Red 4K WS (2.33:1) for festival screening
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:03 PM
Anyone have any experience with this? It seems it might not really be worth it and we should probably just finish it in 1080 and letterbox it, but it does hurt my heart a little to keep losing resolution. What about anamorphic projection....squishing the whole picture onto hdcam?
thanks for any insight.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:30 PM
An anamorphic lens in front of a digital projector will most likely cut your resolution noticeably.
If you render to 1920x1080 from the 4k original it should look about the same resolution as 2k, so that would be my suggestion.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:59 PM
Alternately go for 2048 width and let the height follow. Then during presentation a new lens and masking file would be needed but you'd keep the full resolution, and venues that show it using the standard 'scope set-up would simply show a 2.4:1 crop.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:38 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:31 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:55 AM
So the DCPs I've seen of GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ and any other Academy Aperture films you care to mention should have been rejected by distributors?
You can read a little about the issue here:
It appears that currently 1.37 Academy is fitted inside a 1.85 DCP container with side masking. A 2K DCP uses the full 2048 width for 2.39 movies or the full 1080 height for the other formats.
Obvious a distributor who wants to show "Gone with the Wind" will be fine with this, the question is whether a distributor buying an independent movie wants to deal with this. There was a recent movie "Meek's Cutoff" shot and shown in 1.37 Academy, but otherwise, distributors tend to frown upon non-current projection standards so there is a bit of a risk there, or at least, the risk is that it will get shown incorrectly.