Live Video wide screen with dl3

nikzakentertainmentnikzakentertainment Registered User
edited February 2010 in DL.3/DL.2
I have a client who wants to play recorded video using dl3 blended over a wide screen. They are trying to decide on a 3 screen or 5 screen. Per the collage layout chart to create content for those configurations, 3 screen content would be 1648 x 472 & 5 screen content would be 2048 x 360. How do I make standard def. 640 x 480 look good spread across 3 or 5 screens. Is it possible?

Thanks!

Comments

  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited February 2010
    No matter what you do you will never be able to increase the resolution of the source file. You are stuck with 640 x480.

    It is kind of like trying to take an mp3 and play it on a well tuned arena sound system.....not going to sound very good.

    Depending on the viewing distance to your audience, as well as the projection surface will determine how noticeable the loss of resolution is.

    If it is far, and/or you have a rough, uneven, or textured projection surface then it might not look too bad.

    Hope this helps.:)
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited February 2010
    If you're stuck with the 640x480, maybe talk the client into showing "3" versions of it across the wide screen so you can keep the native resolution. Drop in a "matte" on top of it to provide a "screen frame" and go from there....just a thought.

    As Marty mentioned, trying to scale it up will not look very good. The other option (if it's available to you) is to re-render the content at the proper size.
  • nikzakentertainmentnikzakentertainment Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Thanks for the info. If I have original footage shot in standard def., how do I have it re-rendered at the proper size? No matter what, aren't I stuck at the original size of the footage. As was mentioned my only real option is to blow it up & then I suffer quality loss.
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited February 2010
    I wasn't sure what your footage was...but yes, you are stuck with whatever the original shot footage is.
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