Originally Posted by biliam1982
I look forward to 4K, but not 3D. Do you think they're pushing 3D because it's more cost effective than to pump money into R&D for black level, color and other image enhancements?
I'm a high resolution fan myself.
I don't understand however, why you're looking froward more to 4k than 3d in theaters. and i think the reason is not R&D, it's the fact that 3d is far more noticeable than any color or contrast improvement they can come up with.
3d brings a very nice depth (from flat to 3d...) improvement at basically any res. (though it does benefit a lot from higher resolution, since you end up staring at very specific parts of the screen in 3d sometimes.)
4k resolution, sure it'd be nice... but i don't see how you'd detect a very noticeable jump in resolution in traditional Hollywood movies.
for resolution to matter, movies would need much "further" shots, a lot less camera panning and just overall wider shots... (and the audience sitting a lot closer than they do.)
4k res when the camera is zooming in all the time kind of defeats the purpose, other than say, less noticeable pixel structure.
IMAX doesn't look amazing with traditional movies, and the biggest reason in my opinion, is that most movies are shot in a way that they don't really take advantage of high resolution.
For something like 4k-8k resolution it'd be cool to just get rid of the traditional flat screen altogether, and just use a dome-like screen instead, that covers your whole field of view. This would be awesome for games from day 1, but for movies not so much so, since they'd need to be shot in ultra-wide angles. (something like fisheye)
So, to be honest, i think 4k is much more of a gimmick than 3d is, and having experienced proper 3d in both gaming and cinemas now, i can't wait for the content to become available. (not that i would mind 4k in a dome screen AND S3D to go along with it... holodeck anyone?)