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#1 kevin peterson

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

Hello good people.
About 8 years ago I wrote and directed a feature on sd - shot on mini dv tapes.
I've only recenlty got the money to complete the film. So it's done now. I've been reading about up-resing SD to HD. But it's got me scratching my head a bit. I'm trying to improve the look of the film. It's been color-corrected in final cut - really on limited funds. But is upresing something that would help my film?
Appreciate any words of advice.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 07:33 PM

It can help a little, but it will never look like true HD material. Did you shoot progressive or interlaced?
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:38 AM

There are a few products out there that say they help with your situation although I haven't evaluated them personally. While they might be better than simply "up-resing" with a NLE, it won't be perfect. Also, try up-resing with After Effects rather than Final Cut Pro because AE handles DV differently and may give better results.

Did you shoot in anamorphic 16:9 DV? That might help a little.

Check this out:
Instant HD
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 02:17 AM

It can help a little, but it will never look like true HD material. Did you shoot progressive or interlaced?



I'm probably wrong with this - but i thought all sd was interlaced. We shot on mini dv tapes.
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 02:21 AM

There are a few products out there that say they help with your situation although I haven't evaluated them personally. While they might be better than simply "up-resing" with a NLE, it won't be perfect. Also, try up-resing with After Effects rather than Final Cut Pro because AE handles DV differently and may give better results.

Did you shoot in anamorphic 16:9 DV? That might help a little.

Check this out:
Instant HD



Thanks for the links. i checked them out.

we shot full frame and just cropped it in the view finder.

thanks again both of you
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