large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Amazon Studios shooting 4K original content in 2014

Amazon Studios has announced it will be shooting all 2014 original content in full 4K Ultra HD resolution.

Offering resolutions with four times the number of pixels that Full 1080p HD, 4K Ultra HD resolution offers the great quality of picture clarity.

All 2014 full original series produced by Amazon Studios, including comedies and dramas, will be shot in 4K.

“As a premium original content creator, we’re excited about 4K and the future of Ultra HD technology, particularly as we move into drama series next year,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “All of the pilots and series we produce next year will be shot in 4K.”

The 4K footage will utilise displays with aspect ratios of at least 16:9 and capable of a 3,840 x 2,160p resolution.

“That includes our first ever drama series that we will greenlight next year – we think customers are going to love watching these series in the highest resolution ever available to consumers and we can’t wait to deliver it.”

The 4K promise only applies to full series started in 2014 and not to the already-completed pilots available from Amazon Studios.

Amazon will debut five new comedy and drama pilots in 2014 on Lovefilm and Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2014, which customers will be invited to watch and vote on. Whichever is the most popular will be made into a full series to air exclusively on the services.

Pilots launching in 2014 include “Bosch”, based on the Harry Bosch book series by Michael Connelly, and “Mozart in the Jungle” with Academy-award winning director Roman Coppola.

Read more: What is 4K TV Ultra HD? 10 reasons why you should care

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.