To all studios: (Esp. Fox , Lucasfilm, and CTS) stop the EE madness.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Coleman, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Kevin Coleman

    Kevin Coleman Second Unit

    Jul 3, 1999
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    EE= Edge Enhancement= BAD.
    If you don't know what EE is please feel free to check out this link. Please take a few minutes of your time to read this guide.
    Also please look at Bjoern's review of Star Wars TPM here:
    Very dissapointing to the movie lovers who own large screen FPTV systems. I think it is high time we all work together to get to the bottom of this.
    I really like the sound on TPM it is first rate and I compliment FOX and Lucasfilm for that. But there is no excuse for the EE in the video transfer. I know I am not the only one who questions if THX means anything anymore.
    Thanks for your time.
    Kevin Coleman
  2. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Apr 24, 1999
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    Does anyone actually LIKE edge enhancement?? My Mistubishi TV came with forced SVM (edge-enhancement applied by the TV to everything) and it looked terrible- I had to go inside the TV to disable it. Give people something to turn it on if they actually want it, but don't force it on everyone!
  3. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Dec 19, 1998
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    I'll add my voice to the call for the elimination of edge enhancement. Studios, if you really care about giving people topnotch video quality, please stop this practice. NOT having EE gives a transfer a much more filmlike quality.
  4. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Second Unit

    Apr 3, 2001
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    Please stop EE. It does nothing but ruin images that are otherwise pristine. The recent Phantom Menace debacle really brought this problem to the forefront, and now more and more people are realizing that this is a problem that can be addressed and corrected. Who's fault is it? Is it deliberate, intentional EE? Is it in the equipment configuration? Whatever it is, it's got to stop!
    This screen has been formatted to fit your movie.
  5. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

    Jan 13, 2000
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    Edge Enhancement has ruined many a wonderful DVD. Latest tragedy: MGM's Fiddler on the Roof SE. [​IMG]
    Studios: Please stop the Edge Enhancement!
    P.S. Let's not forget the other evil EE : Easter Eggs (aside from the one on Beastmaster [​IMG] ).
  6. TedD

    TedD Supporting Actor

    Jan 9, 2001
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    I'll agree with all the above statements.
    If I wanted to watch a poor quality rendition of a movie, I'd would not have invested in a HT and a DVD player.
    VHS would be satisfactory.
    What I, and many others who collect DVD, want is the highest quality, most film like, image that current technology can deliver.
    That would be a DVD...... WITHOUT image processing that obsures the image and creates halos around dark objects on a lighter background.
    How in the world THX staff can stand by and watch the DVD image bear NO resemblance to the original 35mm source and still certify a THX transfer is just beyond my comprehension!
    Let's get to the bottom of this issue and fix the problem, because despite what the studios say, there definitely is a problem here.
    [Edited last by TedD on October 18, 2001 at 05:18 PM]

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