Post Production as Pre Production
One of the biggest concerns Producers have about moving to HD is how it may affect their current post production workflow. However, as more and more post houses add HD equipment and expertise, these concerns will quickly dissipate. For many producers the changes are minimal, particularly with the right work flow and post team.
As in Production, HD need not be a difficult format to switch to if you do your homework. Mistakes are made when people fail to plan or budget accordingly. Talk to your post team and make sure there are no unresolved issues in your proposed work plan. Remember: we now have more choices in terms of frame rates, tape formats and delivery; so making sure everyone from the Camera department to the Post department is fully informed can help you avoid costly mistakes that can be detrimental to your project.
While it is impossible to cover all of the technical details, here are a few main points worth reviewing to get you thinking about how to make the move to HD.
Note: While many of these ideas were important in working in standard analogue formats, they now become critical in working successfully in HD.
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