Originally Posted by smokarz
The validity of screenshots have been dissected thoroughly on this forum and elsewhere.
Except on the "Screenshot Wars" Threads where countless judgements are made.....
......and anywhere else where someone uses a "Camera" to show the supposedly poor results of someone else's own efforts. Then...they becomes strangely valid.
While the uninitiated may well not know how to compensate for the variations Digital Point-N-Shoot & SLRs can introduce, those who do can indeed come very close to ACCURATELY portraying what they see using the Camera's abilities. As said elsewhere, perfection in representation is not the goal, (...nor even possible...) but coming very close is...and has been achieved before.
"Dissected" is actually a very good word to describe the concerted effort some feel compelled to make so as to wholly discount any posted visual exclamation as being "essentially worthless".
Then it's always comical to see the same person post up his own images of his own PJ / Screen and crow about the "supposed" quality.
The variables in PJ lumen output, screen gain or the lack thereof, room lighting or the lack thereof, zoom or no zoom, contrast on-screen and spot metering difficulties..................................
Simply put, it's really not easy to take an accurate depiction of what the eyes see, (...the eyes being the final judgement of visual nirvana, not a Graph or Pattern) but when it does happen, just as in any well composed photo, the quality of the resulting image speaks for itself.Gary,
I didn't mean to confuse you. Or anyone else. A recent change in what is a SF 2.52.0
mix with the intent of boosting gain a small amount and also reducing the potential graininess effect to ZERO led to the creation of a very light gray concoction that did indeed have improved Gain and yet still improved contrast "on-screen" by deepening blacks without affecting whites.
At least as I and others with me could plainly see. The photos DO
show that, albeit not as pronounced as in person, because I made no overt attempt to try to optimize my effort. I intend to make that attempt. I'd like to be able to use the AVS BluRay Disc, but since it seems it's just a File to be downloaded and burned onto a BluRay Blank that is escaping me at the moment. I do have no doubt that the difference would be easily enough discernible.