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Ughhh, I can't believe I'm about to bring up the lighting issue again
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Sep 28 2012, 1:05am

Post #51 of 55 (1049 views)
Great [In reply to] Can't Post

And if so, I might just learn to "stop worrying, and love the Red Epic!"


Sep 28 2012, 8:54am

Post #52 of 55 (1044 views)
I'm sure it will be a great 3D movie. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's the 2D version I'm worried about, along with having a completely different feel to the LotR films.

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Sep 28 2012, 4:30pm

Post #53 of 55 (1092 views)
What will be the problem with the 2D version? [In reply to] Can't Post

I plan to first watch the film in 2D, and don't want to be seeing a vastly inferior product...


Oct 1 2012, 5:37am

Post #54 of 55 (1099 views)
2D vs. 3D [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know if anyone has answered this yet.

I hear a lot of people saying that the brightness level is high because the 3D glasses will darken the picture.

That's all fine and dandy but what will the brightness level be when watching it in 2D. Are they going to make it slightly darker, or is it going to be as bright as watching 3D without the glasses. I hope it's darker.

Secondly, what brightness level are we seeing with the trailer?

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Oct 1 2012, 7:53am

Post #55 of 55 (1055 views)
There are a number of things. [In reply to] Can't Post

But the biggest one is, if you can remove a dimension form a movie without loosing anything, then that extra dimension wasn't being used properly in the first place.

We have already discussed contrast and colour saturation. Whilst these could be tackled in post production, my experience of 2D prints is that the film producers tend not to bother. I caught Journey to the Centre of the Earth in 2D on TV the other day, and the colours looked like an LSD trip!

The issue that cannot be fixed in post-production is shot composition. To make what's happening clear, you have to separate it. So, in a 2D film, you have screen left, screen right, screen centre. In a 3D film, you have the option to separate action into foreground, middle-ground, background instead. We see a couple of shots that do this in the trailer. When you convert such a shot into 2D, everything can end up compressed into a confusing mess where it is difficult to tell what is going on.

For these, and other reasons, I expect the 2D print of The Hobbit to be significantly inferior to the 3D version.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...

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