Are most of you guys shooting in 4k and then converting to 1080 or just shooting in 1080 to avoid converting later? thoughts?
Bottom Line Up Front: Always shoot in the highest resolution possible.
I shot several shows in 2010 with an HD cam in standard definition because I was under the assumption that hi-def video took up a lot more space than standard definition video and I only had two 16GB cards at the time. I couldn't author blu-ray discs back then anyway - so I figured no big loss.
But then sometime later I found out that the difference in file sizes was actually rather minimal. And then when I started authoring blu-ray discs I realized that all those great shows could have been blu-rays instead of DVDs.
So here I am in 2016 with a camera that can shoot 4K video - but I can't author 4K discs (yet).
Even though 4K video is much larger (in terms of file size) - I have vowed not to make the same mistake twice, so I always shoot in the highest resolution because 1) storage space is cheap and getting cheaper every month, and 2) I'm sure it's only a matter of time before I'll be able to author 4K discs.