I am very new to motion graphics and video editing but, I can already do some pretty cool animation on After Effects (huge thanks to Andrew Kramer). It is the technical aspect of rendering that is where I go dumb.
I am already shortlisted in a company I am applying for which deals with motion advertisements. They have given me a second task to make another animated video test in 4k codec. I am done creating the 15 seconds video in After Effects at 3840x1440 at 29.97pfs and currently rendering it as uncompressed avi.
My question is how do I make it into 4k codec in after effects? If it cannot be done in after effects, what other software I need to use? I have Adobe Encore CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4. I don't know if they can be of any use in making 4k as I am totally a newbie and still learning the craft by myself. I really need to impress the company and they require me to do the movie test in 4K codec at 3840x1440.
Obviously I am so dumb at this :) and so I really need a helping hand in here. I am done rendering the animation in an uncompressed avi and as expected the size is huge (more than 6Gb) for a 15 seconds animation. I need to bring it down to an acceptable level of compression in HD.
I know I may probably be shooting a vague question here but this is the only thing I got from my prospective employer:
'We want you to do a 2x3 configuration of the attached screens in landscape(2high x 3wide). This video wall solution will support 4K codec at 1280x3 and 720x2 or 3840x1440'
I would appreciate any recommendation you could provide. Thanks again.
[Gary Roales]"...this is the only thing I got from my prospective employer:
'We want you to do a 2x3 configuration of the attached screens in landscape(2high x 3wide). This video wall solution will support 4K codec at 1280x3 and 720x2 or 3840x1440'"
Your perspective employer is either pulling your leg, testing you or is ignorant. To my knowledge, there ain't no such thing as a "4k codec".
I recommend emailing back something like, "I'll be glad to do as you instruct, but I don't have access to the codec you want me to use. Would you be so kind as to provide me with the appropriate installer for (Quicktime / AVI) on a (Macintosh / Windows system)."
When they contact you that they don't know, you can ask clarifying questions about what they really need.
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I believe 4K files are Frame sequences with .DPX, targa files, not streaming video. They show up as a folder with these type of pictures with a Wave file and a file that tells the editing or playback program what to do with those pics. DVX is a very high end server that uses 2K and 4K in these formats. Sony Vegas Pro 9 and 10 support 2K and 4K.