6K HD videos from ISS Can be Seen Soon

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NASA scientists have delivered a new camera to International Space Station, called Red Epic Dragon, which is capable of shooting high-definition videos at a resolution up to 6K [6,144 x 3,160 pixels]. By comparison, the average HD consumer television displays up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels of resolution, and digital cinemas typically project from 2,000 to 4,000 pixels.

The camera's ability to record at a high resolution as well as up to 300 frames per second made it the ideal recording device to capture dynamic events like vehicle operations near the station, such as docking and undocking.

The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station.

ReelNASA, one of NASA's YouTube accounts, has posted views of the Earth and activities recorded from inside the station as an example of the detailed images this new camera can capture. 

The most recent Red Epic Dragon camera footage shows astronauts having a little fun in the microgravity environment of space.

Rodney Grubbs, programme manager for NASA's Imagery Experts Programme at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said that the footage itself is dynamic for its subject matter and the detailed high-resolution makes it especially riveting.

"This is a huge leap in camera technology for space flight," Grubbs said.

While the 4K resolutions are optimal for showing on movie screens, NASA video editors are working on space station footage for public viewing on YouTube.

NASA will post the 4K videos to the ReelNASA YouTube channel in every few weeks.

original source:- zeenews.com
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