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Quit making movies and tv in HD

 
 
Reply Sat 22 Aug, 2015 06:21 pm
Best movies of all time were not made in 3d or HD. And certainly porn got along just fine without HD versions. No one needs HD movies. It's like 3d FPS games that have no substance, story, or immersion but the pretty visuals - they're a crutch for crappy movies. A good movie may well be in black and white and the lowest resolution possible. Would "Casablanca" be any better in HD, 1080i, Blue-Ray, etc.? Or is it awesome as is? "Interstellar" was native 3d (I believe) and it sucked. Rather than spending all that money on visuals, shoulda hired better writers. Smile
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Reply Sat 22 Aug, 2015 08:37 pm
@HesDeltanCaptain,
35 mm film was still superior in resolution to HD if we convert everything to "lines" rather than pixels. (HD is about 2 X10^6 pixels while a 35 mm film is 12X10^6).
70 mm film even moreso.

HD "seems" high res because of its "black space" which enhances the contrast between matrix and the scan lines.
Since film is pretty much a dead medium except for some trick photography and for some "tinted style" documentaries, your pleas will fall on deaf ears I think.

I dont think that film schools even use "film" at all.

I think digital cartoons are far superior to film, mostly because of the depth of field with many more "layers" allowing for interaction among the depth of field.
Even walt Disneys later film cartoons couldnt compare to the quality of the scenes that Digital animation allowed. Think about the movie "UP" , there hasnt been a film cartoon as visually perfect as this one.

Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2015 01:41 am
@farmerman,
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35 mm film was still superior in resolution to HD if we convert everything to "lines" rather than pixels. (HD is about 2 X10^6 pixels while a 35 mm film is 12X10^6).70 mm film even moreso.


35mm camera negative after 2000-2001 had equivalent resolution (based on line pairs per millimetre and MTF) of around 6K. But after going through a traditional IP -> IN -> release print stage in the lab, it goes down to 2K. Given the weave and lack of pin-registration in most projectors, plus the less-than-optimum focus, you could easily wind up with well below 1080 resolution. Likewise for 70mm, which is a projection format printed from 65mm camera footage.

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