No Red Tint for US Spirited Away

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=3024
    They say they mastered the disc for 9300k system televisions (LCD/Plasma???) and not the standard 6500k for NTSC. That's why it looks red on our TVs according to Toshio Suzuki.
    He also says that the US version will be done for 6500k, so while the image will still have the encouragement of red that Miyazaki-sensei wants, we won't be dealing with pink whites.
     
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    Bring it on then.
     
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    Guess I should have waited. I went ahead and ordered the Korean R3 (DTS) version. Anyone know if this one will be 'red' too?
     
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    AFAIK the Korean version is red too. If memory serves, only the French version isn't so far.
     
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    Is there already a release date for this title?

    JC
     
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    No release date yet. Many people are guessing that they are going to wait until after the Oscars, as it has a very good chance of winning one.
     
  7. Matthew_Millheiser

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    I have the R3 release and didn't notice a red tint. However, it's not the sharpest transfer I've ever seen, either... [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    Matthew, which R3 release? Korea or Hong Kong?

    The HK release is identical to the Japanese, and it's wonderful other than the horrible red tint

    The Korean disc did correct the tint, but this introduced flaws when they recompressed the files, which may be the problem you're haing.
     
  9. Mark_Wilson

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    Jeff, what are the problems with the Korean disc?
     
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    What is strange is that mastering to D65 is not a "US" thing but an international standard for telecine. No matter WHAT television the typical Japanese viewer had, a movie mastered to 9300K would look different than everything else they watched: other DVDs, broadcast television, etc.

    Sounds like someone screwed up big time and is trying to cover their tracks.

    -greg
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

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    Mark, basically by correcting the tint and then recompressing the file there is quality loss.
     

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