Most everything we make here has a 4k DCP and there is significant infrastructure to support it.
Going from UHD to 2k or 4k DCP looks quite clean and can even be done after color if need be. Just be careful about your framing and try not to too many zooms in post.
Unless it is a festival requirements it isn't going to be held against your work. No one really cares about 2k vs 4k. If you really need 4k for some reason just do a post conversion.
Blog posts on boards like this can become part of your professional reputation. Managing that reputation is part of my career development. I am making a conscious decision to post on well trafficked boards and spend my time being helpful. When someone seaches for me, my imdb and a host of ,hopefully, useful discussion will inform their decision to work with me.
People in the industry pay attention to blogs. For you it doesn't matter because you aren't posting under a real name. I am posting under my name and for a legitimate board that isn't a problem.
However MPAA security clearance is a real thing and having lot of posts on a board that hosts torrent links can mess that up. Especially if the torrent is for unreleased footage from a title I may be working on. Most of the time they are chill about things, but you don't want to build a 'bad' foot print over time, with multiple grey or shady associations.
Apple doesn't have any machines in production that have native external GPU support. I can't see adding driver support for the small number if users who use expansion chassis or an older mac is high on their todo list.
These cards (1080s) are great to use but at this point Linux resolve is the place to put them. The mac is a dying platform for professional level work. You just can't put enough GPU's in them.
Thank you so much for posting that link. It was really useful to see.
Hollywood has released films shot on go-pro's and the iPhone. Do your best to learn the camera limitations and avoid them.
A good film shot on a low end dslr can be sold. A lot of tricks can be done in post to make a camera hold up on the big screen. Though a better camera won't hurt.
Have you already shot your film, or are you looking to pick a camera for a project?
This is a great video. Thanks for posting