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Old February 22 2013, 09:55 PM   #146
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VFX rendering

Aatrek wrote: View Post
The Enterprise VFX was done at 720p.

See here:
here is a repost that I typed up from an article about ENT visual effects and rendering from John Carroll Online Editor. I think Aatrek you will find this a little more detailed.

jefferiestubes8 wrote: View Post
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
No, the Enterprise effects were not rendered at 480i. They were done at full HD resolution
trevanian wrote: View Post
How do you get hold of Millimeter magazine? Do you have to have a New York background or something like that?
I've answered trevanian's quote from another subforum here
To tell you the truth I was at a studio yesterday in midtown Manhattan and I saw a current issue sitting with other magazines. It was subscribed to the studio tech guy.
You can read current Millimeter articles here:

Scroll down to the bottom and you can read articles from EVERY issue back to 1997. I just did a quick search for the article with that answer:

Tales from the HD Trenches Mar 1, 2002
scroll down to "Colorist in a Hybrid World"

John Carroll, the show’s online editor at Level 3,
and in 2005 they did another article on Enterprise visual effects and the tech specs of the pipeline while shooting on HD video:

“We get matte shots coming over, and those things can take huge amounts of time to render. Our schedule doesn't always allow for it, but on the other hand, if you don't do it, you can end up with aliasing and various artifacts. Our tests showed us the difference between shots rendered out in HD and those rendered in SD and up-rezzed. So that is one reason we took the show to [Technicolor] — to be in a facility fully equipped to do HD 100 percent of the time. I always ask for HD stuff, and if we run into a render problem, we evaluate it at that time and do what we have to do to make it work in our timeframe.”
Breaking the Comfort Zone
Mar 1, 2005

let me repeat

Moore adds that this HD effects pipeline still periodically renders out standard-def elements and then up-rezzes them if a render-intensive shot would threaten the schedule.
That is season 4 (2004-2005)!

So guys and gals who want to nitpick the HD picture when the Blu-ray comes out in a couple years it will be the matte shots that will most likely show up as low resolution.
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