4K / UHD After Effects Templates
It’s becoming more and more apparent that the need for 4K After Effects Templates is increasing rapidly. A year or so ago we never received enquiries asking if we can produce 4K title sequences, but these days we’re being asked on an almost weekly basis.
Technology as we know moves very quickly, but it looks like these higher resolutions are set to become the new standard. This is most likely down to:
4K / Ultra HD / 1080p After Effects Project Files
From now on (where possible) we will be releasing our After Effects Templates in 4K. This means they will have a resolution of 4096×2160. We will also be including a UHD version at a resolution of 3840×2160.
Finally, we’ll be including our usual 1080p version if you’re not 4K ready yet! The best part is that the 4K and 1080p HD projects are linked, meaning you can render out at a later date in 4K without having to do any extra work!
What's the difference between 4K and UHD?
See diagram below...
Technically, “Ultra High Definition” is actually a derivation of the 4K digital cinema standard. However while your local cinema shows images in native 4096 x 2160 4K resolution, the new UHD consumer format has a slightly lower resolution of 3840 x 2160.
This is one of the reasons why some TV manufacturers prefer not to use the 4K label at all, sticking with Ultra HD or UHD instead. However, the numerical shorthand looks likely to stick.