Werner's Resolution Issue
Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:07 AM
I've been thinking about your resolution questions. I think you won't get any concrete answers due to this fact: Both digital and optical paths change the data, whether analog/optical or analog/digital/analog, so many times that prediction becomes almost impossible. Only if you can state every step of the production from taking to release print, could you even have an approximate number on the final resolution. It was almost guessable back in the all optical days. These days, the DI part does so much to the data (algorithsms galore) that final output becomes almost incalculably complicated. Even more so in the analog/digital/analog jump points at the scanner and recorder. Each of those machines deliver different results based on design and year of manufacture. Then the software handling the data does it's peculiar things. As well, digital projection interprets the data even further.
I think this is why people tend to use rules of thumb and rough numbers when translating digital and analog equivalents.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 11:16 PM
Edited by David A Venhaus, 20 December 2006 - 11:17 PM.