4k 2:1 is a great format to master, as it can contain both HD and Scope aspect ratios without losing too much resolution:
Red is 2:1, Blue is 2.4:1 (Scope), Green is 1.78:1 (HD)
I feel like Scope media on a Blu-Ray is already sacrificing too much vertical resolution, pity they don't support Full Height Anamorphic like DVDs do. But as far as a single clean aspect ratio to Rule Them All, 2:1 is a lot nicer than the DCI Spec 4k 1.89:1
Last edited by Luke Goddard; 07-07-2011 at 11:31 PM. Reason: Added caption to image
Happen to notice my Bonaire footage today? 2:1... oh, yeah. thx jim
We like the look of 2:1. Plus it is the easiest format to go to 1.89:1 and 2.40:1. Best of all worlds.
In 2009 Youtube went to 2:1 format then they changed back.
this was also the same year they started experimenting with 4k delivery
Davis, YouTube is "broadcast", so I'd say they should stick to 16:9 while it is the broadcast norm.
Goddard's graphic shows 2:1 splits the difference between 16:9 and 2.4:1. Very smart.
But I am thinking about shooting and delivering 2:1, for both theatrical and broadcast. I would love to know what David Mullen thinks about this.
Maybe it's a right time to invite Vittorio Storaro soon in RED Studios Hollywood and show him EPIC footage @ 4K 2:1 Univision as he proposed and "established" that format about 15 years ago.
Also one another good idea could be like this one that is about how to get Steven Spielberg in Epic digital thing is to invite Janusz Kaminski who is the "current" Steven cinematographer (also one of the best living cinematographers) in RSH,
Btw, Kaminski likes to shoot handheld, he likes to experiment with image and lenses and also he is a sort of very open minded guy.
If those guys like a Vilmos, Vittorio and Janusz can "approve" Epic than doors to the future of 4K digital acquisition are pretty wide open...
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