Dobson wrote: ↑
August 16th, 2019, 4:24 pm
A digital image graded to look like film is pretty much indistinguishable from the real deal.
When digital tries to be film, it is even worse. I had to stop watching stranger things on netflix because they artificially added grain and it looked rediculous. The grain structure is inherent in a film stock and it changes with every cell, 24 times a second.
As you can see people in 2019 are aspiring to digitally emulate
the look of a 1959 movie.
Every once in a while someone claims they will get there
and digital enthusiasts get their hopes up. There was a guy who said he had found a way to make digital look like film and that he was confident to convince Nolan.
These guys get free publicity and disappear.
You can talk to any established name in cinematography world and he'll tell you that getting the film look with digital is pseudoscience.
This 31" reference monitor costs £30,000 and yet you can see color artifacts with close up. And this is the best of digital.
In terms of pure image quality
, digital cinema will never look that good.
Reason? There is no real color there. It produces all colors artifically.
So, why don't we see these color artifacts? That's because our marvelous brain compensate for these artifacts by color correction and additional processing (think of it like upscaling in modern TVs).
In fact, the reason you find higher resolution images more pleasing is because your brain doesn't have to upscale those images that much. Our photochemical eyes see everything in 576 MP so there is a lot of 'upscaling' involved even if you are watching an 8K picture.
In case of photochemical film ,the dye colors, grain, silver particles are trapped in transparent 3D emulsion. Shining light through them will always look more natural and organic. There is real color involved afterall.
All this and I have not even scratched the surface. Most people here will google stuff for knowledge. What they don't know is that Google results reflect the opinions monopolized by the electronic companies.
As an example google 'physical vs digital keyboard'. The first result you'll see says that on screen keyboards are actually better than real keyboards.
https://litreactor.com/columns/onscreen ... -keyboards