NTSC to Beyond HD – Watchout Screen

A few weeks back I started a post on editing for the Watchout system. Since then there has been small but steady progress.

While most of the modules are still in the planning stage, one module was basically being recycled from previous years. The Flag Module is a celebration of each of the 190 countries that are part of the Lions Clubs Organization. It consists of a parade of flags being presented live on stage, as well as a video module that plays in the background.

The video is normally redesigned and recreated roughly every 3 years, so that the cost of doing the video is spread out over time. The only problem is that last year we recycled the video from NTSC to HD, and this year we have to go from HD up to the Watchout Resolution of 3358 x 768. That’s super huge, and super wide.

I had to come up with 3 options for this module. One was the lowest cost possible, using just the video we had from last year and not much more, but still needing to fill the screen. Second was to recreate something specific for the watchout screen, but not go too crazy. And 3rd was what would be a total redo with 3d text.

So for now the bid was submitted and I came up with 3 small QT sample videos for the client to look at along with the bid. You can download the 3 sample videos here.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

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