[tig] hd spots (again)

Peter Lynch/Tracey Jury telecine
Wed Aug 6 11:49:09 BST 2003


Count me in as well... And then down to 'The Ship' to discusss what we've
seen? ;-)

Peter Lynch



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> Name the place and time!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: tig-admin at tig.colorist.org [mailto:tig-admin at tig.colorist.org]On
> Behalf Of Stuart Fyvie
> Sent: 05 August 2003 11:41
> To: Jeff Booth
> Cc: TIG
> Subject: Re: [tig] hd spots (again)
> 
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> 
> The 'down converted' stuff I worked on to be honest looked like Pal SD.
> Maybe a little less aliasing on diagonals but that was about it. It
> still had the
> same limitations in grading (compared to film) but we know that.
> Jeff, Maybe we should do your 'masterclass' in Dean street somewhere?
> 
> 
> 
> Stuart.
> 
> On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at 10:19  am, Jeff Booth wrote:
> 
>> Next time you're in or around Meard Street, I'll give you a
>> masterclass.
>> 
>> J
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Stuart Fyvie [mailto:stuart.fyvie at ntlworld.com]
>> Sent: 05 August 2003 09:16
>> To: TIG
>> Subject: Re: [tig] hd spots (again)
>> 
>> 
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>> Why would down-converted HD look better than native SD?
>> Resolution and contrast ratio are all the same.
>> 
>> Stuart Fyvie
>> Resolution tv.
>> 
>> On Monday, August 4, 2003, at 10:22  pm, Jeff Booth wrote:
>> 
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>>> 
>>> I watched (most) of the concert on analogue terrestrial. My reception
>>> is
>>> very good and it didn't look like it had been shot HD. Looked like
>>> very good
>>> SD but it didn't look as good as the Albert Hall (again RW) gig (which
>>> *was*
>>> shot HD).
>>> 
>>> But I could be wrong!
>>> 
>>> JB
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: tig-admin at tig.colorist.org [mailto:tig-admin at tig.colorist.org]On
>>> Behalf Of Dick Hobbs
>>> Sent: 04 August 2003 17:56
>>> To: TIG
>>> Subject: Re: [tig] hd spots (again)
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> 
>>> Greg asked how we were getting on with compressed digital television
>>> in
>>> Europe. Well, the first point to make (ie gloat about) is that it has
>>> been
>>> compulsory for all commercials in the UK to be widescreen for two
>>> years now.
>>> No stretching, no distortions: they are made at the right aspect
>>> ratio.
>>> 
>>> For this viewer, at least, compression is sometimes a problem,
>>> sometimes
>>> not. The main channels use relatively mild compression. Relative is,
>>> of
>>> course, a relative term when you are talking about 2MB/s or 6MB/s.
>>> 
>>> But watching the main channels on a 28" 16:9 screen in typical
>>> domestic
>>> conditions I rarely have any worries at all. If you look for problems
>>> you
>>> can spot them, and certainly the low bitrate channels look anything
>>> from bad
>>> to dreadful, but digital television can look fine.
>>> 
>>> Message to European, or more specifically UK, readers. Did anyone else
>>> watch
>>> Robbie Williams "live" from Knebworth the other evening? Care to make
>>> a
>>> guess at how it was done? Or do we have anyone who knows how it was
>>> done. I
>>> assume it was an HD progressive production, but anyone else care to
>>> comment?
>>> 
>>> Dick
>>> 
>>> 
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