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Is High Definition going to be too GOOD/Bad?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Spacecat, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Spacecat

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    There are a number of reports that the clarity of HDTV not only emphasises the good bits of a picture but also the worst.
    i.e. spots,scars, acne bad skin etc and that a number of top actors are getting scared about being seen in such detail!

    personally looking at someones flaws might be a bit hard to stomach night after night.

    Will we end up just seeing even more pancake slapped on as a result? if so do you wanna look at it?
     
  2. Stephen Neal

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    Well better make-up is often required for HDTV vs regular TV (and it takes longer to apply), but the quality isn't that different to the movies, so if people look good on the big screen they should still look good in HD.
     
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    dont worry about the egotistical actors the makeup department will make them right :D

    from my experience HD does show up ropey special effects from time to time but the quality of such effects in the past few years are so good this isnt an issue. these 'number of reports' seem slighly paranoid ive seen hundreds of Gb's or HD material and i do not watch DVD often any more :) its that good
     
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    Wayne Rooney, a face made for Radio
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I'm American so much of what I watch is in HD and what is very funny, and kind of scary, is to see Conan O'brien walk up to the camera and make faces into it.

    His show, and Jay Leno's, really show the faults on the faces of some celebrities.
     
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    I'd rather see it how it is - finally we get to know the truth.
     
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    That's OK for the pretty faced Hollywood screen actors, but for the TV actors/presenters? Then HD will probably show 'warts and all' (literally!)

    Richard and Judy in 50" Hi Def anyone? :rolleyes:
     
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    You've Been Framed!
     
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    yep, couldn't agree more :D
     
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    A cinema film has may more times the definition of HD television. The quality and what it reveals doesn't seem to bother most people.
     
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    "Many more times the definition" - Hmm - depends on where you measure the resolution. Film negatives shot on decent stock do have a higher resolution than HD, however the final print you see in a multiplex will not have the same resolution of the negative, and may not have even double the resolution of 1920x1080/24p video, and certainly it is unlikely to have four times the resolution AIUI. (Depends what you mean as many, and whether you mean the original camera film or the print that is projected)

    AIUI most Cinema DI work (digital intermediate - where the film is scanned for processing digitally) is done at either 2k or 4k resolution.
     
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    Thanks for that Kevo - that's a mental image I'm sure we could have all done without...

    Just hope they keep Ann Widdicombe off screen as much as possible... :D
     
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    A 35mm release print is said to have a resolution of about 1k to 2k in both the horizontal and vertical planes. Some prints can even be < 1k.

    So while a 2k digital cinema projector has less resolution than a 35mm negative, it has more than the average release print. This ties in with the views of people who have seen 1080p digital cinema in action who say that digital looks better than the best 35mm cinema presentation.
     

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