Posted August 13 2005 - 01:02 AM
over in the James Bond thread i saw a quote from Lowry, who's doing the restorations for those films, that caught my eye
| The major difference we get using high-definition scanning and processing is the higher resolution that migrates to the DVD. It breaks the rules, but it works. You Only Live Twice was one of the films we worked on to demonstrate the process to studio executives. We scanned and enhanced the material, and then reduced it to DVD resolution to show the folks at MGM what the DVD would look like. Comparing that with the prior results ? it was like a brand-new movie. It has to do with whether you process at high-def or you process at 2K or 4K and then reduce to high-def. Certainly the best results we get ? for HDTV broadcasting and future high-def DVDs ? are on things we process at a higher resolution. The fine detail does migrate down to the next level, without question. |
i can just see the eventually double dips, after the novelty of being wowed by a HD transfer that was originally created in 2000 is compared with a 2010 transfer created by scanning frames in at 4K.
so anyone planning on sitting out the first generation of every big titles release, to wait for that 'better' version that is sure to come a several years later?
i'm betting we will see the first HD double dip around 2010/2011.
seems a ways away now, but boy did the last 5 years fly by fast (for me anyway)