Motion smoothing in particular has drawn the ire of film buffs and filmmakers alike, as it produces unnatural movement that is radically different from that which was intended and often even creates distracting artifacts in the image. Many TVs ship with it automatically enabled, and while it can leave a positive impression when watching video content at 60 frames per second (such as sports broadcasts), it is a poor fit for movies. Smoothing is often derogatorily called "the soap opera effect" because it evokes the cheap visual look of classic daytime soap operas, which were generally shot on videotape rather than film out of practical necessity due to their daily production schedules. … [Read more...] about Film & TV makers debut new feature to end the “soap opera effect” scourge
First film was better"The decision [to split the book into two movies] paid off beautifully for Chapter 1, transforming the cerebral novel into a Goonies-flavored coming-of-age adventure with a cast of magnetic, scrappy, lovable kids who faced off against a monster and learned all sorts of lessons about life, love, and friendship along the way. In Chapter 2, however, the cracks in the concept begin to show, and ultimately, the final chapter fails to maintain the spark of the first, succumbing to a dangerous cocktail of muddled timelines, poorly placed novel call-backs, and scattered focus." -- Meg Downey, GameSpot.com … [Read more...] about It Chapter 2: Reviews, trailers and everything else you need to know
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Color-wise, IPS panels are excellent. High-quality IPS LCD panel prices continue to fall. However, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t buy a ridiculously cheap IPS gaming monitor 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Cheap IPS Monitor 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Cheap IPS Monitor Computer monitor technology has long had a champion, and it’s called In-Plane Switching, or IPS. This display panel technology has often been praised because it is capable of fixing many issues found in cheaper TN... Read More . … [Read more...] about LCD vs. LED Monitors: What’s the Difference?
Sure it's not quite as plug-and-play as a TV. You'll need the space and a dark room, and it really helps to have a screen and a separate audio system (or at least a decent powered speaker). A projector takes a minute or so to warm up, and unless you mount it on the ceiling, you'll get a case of the shadow puppets when you walk in front. … [Read more...] about Best projectors you can actually afford