March 24, 2012 at 17:37 #10126
Just wondering what screen sizes people commonly use to view RE. Specifically, now that we finally have a decent digital cine camera, I’m wondering about going from 1280 x 720 (720p) video to 1920 x 1080 (full HD or 1080p).
I know not everyone will have full-HD capable screens yet, but I think things are going that way- the new iPad 3 display is actually more than full HD. Some devices even have hardware down-scaling built in which often copes better with 1080p than 720p.
What I’ll probably do is to try putting the first videos from the new camera up as full HD rather than 720p and see how people like them!
I tried to make a poll, but that seems to be broken (one more reason to update/move forum software fairly soon) so let me just ask it as a question- what resolution screen(s) do you usually view the site on? Are they full HD?
Cheers, Hywel.March 25, 2012 at 05:04 #16736
Data point: My screen is 1920×1200. I don’t run my browser full-screen, but I do go full-screen when looking at photos & video.March 25, 2012 at 12:47 #16737
My screen is 1680×1050.
(Anyone else miss the days of 4:3 ratio screens where you didn’t end up working in a letterbox of menus?!)
SheepMarch 25, 2012 at 14:21 #16738
At least I, you and Lurker have still got 16:10 ratio monitors. I think they’re heading in the direction of 16:9 as the norm which is even more sat-on and squashed! 🙁
The main reason I still use a much-treasured-now-dicsountinued Apple 30″ is that at least it gives a decent number of vertical pixels (and has a matte screen- are you listening, Apple?)
It’s easy to make a wide screen wider by having two monitors, if space in that direction is really a constraint. Personally I only use that for video monitoring, using the second screen as a 1:1 playback monitor.
Giving a squashed monitor one a few hundred more rows of pixels vertically is trickier, but more useful! I don’t know if you can even BUY decent sized 4:3 aspect ratio monitors any more 🙁
I guess it is part of the push to making movies look good on computer screens. A 1:2.35 widescreen movie looks ludicrous on a 4:3 screen but more sensible on a 16:9…
Cheers, Hywel.March 27, 2012 at 13:43 #16739
I miss 4:3 ratio screens on laptops (and I’m clinging to my current (old) laptop for just that reason). 16:10 is OK on the desktop, but 16:9 is painful, and wide & narrow screens are even more painful in the small-screen size required by a laptop.April 10, 2012 at 11:50 #16740
My PC monitor – on which we watch most RE videos – is 1920 x 1080 resolution.
I don’t much like wide screens (for movies or computers) but such is life 🙁 . Not a problem with RE videos, though: action is far better directed than in those Hollywood blockbusters that let it jump all over the screen 😆 .
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