Originally Posted by tomtastic
Yes, normal that the black bars are burned that way in the frame on the disc, I can't say for theatrical releases, though I don't know why they would be any different. There isn't anything wrong with the disc.
The only solution would be to leave the edge violation in place which means you have an object in one eye but not the other which can be more distracting. I've shot some 3D where there's edge violations then added the black bars then removed and went back and forth to see what looked better. Depending on how long the scene is, the size and amount of edge violation, the black bar can be easier to look at. I typically only add the floating windows when the edge violation is severe but it's really up to the stereographer. If they filmed it in 3D then they could have reshot the scene and removed the edge violation since they would be monitoring 3D on the spot, converted movies they would have to go back later and reshoot.
The ones that are really distracting are the floating windows that move in and out. I haven't seen too many of those fortunately.
Originally Posted by bontrager
you may have a "bad" disc; that doesn't sound normal to me
Originally Posted by KB77Hell
I didn't notice this on my setup when I watched it. You've made me curious, I'll have to go back and check now but I assume it's something I'd have noticed.
Ok guys, I've figured it out why what you guys are saying doesn't make sense to me. It seems to depend on the TV -- it happens on the LG U8500 (2016 LCD), but not on the LG OLED65E6P (2016 OLED). Now I wonder whether this is 'normal' for LCD TVs.
Take a look -- I took a series of 3 pictures at roughly the same spot in a scene -- without glasses, through the left eye glass, and through the right eye glass.
As expected, when not looking through glasses, you'll see the edges of the screen are darker, where it is supposed (if I understand it) to display for one eye only. On the OLED, this seems to work as I would expect, when you look through each eye's glass the picture is cut off on one edge but looks perfectly normal on the opposite side. However, on the LCD, it not only cuts off the one edge, but the opposite edge still appears darker!
I don't know whether this is truly a brightness issue or that part of the wrong eye is visible there or what. But this causes what I was describing in my initial post, where trying to enjoy the show on the LCD is very distracting, because the edges of the screen are not simply just hidden for one eye. On the OLED, you'd likely never notice.
Is this normal for LCDs? Is this the way this movie was encoded, or my TV or what?
(I put lines to indicate where the edge of the TV is and where the offsets/dark areas are).
LCD without glasses:
OLED without glasses:
OLED looking through LEFT eye:
LCD looking through LEFT eye:
OLED looking through RIGHT eye:
LCD looking through RIGHT eye:
See what I mean? Is this a problem with my LCD tv, all LCD tvs, or this one particular movie?