Thread: The 3D-quality
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Old May 10 2013, 06:53 AM   #37
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Re: The 3D-quality

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Matt S wrote: View Post
3D is shite, with very few exceptions. Hate a dark ass screen!!
Maybe it's your eyes? I haven't noticed 3D films being darker than other films.
The industry standard for theatrical projection is supposed to be around 14 foot-lamberts. Not all cinemas measure up, but the big failing is with 3D projection systems, which come in at around 4 foot-lamberts. Do the math.

IMAX systems offset some loss by using dual projection, which gets that a little better, but it is also covering a larger screen area, so it isn't a huge gain.

Until laser projection and enhanced 4k (something with decent contrast) can be delivered, 3D is going to remain something seen through a glass pretty darn darkly, which kinda runs counter to what a lot of folks want when they see movies.
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