Maybe it's just part of the "suspending disbelieve" thing. But judge yourself.
On encoding, the second video is an attempt to record at 2560x1600 and then scale the video down to the rather unusual 1728x1080 format using Lanczos3. This is 16:10, but looks almost better than the upper video, which is a native 1920x1080 resolution without resizing. Since both videos are very short and do not have a lot of moving pieces, I used the excessive CRF=15 to encode both. Naturally, both look best at 1080p at Youtube.