Watch the Mercury transit of the sun in glorious 4K


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It’s been that long? Wow.


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oops! sorry! fixed! thanks!


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No problem!


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It’s so little…

Awww.

Fiery little sprocket…


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I guess if I was cool I would know what 4K is.


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It’s a picture in high enough detail that if you’re sitting with your eye right against a 90" screen, you still won’t be able to make out individual pixels!

Okay, not quite, but at recommended viewing range, it’s pretty much indistinguishable from 1080p, despite having 4 times as many pixels.


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Hm. But it doesn’t actually make my screen have smaller pixels, does it? That would explain why it’s indistinguishable from 1080p.

In other news, what a lovely video!


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Possibly dumb question: Is that real-time or time-lapse? If the latter, by how much?


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Time lapse. 7.5 hours condensed to about a minute of screen time. I don’t know what FPS they presented the video in but even if it’s ~30FPS, I couldn’t really do the math on it right now.

ETA: 4 frames per minute if the video is in 30FPS? Please no one take this figure seriously. You don’t want to know how I calculated it.


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[Ignatius] Ignatius https://bbs.boingboing.net/users/ignatius
June 18

Time lapse. 7.5 hours condensed to about a minute of screen time. I
don’t know what FPS they presented the video in but even if it’s
~30FPS, I couldn’t really do the math on it right now.

ETA: 4 frames per minute if the video is in 30FPS? Please no one take
this figure seriously. You don’t want to know how I calculated it.


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Possibly dumb question: Is that real-time or time-lapse? If the
latter, by how much?


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Thanks; I thought it might be time lapse due to the speed of the
protuberances (if that’s the right word) on the sun.


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