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Picture smearing on Saving Private Ryan

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by NinjaKi11a, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. NinjaKi11a

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    While testing my new sub, I noticed occasionally streaky colours (especially with flames) and an intermittant white smear in the bottom right of the picture during the first beach scene of Saving Private Ryan (Region 1). At first I assumed this was another dodgey DVD from eBay, but then I went and checked the .avi of the same film that I downloaded a while ago and this has the same effects. Has anyone else noticed this? Perhaps it's supposed to be like that, but I can't figure out what the director was trying to achieve.

    I wanted to post pictures, but oddly Ctrl + Print Scrn will not capture an image playing on Windows Media Player.
     
  2. Strangerer

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    I think the effect was supposed to be like a movie camera following the action with slight lens smear.Could be wrong.
     
  3. skanky

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    yep its meant to be like that.
     
  4. podium73

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    I have also noticed these colour smears when recently watching the film (pioneer 565)but cannot remember if they appeared on my previous watching ("trusty" toshiba 210e) surely it must be intentional. Though I honestly think the film plays better on a 50hz tv.....
     
  5. Adam Barratt

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    This effect was intentional and caused by the lenses being stripped, as explained by Janusz Kaminski, the cinematographer:

    source

    To allow screen captures in WMP go to tools > options > performance and change video acceleration to 'none'.

    Adam
     
  6. NinjaKi11a

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    Personally I think it looks pretty crap - it was really irritating me when I saw it!

    Thanks a lot for the help though. :thumbsup:
     

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