Originally Posted by Rafael Amador
Mark, all this business is about to DECEIVING THE EYES.
It doesn't matter how you do it.
Art has nothing to do with the number of bits you shoot with.
The technical means should never be an obstacle on the creation process.
If Rembrandt wouldn't have had brushes, he would have painted with the hands.
....Hi Rafael. I think you may be missing the point I was trying to make in this thread. From my point of view, it is less about eye deception, and more about the quality of the image I want to deliver to the client. I understand your point quite well - after all - I shoot with a prosumer HDV camcorder for broadcast only because I can fool them by delivering a 3 chip camera job in the specific network codec they stipulate, (XDCAM HD 4:2:2 Long GOP @ 50 Mbps) along with the correct 4:2:2 color space. However, I've heard that perennial argument which always starts off with the words, "Good Enough," and "99 % of the viewers can't tell the difference," etc, etc. Here's the thing - *I can tell the difference.* Here's the other thing - I'm an artist, as well as a story teller, and every good artists knows the limitations of his paint, brushes, and his canvass, and the artist uses them accordingly not to produce a work which is "good enough," rather, to "strive for perfection," as Michelangelo wrote in his autobiography. I know for some who are reading this, that my artistic preferences are way too effete for them, but there it is.