I've done direct comparisons between the two. I don't know what "ITA" stands for, however...
After copying and viewing each of the same images of each version by rapidly switching back and forth...
There is no difference in color
There is slightly more "brightness" in the US version. This brightness is not a good thing as it tends to "soften" the contrast. Another words, the slight increase in brightness (density...) makes the US version look a touch more soft.
I couldn't detect any differences in resolution or detail between either of the images.
In the case of the image of him taking a drink, the (ITS) version is slightly cropped ONLY from the top of the image (When compared to the US version.)
And the image in the garage, there are no differences in the crop.
I would have to ask, what caused the difference in contrast? Was it from the way it was copied and posted onto this thread? Or does it have everything to do with actual differences between the "ITA" and US version?
The ITA version looked "better" at least on my calibrated monitor. The slightly darker more realistic "black" from the ITS samples simply made the images look more solid and realistic (when compared to the US version.)
So now I have to ask,
1. What is the "ITA" version?
2. Why is the US version have slightly less contrast? Is that the cause of the actual transfer? Or, was it caused from the software used to make the copy for this thread?
3. Why is there a slight crop from the top of the ITS version of the still frame of him taking a drink. Is it that way on the disc or wrongly cropped when placed on this thread?
Final conclusion, if it was not for a slight difference in contrast, the two versions would be exactly the same...(minus an odd crop on one of the images.) At the same time, the US version does look a touch brighter.
Note...I'm assuming the two bottom images are the US version.
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