FreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Things that are shot in higher resolutions aren't really meant to be rendered at those higher resolutions either. I'm planning a short film, and I'm preparing to shoot any digitally composited scenes in 4K and then downscaling it to 2K. I took this hint from Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of a Third Kind, where he would shoot the special effects in 70mm film and then downscale the print to the 35mm film that he used to shoot the rest of the movie. The intended effect was that any matte outlines in the composted footage in 70mm would disappear (or at least have their appearance greatly diminished) after being shrunk down to 35mm film. I must say, it worked fairly well. So I'm gonna try the same thing myself.
And then there's Peter Jackson's LotR trilogy, which was shot in 70mm film but was digitally scanned in 2K for digital color grading and 3D-CGI effects. Even though you can theoretically get much higher digital resolutions from scanning 70mm film, you can only really present the film in the highest resolution in which you scanned the film. As a result, despite being shot in 70mm film, all 4K releases of LotR will be upscales.
Gendo'sPapa wrote:Nothing in The Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot on 70mm. That was a 35mm production through & through. Don’t know where you got that it was shot on 70mm.
Anyway, the short answer is likely - No. It’s not being “shot” in 4K. Unless a large part of the film ends up being live action 4K seems like a financially counter-productive expense for a project that is not captured in a real world environment with real actors.
Though since there’s money to be made I’m sure an upscaled “4K” release will be available when the film hits home video.
FreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Holy crap, you're right. I'm gonna have to re-read a few film books I read in college, then. It seems as though all the information has started to melt together in my head.
Any who, I don't know if I would even bother with a 4K upscale. I don't even have a 4K system yet, and on the day I do, I would probably still wanna keep a 1080p system for all of the wonderful 2K/Full HD productions that were made. Heck, I still have a CRT TV in order to watch SD interlace-produced television productions without any de-interlaced filters interfering with the picture. The point is that I prefer to watch movies and TV shows in as close to the original production quality as possible, so upscales of any kind aren't my cup of tea.
And honestly, there isn't a whole lot convincing me to get a 4K system, since I would only want it for the HDR capabilities, and would obviously want to see those colors on an absurdly expensive OLED screen. I mean, I sit 9 feet away from the screen. You cannot notice any higher pixel resolution from that distance. The 4K would simply prevent any downscaling potentially negatively effecting the image. And seeing as how I don't want to pay $3,000+ for that kinda screen, I am more than content with my 1080p LED system.
DarkBluePhoenix wrote:I don't really see a reason for Final to be shot in 4K. From a thematic perspective, sure, higher resolution will show a crisper image, then would it be 30fps or 60fps? There is only so much detail the eye can pick up, and from a cost perspective (I am an accountant after all) it may be far more costly and time consuming to recreate or properly correct all the animation files to be rendered in 4K and simply stick with 2K, which, if we're being honest, isn't a horrible resolution.
AdamMalkovitch wrote:I never got the point of 4K. It's like IMAX for the home, but IMAX is only really impressive on a titanic screen. Comparing 4K and 1080p televisions in Best Buy, I've had to actively walk up to the screen, maybe a foot away from each, to really notice a difference.
Seeing as how FINAL likely started production before Shin Godzilla, I doubt it will be 4K, which I'm overwhelmingly OK with. I just hope Funi doesn't spend half a decade bringing it over.
So, in short, come here to complain about the newest video resolution 4K, and it's eventual successor 8K.
Personally, beyond what was mentioned in the above quotes, I know going from 480, to 720, to 2K there was a noticeable and wonderful difference. Having a 4K HDR TV myself, the only thing I notice is a shaper picture. However, I feel that's the HDR working and necessarily the resolution, because I don't have anything in 4K to watch.