You can now watch 8K videos

The first 8K video was shot using a RED Epic Dragon 6K camera in portrait orientation and to hit the higher resolution, some of the footage was upscaled.

Screenshot of the first ever 8K YouTube video

8K video has finally made its way to YouTube. It's a feature the company announced way back in 2010, but a clip only appeared recently on the site that actually uses all of those lines of resolution.

Reports reveal that the clip's called Ghost Towns and it's a slow-panning journey through what looks like a recently abandoned mining settlement.

The video description states that Ghost Towns was shot using a RED Epic Dragon 6K camera in portrait orientation and to hit the higher resolution, some of the footage was upscaled or stitched together with Adobe's After Effects suite.

Most people will not be able to watch this on our everyday machines thanks to the sheer amount of system resources it takes to handle a video of this magnitude, but those who can should be happy to know it runs in Chrome and Safari.

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