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Not all things look better in HD

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 9th 2006 3:13PM

Brad PittTV Predictions has a regular column where they discuss High-Def. Not just the positive aspects of HD, but also a list of what looks good and what looks bad in HD.

I've noticed this too. Back in the old days of television (and by "old days" I mean two years ago) you would see attractive people on television and not give it a second thought. Or maybe even not so attractive people and not give it a second thought. But now with HD, you see everything oh so clearly, and it's not always a good thing. Guys who had some wrinkles are now revealed to have Grand Canyon-like crevices in their face. Women who you'd look at and say "hmm, she might have had plastic surgery" now leave no doubt that they have. Even soap opera stars, who are almost all uniformly beautiful and/or studly are revealed to be either craggly or wearing so much makeup they look like a wax figure.

Progess isn't all it's cracked up to be. I think Dave said that on NewsRadio once.

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I take these complaints with a grain of sand. HDTV does not even come close resolution-wise to pristine 35mm motion picture film. You are talking 4000 lines of resolution vs. 1080. So HDTV is not going to reveal anything new from viewing films.

As for the adult industry, in the 70s the material was shot on film. Even it it was 16mm, that's still higher res than current HDTV standards.

July 11 2006 at 3:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anonymous Eric

HD will create a lot of jobs for good makeup technicians.

I wonder how weird that would be to have to wear makeup all the time. I guess it's just one of the many costs of being a celebrity.

What's the difference between HD and HDV?

I know I saw an article once about which celebs look good in HD. Here's one...

July 10 2006 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael G

Maybe we will learn to stop judging people on theu beauty and more for their Ability?

Ha Ha, who am I fooling. We will just have more 18yo on TV trying to play adults. Instead of the other way around (see: 90210 in the waining years)

July 10 2006 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Admission is difficult, but it was professional for me.

I've seen HD porn footage (in HD), and it is as bad as you could imagine. Stuff that's being shot in FULL HD, not HDV, is pretty tough to watch with a lot of women. A local producer came into our office at my previous employer, and he shoots full HD stuff for HDNET. Since Cuban won't take anything less than 1080i/720p at full 4:4:4, you don't get to cop out with HDV.

So, you get to see tats covered up with makeup, bad makeup, stretch marks, etc. It all shows up.

And again, too much self admission, those in the business that are shooting in "HD" are either shooting film still, or are shooting in HDV, which will produce different results. Since no one is publishing HD porn to an optical format yet we don't have much comparison, but trust me. The industry is ready for HD, but we aren't.

Speaking of regular television, I'm not looking forward to reality TV shows at all in HD. ugh. As if those people weren't ugly enough.

July 10 2006 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Add to that, that I NEVER won't to see HD PORN.

July 10 2006 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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