Miami Vice grain in night scenes - yuk!

Rob100

Novice Member
Received my US Miami Vice HD-DVD combo today.

Haven't watched the film yet, but have had a flick through.

First impressions are whilsts the daylight scenes are superb PQ, most the night scenes have TERRIBLE grain. Really bad :eek:

The SD side is the same (also checked on different player)

Hmm, will probably watch tomorrow night, but dissapointed with what I've just seen :(

Rob.
 

scooby77

Standard Member
That's the way the movie was shot. Michael mann used some sort of fancy filter for the night scenes - i'm clearly not an expert:rolleyes:
 

Rob100

Novice Member
That's the way the movie was shot. Michael mann used some sort of fancy filter for the night scenes - i'm clearly not an expert:rolleyes:
Can't see what this adds to the movie, just makes me cringe. I'll see what I think once I've watch the whole film.
 

elicash73

Active Member
He was using the same low-light HD camera technology he started with in Collateral that allows him to shoot at night with minimal/no artificial lighting. Arguably the film would be quite different if he had to light scenes and shots conventionally - not only in extra time and restrictions it would have caused but also in the perceived realism of the situations i.e no fancy, overly-dramatic lighting.

Oh and in order to acheive this function some advanced signal gain/boosting is required which although quite low compared to the gains brings out the digital noise in the picture. I'm not sure if they then had to add some less uniform noise in post production.
 

sinizterguy

Novice Member
The grain added to the atmosphere in Collateral - which it does not in Miami Vice.

End of the day its all done, and there's not much point discussing whether it was good or bad as its in the hands of the director.
 

Rob100

Novice Member
Just finished watching the film and didn't find it annoying if I'm honest. Surprised I'm saying that :eek:
 

rebel_scum

Distinguished Member
What grain? Watched the Dir Edition the other night,(was okay, I suppose, gonna need another watch, to make up my mind), and don't know what the hell people are talking about. Maybe I was too busy watching the actual film to notice. I was more bothered by the stupid blue over black title credits, that are near impossible to read.
 

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