[Tig] tig:CSI Latest UK Series !Quality!

Nichols Craig Craig.Nichols at thomson.net
Thu Apr 10 19:47:33 BST 2008

Years ago, I heard an analogy of future content distribution services
being kind of like the setting out of a scene on the movie Brazil with
some poor sap in a nightmarish room having to cram things like a whole
fish (content) down a series of pipes of various diameters.  If someone
wants to pay for it, they get the big pipe, and if they don't what they
send gets "squished" (compressed) down a thin narrow pipe. Either the
customer gets a whole "fish" out of the other side of a big pipe, a
compressed or squeezed "fish" from a medium pipe, or they get "fish
mush" from the small pipe. I suspect CSI got "squished" down a "thin
pipe". I've worked with the colorist before and his output as been
consistently first rate.

Craig Nichols 
Sr. Digital Film Engineer
Thomson Grass Valley
craigbnichols at thomson.net
Disclaimer - I don't work for The Post Group, but they do use our

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On Behalf Of Dominic Case
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 5:17 PM
To: 'Peter Swinson'; 'tig'
Subject: Re: [Tig] tig:CSI Latest UK Series !Quality!

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>From Peter S: >Or is it that I have over BRRE'd and my visual cortex is
>From Bob Wilson: >Are you going to be performing any BREE experiments
>From Peter S: >I won't be BBREing at NAB but may well be doing same
here in
the UK,if the weather ever warms up.

Bbbrrreeeee!  It must be freezing over there.  Either that, or the
Rate Rise Experiment has become the Bubble Rate Exhaustion Experiment,
then the Bubble Bursting Rate Experiment.

Sorry! Nothing useful to add about CSI, muddy blacks  or Readers' Digest
compression standards (great analogy btw, Rob). 

Except that it seems that BRRE is a _compressed_ form of Bubble Rate
Experiment, and this thread is an example of the ease with which data
can be
corrupted when compression has eliminated all redundancy. Perhaps it's
worthy of an episode of CSI in itself. Here's the corpse of last week's
episode, get your torches out and look for evidence of degraded

Dominic Case
Atlab Australia

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