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Blu-ray - Smoothing (poor man's HDR)

tripecac
Rivendell

Mar 29 2013, 8:48pm

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My TV (Samsung UA40D6600) has smoothing options: blur reduction and judder reduction.

When I crank those options up to max, the movement is very fluid, similar to what we saw in the HDR theater. The smoothing is especially noticeable during panning of scenery or when the map moves across the screen like it did in LotR. It definitely helps reduce the stutter/strobe effect. 3D is already somewhat strobe-like, so it's nice having that additional smoothing.

The downside of smoothing is the occasional "smearing" artefacts, or when parts of a slightly moving image don't change while other parts do.

So there's a trade-off with smoothing.

I'm curious what settings you guys use for the Hobbit (and/or LotR).

Do you smooth the 3D version, but leave the 2D version normal? Do you smooth both? Neither?


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 29 2013, 9:28pm

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I noted this a couple of weeks ago. It's like watching a 24fps version of the film, but in HFR. It's brilliant.


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Mar 29 2013, 10:23pm

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i have a lg4800 i think it is, i usually turn all smoothing and extras off, but the hobbit is one i might turn it back on for. the option is good for new fully digital animations like toy story 3

i guess ill just test it out on a few scenes, but i hate watching a movie and having to mess around with options to get it like i imagine it should be!

on the other hand, im amusing the conversion to bluray 2d would be done in such a way that you shouldnt need the smoothing,

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Mar 30 2013, 12:20am

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that an even coating of petroleum jelly smeared on the screen does the same thing.

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jimmyfenn
Rohan


Mar 30 2013, 1:18am

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i think your in the wrong sort of forum mate

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Mar 30 2013, 4:47am

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I am where I belong [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool

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pulpfiction16
Rivendell

Mar 30 2013, 7:47am

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HFR, not HDR [In reply to] Can't Post

HDR is high dynamic range.


Spaldron
Rivendell


Mar 30 2013, 2:23pm

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Smoothing.... [In reply to] Can't Post

....or Tru-motion as it's usually called isn't my cup of tea frankly. It's artificially creating frames to fill in the ones not there, unlike HFR which genuinely had 48fps. I'd stick to watching the film the way it's presented rather than using effects to alter the image.

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."


aifeme
Rivendell


Mar 30 2013, 3:11pm

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I also have Samsung 3D TV [In reply to] Can't Post

and I'm going to see Hobbit in 3D in TruMotion. It doesn't look good in 2D movie, but I hope it will do for the HobbitSmile


tripecac
Rivendell

Mar 30 2013, 5:07pm

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Sorry about that. I've been thinking about HDR a lot recently.

HFR. HFR. HFR.

Or rather

HFRHFRHFR

:)

 
 

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