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While YouTube has offered up a limited selection of smaller movies since the beginning of the year, it looks like Google is getting serious about offering up full-length films through the streaming video site. It's reportedly in talks with a number of major Hollywood studios to bring big-name movies to YouTube right when they're released on DVD.
What the hell? YouTube is now supporting video resolution that's high enough to satisfy those persnickety cinematographers who shoot digital cinema? That resolution is called 4K, and at 4,096 x 3,072 pixels, it's way higher than the sharpest Blu-ray discs. But don't get too excited. Resolution isn't the only benchmark of quality, as a quick glance at these 4K files from YouTube will reveal.