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#244707 - 02/03/09 07:13 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: jakewash]
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LOL! At first I thought he was referring to the dog trainer that is on t.v (different last name). Than I remembered about the original Batman movie and the television show. It was a bit before my time so it slipped my mind.
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#244717 - 02/03/09 07:41 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: BlueJays1]
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A bit before mine, but I saw the TV shows in re-runs in the early 70's. He was about 60 years old in the TV show... amazing.
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#246068 - 02/10/09 09:05 AM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
...with Pixar movies being the highest standard, though they cheat by using computers to animate their films. Those bastards!


Pixar begin all animation as hand-drawns and have a policy to never re-use rendered footage or skeleton animations in any movie. Compare that to the hundreds of examples that show disney recycling their animation footage and I think you'll find it's unfair to say that pixar "cheat by using computers".

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#246085 - 02/10/09 10:54 AM Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: Ratticon]
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So PIXAR is the new Demo Standard?

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#246096 - 02/10/09 11:49 AM Re: Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: BoB/335]
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Actually, you should get the best video from a quality animated flick like those that Pixar puts out. The video is 100% digital (at some point) and doesn't have grain or even any flaws unless they specifically add it. Plus since all of the audio is done in the studio with effects being added in, they *should* have great sound as well.

So maybe a Pixar movie should be the demo standard, however some people like the "coolness" factor of something like The Dark Knight.
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#246110 - 02/10/09 12:57 PM Re: Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: nickbuol]
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 Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Actually, you should get the best video from a quality animated flick like those that Pixar puts out. The video is 100% digital (at some point) and doesn't have grain or even any flaws unless they specifically add it. Plus since all of the audio is done in the studio with effects being added in, they *should* have great sound as well.

So maybe a Pixar movie should be the demo standard, however some people like the "coolness" factor of something like The Dark Knight.


For me, it is a bit more than that. Animation is just that. So while it might look incredible, it won't look real because it isn't. So I don't know how real Buzz Light-year looks. Whereas, I know what a skyscraper at night looks like so the accuracy is quantifiable, which is what I'm thinking of in terms of demo material. Don't get me wrong, I love the Pixar films, fantastic stuff. But as a demo standard, I have a hard time using them as you can't really determine accuracy, just wow factor.

And, some films are now recorded in digital from the start. I think Collateral was filmed in digital, so animations are no longer the only pure digital signals. And DK was in IMAX, so you have a transfer to deal with, but the amount of information is so much more (100% more actually) that the impact of any transfer issues is much less than traditional film.

My 2 cents...
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#246111 - 02/10/09 01:01 PM Re: Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: Zimm]
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I just like watching movies. You know, with decent storylines and such.
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#246112 - 02/10/09 01:02 PM Re: Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: Ken.C]
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Toy Story has a great storyline!

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#246138 - 02/10/09 02:38 PM Re: Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: BoB/335]
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and sound and video! ;\)
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#246170 - 02/10/09 04:11 PM Re: Is PIXAR the new demo standard? [Re: myrison]
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Hey, speaking of Toy Story, just two weeks until my WDW vacation! YEE-HAAAAA!
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