I just did a day on a documentary feature that is 3/4 shot and is shooting 2k 2:1. Rec 709 Is there any reason to shoot a feature in 2k. Won't 2k look a little soft on a big screen.
Am I missing something? Is there an advantage?
Is there any cost saving except for using 16mm lens and maybe fewer hard drives?Mik Cribben/ owner/RED 929
Mik Cribben wrote:>> ... Is there any reason to shoot a feature in 2k. Won't 2k look a little soft on a big screen.
class="style17" >>Am I missing something? Is there an advantage?
Opinions are like....well, you know the joke.... but...my opinion: no, yes,no, no, no.Mark H. Weingartner
There is a reason to shoot a Feature in say uncompressed 2K like on the Phantom or D21 but not on Red. If you wanted to shoot the whole movie at 70fps+ then that would make sense. If your gonna lug 30lbs around wouldn't you rather record the best you could get?Red 2K 2:1 loses the most amount of information. Compare 400mb/min vs 600mb/min in 2K 16:9. That translates into loss of sharpness at the end of the day or on the day. Good luck, Dane Brehm
One thing to consider and think about 2k is not 2k but 1.4k I believe, all fuzzy math applies again. Also, most 16mm lenses are relatively soft, unless you’re working with the newer Arri lenses or some of the newer digital primes coming to the market.Overall though you would save on hard drive space and processing 10:1 instead of 20:1 processing time. Again though, at that point just shoot with an hvx200. Jim Matlosz
>>no, yes,no, no, no.
Sean Porter wrote :>>"2k w/ S16 lenses will give you longer DOF for a given frame size & f/stop, so again, depending on the >>shooting conditions this may be desirable for documentary work." Longer DOF can be a life saver in Doc work. I've been shooting inside San Quentin for about 2 years now, mostly on the HPX2000, and I would trade a slightly softer image with "sharp" focus for blown focus with 35mm DOF when the unrepeatable happens any day of the week. Jesse Dana
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