Not suggesting you upgrade your projector. Merely use a 4k player to feed 4k data from the new discs into your 1080p.
I played the 4K UHD Blu-ray of Star Trek Beyond on a Samsung UBD-K8500 4K player and displayed it on a Vizio E65-C1. The image was way, way too dark. Maybe there were some player settings I could have used to improve things, but I don't know. I stopped the UHD disc, put in the 1080p Blu-Ray and the image was no longer too dark.Are there any issues regarding HDR, etc., using a 4K player in an entirely 1080p based setup? Or is that information ignored if the display device (a projector, in my case) isn’t capable of it?
The player has to convert HDR to SDR and some do this better than others. It's also going to depend on how the HDR disc has been graded. I had a Panasonic player connected to my plasma and found it mostly did a very good job, though I'd say the average picture level is a little bit darker compared to standard blu-rays. There are also adjustments to tweak the brightness, contrast, colour etc.Are there any issues regarding HDR, etc., using a 4K player in an entirely 1080p based setup? Or is that information ignored if the display device (a projector, in my case) isn’t capable of it?
Assuming they're from the same underlying master, I think blu-rays look better than UHDs on a device that isn't HDR capable. But there are a number of 4K discs that have superior transfers to their blu-ray counterparts, and those will obviously look better. And there are a handful of 4K discs without HDR that will also look a little bit better due to the maxed out resolution and better compression.Based on those three responses, I’m concluding that 4K UHD to 1080p playback is a crapshoot as to whether the image will be altered or not or require tweaking for each disc. Not what I was hoping to hear, but I’m open to hearing from others about it.
It should be. Rights should not be a problem. Clips are most likely all 4k.All this talk about Allan Daviau and Gordon Willis makes me ask one question : "Why hasn't the great documentary on cinematography, Visions of Light , been released on Blu-ray or especially 4K disc ??? "
If I'm not mistaken, I think Fox released it on LaserDisc back in the 90s. I wonder who has the rights to it nowIt should be. Rights should not be a problem. Clips are most likely all 4k.
Sorry. Can’t answer that. Could have been either a new 35 print or the 4k DCP.Mr RAH - How does all this factor into what I saw at the April 2017 Radio City Music Hall presentation of both I and II ? Was I seeing a DCP of the 2007 restoration? If so I cannot imagine it getting any better but then again I cannot wait!
And thank you for the most informative article ever.