March 3, 2017 at 11:07AM
Does shooting at lower res than the full sensor size lower quality?
This may seem like a dumb question, but I'm hoping I can find an answer to this because my research has been unclear. Say I buy a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k. I decide I don't want to be bothered with "ingesting" or building proxies. If I just shoot at a lower res, does it diminish the quality of the footage? I mean, will it condense all the pixels and information into a smaller res, which in my mind, sounds like it would it produce higher quality images at lower resolutions? Or does camera downscale the integrity of the footage and turn a 4.6k sensor'd camera into, say, a 2.5k or something like that - depending on what res I decide to shoot at?