[tig] Re: Mastering Grain Reduction (WAS: 4K for DI)

Michael Most mmost
Wed Apr 14 16:33:38 BST 2004

On Apr 14, 2004, at 1:53 AM, mhafner at imdb.com wrote:

> In your professional opinion, what is causing smearing on DVDs (
> and HD versions as sold on D-Theater or aired on TV)?

Well, you seem to be the only one who's bothered by it or even notices 
it exists, if indeed it does exist. Everyone else I know, including 
myself and pretty much everyone else I know, all of whom work in the 
production/post production industry, thinks DVD's in general look great 
and have no really noticeable artifacting in spite of the seriously 
heavy compression being used. So point out specific scenes, post 
images, do something to back up your case or stop wasting our time with 
complaints that are unwarranted. Or, even better, come out to Los 
Angeles and spend some time with people and companies who actually do 
this for a living and find out how much care is taken and how much 
sophisticated technical expertise is applied.

On second thought, it's probably easier to sit back and complain. Sorry 
for suggesting otherwise.

Mike Most

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