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What's the Difference?!

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14th August 2006 8:10  #1

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
What's the Difference?!
If you look on the back of most DVD's it says 'Mastered in High Definition'. What does that mean? Obivously it's not an HD-DVD but it's in HD? How does that make sense?!

14th August 2006 11:41  #2

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
it means the film was shot in HD

14th August 2006 14:33  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
It means the DVD-video for the disc was taken from a print of the film that was transferred to high definition, and this includes movies shot on actual film stock and not just films shot in HD. For instance, the upcoming, remastered Blade Runner: Director's Cut disc has been mastered from a high definition source by creating a digital copy of the film, cleaning it up, and creating an HD master. The DVD-video for the upcoming disc was then created by encoding an MPEG-2 version based on the HD master. Most DVDs are taken from such a source nowadays and have been for a while.

14th August 2006 19:51  #4

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Ohhhhhhh, one more question. Where the hell do you learn all this?!

14th August 2006 22:05  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
We kinda run a DVD website Wink

19th August 2006 19:38  #6

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Director7 wrote: Ohhhhhhh, one more question. Where the hell do you learn all this?!

Not from Mr Badass. Seven was not shot on HD.

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