The marina at the heart of Dubai is quite a sight to behold. There are a variety of excellent viewing spots and we thought this one was the best. Overlooking the water at night with the reflections of the skyscrapers and luxury yachts sailing past. It is a surreal scene to witness- futuristic and highly impressive. We captured this video with our low light powerhouse of a camera, this allows you to see all the stunning detail from the water and buildings. You can view the full video below in the promo clip; please select 2160 4K and then the fullscreen button for the best resolution.
We have been asked if Marina Bay Night has been manipulated with a vignette around the edges. It hasn’t. This is the scene as it was filmed on our Sony A7s with Shogun external 4K recorder. The darker edges are simply the light from the city fading into the night sky. There is a glow created from the many lights on the futuristic Dubai buildings. Very few cameras would be able to capture such a scene without visible video noise.
The audio, as with all new Uscenes releases, is mastered in 5.1 surround sound. The video is encoded in the compressed H.264 codec. This allows us to really pack a massive amount of Ultra HD 4K detail into a relatively small file size. The 20 minute 4K MP4 is 1.2 GB (thanks to the latest H.265 compression) and the 20 minute Full HD MP4 is 1.1 GB. Most people will be able to download these file sizes without any trouble. However if you have an unstable internet connection please see our FAQ page where we recommend free download managers in the second tab. These allow the downloads to be paused if the connection drops.
This 4K Dubai cityscape is also available as a Windows or Mac screensaver. These are smaller, more affordable downloads because they self loop every 3 minutes. You can also get the screensavers in Full HD. Please note: if you do not have a reasonably powerful and modern laptop or PC, we recommend choosing the Full HD versions for guaranteed smooth playback. The 4K MP4 videos generally do not play smoothly on computers, they are really designed to be used on UHD TVs.
If you want an attractive city skyline to use as a 4K TV wallpaper or computer screensaver; this video of Dubai at night from across the marina is sure to please. We hope to capture more of the world’s best cityscapes in future. There is something about an attractive city which is very impressive, especially when lit up with the individual building lights at night: it creates a big glowing ball of light from the bustling city center.