The Workflows and Advantages of Working with Image Sequences in Video Post Production

A simple primer into the workflows and advantages of using image sequences in post production.

How much Resolution do you Lose with Compression, and does 4K help make 1080p Look Better?

A couple of tests to determine the exact percentage loss of resolution while compressing video, and how 4K can help.

How Much Can You Uprez, or, What is the Limit of Image Interpolation?

How much can you blow up an image or video before it becomes unacceptable? This article tests to find the magic uprez or image interpolation number.

The Best Video Editing Software 2013 (Part Three): The End

This article compares the ‘big seven’ professional NLEs to find the best video editing software. Who wins?

What is a Digital Cinema System and How do you get there (Part Two)?

An overview of the different stages of the DCI process, and how to prepare your project for theatrical release.

An Overview of the different Stages of Post Production (Part Two)

An Overview of the different Stages of Post Production. In Part Two we look at the Mixing, Mastering and Creating Deliverables stages.

The Costs of Working with 2K and 4K Uncompressed Footage

  First, we need to understand what we’re dealing with here. How big are uncompressed files, really? To calculate the uncompressed file size and data rate, use this method: How to Calculate Size and Data Rate of Uncompressed Files Where Resolution = Horizontal Resolution x Vertical Resolution Color Data = Color Bit Depth per Channel […]

VIII: The Impossible Post

Post production on The Impossible Murder took one year. First it went to a post-house (I won’t name them) who promised to do the editing, VFX, grading and sound mixing for a reasonable fee. After paying them a hefty advance, I learnt their editor was doing multiple jobs at the same time. The editing took […]