[tig] Monitoring question

lunarfilms lunarfilms
Sat Nov 13 01:00:45 GMT 2004


>Dear Cinelab
> >
> > I have a question you might be able to help me with.  I have been in a
> > bit of an argument over our edit set ups here, whereby they were not
> > configured with a TV monitor (NTSC or otherwise) and I have shown that
> > you cannot see the true picture from a film transfer on the computer
> > monitor.  The contrast on the computer is so intense that the depth of
> > the film that was shot is lost. While I understand that the inherent
> > nature of video can prohibit the true film picture vs it being
> > projected, there are those here that contend that what I am seeing on
> > the TV monitor is not really there (which is ridiculous) and that it is
> > adjusted without a true black level.  They also like to spout that
> > video technology is such that all TV monitors are going to become like
> > computer monitors and I should get them to light according to that
> > final picture and output; therefore, the crappy picture on the computer
> > is the real picture.  This is frustrating because I know that you would
> > typically use a good monitor to edit film going back to film but I need
> > a good technological explanation for the vid geeks.  I was hoping you
> > or someone there  at CineLab would have a good argument for me on this.
> >   Let me know if you can help or need more info.
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> >
> > William Donaruma
> > Dept of Film, Television & Theatre
> > 100 Performing Arts Center, Rm B039A
> > Notre Dame, IN  46556-4600
> > 574/631-3034
> > 574/631-3566 (fax)
> >

Robert Houllahan
Filmmaker
lunarfilms at mindspring.com
www.cinelab.com
PH.  401 499 6411
FX.   401 943 7738 







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