Originally Posted by neo0285
you know what the strange thing is. I watched this movie again and this time i had my head completely tilted back on the couch, so the glasses were facing the tv at a different angle, and i noticed significantly less ghosting. This leads me to believe that most of these ghosting issues are caused by the glasses not shuttering fast enough. I wish the xpand 103 were out, so we can do a comparison.
It's not just that shutter glasses aren't synced properly. Even if the sync is perfect, 3D shutter glasses don't block all the light they should. It's easy to see with the right test images. AVS Forum member Frank posted some homemade side by side 3D images. One side of the image was black, the other a normal half res picture of his dog. Display that image in SbS mode with active shutter glasses and one eye should see a normal image, while the other should see nothing. The problem is that the eye that should see no image clearly shows a ghost image of the dog. This is true for Frank's Panasonic VT20 3D TV and for my Samsung C8000 3D TV.
This is the difference between crosstalk and ghosting. All 3D shutter glasses have some crosstalk. That is, part of an image from one eye view bleeds through to the other eye. Ghosting is the crosstalk that we notice. My Bloody Valentine exhibits ghosting more so than any other 3D film I have. That's because it has so many dark scenes with high contrast objects - such as bright lights in the mine. The higher the contrast, the more likely we are to see ghosting. It's easy to blame the movie, or the 3D TV, or the glasses, but it's not that simple. If the 3D TV's sync signal isn't accurate, it can lead to ghosting. If the movie isn't shot with 3D in mind, the high contrast can contribute to ghosting. Some shutter glasses let through more light when they're closed than others. That contributes to ghosting.
Ideally, filmmakers shouldn't have to worry about ghosting. In a perfect world, there would be no crosstalk. One day, we'll get there, but right now we have to put up with some of it. It's the case for 3D shutter glasses and for passive polarized 3D systems, too. They don't block out all the light they should, either. No system, and no manufacturer of 3D products (displays or glasses), is perfect.
I've chosen not to stress too much about it. I know that current 3D technologies have problems, and it's just the price I have to pay to enjoy 3D in my own home. It's a small price, and I'm hoping that this time around, 3D will enjoy enough success that these problems will be solved.