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Old June 12th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #16
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I respectfully disagree. 60P and 60i do not look the same but have similarities.

60i looks real. 60P looks "hyper" real.
You are entitled to your opinion but the HD sports networks look pretty real to me.

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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #17
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Hey guys, i need an english tech lesson:what's the strobe effect?

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Old November 22nd, 2009, 09:36 PM   #18
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I think they are referring to the strobe effect as a slower framerate in which you can see the frames changing.

Look at a faster pan while recording 24p and you will see the motion going faster than the frames, which shows the frames changing.

Slower shutter speeds would make the image mushy, not stroby imho.

Faster shutter speeds might look more stroby. Sort of slices of images rather than s smooth flow between frames.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #19
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60P has twice as much vertical information in a given 1/60th interval over 60i. 60i also swaps between upper and lower so not only are you losing resolution in comparison, you are losing temporal resolution (have the temporal resolution on every line)

This does make a difference on certain subject matters.

Now, 720p60 may not appear to some as good as 1080i50 because of the decreased (although ultimately similiar) spatial resolution, but comparing apples with apples - i.e 720i60 (not a real format) to 720p60 or 1080i60 to 1080p60 (a very uncommon format because of the bandwidth required), the interlaced ones are literally half an apple, compared to progressive which are whole apples.

Of course, this is assuming a chain in which footage is shot at the same frame rate as display, and no film mimicking cadence etc is required, and appropriate shutter speeds etc are used.

Ultimately, the faster the refresh rate, and the higher the resolution, the more 'window' like an image is going to become in terms of perceivable spatial and temporal qualities. Your brain will not notice how the image is being displayed, and only be able to see the image being produced (and any intervening materials like glass etc.)
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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #20
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I'll just stir the pot up a bit and cackle... (too late for Halloween I guess) but from a quality camera system or 35mm film I have NEVER seen 1080i (60i)broadcast look as good as a 720p 60fps broadcast. Why HBO broadcasts in 1080i is beyond me. Nothing more lame than watching Soprano's HD interlaced and watching the HDTV struggle to to deinterlace the super compressed signal. My 720p TV shows and movies look better from iTunes than HBO HD ond DirecTV of the same or similar programs.

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I have heard good things about DirecTV's VOD 1080p (24fps only), though my box died and I haven't bothered to call in a replacement so I can't say first hand.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 08:10 AM   #21
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As I posted earlier it depends on the display your watching the program on. All flat panel ( plasma and LCD) have to deinterlace an interlaced video to display on the progressive screen ( 60hz at least in NA). How this is done has more effect on the video than most else!!! IF the video is 1080i and the LCD is a 720p set the display has to deinterlace AND scale the image. A 720P incoming signal will look way better than a 1080i on a low cost 720p set. Another reason for the high advertising dollar sports networks to use 720p !!! The video is a lot better on most sets. Fits nicely on the 720p low cost LCD's and 60p makes the scaling easier for the 1080 sets.
The ideal for me would be 1920x1080P60 but that isn't in any of the standards!!!
The newer 240HZ sets like my Sony do a good job of both a 1080i input and 720p since they interpolate extra frames and smooth out any input ( including 24p!!!!)

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Old November 26th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #22
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I agree Ron.

I am surprised at the difference just between Plasma & LCD.

I have a 1080p plasma and my dad just picked up a 1080p LCD. We both have DirecTv.

The LCD really handles the images in a different way. In a way, almost everything looks interlaced. A real "video" feel.

My plasma makes everything look filmic. I much prefer the plasma.

When I see Blu-rays playing in a retail store on one of the new LCD tvs I am shocked at how interlaced the 24p content looks. They are doing something with adding frames at the television stage as that stuff does not look that way in the theatre.

This stuff is so complicated...
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Old November 27th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #23
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I have Panasonic 1080p Plasma and a new Sony 240hz LCD. Since I do not like the slow frame rate look I like the Sony for a lot of things better than the plasma. The Sony interpolates the signal to create a refresh frame rate of 240. That's why it looks so smooth but can playback 24p as one would expect in the cinema. A frame rate of 24 with flicker rate of a 5 blade projector shutter.
A guess my goal is different to lots of people. I want the set to look like a window on the event. If its a concert I want the feel of sitting in the seat in the audience. When I am in a concert and move my head the background doesn't judder!!!!! etc etc
Remember 24p was an economic compromise. Nothing to do with technology or art. It was the best the business community could deliver to meet their business case. The technology and the art was developed to make the best of the choice. Film camera technique was developed to mask the deficiencies of the frame rate( the rate was more to deliver acceptable sound).
I don't use my film camera anymore( thought it was the greatest in the 60s) can't wait to get HD with high progressive frame rate .

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Old November 27th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #24
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Good points.

I am not a massive 24p fan, but I do think it adds a certain unique distance and time suspension feel to footage.

For example, I shot a concert using 720p60 and when I put the 60p footage on a 24p timeline, the scene had a uniqueness like the event was captured in the past.

It lost that present feeling of 60p, but added a different, interesting point of view.

It all has a place. The problem is trying to find out if your clients want (or really don't dislike) a certain look before you shoot their project.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #25
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I agree for a fictional story do whatever it takes to get the emotion into the video. The problem I have is just because 24p works for a film doesn't mean the news would look that good in 24p!!! It was OK when there was no choice. I for one like to see anything that is intended to place the viewer "there" be as close as possible to reality. High resolution and frame rate, a window. To me a record of an event falls in this category. A story about events is different. I think this is where I have most of my issues with some HD material on TV. There are supposed documentaries shot like music videos!!!! Very annoying.
A story is different, use whatever effects work. The viewer either likes it or not.
Most of my interests are in archiving performances hence my desire for high resolution and frame rate. I do not want to second guess the director, lighting designer, choreographer etc etc..

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Old November 28th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #26
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1080p60 will be great if it ever happens, but a lot has to change to be able to distribute in that format.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #27
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I am not so bothered about delivering in 1080P60 just acquisition as it would make all the other conversions a lot better I think. No interlace artifacts and down conversion may also be improved.

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Old November 29th, 2009, 08:52 AM   #28
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Good point. Keeping the 60Hz standard for DVD is the best way.

I think I heard the major networks shoot the NFL etc... in 1080p60

Might be wrong though.
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