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Old November 11 2012, 09:35 PM   #601
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Re: Season TWO OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

A further collection of stills for you all:

http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/11112...n2stills2.html

Some of these have been posted elsewhere, but at lower resolution and with heavy compression. I don't know about everyone else, but that always disappoints me... I'd much rather see the full HD quality of the images with minimal compression - so CBS kindly supplied us with full HD version so everyone can appreciate the blu-ray quality!
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Old November 11 2012, 10:13 PM   #602
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Just saw that on facebook. These stills look quite good!
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Old November 11 2012, 11:32 PM   #603
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Can anyone comment on whether the quality of the original broadcasts / DVDs of season 2 was noticeably better than season 1?

Looking at the HD vs SD comparisons of S2, there's clearly a great improvement but somehow missing a wow factor that was there for season 1.

I guess this is for one of three possible reasons (although I'm not saying any of these are necessarily true):
1. S2 HD remaster isn't up to the standard of CBS-D's job on S1.
2. "HD fatigue", after looking at probably hundreds of S1 screenshots, and watching the whole series on Bluray, I've become used to seeing TNG in HD.
3. Season 2 DVD's looked better than Season 1 (did they?), so the difference in SD vs HD isn't as astounding.

Aside: the season two aspect ratio seems to be a tiny bit wider than S1? The screenshots are 1460x1080 vs S1's 1440x1080 (which are the usual dimensions for 4:3 content on Bluray)

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Old November 12 2012, 01:35 AM   #604
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1. S2 HD remaster isn't up to the standard of CBS-D's job on S1.
Yeah, I get the feeling that the two teams just aren't on the same page...a side effect of them working independently of each other when they really should have found a way for CBS-D to oversee both projects to ensure the effects work was consistent. What I've seen so far falls flat.

Some are saying that S2 is probably closer to the original artists intent. I'm not sure I can completely agree with that. Does that mean that the original artists didn't try to hide visible matte lines? I'm pretty sure during the original run that the artists did their absolute best to hide the matte lines, so it baffles my mind why we are now seeing visible matte lines in HD when they are more easily removed with today's tech. If the artists could have completely removed them in the late 80's early 90's, they would have. I don't want to see HD matte lines. I only want to see the updated original FX. I don't know, it seems that HTV, under the guidance of Dan Curry, have either been careless or painfully stubborn in clinging so tightly to "how it looked".

I personally feel CBS-D struck the perfect balance between how it looked back then and how the same footage looks after being run through today's technology. They understood that just because the original footage for an explosion still existed, it didn't mean that they should use it if it didn't look good in HD.

I was extremely optimistic when I heard Dan Curry was overseeing the HTV team, but if this is the type of approach we can expect from him, then my enthusiasm for Season 2,4 and 6 have been completely dampened.

Some people keep stating the obvious, "it's an improvement over the DVD's". That's all fine and good, but they're completely different formats. I'm comparing the quality to S1 bluray...and from what I've seen so far...it's just not measuring up.

Sorry to sound like a whiner, I don't mean to come off that way but if the whole Season 2 is like the shots we've been seeing, it will be a huge let down after Season 1.
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Old November 12 2012, 01:54 AM   #605
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Can anyone comment on whether the quality of the original broadcasts / DVDs of season 2 was noticeably better than season 1?

Looking at the HD vs SD comparisons of S2, there's clearly a great improvement but somehow missing a wow factor that was there for season 1.

I guess this is for one of three possible reasons (although I'm not saying any of these are necessarily true):
1. S2 HD remaster isn't up to the standard of CBS-D's job on S1.
2. "HD fatigue", after looking at probably hundreds of S1 screenshots, and watching the whole series on Bluray, I've become used to seeing TNG in HD.
3. Season 2 DVD's looked better than Season 1 (did they?), so the difference in SD vs HD isn't as astounding.

Aside: the season two aspect ratio seems to be a tiny bit wider than S1? The screenshots are 1460x1080 vs S1's 1440x1080 (which are the usual dimensions for 4:3 content on Bluray)
S2, like S1, was telecined to 1-inch analog Type-C videotape (so was S3, by the way -- they didn't switch to digital D1 until S4) and so the quality of the video masters were essentially the same. I think perhaps the color was more consistent in S2... S1 had some pretty wonky color (magenta hued flesh tones and an overall green push, for instance) so that may make S2 appear a bit better on DVD.

