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Forum: Broadcasting 05-03-2014, 20:13
Replies: 801
Views: 30,714
Posted By mwardy
I have to admit I haven't read any of the...

I have to admit I haven't read any of the previous posts as I don't have time at the moment, but I have to say, and I'm somewhat surprised to find myself taking this line, it would be better to close...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-02-2014, 21:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By mwardy
It would help if they actually had a standard to...

It would help if they actually had a standard to work to, rather than spewing out some undefined, if high resolution, mess that gives only a fraction of what UHDTV could do...This could kill the next...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-02-2014, 18:29
Replies: 3,067
Views: 249,793
Posted By mwardy
Yeah, I think I will--I think it's got to be a...

Yeah, I think I will--I think it's got to be a bad case of cut and paste without reading the complaint properly. Or of not having a clue.



One of the formatting buttons for forum posts--it's...
Forum: Broadcasting 04-02-2014, 20:21
Replies: 3,067
Views: 249,793
Posted By mwardy
Encouraging. Compare that to this bizarre reply...

Encouraging. Compare that to this bizarre reply regarding the 16:9 showing of Point Blank on BBC4:

"Dear [mwardy]

Thanks for contacting us regarding the film 'Point Blank' as broadcast 19 January...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-02-2014, 17:34
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Posted By mwardy
Ah, OK--thanks for that. Shows it's worth...

Ah, OK--thanks for that.

Shows it's worth persisting!
Forum: Broadcasting 30-01-2014, 20:15
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Posted By mwardy
Oh-oh. How long did those DOGs last on digital...

Oh-oh.

How long did those DOGs last on digital BBC1 and BBC2 because of complaints? A week?

I hope technologist isn't reflecting current BBC thinking and a new DOG assault is on the way. I...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-01-2014, 11:44
Replies: 3,067
Views: 249,793
Posted By mwardy
Point Blank was on BBC4 (HD) yesterday cropped to...

Point Blank was on BBC4 (HD) yesterday cropped to 16:9 and with the DOG left on. Double crassness because a) PB is a film that uses widescreen to evoke specific responses of unease in the viewer (as...
Forum: Movies 27-12-2013, 15:35
Replies: 26
Views: 3,902
Posted By mwardy
Excellent post #15...

Excellent post #15 (http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showpost.php?p=63676318&postcount=15) from Kodaz.

This is the sort of 'freedom' the paranoid, rent-seeking content owners foresee for...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-12-2013, 11:06
Replies: 316
Views: 27,476
Posted By mwardy
Yes, good informative stuff, and she's very...

Yes, good informative stuff, and she's very responsive to viewer comments. (Unlike on some other BBC blogs, though on reflection they tend to be the ones from programme makers rather than the tech...
Forum: Movies 21-12-2013, 12:12
Replies: 136
Views: 15,269
Posted By mwardy
I saw was very occasional fuzziness which looked...

I saw was very occasional fuzziness which looked like ISO noise. But I think you are right, sometimes HFR was applied more enthusiastically than others. I guess they are changing the shutter angle,...
Forum: Movies 21-12-2013, 12:09
Replies: 136
Views: 15,269
Posted By mwardy
Yes, that is the question I think, and one that...

Yes, that is the question I think, and one that might take quite a long time to answer, if/when more get made which are less in your face and more about depth, and using 3D to tell the story. But...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2013, 22:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By mwardy
Ah, OK--ta.

Ah, OK--ta.
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2013, 21:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By mwardy
What did you say? Obviously you can't say it...

What did you say?

Obviously you can't say it again, but some clue would be useful. Was it the one about some royal calling another babykins or something? Which had been reported on the BBC?

One :(...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-12-2013, 19:24
Replies: 48
Views: 4,027
Posted By mwardy
I saw the last Poirot and the PQ was dire in the...

I saw the last Poirot and the PQ was dire in the many low lit scenes. Didn't know about the bitrate reduction because I hardly pay attention to ITV but I guess that must be the reason; never seen it...
Forum: Movies 19-12-2013, 11:43
Replies: 136
Views: 15,269
Posted By mwardy
@James2001: Yes, as I say, I'd like to see films...

@James2001: Yes, as I say, I'd like to see films in 2D HFR as well. All I was trying to get at is, unlike 3D there would be no obligation to formulate a new film language as you go. Though of course...
Forum: Freesat 19-12-2013, 10:51
Replies: 101
Views: 6,746
Posted By mwardy
I think the situation would be quite similar to...

I think the situation would be quite similar to what happens now--material shot in 60p would need pulldown converting for 50p systems and vice versa. As that would mainly be sport, talk shows etc,...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-12-2013, 00:32
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By mwardy
Arts programming+DOG=instant fail, I'd...

Arts programming+DOG=instant fail, I'd think.

They don't always bring in the viewers, as their absence on the main Sky channels would seem to attest to. But maybe Dancc (post 9) is right and they'll...
Forum: Movies 18-12-2013, 22:29
Replies: 136
Views: 15,269
Posted By mwardy
That was exactly my thought last year. Now, I'd...

That was exactly my thought last year. Now, I'd still like to see 2D HFR, and it could well be a more direct development from SFR which leaves everything else intact, but I don't think of 3D as the...
Forum: Freesat 18-12-2013, 22:19
Replies: 101
Views: 6,746
Posted By mwardy
Ah, OK. But that leaves out a true 60Hz temporal...

Ah, OK. But that leaves out a true 60Hz temporal resolution, doesn't it?
Forum: Freesat 18-12-2013, 22:00
Replies: 101
Views: 6,746
Posted By mwardy
I forgot to say, thanks to technologist not only...

I forgot to say, thanks to technologist not only for the blog link I mentioned earlier but also for his link to the youtube video in post #18. People might also be interested in another video I found...
Forum: Freesat 18-12-2013, 21:41
Replies: 101
Views: 6,746
Posted By mwardy
But 150Hz would work for easy PAL framerate...

But 150Hz would work for easy PAL framerate downconversions as required but not NTSC. 120 is the reverse. 300 makes everyone happy!
Forum: Movies 18-12-2013, 21:26
Replies: 136
Views: 15,269
Posted By mwardy
Hmm. I was thinking about this whilst watching it...

Hmm. I was thinking about this whilst watching it (in HFR), and occasionally closed one eye to get 2D. I think the 3D is an almost completely separate experience, evoking a continuous sense of a...
Forum: Freesat 18-12-2013, 19:50
Replies: 101
Views: 6,746
Posted By mwardy
I have some sympathies with what you're saying....

I have some sympathies with what you're saying. (I think the phrase the Sky man used was that we don't want the industry to 'deliver too little too soon'.) Yet I suspect the outcome of a too-delayed...
Forum: Movies 13-12-2013, 17:05
Replies: 136
Views: 15,269
Posted By mwardy
Saw it today. Never lets up, Smaug is impressive...

Saw it today. Never lets up, Smaug is impressive and IMAX HFR 3D is the bee's knees. The only way to watch it!

PS 3D is mainly excellently well handled IMHO (and this from someone who tends to be 3D...
Forum: Broadcasting 12-12-2013, 11:18
Replies: 316
Views: 27,476
Posted By mwardy
It's not the same, as per the BBC's policy for HD...

It's not the same, as per the BBC's policy for HD channels except BBC 1 and 2 it's less opaque (though still unacceptable to me). At some level they seem to realise the perversity of spoiling a...
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