DarbeeVision and Gosford Park (COMBINED WITH "The new edge enhancement???")

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  1. Kevin Kopish

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    I saw that report. The first thing that crossed my mind was "edge enhancement". Except in this case, it's much more expensive!
     
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    Wow. It looks like a combination of "subtle" EE and playing with brightness and contrast.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    By the way, does anyone else think that in their example, the "Plain" version looks better than the "popped" version?
     
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    Yikes. That was frightening. Let's hope it's a momentary lapse of reason.
     
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    I haven't viewed the GP DVD, so I don't know exactly what this process accomplishes. Here's hoping we hear from owners of large 16x9 sets, or better yet, users of front projection systems.
     
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    Well, a search for it didn't show that much but I found
    an article in Norwegian which talks about the process.
    I don't suggest that you learn/read Norwegian but there is
    actually two pictures of a sunflower, one original and
    one enhanced: http://www.itavisen.no/art/1299032.html
    I don't know, but the enhanced one seems almost too detailed
    to look at.
    Edit: sunflowers better visible here: http://www.darbeevision.com/gallery.html
     
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    It's as I feared... The sunflower is almost too coarse and does not look very natural. On the plus side... No halos beyond those present in the original image.

    I'll withhold judgement till I see the process applied to other scenes/images, and I see it in motion.
     
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    [sarcasm]Wow... what an amazing new technology! Where can I get me my own Darbeevision?[/sarcasm]

    They claim that it changes the way the brain percieves images... that's a bunch of crap. They just turned up the brightness/contrast and sharpened it. Looks bad to me.
     
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    I heard Robert Altman on the radio praising the system a few weeks ago. Maybe he's gone a bit blind in his old age? [​IMG]
     
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    When I started watching Gosford Park, I wondered what was wrong with the contrast of my TV. Now I know why...the "popped" sunflower looks exactly how the transfer looked...too contrasty.
    Maybe they should call it "Contrast-vision". [​IMG]
    Marc.
     

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