The new 2K remastering on S2 looks just as good to my eyes as S1 -- the live-action parts, anyway. And yes, you may be getting used to seeing the show at this new quality level and so the wow factor is lessening. When we get to S3, we'll get that back a bit since they switched DPs and the overall look will be different.

As for the aspect ratio, I think when the Blu-rays come out they should be cropped back slightly to 1440x1080... but even if they don't do that it won't be that big of a deal since we're only talking about the difference between 1.33:1 and 1.35:1.

Speaking of aspect ratio and other technical minutia, you should listen to this Trek Companion podcast where they interview camera operator and backup DP Kriss Krosskove (TNG seasons 6 & 7, DS9 seasons 3-7) where he confirms they shot with dual aspect ratio ground glasses during the run of DS9 -- though they always compromised the 16:9 framing in favor of 4:3 when push came to shove.

It's podcast show #49:

http://trekcompanion.podbean.com/
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Old November 12 2012, 03:09 AM   #606
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From what I saw so far, I have to agree: The compositing was better in S1. This time, you can actually "see" the layers of each effect, they dont seem to be in the same "space". :-/
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Old November 12 2012, 06:49 AM   #607
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Love how dark the lighting was on the second season. These stills look great. The second season was visually a very interesting one. I can't wait to watch these episodes in december.
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Old November 12 2012, 06:54 AM   #608
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I really liked the stills this time around, especially the shot of the cloud from Times Squared. I'm really looking forward to these sets and seeing these shots in motion. It sounds like they won't be as good as Season 1, but if it's anywhere close, than I'm fine with that.
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Old November 12 2012, 07:31 AM   #609
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So far, the shots look great to me...

http://tng.trekcore.com/bluray/11112...n2stills2.html
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Old November 12 2012, 06:09 PM   #610
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1. S2 HD remaster isn't up to the standard of CBS-D's job on S1.
Yeah, I get the feeling that the two teams just aren't on the same page...a side effect of them working independently of each other when they really should have found a way for CBS-D to oversee both projects to ensure the effects work was consistent. What I've seen so far falls flat.

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Sorry to sound like a whiner, I don't mean to come off that way but if the whole Season 2 is like the shots we've been seeing, it will be a huge let down after Season 1.
Yeah, honestly I try to love it as much as I can, and I will be getting the set because it will be best TNG format available anyway, but I feel disappointed.
The proof of it is (for my own conscience), I'm no longer looking forward so much to S2, I switched to saying to myself, S3 is back at CBS-D.

I don't know why S2 is not given the same care as S1, but I suspect money. And the usual greed to get more for less.

Nobody looking objectively at those screencaps can say they have the same level of detail as S1 did. At least not in effect shots.

Overall I hope this gets fixed for S4, I would hate to have 2-quality levels in e.g. BOBW episode.
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Old November 12 2012, 06:43 PM   #611
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I don't know why S2 is not given the same care as S1, but I suspect money. And the usual greed to get more for less.
I really hope this is not the case.
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Old November 12 2012, 07:17 PM   #612
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I still think people are overreacting. Yeah maybe the effects aren't quite as perfect as in S1, but we're talking about very brief sequences here-- mostly just quick establishing shots and an occasional exploding ship here and there.

To me the real HEART of these blu-rays is the incredible remastering of the live-action footage. That takes up the vast majority of each episode, and that's the MAIN reason I'm buying these sets.
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Old November 12 2012, 08:11 PM   #613
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Wasn't season one the only season that ILM worked on? Could that account for the difference in F/x quality?

I'm not seeing anything too worrying in the released images so far. I'll reserve judgment until I'm watching it on my TV.
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Old November 12 2012, 08:32 PM   #614
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So far the only really bad image I can think of is the one from Peak performance. It really does look like something I could put together at home in Photoshop. The live action stills I have seen look good.
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Old November 12 2012, 08:49 PM   #615
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I still think people are overreacting. Yeah maybe the effects aren't quite as perfect as in S1, but we're talking about very brief sequences here-- mostly just quick establishing shots and an occasional exploding ship here and there.

To me the real HEART of these blu-rays is the incredible remastering of the live-action footage. That takes up the vast majority of each episode, and that's the MAIN reason I'm buying these sets.
I think this is a classic case of "your mileage may vary". What may be an "overreaction" to one man, will be a disappointing "dropping of the ball" to another.

I remember many were perfectly happy with the original S1 discs, replete with, to me anyway, horrendous mistakes on the audio encodes across seven episodes.
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