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    What quality are films in the cinema?

    Went to see quantum of solace ( good film but not casino royale) But when watching it ( being a high def owner) i couldnt help think hmmm the quality isnt that good
    So my question is what quality are films in the cinema ?

    Daniel

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    far better than your HD thats for sure. Imagine your screen resolution on a 40 foot screen.

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    csiman;3379430

    far better than your HD thats for sure. Imagine your screen resolution on … far better than your HD thats for sure. Imagine your screen resolution on a 40 foot screen.



    I know but the quality just doesnt seem good on the screen even though its supposed to be be about 4000x2000

    While a 35mm negative has a 'resolution' of about 4k pixels, this is only … While a 35mm negative has a 'resolution' of about 4k pixels, this is only on the camera negative. Traditionally, this is cut and from that an interpositive copy is made, and from the interpositive many internegatives are made. These internegatives are then used to make the prints seen in the cinemas.Each of these copies eat away at the resolution to such an extent that what you'll see projected at the cinema probably only manages to have a little more resolution than SD video -- certainly less than can be achieved via HD displays.


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    Your quote pretty much sums it up. Most cinemas still use analogue video. I saw Quantum of Solace too and was very annoyed to see lots of scratches and dirt on the film. Obviously the reel my cinema used had seen some abuse, and it really detracted from my enjoyment of the film.

    I think in practice the resolution is far higher than SD. As you can imagine, watching SD video on a screen that size would look terrible, and the definition certainly didn't look terrible.

    dandoc2;3379458

    I know but the quality just doesnt seem good on the screen even though … I know but the quality just doesnt seem good on the screen even though its supposed to be be about 4000x2000http://www.avforums.com/forums/high-definition-tv-hardware/315206-whats-resolution-cinema-screen.html



    if you knew this why post the question? PPppfffttt!

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    Jackie Chan;3379993

    if you knew this why post the question? PPppfffttt!



    No i meant i knew it was higher than hd

    might be slightly out of focus? i've seen flicks like that lately

    dcx_badass;3380295

    That's from 2006 thougth.It has to be at least HD otherwise it would be … That's from 2006 thougth.It has to be at least HD otherwise it would be like watching SD on a HD screen all blurry, and it's not, just has occasional scratches.



    I could be wrong, but the fact that it is being projected means that it isn't at all like an SD picture being upscaled to fit the 1080p res. of the panel. But yea, in about 10 years i'm sure we'll see digital cinemas. 40 foot super hi. def. panels.

    P.S. I don't think even an incredibly low resolution (47 x 20) could make that film worse than it was
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