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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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Movie premiere... will this work??

Hi there!

I have a movie premiering a month from today, and I'm trying to
get my tech ducks in a row.

The theater that is showing it has this for a setup:

DL.1 Digital Light - Digital Lighting - Products - High End Systems

(it's either the DL1 or the DL2)

Has anyone heard of or had any luck with this thing?

I am limited to a VGA input, so it wont project hi def correct?
(the movie was shot HDV)

My plan is to export the movie as one FCP Quicktime, then de-interlace
the entire thing in one pass through..

Any help, advice, tips, ANYTHING would be great as the stress is starting
to mount!

Thanks,


-Andy
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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First, if you are really stressed a month away you will be totally burnt by the time of the event. Don't waste mental energy worrying.

That projector has a maximum resolution of 1024x768 so it is near 720p resolution so you likely can project HD from a computer whose media player will downsize to your projector acting as a VGA monitor. You should also be able to make a DVD and play that from a computer or DVD player into the video inputs on the projector. I doubt any projector would lack basic video input capability. If you can, bring both your computer and a DVD. If you must use their computer, find out its capabilities as HD is too much for some machines. To make it easier to play from a computer you might want to render to 720p to bring down the data flow.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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Thanks Marcus,

I appreciate it.

Maybe 'stress' isn't the right word.. excitement? Anticipation? Stress is just part of the emotional rollercoaster.

I'm going to export a bunch of 1 minute clips with different settings and try them at the tech run through.. but what do you figure will work best?

I'm guessing a de-interlaced self contained FCP Quicktime and using the projector as a video playback window?
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Old March 6th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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That sounds like a good plan. Use whatever works. I don't know your computer's specs so I can't give any more advice than to use a codec and resolution that hopefully won't overwork the machine. You might want to use one clip with different color corrections to see what looks best.
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