As a video production company, we often come across the term, “camera resolution.” Whether you are taking pictures or filming a movie, video production companies must intentionally choose the right camera resolution.
In this digital age, more and more camera manufacturers are trying to find ways to increase image resolution on phones and cameras. Resolution is simply defined as the measure of how many pixels an image contains. An image is clearer and more defined if it has a high resolution.
Choosing the Resolution that Works Best for You and Your Budget
With updates on newer and better cameras in the market on a seemingly daily basis, it’s crucial to determine which lens works best for you in producing the clearest images and in highest resolution. Many video production companies want more resolution at a pocket-friendly price, and as such, camera production companies are working tirelessly to make a 4K, 5K, and even 6K camera. Obviously, these cameras come at a high price; you will need to compare the quality between different lenses while staying within your budget.
Choosing the Resolution Based on Your Project
It is good to go with what generally works best for you in all uses; however, different projects may require a different lens/resolution. Do you want to film an epic, larger-than-life film with dynamic movement? Are you making a heart-wrenching drama with more cinematic bokeh and tight shots? Or perhaps you are just shooting an event. All these help in determining the resolution you will use.
An epic film requires a full frame with wide-angle lenses that are of high quality, while a dramatic film may require an APS-C, or the standard cinema industry S35 sensor size camera or smaller may be best for general use. However, if you wish to shoot a film to be screened on TV in 4K, you must ensure that you are shooting in the Ultra HD 4K format. This ensures your image is clear and colorful for the entertainment of your audience.
Ensure the Storage Capacity is Adequate
Video production companies must ensure they have a high capacity and fast memory card as well as a drive to store your footage. Similarly, having a good resolution monitor to view your footage on is advisable. For example, if you are shooting a 4K video, you will need a 4K monitor to effectively review your footage. A qualified and experienced video production company will be able to give you valuable advice on the most appropriate monitor to use in your video shooting.
Choosing the right camera resolution is very important in the delivery of the story you want to tell. As a filmmaker, it’s essential to first determine the story you want to tell then choose the lens you need to deliver it. The gear is your storytelling toolkit and as such, you need to choose the tools which fit the need for the job. Pick a video production company with an excellent history of quality productions because they are experienced enough to choose resolutions that bring out the best in a film.