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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:14 PM   #16
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"Why would I want to shoot at 720?"

One good reason is if like me your footage is not destined for TV's, but for computer screens. 720p is plenty of res for me, it allows me to produce nice quality web based footage as well as being able to supply good HD footage should a client want something for delivery on a TV at a later date.

I'm getting my first HDTV on Saturday, I can't wait to see how much better it looks than our 8 yr old CRT. That might be the thing that swings me over to 1080!

My next problem will be figuring out the best way to get my own footage on to it, although I'm sure that's covered in plenty of threads here.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #17
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Mixing 1080p and 720p?

So, the message seems to be 1080p is the way to go for most applications if you are going for the best looking picture (yes, I am simplifying here). My question is what if you want to overcrank and are forced to shoot in 720p but you shoot the rest of your project/film in 1080p? What issues will this raise in post? Will there be noticeable differences when inter-cutting this footage? Would this be a place for up-rezzing? This thread has been quite interesting to follow, thanks all.

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Old January 5th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #18
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Would this be a place for up-rezzing?
I would think most certainly, no? Would it not be important to have all your footage conform to the same resolution?

(I'm not answering with questions, I'm actually asking as a follow-up.)
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Old January 5th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #19
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No big deal, up-rez your 720P shots for slo-mo. 720P off of the EX1 is excellent.
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