My new Sony TV does play "Ultra" 4K from Sony's sources fine. My problem is "home grown" videos. It will not play anything from my new Sony 4K Camcorder.
What I have:
Sony XBR55X850A "Ultra" 4K TV
Sony FMP-X1 Media Player
Sony FDR-AX1 4K Camcorder (3840x2160)
Synology NAS server
Sony Vegas Pro 12
Premiere Pro CS6
Available but not yet put in service: External USB 3 HDD
The camcorder outputs files in .MP4 format. The Sony TV sees those files on my Synology, attempts to play but fails with an unable to play message. The TV DOES play other MP4 files which are at lower resolutions.
I can render the 4K raw video files down to 1920x1080 and the TV plays them fine. I also tried re-rendering out the 4K camcorder file to a new MP4 also at 3840x2160, no luck.
I have not yet attached the external HDD to the FMP-X1 because I'm hesitating. I read somewhere that upon initial connect, the FMP-X1 will format the drive itself. Unknown what format, and then whether my PC's will see that HDD. Theory here was perhaps I could copy over the 4K video files to the external HDD, then plug it back in to the FMP-X1. Clunky, as opposed to my network access, though.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or successfully played back a 4K video file from a camcorder in their 4K TV? Ultimately of course, I'd like to be able to edit 4K video and play back the results in the TV.
I thank you in advance for any suggestions!