Originally Posted by edfowler
It is tough to judge how the screenshot looks with animated material. Can you post a few shots with people in them? Preferably the obligatory Casino Royal shot of Daniel Craig underneath the wing of the sea plane. Also, I would use the projector in normal mode, not blazing hot torch mode, I bet the silver would be preferable then.
It very well might be.
The SM Spandex needs to be addressed as being essentially the same as any other High Gain screen. Insomuch as that being the case, it also should be compared to a White Spandex Surface that would have at least a comparable gain level.
Previously, most erstwhile complaints regarding the lessor white levels and brightness of the Silver Moleskin have been directed at comparisons between the latter and White Spandex. Now come this latest comparison and suddenly it's, "I prefer the Blacks and colors of the Moleskin". Well gosh....those attributes have always been the Moleskin's strong points so nothing has changed. But one must remember that those self same attributes are due in keeping with the fact that the Moleskin is almost assuredly less than 1.0 gain, and any such surface Gray-hued surface will show those featured aspects.
In the posted images, i see a case where the brightness coming from the SM Spandex is washing out the Camera's spot metering when held up to a Side-By-Side with the Moleskin. also, you can be sure that what with the Moleskin being only "Draped' across the SM Spandex Screen, and it's not having a "White Spandex" backing, pretty much nothing seen can be construed as being a definitive.....or even accurate depictation.
So not only is the Jury still out....they haven't even received the Judge's instructions needed to pass sentence.
So lets take the refinement a bit further.
Imagine the situation is reversed, and the Silver Moleskin is the underlying surface beneath a Silver Metallic Spandex. I would assume that the SM Spandex would retain the surface brightness, while the collected and attenuated light directly beh9ind the SMS surface would help give the blacks and colors more deffinition. Or......a Black Spandex backing even more so.
It must be noted however that the SMS surface itself has no backing...and that actually shows that despite the light lost via absorptive pass-through, it's certainly not a dull looking image.
Lastly, when one has a higher gain surface...especially a Gray HG surface, calibration and the correct Lamp output setting are essential for achieving an optimal image. The example above (...and thanks for the effort, Duke. This is not
a criticism...) isn't anywhere near a true depiction of either Fabric's potential.
So don't nobody jump to any conclusions!