What kind of camera is used to shoot music videos?

The answer to that question isn’t what you think it is. In fact, you might be wrong.

A few years back it was commonly believed that music videos were shot in anamorphic film which made sense considering that the format was designed for a specific purpose: to capture high-quality images at the highest possible speed. However, the world of animation and digital image technology has since advanced and a wide variety of cameras and software now make it possible to create music videos in higher frame rates and in high quality, or in the case of the most popular, in high resolution.

This is why most music videos shoot at 4K resolution (2160 x 1440) which is the highest resolution supported by today’s 4K TV, and it was this resolution of high-resolution video that prompted John Mayer to choose 4K over 3560 x 1440 in his music video The Phantom.

The reason for this is that 4K resolution is ideal for streaming video and, at 2160 x 1440 (or 1080p), 4K resolution is able to fit in a much wider number of screens so that images can be shown at any resolution.

The reason for this also stems from the fact that this resolution can be displayed on high and/or 4K monitors which provide a higher resolution than typical televisions.

What is 4K?

Now, don’t get too excited. When it comes to talking about what 4K video resolution means, it is important to understand that at its best, an image of 4K resolution is about 12 percent higher resolution than the 2160 x 1440 resolution of regular cinema and broadcast TVs. This high resolution means that you can watch movies or broadcast shows in a way that makes them appear larger than they actually are.

So what does 12 percent mean? Well, if you were trying to watch a movie with the original 1080p video (1920 x 1080), that would be the equivalent of 1920 x 1080 (or 1920 pixels) on a TV set. However, with a 1080p video, there are no horizontal borders. So, if you want to watch a movie at 4K resolution, you have to either play the original 2160 x 1440 video from the cinema or broadcast source(s), or download a 4K video file to play on a video game monitor or other standard HD tv set.

Why is this so important? Well, you could use the information in this article to think that using high-resolution content may increase your enjoyment of movies and TV shows