View Full Version : How big in mb is 1 minute of 2K Movie?

01 January 2003, 12:52 PM
How big in mb is 1 minute of 2K Movie?'

let me know...


01 January 2003, 01:37 PM
lets say you are working in a 35 mm full aperture (1,31) format

in 8 bit mode (rgb,tga,tiff,pict->dont mess with jpeg)

one image 2048x1556=9Meg
9Meg X 24fps=216 meg
for one minute =13 giga

in 12 bit mode (cineon or dpx file)

12 megx24=288 meg
for one minute =17 giga

it means you need at least a 50 giga disk to work

if you can work on a crop version
there are other format 1.66 1.85 2.35,anamorphic and you can have the
sound track include so size may vary

hope that help

01 January 2003, 01:48 PM

So, lets say, if i'm working on a motion picture thats about 90 min long I'll be needing a hell of alot of diskspace right?

01 January 2003, 02:27 PM
let do the math
13 gigX 90=1,1 TERA

thats for one layer
you can easily multiply at least by 5

thats a 5 tera (5000 giga) disk.

thats a beautifull baby

01 January 2003, 02:30 PM
And all that for 90 minutes of cinema pleasure ;-)

any idea on the costs of that beautiful baby?

01 January 2003, 02:38 PM
I've handled many shot in this standart (vajont, malena, chiedimi se sono fleice, the circus) with the DOMINO™.... it's unbelievable how TByte you need sometimes.... and if you handle tga filez....

01 January 2003, 02:42 PM
a sh*it load of money

01 January 2003, 02:43 PM
haaaaaa a domino artist:)
do you still working on this machine?

01 January 2003, 02:45 PM
But is it necesery to do the film in a k2 format when its going to be played in a cinema? Or can it be done in other formats?

01 January 2003, 02:50 PM
yes i ve seen some movies made in dv than boost in 35 mm
i even work on one or two
it s a matter of cost and quality. And it has to be the producer 's choice.
but on the screen you will see a video (no definiton, lack of colours)

01 January 2003, 02:53 PM
Yeah i've seen that to, its crappy!

Thanx for the INFO!

01 January 2003, 02:54 PM
welcome in the world of 2k

01 January 2003, 02:55 PM
between y2k and 2k2 i was emplyed at DYTE and i do some colorcorrections - matchgrain - spot removal - i was like gollum (i love and hate the DOMINO™ stuff)... lol :rolleyes:

01 January 2003, 02:58 PM
i work a lot with domino artist s
domino is (was) an incredible palette for colour correction :bounce:
but it was soooooo slow when dealing with compositng :annoyed:

01 January 2003, 03:04 PM
yep, right! je prefere travailler avec INFERNO™.

ps: i really appreciate your work and your webspace :D

01 January 2003, 03:53 PM
tu parles bien francais pour un italien :)

01 January 2003, 04:01 PM
merci! J'ai travaillez a paris (malakoff - CMCvideo) mais je ne sais pas ecrire en francais (mais j'aime la france).

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