Originally Posted by markr041
This the real world too. In any case you are posting to this part of it. 360 video is a very rarefied part of media: I doubt you have any clue what the 360 world is like. I don't either, but I know who is here and at many other relevant forums. The number 1 complaint about 360 video on all sites I have visited is low resolution.
I wouldn't expect enthusiasts to be any different than what you described. And of course I would expect sites that concentrate on this to include a large number of enthusiasts who feel that way. It's the essence of being an enthusiast. Yes, it's true, for 360 and VR, resolution is not where it should be.
Anyhow, I am familiar with forums and what AVS Forum is like, certainly. Hence my next beer, well deserved I assure you.
But I can't tell you, I could care less (not in any derogatory sense just pragmatically) what the "world of 360" is like, I'm more interested in how regular people respond to it. As I said in a previous post,if people want to be snobbish, they can go right ahead and do that. I think it's a great medium, I don't think that most people crave more resolution than with these cameras provide, especially not when viewing on their phones.
But for enthusiasts... I'm sure that Technicolor is ballpark correct in stating that 8K per eye, 120 frames per second, with 16 f-stops of dynamic range and rec.2020 color is where it's going to have to be to have VR be "believable."
Presumably it's the same divide between MP3 and earbuds being good enough for most people, and what audio enthusiasts demand of their systems and a recording.
Having said that, the fastest growing section on AVS Forum is.... Drumroll please.... soundbars. It's a brave new world.
Having said that, if was getting "serious" about 360 I'd buy something like the Insta360 Pro II in a heartbeat. That's not anywhere near happening so right now my focus is on consumer experience, and vlogging, not pro.