View Single Post
Old February 24 2013, 09:53 PM   #164
StewMc's Avatar
Location: Caldos IV
Re: The bird is out: ENTERPRISE on blu-ray

BillJ wrote: View Post
I always thought the effects were done at 480p due to the render times?
I'm positive that at least a few shots over the years were done at 480p to save time, I recall someone on the show (Doug Drexler maybe?) mentioned this at the time and it was even discussed on this very BBS at one point. Unfortunately I can't find any reference to it now, I had started to think I imagined it but possibly not now.

EDIT: Found something, an article from early 2005 where Ronald B. Moore mentions that some shots were rendered in SD and then up-rezzed for time. There's also this thread on another forum where someone mentions it, and also this post on TrekBBS with some quotes from the above article and others, including one that implies that all VFX compositing was done in SD at one point.

Perhaps that's why some of the VFX shots look poor at 1080p?

Last edited by StewMc; February 24 2013 at 10:05 PM.
StewMc is offline   Reply With Quote