I've been saying that for years - companies should have stopped at 4k and focused on working out better color science - dynamic range - smaller file size while retaining information - iso sensitivity. At least as far as the filming industry is concerned - most people in 2019 are just now getting into 4k (im not talking about the U.S ) and even in streaming people need fast internet and 4k screens to actually be able to see the full resolution.
By that logic why not pose stricter rules for movies to qualify ?
such as only shot on Film ?
why not factor in ticket sales then ?
how many movie theatres is considered "enough" and for how long ? Only domestic ones or also international ?
You see the more questions are posed the more irrelevant it becomes to what actually counts .... the actual movie itself, if it's worthy for an academy award or not ...
1 -Only songs released on vinyl should be nominated for the Grammies
2 - Only movies shot on Film should be nominated for cinematography at the Academy awards - none of that Alexa stuff
3 - Only animation that was drawn by hand should be nominated for best animation
The point is if the movie was fiilmed with the same standards and quality as movies released in theatres then why is it any less of a movie ?
Movie Theatres or platforms in general shouldnt be the qualifying factor on the quality of a movie - especially if movie distribution is a very difficult matter for small studios
Also for those that claim that movie theatres are open about the ticket sales - when was ticket sales a factor ? by that logic Marvel movies would dominate the Oscars !
You know what I wanna see ? Better codecs - more dynamic range - better color science ... the last thing I want is to see the nose hairs of the person in front of the camera ! Cameras should have stopped at 4k and invested more time in all of the above. Very few people in the world have 4k screens and if they do ..very few have fast enough internet to actually stream it ... and yes in the future thats gonna change ...but that also gonna mean more headaches on the workflow of such files. There was a time when sd was around for years - then HD came along and it was around for years ...from then on it seems like the resolutions are getting bigger every year !