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UK Band Muse Announces First Concert Filmed in 4K UHD

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One of Muse's concerts has been filmed in 4K and is headed to a theater near you.

As more companies launch 4K TVs, one of the principal issues with the technology remains a lack of content. That said, the stream of 4K content continues at a steady trickle and UK band Muse is keen to contribute. The band is claiming to be the first to release a 4K Ultra High Definition concert film.

Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium

Given how few people own 4K TVs, this concert is also going to be shown in cinemas around the world. Muse announced today that November 5 will see 20 cinemas in 20 cities around the world host special advance screenings exclusively in 4K. Cities taking part include Sydney, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, London and Rio.  Click on your chosen city in the list to the right.

"Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium is the first ever concert film shot in 4K Ultra High Definition," the band said in an announcement on their website. "4K means more pixels - to be precise 8.8 million of them bursting off the screen in even frame, that's four times more than you're used to seeing in the cinema. And more pixels means richer colours, a sharper image and more breath taking detail than you ever imagined."

If you don't manage to get tickets to one of the showings (London is already sold out, for example), 'Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium' is scheduled for general release the following day, on November 6. Check out Muse's website to see if the movie is playing in your city.

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    monsta , October 31, 2013 1:10 AM
    Who is Muse?
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    g-unit1111 , October 31, 2013 9:21 AM
    Interesting. I love Muse and they put on a great show, but I don't get why a concert would be released in theaters. Couldn't you just get the DVD and watch it at home? It would be exactly the same experience.
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    g-unit1111 , October 31, 2013 10:12 AM
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    The DVD? Someone doesn't know what 4K is...


    OK blu ray. And yes I do know what 4K resolution is. :ange: 
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    IndignantSkeptic , October 31, 2013 6:55 PM
    I wonder what resolution the later Star Wars trilogy was filmed at. I'd like to get some idea of how many more times George Lucas is going to ask everyone to completely re-buy the Star Wars films.
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    g-unit1111 , October 31, 2013 7:06 PM
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    I wonder what resolution the later Star Wars trilogy was filmed at. I'd like to get some idea of how many more times George Lucas is going to ask everyone to completely re-buy the Star Wars films.


    Well where do you go from 4K? 8K? 16K? Hologram? :lol: 
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    IndignantSkeptic , November 1, 2013 8:12 AM
    I suppose with Star Wars, the fully computer generated parts can be regenerated at higher resolutions infinitely, but not the real life filmed parts unless they later convert that to fully computer generated also. Don't talk to me about fancy upscalers because I don't believe that those can work decently enough, but they probably will try to use those to trick us anyway actually. I wouldn't have a problem with George Lucas constantly doing this if he just charged a small upgrade price each time instead of charging full price each time.
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    alidan , November 4, 2013 8:47 PM
    the original trilogy i believe was on film, i believe film can be around 8mp depending on quality, and because lucas was indie at that time, probably two more times, one for 4k and one for 8k (with a slightly higher resolution than 4 but you need to make a complete jump)

    the newer films may have been shot digitally and have no way of doing the same jump that film can. but if they were digital, its likely they were at least shot at 4k, if not 8.
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    g-unit1111 , November 7, 2013 11:16 AM
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    The DVD? Someone doesn't know what 4K is...


    OK blu ray. And yes I do know what 4K resolution is. :ange: 


    There isn't a disc format that exists for 4K yet.


    There probably won't be either, by the time 4K monitors drop in price to where the average person can afford one, physical media will be obsolete almost entirely. Like it or not the cloud is here to stay, and it will eventually be the format of choice for content distributors.