It is rendered as DCDM at a 4K resolution as used to create the Master video.

What does "as used to" mean? Does it mean "4K resolution which is used to create the Master video"?

I couldn't find the source link. It's about video formatting.

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You are correct, and the original sentence is awkward. Please don't use the sample as an example of good technical writing.

The writer is trying to use the following meanings of "as":

  • simultaneous changes-- As you get older, moving house gets harder. The two things happen at the same time.
  • We also use as to mean ‘in the way that’: -- She arrived early, as I expected.

--Cambridge Dictionary

The sentence means:

  • 4K resolution was used to create the Master video.
  • The copy ("it") is rendered in DCDM at 4K also.
  • Yes, except it's syntactically ambiguous as to whether the Master video was created using a 4K resolution OR using DCDM at a 4K resolution. Jun 3, 2019 at 11:59

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