One thing is for sure; while the capture side of the industry is racing on, the display side is falling more and more behind.
You think you have bought this wonderful 1080p TV and see HD in full resolution.
Except if you are lucky with your purchase or have done your research and can afford the TV that actually gives you a full HD resolution picture.
According to HD Guru’s: Will You See All The HDTV Resolution You Expected? 125 2008 Model Test Results.
HD Guru’s test results pdf. http://hdguru.com/wp-content/uploads...-125-hdtvs.pdf
There was only one, (yes that’s 1), out of 125 TV’s tested that showed the full 1080p resolution when the picture was moving (Samsung LN-46A950), and nearly all also faild the 3:2 pulldown.
Most of them showed full resolution with a still image (but not all), but the resolution dropped as far down as 260 vertical pixel when there was movement in the picture.
The possibility for moving pictures is the reason why we buy TV’s isn’t it?
As a minimum we should be able to see the resolution we have paid for.
The display industry, besides the “big TV swindle”, either has problems making displays that follow the capture development, or there’s something more “sinister” going on?
The result is that the gap widens every year.
RED One has heightened the bar for visual quality with 4K RAW capture but there is really nowhere where one can enjoy the full quality of the resolution.
But RED isn’t resting on its acivements.
Today RED announced 2 modular camera systems for 2009/2010 release with sensors ranging from Scarlet 2/3” 3K sensor of 3072 x 1620,
Scarlet S35 5K,
Scarlet FF35 6K 6000 x 4000 (24mp still capture) and the
EPIC range s35, 5K, 5129 x 2700 (13.8mp still),
FF35 6K (24mp still),
Epic645, 9K, 9334 x 7000 (65mp still),
and if that’s not enough,
Epic617, 28K, 28000 x 9334 (261mp still capture) which I guess makes the widest aspect ratio of the movie history?
So my main questions are;
Is it really that impossible hard or expensive to make function displays that can reproduce what the Camera sensors can capture?
Most of the leading companies are involved with the development of both, so what’s really the problem?
Link to a blog that summarise the RED announcement today; http://www.michaelsmith.tv/2008/11/1...this-is-great/
The whole RED “brochure”; http://www.reduser.net/forum/showpos...1&postcount=28