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When I saw Blade Runner 2049 a few weeks ago I could totally see the pixels when text appeared on the screen. It was odd. I thought the point to digital projection was that it was better!
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:19 (three years ago) link
9 of 10 commercial theater projectors use 3 x DLP chips, which have a pretty good fill factor (95%), but that 5% comprises a black margin around every pixel. This could be solved with a slight defocusing, so that bleed from pixels effectively covers gaps between pixels.
Some theaters are still running older 2K projectors (2048×1080) (the 4Ks are ~$100k investments), which have no more resolution than the monitor I'm typing at, and less than current TVs. Sit too close, with a "perfectly" focused projector and pixels will be visible.
― Chaos reigns... in my pants (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:49 (two years ago) link
Edward Norton, at the end of an interview that's mostly about Motherless Brooklyn:
If I had to say the single biggest contributor to people preferring to watch things on Netflix versus going to theaters, it’s that the theaters nickel and dime on bulbs. People have no idea how many theaters do this. A lot of filmmakers and cinematographers that I know that have really started to look into this say that more than 60 percent of American theaters are running their projector at almost half the luminosity that they’re required by contract to run it at. It’s the theater chains that are destroying the theatrical experience. Period, full-stop. No one else.
They are delivering crappy sound and a dim picture, and no one is calling them on it. If they were delivering what they’re supposed to be delivering, people would be going, “Wow, this is amazing, I do not get this at home.” Like Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise with the motion smoothing, when they said to turn off the gaming thing, you’re ruining the work we’re giving to you! Well, I want people to literally walk into their theater and find the manager and say, “If this looks dark, you’re giving me my money back. Because I’m paying—and at the ArcLight, I’m paying premium—for a premium experience.”
I went in and quality control-tested my movie in a theater that was running Captain Marvel, and you know 14 is the spec that it’s supposed to be running at, and it was running at a 6.2. That means it was literally running at less than half the light that was supposed to be on there. You want to train people. Like, go get your money back. If the movie looks dark, it was—go get your money back! I think we should rally around that. I really do.
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:23 (one year ago) link