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HDTV - Is It Too Much Realism?

Lee Stewart
03-26-2007, 10:11 PM
An entertaining article about all the flaws that HDTV can and will expose to the home viewer:

http://www.austin360.com/calendar/content/tv/stories/2007/03/27tvcolumn.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=25

RedSIinPA
03-27-2007, 09:16 AM
Seems like a stretch to say lo-def provides any benefit to viewers watching boxing, fear factor, or anything really. If you didn't want to see blood, sweat, cuts, people eating worms, you probably should just change the channel. I think the author's points are pretty lame actually.

unotis
03-27-2007, 10:16 AM
I think you are taking his points out of context, he makes some good valid points, especially about the F/X used in the dramas and how the sets need to be better so they don't show the flaws they got away with before.

The other night I was watching the Tonight Show and one of the guests obviously had a pimple on their face that had been covered in make-up, that is something I would have never noticed on my old SD CRT.

Actually, it was not something I would have wanted to notice but, in HD you couldn't help it, it does make you realize that celebrities are people just like us, pimples, warts and all. :rolleyes:

Type A
04-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Eh, I think HD quality video showwing blemishes will only get worst: ;)


"Last November, NHK conducted its first live test in the field, when it transmitted an uncompressed 24-gigabit-per-second SHV video signal for several hours, producing a picture with a resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels. The live video was relayed over 260 kilometers of optical fiber and viewed on a screen measuring 10 meters by 5.5 meters."

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/may06/3452

maicaw
04-02-2007, 12:10 AM
"Last November, NHK conducted its first live test in the field, when it transmitted an uncompressed 24-gigabit-per-second SHV video signal for several hours, producing a picture with a resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels. The live video was relayed over 260 kilometers of optical fiber and viewed on a screen measuring 10 meters by 5.5 meters."
http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/may06/3452 That's nearly 75% of IMAX horizontal or vertical resolution which is about 10K x 7K pixels -
numerically less than the difference between 1080p and 720p http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMAX Technical aspects
...The intent of IMAX is to dramatically increase the resolution of the image by using much larger film stock at a resolution of about 10000 x 7000 pixels.

paulc
04-02-2007, 08:28 AM
Eh, I think HD quality video showwing blemishes will only get worst: ;)

One thing I have noticed is that it's much easier to tell how much makeup has been applied (especially the base or foundation)! It's like they THINK piling on more pancake is going to hide a blemish... but all it does is make it more obvious they are trying a cover-up.

Iain1974
04-02-2007, 09:09 AM
One of the things I noticed first with HDTV was how easy it is to tell the difference between 'real' action and CGI and of course when stunt doubles are used. On SDTV of course you can guess but on HDTV you know.

18 is # 1
04-02-2007, 09:33 AM
Our local ABC affiliate "softens" the picture in the studio, but those field cameras look great!!!

Lee Stewart
04-08-2007, 08:13 AM
Our local ABC affiliate "softens" the picture in the studio, but those field cameras look great!!!

This is now confirmed using special filters:

http://www.tvpredictions.com/vainhd040707.htm

jswerve
04-08-2007, 08:46 PM
One thing I have noticed is that it's much easier to tell how much makeup has been applied (especially the base or foundation)! It's like they THINK piling on more pancake is going to hide a blemish... but all it does is make it more obvious they are trying a cover-up.

One of the things I noticed first with HDTV was how easy it is to tell the difference between 'real' action and CGI and of course when stunt doubles are used. On SDTV of course you can guess but on HDTV you know.
One thing I noticed is WOW standard def blows lol! I will never go back...

mikekoi
04-09-2007, 09:25 AM
With HD it is the content that rules. No one would expect or want to watch modern cinema without the artificial environments that cinematographers use to create mood, ambiance and sense of awe, adventure, fear, speed & etc. Special effects, lighting make up and wardrobe will still be the wheels that the storyline relies on.
Reality as in the great out doors and sometimes the great indoors are not dramas as such and HD can be more revealing in scientific program content and cooking! there are unexplored opportunities here for the right progam makers.