had anything in my house that can display 4k haha. I took a few videos in 4k just to say I did, haven't been able to really view them though
    03-30-2015 10:26 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    Im just saying that you need a good sd card for long 4K videos
    The Icon doesn't have a SD card slot, so this is irrelevant.
    Harrie-S and gpobernardo like this.
    03-30-2015 11:52 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    Gosh I wish I had anything in my house that can display 4k haha. I took a few videos in 4k just to say I did, haven't been able to really view them though
    I've played them on my SP3 with no problems and I do see a big difference. Even though the SP3's display doesn't fully support 4k video.

    I've crashed my 6 year old desktop a few times already because my video card doesn't support 4k. I've recently purchased a GoPro Hero4 Silver and I am now realizing that my desktop is going to be needing replaced soon... *sigh*
    Last edited by gernerttl; 03-31-2015 at 02:26 AM.
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    03-30-2015 11:56 PM
  8. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    I've played them on my SP3 with no problems and I do see a big difference. Even though the SP3's display doesn't fully support 4k video.

    I've crashed my 6 year old desktop a few times already because my video card doesn't support 4k. I've recently purchased a GoPro Hero4 Silver and I am now realizing that my desktop is going to be needing replaced soon... *sigh*
    That's the reason why I'm not crazy about 4k video. I just don't have anything that can support 4k at the moment. Even if I had the ability to view 4k content, sharing it would be another challenge because my friends and family can't view 4k content either!.
    03-31-2015 11:12 PM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    That's the reason why I'm not crazy about 4k video. I just don't have anything that can support 4k at the moment. Even if I had the ability to view 4k content, sharing it would be another challenge because my friends and family can't view 4k content either!.
    Yea, but, your next TV will. So build up a library of clips in 4K, you can always down convert them to 1080p if needed...

    All the retailers are pushing 4K now, so if you never buy bottom of the line models, chances are you will get a 4k tv for your next set.

    Native 4K content on a 4K tv looks mindblowing good, I have one and been living with it, WOW, love it...
    Beast of Haeven likes this.
    04-03-2015 02:31 PM

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