I have a 5k iMac at work but I use a 72dpi monitor as my primary monitor. Am I crazy? I suppose I could just start working 4k and scale everything down in output… just ranting here
Thanks for your responses, everyone! I think I might start doing design work — style frames etc. — at 4k, but then switch to HD to animation etc. Most my design assets now are greater than HD, so… time to make the jump. Cheers!
Ditto to what Daniel said. At Gunner we pretty much do everything at 4k and size down for final deliverables. Working with render-heavy 3D is the main exception to that though. Everything else we do runs pretty smoothly in 4k while working on 5k iMacs :)
I love the way my work looks when I work bigger and scale it down for output. But I also work pretty minimally so the big size doesnt effect processing speed too much.
I'm not gonna bother working in 4k unless it's actually gonna be used at that res, 'cause everything is slower and takes more harddrive space.
Filming in 4k is a different story because the output is a lot sharper than filming in 1080p.
Makes sense, unless you are working mostly on UHD projects. I often scrutinize things down to the pixel, and don't want some discreet resampling mucking it up. Pro gear is supposed to be harsh and emphasize flaws, while consumer gear is supposed to provide a smooth pleasurable presentation.