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Misha Fields
Design for Film
on Jan 19, 2015 at 8:21:18 am

Good afternoon guys. A noob question since there aint no one around that can answer me.

What this means?

Material specification
Cinema onscreen ratio: Flat 1:1.85
File format : DPX, Targa, Tiff sequence embedded in QT)
Resolution : HD size (1920x1080 Pixels) up to 2K or 4k is recommend or Hires quicktime (codec : Uncompress or Prores - audio can be or PAL size (720x576 Pixels) is acceptable but result might not good

Digital Beta material supplied is not advisable > distorted resolution.
Audio : 5.1 or Stereo wav file (48kHz, 24bit) *For dolby mixing, Please prepare separate track of Music, VO & each SFX

For cinema standard loudness 82-85 dB Leq
*We recommend material of both image and sound in 24fps. same speed as for DCP!
Tone at 1 k@-20db

So if I use after effects film 2k preset (aspect ratio 1.32?) will the output look like crap?

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Walter Soyka
Re: Design for Film
on Jan 19, 2015 at 11:21:19 am

That spec is not very specific.

The 2K preset would certainly fall within it (provided you stick to the 1.85:1 aspect ratio).

If you have questions, you should ask whomever provided you this spec. We can only make guesses about it.

Walter Soyka
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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Design for Film
on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:25:25 pm

So are these guys making a DCP for you or what? 2K Flat 1,85.1 resolution is 1998x1080 so if they want a full hd file it will be so slightly cropped when it is made to the DCI specs.

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