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#1 peter orland

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:50 PM

I try to watch as many films that have been shot on HD as I can; some are visually better than others as is the case with film originated movies. Last night I watched the film "The Hollow" on DVD, it?s a lowish budget horror film that is mostly set at night. I looked up the technical specs on IMDB and found that it was shot on the Sony 900. A lot of the dark areas of the background appeared to be more of a milky gray than black, I haven?t noticed this as pronounced on other HD originated movies, what would cause this?
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#2 Robert Sanders

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:54 AM

I try to watch as many films that have been shot on HD as I can; some are visually better than others as is the case with film originated movies. Last night I watched the film "The Hollow" on DVD, it?s a lowish budget horror film that is mostly set at night. I looked up the technical specs on IMDB and found that it was shot on the Sony 900. A lot of the dark areas of the background appeared to be more of a milky gray than black, I haven?t noticed this as pronounced on other HD originated movies, what would cause this?


Sounds like bad color correction. Or the DVD was mastered incorrectly.

I recently shot a trailer for a horror film called SHADOW FALLS on the F900 and have had phenomenal results. What I like about the F900 is that it captured all the shadow detail which gave me options. In the end I crunched the blacks considerably.

Screenshots on my Website
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:39 AM

It could have been color-corrected that way, or it could have been downconverted poorly, or mastered for DVD poorly.

This HD movie I shot now called "Two Brothers and a Bride" (aka "A Foreign Affair") looks too bright & washed out on DVD compared to the original HD master. I asked the director about it and all he said was that the distributor did that, whether intentionally or accidentally, I don't know.
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#4 peter orland

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 03:50 PM

I recently shot a trailer for a horror film called SHADOW FALLS on the F900 and have had phenomenal results. What I like about the F900 is that it captured all the shadow detail which gave me options. In the end I crunched the blacks considerably.

Screenshots on my Website


The stills looks good, thanks.


This HD movie I shot now called "Two Brothers and a Bride" (aka "A Foreign Affair") looks too bright & washed out on DVD compared to the original HD master. I asked the director about it and all he said was that the distributor did that, whether intentionally or accidentally, I don't know.


Concidering that most people will probably see it on DVD, you must want to kill someone.
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