Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland
Do they have any content with test patterns such as EIA Resolution Charts, multi-burst, ramps, etc.?
Not that I can find. Their myriad "Example" clips are all that same insipid 11 minute, 9 second sequence repeated as many times as necessary to fill the desired duration (30 minutes, 2 hours, 8 hours, etc). It contains a color bar, circle-in-a-grid pattern and grayscale bars but nothing with enough detail to show changes in sharpness. My favorite frames to compare are facial close-ups, the older and more worn the face the better, but I don't have the ability to precisely match them like msgohan did in his captures (done, no doubt, by capturing a sequence to a file and stepping through). Just using the pause control in the Netflix app doesn't cut it.
I did find some paintings in an HD film, Gerhard Richter Painting
and did some captures of a full-frame shot, but the "focus" of the work was too soft to be able to tell much difference between the 3850 Kbps and 5800 Kbps versions:The captures: (Click to show)
I like to use the Chrome browser to compare these because in Chrome fullscreen is fullscreen, with no horizontal or vertical scroll bars. If you're reading this post in Chrome, just drag one of the screenshots to the new tab control on the far right of the open tabs in this window. Drag the tab created by that off into its own window then drag the screenshot into that window's new tab control. With that window selected, hit F11 to go fullscreen, then CTRL-TAB to instantly switch back and forth between the images.
If anyone knows of a high-detail, sharp-focused shot in an HD Netflix title where the camera and focus remain absolutely static for a few seconds (perhaps a facial close-up of a dead person
), please let me know.Edited by michaeltscott - 2/9/13 at 6:49pm