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toptop1200
DV 411 vs. 1:1 for color correction
on Jan 7, 2007 at 5:05:31 pm

Are there any benefits to digitising at 1:1 instead of DV411 for a miniDV project that will be taken into a color correction suite?

I know that DV411 is the native format of DV tape, but a colorist I know was saying it is better to digitise at 1:1 because it offers 'up to five times the level of detail'. Is this true?

Thanks.


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Alex Alexzander
Re: DV 411 vs. 1:1 for color correction
on Jan 7, 2007 at 6:02:16 pm

If the project started as DV 4:1:1 and you digitize at 1:1 it doesn't have more detail. However, when you do add effects that require rendering you would be uncompressing the DV 25 into 1:1 and then re-compressing it back to DV25 if you did not ingest it as 1:1. The benefit of digitizing 1:1 is that the footage isn't recompressed every time you add an effect to it.

My opinion, digitize at 1:1, even for DV 25 if possible given your system storage capabilities.



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toptop1200
Re: DV 411 vs. 1:1 for color correction
on Jan 7, 2007 at 7:09:42 pm

Excellent. Thanks.


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