I am watching BBC and PBS Antique Roadshow programs from internet and tv. I am just a photographer and have some Leicas and know about seeing image quality.
I dont know why but 90s editions have a Dutch Painting Quality Light spreaded everywhere. Images looks so stable and noise free. There is noone looks like a oily bright skin and close ups are catalog quality.
What is responsible for noise free , rock steady images , elegant colors and the elegant light spread ?
Why no more ? What kind of cameras and lenses they were using. Is VHS or BETA recording have a impact on quality ?
How someone accomplish such a quality with post processing ?