Thread: upscale the BMCC (2.5k) and BMMCC (1920). Best Method?

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  1. #1 upscale the BMCC (2.5k) and BMMCC (1920). Best Method? 
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    Hello Everyone,

    I have shot a bunch of footage RAW and prores with the URSA mini pro (4.6k), the old BMCC (2.5k) and the BMMCC (1920). I want to bring them all into a 4k (16:9) timeline and export 4k (16:9). My question is what is the best way to upscale the BMCC (2.5k) and BMMCC (1920)? Is it okay to just allow resolve to conform the footage through timeline settings or is there a way that produces better results? I would really love to hear if anyone has a method they feel works best?

    Thanks in advance,

    GSK
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    i would test "superscale" in the media pool for the HD sources, that's a pretty good up rez scaleing, presents to the system as a UHD source
    and again worth a test with the 2.5, it would now be seen as a 5k source, and you would then have to scale back down to UHD, but may give a better resualt than scaleing in the edit page
    another option is BCC's "MagicSharp" scaeling engine
    the issues are most likely to be aliasing on fine detail, and there the adjsutable filtering in BCC is handy, no such option in Resolve's native scaeling., only a lightswitch softer/sharper and nothing inbetween
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    Thanks dermont shane,

    I will test the superscale function in the media pool and actually did not know it existed. I am curious to see if it is different algorithmically than either timeline scale settings or edit page image zooming. When I test it I will post results here for all to see. I have not had good results in the past with BCC's "MagicSharp" or other Red Giant plugins but will also look towards that as well.
    best,
    GSK
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    After watching Steve Yedlin resolution Demo Part 2 I would downscale to a 1080p timeline.

    http://www.yedlin.net/ResDemo/index.html

    But if you have to upscale.... just upscale. There might be some slight differences but
    it can also look like digital sharpening. So IMHO upscaling by default is just fine.
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