I am in the middle of several proposals for a few museums to develop interactive displays for exhibits. The common 1080P resolution isn't really an issue at this point, but I'm coming into a few issues beyond standard HD.
This is the idea and some of the requirements:
I have a 65" 4K monitor hooked to a computer, outputting UHD 4K resolution. That computer will be networked to another computer running a separate app with a touchscreen kiosk to control the 65" display computer. Depending on what the user clicks on the kiosk, it will play a video and then show a slide based on that information. This is for a historical museum, and quality of the end product is of the utmost importance. In this case, standard HD is not an option. As part of the proposal, we are shooting cinema quality 4K video on a RED Epic, which will be graded and edited down into a lower bitrate h.264 file for display.
I, however, cannot get any of the video plugins to play the mp4 test files I have created. Quicktime, which h.264 is based, won't recognise them. I can rename the mp4 file into a mov, but the playback is incredibly choppy on my edit bay, which is running 32 gigs of memory and dual SLI at 3 gigs a card. (Sufficed to say, this computer eats raw 4K for breakfast) The display computer should be able to play 4K files that we are outputting -- we had a cheap laptop running them on VLC just fine. I don't have any export options for AVI or WMV that would create a 4K video file, and I'm not entirely sure the codecs would support it. I'm not sure adobe FLV would support it at all.
Anyone have any suggestions or plugins that I can use for this? I would really hate to have to seek out other software options for the development of these displays, as Fusion is where I'm comfortable, and other software we've priced is out of the realm of what we can afford as a small studio -- not to mention the clients would never be able to afford the licencing fees.