I'm assistant editor on an independent feature shot on RED and finishing to 2k, and the director wants to do a bunch of zooms and reframing with the RED 4k footage. Right now we're doing an offline edit in FCP, and I wanted to know realistically how much we can zoom in without compromising the image quality of the final master.
This might be an obvious question, but I just want to be sure we're not playing with the image too much and screwing ourselves over when we go to conform the original 4k footage. Thanks so much!
Yeah, I know that's the obvious answer, but I've heard differing reports about how reframing to 200% looks in actual practice, so I wanted to confirm from someone who's been through the whole process and finished to 2k. Just trying to cover all my bases.