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4K Movie - beautiful images

Discussion in 'Movies' started by mysteryliner, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. mysteryliner

    mysteryliner Member

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    If anyone is interested in 4K movies. (or just a very beautiful 2K or 1080p movie)
    TimeScapes.
    Just bought the Blue-ray version, and it looks A-ma-zing!
    The size is a little disturbing though 4096 x 2304, 140Gb, 12-bit, hard drive
    TimeScapes
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  2. Scott McGillivray

    Scott McGillivray Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.
    Does anyone have a 4K TV yet? I didnt think they were available.
    Even if you have a 4K TV, what do you need to play a 4K movie? Blu-Ray is only 1/4 of that.
    Personally, I would love to see/get one.
     
  3. mysteryliner

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    Tom Lowe (producer) made that choice, and IMO made this movie future proof.
    Also the fact that a large portion of the film is made with a Canon 5D II,
    - and the images are 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP) so much larger than needed.
    But if anyone has 2K resolution, try it in comparison with the 1080p version. (mind there is youtube compression)
    4K demo:
    I think the first 4k projectors came out in 2008, the first monitors in 2010.
    Personally, i feel 4K is overkill for your home. I feel cinema's & other large screen environments can however benefit from this.
    BUT,
    It all comes down to content & quality.
    TimeScapes is one of the first movies where i feel the overall quality is beautiful & cristal clear on my 47" TV.
    (in the past, maybe one or 2 nature documentaries.)
    Pretty much all Blue-Ray film i have bought so far (27 so far) look "fine"
    ( I always have this feeling that they just sold me a DVD with added contrast & sharpness filter & mostly lots of noise! )
     

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