[Tig] Canon 4K monitor
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Sat Jan 25 15:40:29 GMT 2014
On Sat, 25 Jan 2014, Richard Kirk wrote:
> I am sure this affects grading, but it is harder to quantify how it
> affects it. If the average viewer is changing their standard viewing
> habits, then this is something we will have to compensate for.
> However, if the image is filling more of the screen then the
> surround is less critical for action in the centre, but...
Trends have been changing for screen sizes. Sometimes there have been
trends toward larger screen sizes and trends for smaller screen sizes.
In the cinema we saw trends toward larger screen sizes but then we saw
a trend to smaller screen sizes as cinemas introduced smaller (but
also shorter) rooms so they could offer more movies at once in the
same footprint as well as work better with the light output from
digital projection. In the home we saw a trend toward larger screen
sizes as rear projection TVs became popular and now a prevailing trend
toward smaller screen sizes as flat panels have become dominant.
Initial 4k TVs for home theater are rather small (e.g. 55") and it
seems doubtful that viewers are going to re-arrange the furniture in
their home to achieve a suitable viewing environment for such a small
screen size. Compounding the issue is that traditional speaker
systems require a particular distance for the sound field to coalesce
and this distance is typicallly 8 feet or more. Perhaps the sound
bars which are becoming popular in conjunction with flat panels allow
sitting closer (I don't know). The same social pressures which result
in selection of flat panel displays and sound bars will result in
viewers sitting too far away to obtain much more actual clarity than
obtained from a high-quality DVD.
The decisions one would make for an image which occupies a large part
of the field of view are different than for an image which occupies
only a small part of the field of view.
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