I am wondering something.
I need to show a movie on a website on a certain format.
The format used is 720x576. Now I have three options with downloading the movie footage.
- HD quality on 1920x1080 with 23,976 fps.
- PAL quality on 720x576 with 25 fps.
- NTSC quality on 720x576 with 29,97 fps
I can download the PAL or NTSC footage on the right format and be happy about it but what if I download the HD footage and scale it down to the 720x576 format.
Will the quality be better or not? (that's the question)
A second thought I had was that the movie can be shot only once or else it wouldn't be the same movie. So the highest quality is HD 1920x1080.
Every other format smaller that the HD is an eddited (scaled down) version of the HD footage. Right?
So... I hope someone can explain to me why I should or shouldn't download the HD footage and scale it down.
Thnx in advance.