Recently at VidCon 2010 conference, YouTube officially announced support for Videos Shot in 4K resolutions. It means now YouTube will support Videos resolution from 360p all the way up to 4Kp.
At 4096 x 2304 pixels, 4K is over four times the size of 1080p.
To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select "Original" in the video quality pulldown menu:
Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K aren’t cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. You will need Ultra Fast High Speed Broadband connections to watch these videos in 4K, even on YouTube.
To illustrate the power of 4K, please check out the videos in this playlist; each one was created by a filmmaker with access to a 4K camera.