HD to SD

Lately I’ve been asked by videographers and editors how to get a good standard definition version from a high definition master. This task continues to frustrate a lot of people to the point that they would rather avoid the problem entirely by shooting and delivering in SD. This is fine if you never want to re-purpose your footage for future use in a high def. project. This attitude is somewhat myopic in my opinion because one day in the future you’ll hear yourself say “Damn I wish I had shot that in HD.” Sound familiar?

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Don Greening is the owner and both senior editor and videographer for Reeltime Videoworks. His arts background as a classical musician and composer gives him an uncompromising eye and ear for detail that is very important in video production. Don also hones his technical skills by updating them through courses at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.