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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?
What software are you making it in?
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.
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.
make it whatever size they need it...I'd avoid making it too big or too small.
1080 is a safe bet
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.
damn 8K?! what is that, 600 to 800 gigs for an hour thirty mins?
Easier to shrink it than to redo it at higher res
@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.)
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)
1080, you can downscale to 720 easily.
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