Putting render time aside, (lets assume that maximum quality is worth it to let a system run a week), has anyone done a side-by-side comparison between the AE plugins Instant HD ADVANCED, Topaz ENHANCE, and Boris UPREZ(standalone)? Or even between any two of them? (there was a thread in the SONY VEGAS forum that discussed these apps, but no comment on a direct comparison of them. Since After Effects hosts all 3, I figured this would be the place to ask).
It would sure be a worthwhile project. Especially with the Boris product costing only $99, compared to Topaz at $349 and Instant HD Advanced at $399. But in the end, for me it is only a matter of which gives the best result. Especially if the final product may be projected, or viewed on a VERY large HDTV.
I don't know of anyone who has done side-by-side comparisons... yet. But it is an intriguing idea, one whose results would very interesting.
But in an effort to save you some hassle, I point this out:
You can burn a normal DVD, and the resolution is limited to 720x480. You can watch it on a hand-held DVD player, and its resolution is still 720x480. You can also hook it up to a hefty projector and watch it on the side of a house: my next-door neighbor does it all the time for neighborhood movie night in the summer. The resolution: still 720x480.
So you should ask yourself this: how close will the viewers be to this very large HDTV?
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