http://www.audiovideoproducer.com/ar...e.jsp?id=37063 As pre-recorded HD media gets nearer and nearer...don't settle for "old fashioned" large-format film-digital transfers using gear not optimized for hi-res/fidelity scanning of these great masterworks of film. Ben-Hur, Sound of Music, Hello Dolly and many other films deserve to be properly scanned to 4K using gear that can capture the most possible detail. Of course, there will always be more detail in the real film print, but we should get all that we can have in the digital capture and not settle for less. Large-format films scanned on traditional equipment often look inferior to 35mm scans even at DVD's low-res level, which is a crime against all that is holy in cinephile land. Additionally, regardless of the scanning equipment, 1920 x 1080P "direct" transfers require filtering for aliasing in both axis which can greatly reduce their effective resolution and detail. By scanning at a much higher 4K resolution, and then using sophisticated downconversion algorithms, more apparent detail can be preserved in the 1080P HD master. 4K is *THE* way to properly scan large-format films. Anything less is less than these films, and their fans, deserve. Go and see some large-format films projected in hi-resolution 70mm. Learn how much detail film can really capture. You'll be amazed that many of these films recorded a half a century ago have more detail, sharpness, and clarity than many modern IMAX productions. Demand that the studios do these films justice when they're ready to sell you "definitive Hi-def" versions to add to your movie collections.