View Full Version : Something about The Dark Knight and 8k
12-06-2008, 07:20 AM
I was reading a Dark Knight comment over at AICN and in it was this comment...
"Something was mentioned about scanning 8k...I couldn't follow the technical speak. Which is sad for me."
That was the only thing - but curious what they were thinking with the scan.. you can see the whole thing here: http://aintitcool.com/node/39348
Wanted to put it out there- :)
12-06-2008, 08:05 AM
From what I read they scanned the IMAX visual effects plates in at 8k. I think everything else was scanned at either 4k or 2k. Must have been quite the challenge in VFX when your proxy resolution comes in at 2k from an 8k scan.
12-06-2008, 08:22 AM
I read out of American Cinematographer that they scanned 90% of the IMAX scenes in 6K, with a deliverable of 4K back to film.
Seems people are making up numbers at this point...whatever the case is, I can't imagine the post workflow of handling huge files like that.
12-06-2008, 09:20 AM
The 35mm stuff on Dark Knight was scanned at 4K.
Baraka was recently scanned at 8K, and it was shot on 65.
One could make a case for scanning anamorphic 35 at 6K, perhaps.
IMAX could be scanned at 10K or higher.
12-06-2008, 09:21 AM
VFX was probably done in 8K on heavy mutated Shake :biggrin: :blink:
12-06-2008, 10:32 AM
Some Imax shots were scanned at 8k, but most of them were then scanned at 5,6k I think. They saw that there was no visible difference, so they went with the more efficient resolution.
12-06-2008, 10:40 AM
I heard an interview with one of the VFX leads who did confirm that although they did do and work from 8k scans they mostly worked in 4k/6k cause they found very little to no difference in image quality as well.
I guess reading American Cinematographer makes you an expert at everything these days including Visual Effects pipelines.