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#119310 - 12/08/05 06:01 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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When I say 8k images I meant 8192x6144 images. At just over 200Mb per frame, and 24 frames in a single second of footage, the data piles up mighty fast!

Unless screen sizes in people's homes get much larger than the current 60"+ we have now, or even the 120"+ screens in FP systems, there's really not much need for anything more than 1920x1080. Hell, if you go to your local cinema and watch a movie, it's likely been film recorded at 1828x988 on to 35mm film. (Granted the original film had MUCH higher resolution.) Digital projectors in theatres are also only 2K.

4K projectors are just starting to see the light of day, and honestly I think in the 35mm world, 4K projectors and digital cameras will be the standard in the future. These holographic discs will likely help move digital capture and projection forward towards 4K.

But in the home? Why would you need that much resolution? Unless you have massive screen sizes, you simply don't need that much resolution.




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#119311 - 12/08/05 06:04 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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When do you expect work on the secret IMAX:Home equipment to finish?
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#119312 - 12/08/05 06:04 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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I was joking about the 8k image thing

But thanks for posting that info. Interesting. And I agree, 1080p should be adequate for most home theaters.

But watch, that statement will be as foolish as the others in a few years

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#119313 - 12/08/05 07:33 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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I hope they up the res on digital projection. I can see pixels pretty easily...
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#119314 - 12/08/05 07:38 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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I'm pretty sure 4k will eventually be the standard for digital projection and capture in the movie industry (sans IMAX).

2k in the home, 4k at the cinema.


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#119315 - 12/08/05 07:50 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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Why in the home?

Because they can my friend!

Think of the extras that could be put on a disc of that capacity. Lower compression for video, higher bitrate for audio.

Heck, a disc of that size would be George Lucas's dream! He could market 30 or so versions of each Star Wars film, in HD, WITH all kinds of extras and sell them on a single disc!

Imagine having access to an entire library of films. Yes, cost would be a consideration, but on older films that have gone into public domain, a couple hundred movies could be "shoveled" onto a disc of that size!

How about the data possibilities? What about the possibility of maintaining your own personal library of literary works?

Yeah it'll come, but I wouldn't hold my breath. There is too much money to be made on the HD/BluRay products (if marketed correctly).

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#119316 - 12/09/05 03:56 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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Lower compression and higher bit rates, sure, but higher resolution? Not needed.

I always thought with the advent of DVD, that we'd be blessed with DVD's with the entire Beatles work. DVD's have the capacity. ??? I'm guessing it's a marketing thing...do you want your customers to buy 20 cd's or one dvd?


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#119317 - 12/09/05 04:11 PM Re: Who needs HD-DVD or Blue Ray?!
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Craig, I obviously do not want you to divulge proprietary information, but is the projected IMAX image the 8k one you referred to, or is that image size just for the production end of things?

Just curious.
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