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Chapter 17. Broadcast-Style Animation > Rendering for Broadcast

Rendering for Broadcast

Rendering your animations is your final step to get this animation finished and out the door. The way in which you render it is crucial to the overall success of the project. Broadcast rendering needs to be of high quality, but not nearly the quality of that for film. Rendering for film requires almost four times the resolution than for broadcast. What does that mean to you as an animator? It means longer render times! Rendering for broadcast only requires you to set up a few key items within LightWave and does not take forever to render.

Resolution Settings

The first step to rendering for broadcast is to determine where your animation is going. In other words, are you going to use an animation recorder to play the animation to tape? Are you rendering directly to tape? Or is the animation going to stay digital and be edited together in a nonlinear editor? This is key to setting up the proper resolution for your animation. If you are rendering for an animation recorder, such as the Perception Video Recorder from Digital Processing Systems, you need to render in a different resolution than you would if you were rendering to a NewTek Video Toaster, an Avid system, or a Stratosphere nonlinear editor from Accom, to name a few.


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