If you tell me you rather not know the science and like to think something is there that can mathematically be shown to not be there, and confirmed by the manufacturer of the projector to not be there, be my guest. But please don't ask me to play along .
I think you're getting me mixed up with someone else on this subject. I've not debated or challenged your science. I'm just trying get you to direct it toward analyzing the positive responses we're seeing, subjective or otherwise. I am hoping that you will have the ability use the science to say what something is rather than what it is not. Get my point?
The subjective or even emotional responses here aren't happening in a vacuum. Science is certainly involved, even if it's psychology.
But there are several fellows commmenting on their new projector who have been looking at fine projection systems for quite a while. I think we owe it to them in the admirable tradition of this forum to communicate in a manner that is...friendly, for lack of a better word. That doesn't mean one has to abandon science.
I should note: this is one of the oddest comments I have ever received on something like this.
I think that I can explain this. You and I are probably communicating across a blurred line. We are probably from different camps of the same tribe. As a director of photography I have to straddle the line between technology and creativity/subjectivity all day. I can't tell you how much fun it is not
to explain to a director why the image on the monitor has to look rather blah; that it will look very different later. He doesn't understand why we must capture conservatively within the lattitude of the camera. He does, though, have a very strong opinion about his vision and what he "wants" to see. I have to respect that and work with it. Thank goodness that now we have LUTs that the DIT and I can program in advance so that the monitor has an image that will be close to the final.
I think there are parallels there to what we are experiencing in the discussions of this new projector.
I'm sure I would not make a good engineer. You might not make a very good filmmaker. I live in the middle serving both sides as best I can whether on the set or in the AV world...or on this forum.
So, if you can speak to the hows and whys about this projector whether from your engineering knowledge, or from the manufacturer, or whatever, we'd love to learn. If you don't, that's okay.
And I don't want to be fooled . I want exactly what is on disc. I don't want my projector to boost contrast, create halos, exaggerate compression artifacts and film noise. But sure, it is good to have the tool for people who crave such things and that is why we have the adjustment dials on displays.
Excellent! Agreed. And that's why there are video processors and selectable features.