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Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   03-03-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Mr.D
They scan the camera NEGATIVE. Goodnight...

They scan the camera NEGATIVE.

Goodnight have fun with your lasers.
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   03-03-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Mr.D
The scanner does not use laser. I'm pretty sure...

The scanner does not use laser. I'm pretty sure the lightning used a xenon lamp for illumination. ( I can't actually see why you would want to use lasers for scanning).

A prism...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   02-28-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Mr.D
http://www.cineon.com/conv_10to8bit.php ...

http://www.cineon.com/conv_10to8bit.php

google cineon lightning recorder for piles of webchat and references dating back to the late 90s.

generally its still regarded as the best scanner out...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   02-28-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Mr.D
The scanner works in terms of density for the...

The scanner works in terms of density for the given RGB records of the negative. It densitometers and sets up for the Dmin ( reciprocity failure of the film..unexposed emulsion) ,

Cineon spec is...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-25-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mr.D
Drop blue and your target will creep closer to...

Drop blue and your target will creep closer to red and green on a CIE graph. Get red correct on the x-axis by dropping blue then control the drift towards green on the y-axis by dropping green.
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Forum: Display Calibration   02-25-2015, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Mr.D
The better ones will try and give the dop some...

The better ones will try and give the dop some meaningful depiction of what they have exposed for on shoot. In my experience a one light print type simulation is usually what they would like to see...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-25-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Mr.D
There are a couple of mastering scenarios that...

There are a couple of mastering scenarios that are relevant to the average home cinema fan.

First , recent movies. They get graded in a DI ( Digital Intermediate) suite to a specified standard....
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-11-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Mr.D
Actually negative has been scanned at 4k to 10...

Actually negative has been scanned at 4k to 10 bit log since about 1994. Its exactly the same spec used today. A Cineon Lightning scanner from the mid 90s creates scans that are exacty the same...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-09-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by Joe...

Quote:Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-09-2014, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by Joe...

Quote:Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-08-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mr.D
No. 3840 is a better fit for upscaling...

No.

3840 is a better fit for upscaling 1080p material, which will be the bulk of material available to view on a "4k" display for the considerable future.

The visual difference between 3840...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   06-18-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By Mr.D
I'm assuming he's talking about data tapes with...

I'm assuming he's talking about data tapes with the original scanned negative files on it or a graded conformed log version of the film.

The sort of tapes used in production for the last 20 years...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   06-05-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by Lee...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lee Stewart http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1428584/bd-color-bit#post_22400903)

Hi Mr D...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-05-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,252
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by David...

Quote:Originally Posted by David Susilo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1475530/after-earth-screening-in-native-4k#post_23392341)

Conceptually they are...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   09-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mr.D
Seems to be a little bit of misunderstanding...

Seems to be a little bit of misunderstanding here;

Consumer video is 8bit ; ( calling it 24bit because its 8bits per channel misses the point about what the 8 bit represents)

Usually its...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-13-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,599
Posted By Mr.D
Can't watch the current versions of Excalibur as...

Can't watch the current versions of Excalibur as the framing ruins it for me.

Just release it as 1.66:1 please. Lets face it the only people who would likely buy it on BD are fans of the film so...
Forum: Display Calibration   06-12-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,990
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by turbe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1414313/better-to-have-2-2-gamma-or-stable-2-3-gamma-on-a-plasma#post_22115299)

Ambient...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   05-30-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,218
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs...

Quote:Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20300739)

But anything they lower to 24 fps will either have the same...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-25-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,497
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by Ickibod...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ickibod http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21938086)

I saw film in theatres twice (on 2k digital projection, mind you),...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-25-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,497
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by NightHawk...

Quote:Originally Posted by NightHawk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21948229)

Yes sir, very true.

BTW if you liked that movie you'll get a...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-19-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,740
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by sotti...

Quote:Originally Posted by sotti http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21688594)

The proper thing to do is calibrate the display first and get it as...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-04-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by ZandarKoad...

Quote:Originally Posted by ZandarKoad http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21731363)

I thought the LUT worked for everything (including movies), but...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-04-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by ZandarKoad...

Quote:Originally Posted by ZandarKoad http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21728272)

Anyone else feel like Spyder products give calibration a bad...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-04-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mr.D
The whole point of calibration is to give a...

The whole point of calibration is to give a baseline on which correctly mastered material will produce a faithful representation on your display.

Its not about whether you think whites look pure...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-20-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 102,439
Posted By Mr.D
Quote:Originally Posted by coolscan...

Quote:Originally Posted by coolscan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21670081)


I am very well versed in all the artistic side of "image...
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