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Anyone working in HD? Need some help

Hi Gang-

Okay, now that I've figured out the size: 1920 x 1080 - I'm a little confused on PPI (pixels per inch) when scanning-in my original drawings and importing to Photoshop/AE. I know that 72 PPI is standard screen resolution - but I've read upwards of 300 PPI being used in HD... *sigh* :confused: ... this is very confusing. Is there a standard for this stuff? Here's what I'm working with:

Original drawings are pen and ink 8.5 x 11
24 FPS
Adobe Photoshop - touch-up scanned drawings
ToonBoom - animate foreground characters
Adobe After Effects - Final compositing

Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks!

If you're going to Toon Boom, this should be irrelevant. Scan in at a nice high quality resolution (200-300 dpi), then TB transfers it to vectors, which are resolution independent. Just set your project to 1920x1080, do your ink and paint, and render.

If you still want the exact rez, then you have to translate your field size, whatever it is, to 1920x1080. If, for example, your field is 10 inches wide, then your dpi would be 1920 pixels divided by 10 inches to get 192 dpi. So for a 10 field, you shouldn't have to scan anymore than 200 dpi.

I think that's right, but someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

This has nothing to do with your question as I don't know the answer, but I think you're going to run into other problems.

Since you are not sure about format and all the other technical stuff, here's what I'd recomend. Look around for a post production place that can output your animation in an HD format. Once you find a place that you like and is in your price range, find out everything that they need. Then create your project to their specs. This will save you time and money down the road.

the Ape

...we must all face a choice, between what is right... and what is easy."

Thanks for the feedback! I got the info I was looking for and posted it on this AWN forum here:

Perhaps it will be helpful to others. :)