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Size of 4K Movies Revealed: Won’t Fit on Blu-ray

4kAfter Sony’s live Consumer Electronics Show 2013 conference, President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Molyneux had some very interesting comments on the future of Blu-ray disc and Ultra High Definition 4K (four times the resolution of the current 1080p HD standard) video content.

He revealed that the size of an average 4K movie will be 120 Gigabytes, which we assume is for the average 2 hours movie, placing each minute of video at roughly 1Gb each!

Phil Molyneux said in an interview just after the conference:

If you look at the Bluray format and the density of a 4K native content movie, you can’t fit it on a bluray disc. it’s a 120gigs depending on the length of movie …We’ve got to find the other way, which is downloading.

He also hints that Sony will be pushing downloadable content further than ever before, and perhaps streaming services such as Gaikai, a game streaming company they purchased last year may hold the key to this.

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