Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Everything HDTV, High-end Video, HD DVD, Blu-ray and beyond > Blu-ray Software

Blu-ray Software Keep up with the latest Blu-ray movie releases.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2007   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: On an island in the Pacific
Posts: 35
Default Re: Ratatouille on Blu-ray is awesome!

I'll have to rent a copy of these movies and try them!

The only thing that could have been better with both of the Hi-Def formats is anamorphic compression on the disc itself...

Imagine all 2.1 million pixels being used for image storage of a 2.4:1 film then optically uncompressed and displayed in all of it's widescreen glory!
Westcoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007   #8
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 193
Default Re: Ratatouille on Blu-ray is awesome!

It is hard to compare "Cars" and "Ratatouille" to actual films on this high-definition format. These are completely animated films, everything is remaining in the digital realm. It is unfair to compare them to movies that are natively shot on 35mm and have to be transferred to digital and cleaned for the format. I really think animation and film stock are in two completely different categories.
tigeraudio2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007   #9
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 938
Default Re: Ratatouille on Blu-ray is awesome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tigeraudio2007 View Post
It is hard to compare "Cars" and "Ratatouille" to actual films on this high-definition format. These are completely animated films, everything is remaining in the digital realm. It is unfair to compare them to movies that are natively shot on 35mm and have to be transferred to digital and cleaned for the format. I really think animation and film stock are in two completely different categories.
True and Shrek looks stunning on HD DVD as well. This is to be expected.

Still they are stunning.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007   #10
Super Member
 
kennyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,422
Default Re: Ratatouille on Blu-ray is awesome!

tigeraudio,

Quite true, and I couldn't agree more, but the animation in Rat is so amazing! I have seen most of the animated films, many on HD DVD or Blu-ray, but this one REALLY shines!

KT
__________________
Ken Taraszka, MD
Associate Editor
HomeTheaterReview
kennyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007   #11
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 193
Default Re: Ratatouille on Blu-ray is awesome!

I have no doubt it looks really awesome. I haven't had a chance to check out Cars or Ratat or Blu-ray yet but will do so shortly. I like how Shrek the Third turned out on HD DVD and Meet the Robinson turned out on Blu-ray. I never expect anything less when it comes to newly animated film. I wonder what some of the 80s and 90s Disney animated would look like on Blu-ray. The Lion King could look particularly awesome.
tigeraudio2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007   #12
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 272
Default Re: Ratatouille on Blu-ray is awesome!

Lotus,

as good as Shrek looks, take a read of Dan's review of the HD DVD at dvdfile.com: he noticed that the movie clips *in the bonus material* look *better* than the feature film. Looks like a classic example of a studio applying a little bit of filtering to ease compression... a common practice with DVD and one that I hope that the studios learn is BAD and don't continue the practice with HDM. Not saying it's a bad image and not saying it's a problem with "HD DVD"... just noting that Paramount, for whatever reason, didn't provide an image that was optimal given the improvement that can be seen with precisely the same material in the bonus section (which is also on the same HD DVD disc).

BTW, I noticed the same problem with Disney's "Incredibles" on DVD... the clips in the bonus material were significantly sharper/detailed than the image in the feature presentation. My review of that DVD didn't leave that fact unmentioned... even though every other review I've read praised the title as having perfect picture.

Quote:
I'll have to rent a copy of these movies and try them!

The only thing that could have been better with both of the Hi-Def formats is anamorphic compression on the disc itself...

Imagine all 2.1 million pixels being used for image storage of a 2.4:1 film then optically uncompressed and displayed in all of it's widescreen glory!
Agreed. I actually pushed for native 2.35:1 encoding. My idea was rather than "anamorphic" pixels that change to non-square shapes to capture multiple aspect ratios... just use a "constant height" digital encoding method that always makes the vertial 1080, and then just extends horizontal pixels past 1920 to capture whatever native frame shape you need. Players could be designed to downconvert horizontal resolution... and constant height projection systems would have what we've always dreamed of... real 2.35:1 images with the same pixel-density of 1.78:1 images!!!
DaViD Boulet is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
audio, awesome, blu, blue, bonus, calibration, forums, material, ratatouille, ratatoule, ray, scene, setup, sound, surround

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patton on Blu-ray HT Junky Blu-ray Software 0 06-17-2008 07:53 PM
I Robot, on Blu-ray HT Junky Blu-ray Software 2 03-15-2008 06:40 PM
Integra DPS 10.5 - Exteremly heavy but extremely awesome AVRevForum.com Source Components 1 02-01-2008 05:57 PM
Dragon's Lair is awesome bryan562 Blu-ray Software 3 09-20-2007 07:19 AM
Blu-ray To Offer Summer Promotion 5 Free Titles With Blu-ray Player Purchase AVRevForum.com Discuss AVRev.com News 5 07-07-2007 04:59 PM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1