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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Tony_Ramos, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Tony_Ramos

    Tony_Ramos Second Unit

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    Breaking news concerning the Bluray spec finalization. The link does not say whether they adopted a new codec other that MPeg2, you have to e-mail them first:

    http://www.eet.com/sys/news/showArti...cleID=26807181

    HD-DVD coming early 2005:

    http://www.eet.com/sys/news/showArti...cleID=26807181



    The larger reason I'm posting is b/c I want a discussion of what the future of High Def DVD and beyond holds. Mainly, four questions:

    1.) Can MPEG2 on Bluray look as good as WMA HD on HD-DVD?

    2.) Will much older films even benefit from 1080 horizontal lines?

    3.) Will we see the problems of DVD mastering anymore, namely, filtering and edge enhancement?

    4.) Considering the limitations of film source material, is there any benefit to creating a standard beyond HD or Bluray, other than 10bit color space?
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    It dpends how old you mean. Really old films used very grainy stock and even SD-DVD is sharper than they were.
     
  3. Tony_Ramos

    Tony_Ramos Second Unit

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    Dan, they're certainly going to benefit by the progressive mastering and less filtering, correct?


    And BTW, can anyone confirm that BluRay will offer H268 or whatever as well as WMV HD (VC9)?
     
  4. David Forbes

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    These decisions haven't been finalized yet. The spec finalization is for manufacturing the discs, not the codecs that will go on the discs.
     
  5. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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