Straight to drive
Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:20 PM
Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:53 PM
I've shot a short on S16 and plan to scan the footage straight to hard drive (most likely at Spypost after seeing the Spypost vs. Bonolabs test) . I'm looking to edit 16:9 in FCP and output to HD DVD. Can the raw footage be scanned into true 16:9 or will there be some cropping or scaling in post involved? Basically I'm just looking for the highest quality 16:9 output coming from S16. Also, I've been given a whole lot of ballpark figures for transfer at Spypost, does anyone know some general rates for their services?
So you want to telecine transfer to HD and edit in HD?
There is the 16x9 SD "anamorphic" format and HDTV, which is native 16x9. But if you transfer to standard def 16x9, you'd have to uprez to HD if you are planning on releasing it in HD-DVD.
You can transfer it to 1920 x 1080/24P if you want, but can you edit that?
Posted 11 March 2006 - 10:08 PM
Posted 11 March 2006 - 10:29 PM
As far as editing HDTV in FCP, I have no idea when the issues will be. Even if you transfer to 10-bit, 4:2:2 1920 x 1080, 24P, I guess one question is whether you want to edit uncompressed 1080P in FCP or make faster-to-render, lower-rez proxies and then re-import into FCP at full rez when you're done editing.
Posted 12 March 2006 - 01:41 AM