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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 15 2012, 11:06pm

Post #26 of 73 (419 views)
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That's actually good to hear [In reply to] Can't Post

And though it is a bit of a con, is a really really big screen not worth a few extra bucks? Smile


narflet
Bree


Nov 15 2012, 11:08pm

Post #27 of 73 (411 views)
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Crying with laughter. Literally crying. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 15 2012, 11:10pm

Post #28 of 73 (407 views)
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Isn't it [In reply to] Can't Post

The most classic, and awesome, typo in the history of typos?


narflet
Bree


Nov 15 2012, 11:13pm

Post #29 of 73 (400 views)
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Yes and no... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm quite happy to pay a bit more for a giant screen experience, there are 2 where I live - 1 and IMAX branded one, the other is just a truthfully named 'giant screen'. However, the IMAX is actually smaller than the Giant Screen and they charge more!

Plus, their branding con causes so many confusions (as evidenced by this thread) that it just really annoys me.


narflet
Bree


Nov 15 2012, 11:22pm

Post #30 of 73 (565 views)
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IMAX is 70mm and Red Epic are the same aspect ratio as 35mm / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Owain
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 1:08am

Post #31 of 73 (397 views)
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No there will be no loss of content in IMAX [In reply to] Can't Post

It will be widescreen.

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Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 2:03am

Post #32 of 73 (399 views)
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i understood [In reply to] Can't Post

the Red One was 35 mm as far as aspect ratio and quality and that Red Epic surpassed 35 mm and had the ability to shoot at 4 k which is the equivalent of 70 mm...


imin
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 2:18am

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this is from the red epic forum [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?59036-Resolution-of-35mm-film-and-70mm-IMAX-film

looks like imax 70mm is still the best by a fair amount


narflet
Bree


Nov 16 2012, 2:19am

Post #34 of 73 (385 views)
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Don't know about the Red One... [In reply to] Can't Post

but the Red Epic's 4k resolution (which I believe is actually 5k, but projected at 4k in cinemas) is actually higher resolution than the 70mm IMAX film stock. Resolution and aspect ratio is different - so the Red Epics are higher resolution and a different aspect ratio from IMAX film.

So, if you see The Hobbit in a screen with a 4k projector, that should be the best quality image available.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 3:00am

Post #35 of 73 (379 views)
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Higher resolution even at 2-4 times the magnification? [In reply to] Can't Post

If the finished film is 35mm (which a couple people have kindly pointed out) it needs to be enlarged more than 70mm film stock. Alternately, if they could make a 70mm print the grain would be larger than if they had shot it on 70mm film, right?

But I mean we're talking about differences in resolution that hardly anyone would even notice when comparing still images to still images... aren't we?


Owain
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 3:38am

Post #36 of 73 (354 views)
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Great explanation :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 4:43am

Post #37 of 73 (343 views)
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Yes, it's funny, but that word really should be edited out by an Admin (yet again). // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 16 2012, 5:13am

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*snicker* [In reply to] Can't Post

Admin to the rescue.

Now everyone will wonder what the joke was. Angelic


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Magpie
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Nov 16 2012, 5:22am

Post #39 of 73 (326 views)
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strongly resisting the urge to pun, right now. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 5:34am

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Oopsie! Not if you don't edit Shelob'sAppetite's post quoting it! ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 6:00am

Post #41 of 73 (326 views)
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No fun at all! [In reply to] Can't Post

C'mon! That was such an epic and historic typo, that it certainly warrants an exception to the rules! Smile


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 6:03am

Post #42 of 73 (312 views)
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My mom is still laughing about it and your response to it. =) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 6:14am

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Yet it whizzed right by me on both the first pass, and on number 2. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 6:20am

Post #44 of 73 (320 views)
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I'm surprised [In reply to] Can't Post

You could have missed something that was plopped right in front of you. Though in this case, you should be relieved...

A waste of a good joke, really.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 6:42am

Post #45 of 73 (342 views)
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As if disturbed, its foul odour lingers yet in this thread [In reply to] Can't Post

which is not necessarily a bad thing Wink


totoro
Lorien

Nov 16 2012, 11:25am

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It should be easy for folks to figure out what the typo was after that brief pun-flurry [In reply to] Can't Post

But I will not squat to your level.


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 2:22pm

Post #47 of 73 (283 views)
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This isn't true of all movies, though, is it? [In reply to] Can't Post

Even some digital IMAX movies are released in a different aspect ratio, aren't they?

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 2:28pm

Post #48 of 73 (271 views)
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I would have fixed it if I could [In reply to] Can't Post

When it was pointed out, the first thing I did was go to see if I could still edit my post. So I am happy that Altaira has corrected it.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 2:31pm

Post #49 of 73 (281 views)
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There can be 70mm films that aren't IMAX, though. [In reply to] Can't Post

I find IMAX's branding to be really strange, to be honest. I've seen 70mm movies projected at theaters without IMAX branding. For example, the AFI Silver theater is well known for showing a 70mm print of Lawrence of Arabia. It looks great, actually. I'm hoping that 4K will give us similar quality, but I am not expert enough in these matters to know.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 3:34pm

Post #50 of 73 (285 views)
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Party pooper? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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