Originally Posted by benji888578
I know I'm late to this poll, but, I voted WCG just because I knew most would be HDR, even though, if I could, I would have voted for:
BOTH WCG & HDR!!
The poll is multiple choice. It was possible to vote for both.
There is a real problem with HDTV in that there is no standard and so you can get HDTVs with grays for blacks and color all over the place, pale or bright with no range, it's terrible, most cheap LCD & LCD/LED HDTVs have crap for color. (I miss my Plasma HDTV). We really badly need UHD standards across the board, starting with WCG & HDR, even if it's just a step beyond what we have now, so that we get closer to film quality.
There's also OLED, like you mention later.
Shouldn't the goal be to get closer to film quality? I think most people just don't realize that digital is far and away from the color and dynamic range found with film. Brighter TVs are not better color, just brighter because they don't have to pass light through physical film. Most movies are still created on film, with digital effects added, just because film has great color (and resolution) than digital is still capable of.
They're discontinuing the production of film cameras. http://deadline.com/2012/02/cinemas-...own-it-208772/
I'm not sure most movies are still created on film. This page http://bayflicks.net/2012/11/14/how-...-shot-on-film/
looks at a smallish sample of cinema films and has digital being higher.
Also, does the average film really have greater resolution than digital is capable of? I don't think it does. eg. Star Wars episode 7 isn't shooting on it because it's higher resolution. In the trailer most of the non-digital shots don't look the highest that 1080p can do - they look quite soft usually. I'm sure shooting digital at 5K or 6K could have given a higher resolution if the director wanted that - and only a tiny few shots are going to be/have been done with IMAX.
I think the aim for UHD is to allow better
than film quality. That's why they want things like Rec2020, HDR, frame rates currently proposed up to 120 fps (when most cinemas are set up for, and the DCI max is 24 for 4K or 48 for 2K), 7680x4320 for UHD-2, when most cinemas are capable of a lot less than that, especially in motion. It's right that they don't limit to only what film (at the current time) is capable of - or we'd never go higher than 24/48 fps, 4K, P3 etc.
That being said, we also need some new energy star categories so we can make OLEDs and Lasers in TVs & projectors so that we can achieve these colors. We are saving so much energy in so many ways these days, it's not necessary to keep holding us back from our goal in digital medium, which is to eventually match the quality of film...with ridiculous standards to keep saving more energy with TVs & such.
It's already better (more accurate) than film in some ways (eg. motion). probably higher resolution normally, lack of grain (there may be noise if not well lit).