Re: why we shoot film

From: Mitsu Hadeishi (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2006 - 18:35:37 PST

On Sunday 05 March 2006 21:21, Pip Chodorov wrote:
> >> Film creates time through
> >> space (consecutive frames 24 times a second) while video creates
> >> space through time (flying spot over a trellis of lines).
> >
> >This is exactly the sort of thing I am talking about --- times have
> > changed, and this is not the way video projectors work these days.
> Sorry I should have specified that I meant TV set technology. I
> equate video with TV sets and generally prefer them to videprojectors
> for blacker blacks and richer colors and not cutting off the edges of
> the frame.

I'm not sure what you mean by "not cutting off the edges of the frame" --- TV
sets always cut off the overscan area, whereas a video projector can show the
exact size of the frame perfectly, with no cutoff whatsoever. Furthermore, a
good high contrast cinema video projector with a high contrast screen can do
an amazing job with contrast, color saturation, and black levels. Because
LCD projectors produce a continuous image (without using the tiny RGB pels of
a CRT) I believe a high-quality projector setup produces a far more fluid,
luminous, sparkling effect than any CRT.


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