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Matt HollandScaling video for large format display
by on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:10:23 pm

Hello -

I'm in the process on developing content for a rather large video display at an up coming trade show. Here are the dimensions I'm working with in AE:

9 screens high x 1 screen (960 x 4888)
6 screen high x 1 screen (960 x 3254)

These will be scaled 2x to fill the 1920x1080 screens.


I have been asked to include some footage (1920x1080) in the columns but I'm concerned that the scaling involved will leave us with a nasty looking final product. The footage will essentially be scaled up 6x. Of course, the intent is that these columns will be viewed from a distance. Should I avoid scaling or not? Should I opt for 4K stock footage instead?

Thanks so much!


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Walter SoykaRe: Scaling video for large format display
by on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:37:35 am

Displays in a trade show environment are viewed from far away to attract people to a booth, but from very close up when they are actually in the booth.

While the attendees will not be as critical of the image as we are, I would not personally be comfortable selling a client that level of scaling.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
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