Originally Posted by Xylon
This method was only possible because of tools that has become available recently. Even if I have a 1080p PJ and use that to get a screenshot out of it will still be not good enough.
I definitely agree with you - even my early screenshots of the first HD DVD releases from my 1080p DILA projector with my Canon 12 mp camera could never get a true pixel for pixel match and connot hold a candle to a true digital capture.
It's ironic that we have the hackers to thanks for our newfound ability to make VERY good comparisons.
I'm interested of course. I probably have those versions already. I will let you know if I need a particular screenshot from a movie that I don't have.
Yes, I suspect that you are an HD techno-connoisseur just like me!
Still, I have access to some satellite material for a few relevant films should you need it, such as:
Into The Blue
The Brothers Grimm
The Perfect Storm
Mission Impossible II
Million Dollar Baby
Etc etc etc
...some of this material is in AVC also.
I would also suggest that you capture some "hi action" frames as well, from the respective sources, to demonstrate how these codecs react to stress. I still remember my amazement when I first saw The Last Samurai in VC1, after having watched it on a DVHS for so long.
The extra dollars I spent on it is worth it. The PQ is consistent unlike some HD titles I have seen.
Again I agree - I bought Harry Potter HD DVD when I was last in England. Superb PQ and contrast all the way through.
Your work in helping folks see the full image of these releases is much appreciated - your captures are incredibly helpful in these comparisons.