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  • DaveO

    About to make an animation for a client and was wondering whether to go 1080 or 720. It's unlikely that it will be broadcast on any HD screens and will probs just be seen online, am I save with 720?

    Feb 24, 13, 5:18 p.m. – Permalink
  • fate

    1080

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 5:19 p.m. – Permalink
  • boobs

    What software are you making it in?

    • shouldn't matter 1080 should be the answer.CyBrainX
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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 5:20 p.m. – Permalink
  • uan

    in my experience client always ask for the high res version of an animation sooner or later, so normally I build them 1080 and output a 720 version so I can keep the 1080 for a future release.

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 5:23 p.m. – Permalink
  • feel

    yes, always make it 1080p, you might only use it online for now, until your client wants to show it on some full hd screen, or want to put it on their reel or something, so make it 1080p and output as needed. 360p to 1080p are all 16:9, so you're good.

    I think the thing that you're most worried about is font sizes and such right? Well... that is like choosing font sizes for a poster, you have that math for font size x distance of the viewer, so is almost the same thing, make it big, don't go too small just because now you have a lot of pixels to do so.

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 5:44 p.m. – Permalink
  • plash

    4k

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 5:54 p.m. – Permalink
  • moldero

    5k

    • 8k @7680 × 4320 (33.1 megapixels)plash
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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 6:15 p.m. – Permalink
  • utopian

    4.5k

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 6:20 p.m. – Permalink
  • dbloc

    make it whatever size they need it...I'd avoid making it too big or too small.

    • especially if it ends up taking 2-3 times longer to build and render because of the higher res.eficks1/3
      yes, that was true like 4 years ago, now all machines can handle 1080pfeel2/3
      not true...it's still an issue.dbloc3/3
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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 6:30 p.m. – Permalink
  • Ramanisky2

    1080 is a safe bet

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 6:36 p.m. – Permalink
  • pango

    retina!

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 8:04 p.m. – Permalink
  • monospaced

    73dpi

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 10:26 p.m. – Permalink
  • antagonlsta

    1080 progressive is fine for personal presentations. (more than enough to illustrate concepts and quality.)

    Our studio switched us to 4k mid-last year and they are in the process of switching us to an 8k native environment. This is mind boggling to me, especially since everything is in gigantic proportions (resolutions, file size even the cache swaps are in the tens of gigs range). i do have to admit, that going back to my old 1080p files and laughably 720, Lots of detail is lost. I now find it funny we even call that HD.

    Now, 2k isn't as noticeable going from 1080p. But once you move to 4k, it's a totally new world and you then realize what High Definition means. I guess it's one of those things that you just don't get until you see it. Especially with a side by side comparison; 8k next to a 1080p is like a 1080p next to a SD cathode ray tube television.

    and just a side not: YouTube has been supporting 4k since last year, it Will replace the 1080 standard out there. although im not sure how internet service providers will deal with the bandwidth usage, the streams are already being provided.

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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 11:24 p.m. – Permalink
  • antagonlsta

    http://i.imgur.com/xb3SydP.png

    made this litttle img for illustration

    • nice, just the 2K is buggyuan1/2
      theres still 16k, but only used for satelites and stills from filmfeel2/2
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    Dog-earFeb 24, 13, 11:55 p.m. – Permalink
  • plash

    damn 8K?! what is that, 600 to 800 gigs for an hour thirty mins?

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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 4:51 a.m. – Permalink
  • animatedgif

    Easier to shrink it than to redo it at higher res

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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 4:54 a.m. – Permalink
  • plash

    @antagonlsta - how do you show anything above 4k to anyone? you can shoot and edit 5K but by the time you put it on a Blu-Ray it's compressed down to 1080p. and even If you have access to a performance monitor I suppose you could play direct to but that means bringing a customer into the studio.

    and with all that, the largest premiere pro can actually edit is 5K from a RED Epic source and FCP does 6K with some tweaking. (and then you have to deal with less than 5% of the pop can actually see it. since 4k only really was available to the gen. public at this recent CES in Jan.)

    • Was wondering this too. There are no 5k or higher displays. Even retina MBP isn't 4k I don't think.monospaced
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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 5:08 a.m. – Permalink
  • vivid

    always 1080 unless a specific request from client but usually provide as 720 (as they usually end up showing it in a bloody PPT, projected through a 4:3 shitty old projector)

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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 5:14 a.m. – Permalink
  • Hombre_Lobo

    1080, you can downscale to 720 easily.

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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 5:23 a.m. – Permalink
  • animatedgif

    http://i.imgur.com/GVzDBhH.jpg

    • "and as you can see here, we are currently cooking the remains of the last servant you killed"autoflavour
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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 8:12 a.m. – Permalink
  • feel

    yea, 4k and above are for feature film, i think iMax movies are presented in some format of 4k...

    the SOHO satelite (that takes these new images of the sun) has a 4k by 4k sensor....4 of them...one for each spectrum of light

    • but anyways, the dude is just worried if its 720p or 1080pfeel
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    Dog-earFeb 25, 13, 8:58 a.m. – Permalink

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