Den Terminator 2 har 18mbps mpeg2, væk med det. Low-bitrate er noget møj, også når det hedder VC-1, læs gerne længere nede!
Blu-ray, mere plads og max bit-rate hver gang ja tak!!
Som altid så har Warner også valgt, at lave et HD-DVD print af filmen "Blood Diamond" på en Blu-ray BD-50 udgave. Denne film er dog længere end normalt og man har derfor nedsat bit-raten for, at tilgodese HD-DVD udgaven. Ja man fristes til, at sige 1-0 til HD-DVD, fordi der er 20GB på Blu-ray skiven som bare er spild.
Gennemsnittet er røget helt ned på ca. 12mbps, brug da pladsen, så vi får omkring de 30mbps på Blu-ray og alt andet lige, et noget bedre billede.
Filmen er anmeldt fra flere sider, blandt hometheathrespot som er yderst kompetent og har ordenligt udstyr:
I had very high expectations going into this move for a number of reasons. First, I had waited to watch it for so long in HD, I expected an “A” list title to receive the “A” list treatment. Second, with a “newer” release I expected an upgrade over the mostly catalog titles that I have been reviewing lately. Unfortunately, I was let down in a big way.
The encode is done in a VC-1 1080p presentation, that is extremely starved in the bitrate department, and boy does it show. From the opening scene, compression issues arise in the backgrounds as well as the foreground. At first, I thought it might possible be grain, until I got up from my seat to get about 2 feet away from the screen and I was greeted with what looked to be “mini-macroblocks”, which from my normal seating distance shows up as video noise. I then popped up the bitrate meter on the PS3 and was astounded to see a bitrate of 7.9 Mbps! That is damn low for HD content, and frankly, I’m not surprised that it didn’t look worse! From this point on, I was on the lookout for this type of phenomenon, and it appeared again quite frequently in the presentation in low light situations. In one such case, DiCaprio and Connelly are speaking on the porch of an orphanage, and the camera pans back and forth between the two of them, out of about 5 sequences of each character, the video noise only showed up in one of them! Why were the other 9 OK and the other one it was present? Hard to tell, but I wasn’t that impressed.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the only thing that is wrong in the video department. Banding is quite evident in a lot of scenes, specifically in the skyline and in the setting sun. Fine detail is lacking at times, especially in the backgrounds of the forest on the longer shots where instead of seeing individual leaves, you are left with a more DVD like picture of the leaves blending into a green blob.
The highlights of the presentation though are the exterior shots, which have a tendency to be very lifelike, especially when there are close-ups of our main characters. Overall, I’m sure that many will enjoy this presentation on smaller displays, but on my 88-inch screen, there was more to dislike than like in this one. There was plenty of space made available on this disc for content since it is a BD50, but I have to wonder if having an uncompressed PCM track and a low bitrate VC-1 encode was the best choice on this one?