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Captain Pike 05-07-2009 09:29 AM

Help me out please
 
Ok I just logged on to my local cinemark theater to check movie time for Trek and it gave me two options.

#1 Star Trek-7pm & 10pm
#2 Star Trek Digital-8pm & 11pm

Which should I go see and why?

AyanEva 05-07-2009 10:01 AM

I think (don't quote me on this) that digital is supposed to be better...?! Theaters are switching to it anyway, last I heard anything about it, which was like two years ago because I don't regularly look up information on movie projectors. I'm guessing that's what that means.

I could have this completely backwards.

C-172 05-07-2009 10:13 AM

Actually because the movie was filmed with actually film and not digital cameras the not digital version would have the best picture quality (baring film scratches, but opening day you shouldn't have to worry about that). Digital is more of a fad/marketing tool. So see the film version.

Not digital is better when a movie used film cameras and digital is better when a movie is recorded with digital cameras.

Admiral Archer 05-07-2009 10:17 AM

Don't quote me either on this, but I think it's best if you definitely DO NOT pick digital. My dad says a friend saw "The Dark Knight" at a digital showing at IMAX, and that he could see the "pixels" that made up the image on the screen, indicating very very low definition picture quality. As a whole, I would suggest choosing the alternative to the digital showing, just to be safe.

AyanEva 05-07-2009 10:22 AM

I learned something new today! (film is better than digital) I guess it's sort of like a camera in that film is actually better than digital.

Captain Pike 05-07-2009 10:47 AM

Thanks, I will go see the film version.

Samuel 05-07-2009 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AyanEva (Post 187434)
I learned something new today! (film is better than digital) I guess it's sort of like a camera in that film is actually better than digital.

Depending on the quality of the film, the lens, and the hands holding the camera.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is a difference between shooting with digital and projecting it. Pretty much everything is transferred to digital for post production, certainly anything with SFX or green screens. So there is no pure 'film' production for bigger budget projects. I guess in some ways you could compare it between a very good CRT with an LCD.

As for better, for example there are some very very good digital cameras out there that cost a fortune with lenses that cost even more. $10k Nikons come to mind... with lenses also costing many thousands of dollars. But they still cannot beat large format film. Typically around 4x4 to 12x12 (or somewhere around that). Digital still doesnt quite match it on color reproduction, but its close.

AyanEva 05-07-2009 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samuel (Post 187465)
Depending on the quality of the film, the lens, and the hands holding the camera.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is a difference between shooting with digital and projecting it. Pretty much everything is transferred to digital for post production, certainly anything with SFX or green screens. So there is no pure 'film' production for bigger budget projects. I guess in some ways you could compare it between a very good CRT with an LCD.

As for better, for example there are some very very good digital cameras out there that cost a fortune with lenses that cost even more. $10k Nikons come to mind... with lenses also costing many thousands of dollars. But they still cannot beat large format film. Typically around 4x4 to 12x12 (or somewhere around that). Digital still doesnt quite match it on color reproduction, but its close.

OIC

I can barely understand my $100 Nikon, let alone something with multiple lenses. :D

Beetlescott 05-07-2009 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Pike (Post 187401)
Ok I just logged on to my local cinemark theater to check movie time for Trek and it gave me two options.

#1 Star Trek-7pm & 10pm
#2 Star Trek Digital-8pm & 11pm

Which should I go see and why?

If I had the choice, I would go to the Digital showing!:thumbup:

kevin 05-07-2009 01:09 PM

If it's not too late - go digital!


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