[Sidefx-houdini-list] 2k film res

Larry Giunta larry at gcreativestudios.com
Wed Jan 30 16:17:14 EST 2008


Thanks for your reply, Ivan.

This info is very helpful!!


On Jan 30, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Ivan DeWolf wrote:

>
> 2048 X 1556 academy full-ap is very very common.
> Often, the center of the frame is used, and the portions above and  
> below the
> 1.85 lines are thrown away, although it usually is rendered.  
> SOmetimes they use
> that portion of the image when they do a video transfer after the  
> theatrical
> release.
> 4k is very rare; sometimes certain elements are rendered at 4k for  
> extra
> crispness, then down-resed to 2k at composite, with final delivery  
> at 2k.
> unless it's an IMAX show.
>
>
> Quoting Larry Giunta <larry at gcreativestudios.com>:
>
>> Hello all.
>>
>> A quick question for any of you guys and gals that have some
>> experience producing work at film res.
>>
>> We're just starting to work out technical specs on a motion graphics
>> job that needs to be delivered
>> in 1080 HD and also 2k film res. Client is unclear about the exact 2k
>> specs at the moment, but has tossed
>> out 2048 x 1108 for a 1.85 aspect ration as a possibility.
>>
>> I see 3 default options in houdini
>> Acad 2k ( 2048 x 1556)
>>
>> Scope 2k (1828 x1556)
>>
>> Vista 2k (3072 2048)
>>
>> Just wondering if any of these are considered more common or more
>> "standard"  above the other options.
>> The end product would be an ID to play before various films and shows
>> etc, so I'm simply try to get a bit educated
>> on the most commonly used 2k formats.
>>
>> There has also been talk about delivering at 4k. But through a bit of
>> research so far it's looking like
>> 4k would be overkill for this type of projects?? Is that an accurate
>> assumption ...... or would it make a big
>> difference??
>>
>> Thanks for any thoughts, As always, any advice would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Larry
>>
>> -- 
>> Larry Giunta
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>> G Creative Studios
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>>
>>
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>
> -Ivan
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