Originally Posted by MovieSwede
Yes no coding in the world can save bad craftmanship. And I would say after watching Omen tonight, that the other codecs can achive 3D look. But there is still something in the Riddick movie thats make it really stand out. And what Im now thinking would be that it could be how the codec draw the line between the object in the foreground and the background. That VC1 would be able to make the difference very distinct.
Omen looked like it were Transparent to the theatrical copy, were Riddick looked like it were directly transparent from the master. But the theatrical look of Omen was really enjoyable.
Thinking of my earlier response:
Originally Posted by TrevorS
Thinking of VC-1 Vs MPEG-2 and AVC, what Amir and Ben Waggoner have had to say lead to me to think that a combination of block edge induced noise and over smoothing of original information may suggest a VC-1 advantage in delivering 3D.
From what I've read, VC-1 does have the ability to be more honest to the master when applied knowledgeably. However, the tendency for people to try to compare encodes and draw CODEC conclusions based on impressions (and expectations) without the benefit of viewing the master, results in opinions that go all over the map.
An example would be the encoding of film grain. If the grain is more visible, does that mean the encoding is more accurate? Or if the grain is less visible, then does THAT mean the encoding is more accurate? Without the master, it's impossible to tell by simply sitting back and comparing the encodes. However, different CODECs can yield visibly different renderings of the very same grain.
(Similarly, if an image is sharper, does that mean it's correct? Or is it softer that's correct?)
My own feeling is that the more natural the scene appears (3D being a very natural appearance), the more likely the encoding is correct. An obvious difficulty being that the encoded video should not appear any MORE natural than the master itself -- that would indicate CODEC tampering. Still, the presence of a 3D image on your screen places significant demands on both the setup and performance of the entire video chain, not just the video source.