Originally Posted by Dan Average
Storaro has said, point-blank, that 2.35:1 "could never work in television"
, HD or otherwise (he was speaking of Apocalypse Now
Reading this I wonder where he gets his technical information from. He obviously has no computer background the way he throws the bit depths and pixels around:
In one, you've got at least 32-bits; the other one, normally you record at 10-bits.
Well, it's news to me you get 32 bits per channel with film. And if you count all 3 channels you get 30 with HD too. 36-48 with new digital cameras (nominally, part of it is just noise).
Then he assumes 35mm is real 6K which is very questionable to begin with.
His obsession with 2:1 is interesting but asking for this to replace 16:9 is unrealistic. So is origination everywhere in 25 fps. The beauty of digital is that you can get rid of these rigid standards. You can have a multi frame rate multi resolution system that does justice to all we got from the past and opens up new possibilities for the future. Forcing everything to be 2:1 and 25 fps is not progress, it's a 'straight-jacket'.
The right side halos in "Last Emperor" BD are disappointing. At least the DVD ringing is gone, though.