Trailers

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  1. Danny_Tam

    Danny_Tam Agent

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    Why do most of the trailers on DVD's wind up looking sharper, more colorful and film-like in appearance than the actual movie itself?
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Moving this to Software.

    It might be helpful if you gave specific examples. I've seen many DVDs on which the trailers look significantly worse than the main feature.

    M.
     
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    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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  4. Mike Graham

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    Sometimes the trailers contain scenes that have been chemically treated differently then the way they're presented in the feature. For example, in the trailer for Narc all of the scenes have normal lighting and coloring to them, while in the movie, particularly when Tellis and Oak are arguing outside of the widow's house, the film has a very dark blue and gray look.
     
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    Yeah, specific examples would be nice..

    The only ones I can think of right now are Die Hard with a Vengeance (night and day, really) and probably The Phantom Menace.
     
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    Trailers are often lower in bitrate. You could make a 130x100 Quicktime video of a heavily worn 8mm print and it would look good. It's all about resolution.
     

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