I am working on a makeup project shot in HD that we all think would look better if I downgraded the image to SD as you can see all the pours, blemishes, cracks in the lead models face. The amount of retouching is enormous.
The end result will be a quicktime movie for the web
I theorized that reducing the videos to SD would make the viewer see less than half the pixels, Trouble is, after downconverting, I'm not seeing much of a difference.
Videos are starting at 1080p at 23.98 PRORES, 16x9
My goal was to produce an SD mov at the proper 16x9 ratio.
I first tried to downconvert through Compressor and that wasn't working...then I actually made a DVD, and MACRIPPED/MPEGStreamclipped that back into a mov and other than the brightness shifting a little, there was no difference.
Now I'm theorizing that one needs to view on a TV to see the difference.