Re: [Frameworks] The Digital Video Exhibition Problem: And An Offer To Address It

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 04 2010 - 13:47:42 PST

> This business of using Quicktime or iTunes for
> exhibition is really not a good idea. I
> understand it's cheap and convenient, but
> festivals and museums should have higher
> standards than that.

I don't know about iTunes but Quicktime is a wrapper that can play all
kinds of things, e.g.
ProResHQ @ 1920 x 1080 or 2K or even 4K. (so the lifespan of "HDTV
spec" is not so relevant)

As a MacBookPro is almost a "standard" as a device....

True enough Quicktime Pro is bloated with things irrelevant to what
we're talking about (for the most part) and has it's own quirks, for
instance re gamma..... But the issue there is really
basically you have to know if say a ProRes QT file should be output w/
1.8 or 2.2 gama compensation (assuming using Apple ColorSync)
Ok an issue but not a billion.

Blu-Ray fine but I don't know if we would want to limit choices to 1080HD/H.264.
I think we should look to somewhat future-proof solutions.

Another approach would be something like this (although it seems QuVis
has gone under:

just some thoughts in progress..

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