View Full Version : Blu-ray & HD-DVD will we still be cursed with 25fps/50Hz Films
19-04-2006, 10:36 PM
All indications are HD-DVD is gonna be encoded at 25fps on European discs, its likely Blu-ray will be the same. I was hoping they could have used these formats to finally get rid of 4% speedup. :(
20-04-2006, 07:03 AM
I was under the impression this was only the case for HD DVD and not Bluray.
I have a meeting with the BR / SXRD R&D team from Sony on the 26th who are over from Japan, i will ask them :)~:-)~:smile:
20-04-2006, 10:00 AM
Well, at least this means no 3:2 pulldown judder, even on cheap displays.
20-04-2006, 12:13 PM
I'd imagine it's left up to the content provider on both formats (and that even when they don't have to, most would still probably needlessly convert 24fps to 25fps for 50hz territories). It would be most unwise not to allow 25fps encoding in the spec at all however as there are a handful of films that rely on 25fps. One such example I can give is Anthony Minghella's film Truly Madly Deeply which was shot at 25fps as it was originally intended for immediate transmission on the BBC, but ended up getting a cinema release first (and consequently theatrical prints were slowed down as they had to run at 24fps).
Admittedly it's not the type of film that would hit an HD format anytime soon, but that's beside the point. There's also the issue of the vast majority of European made wildlife documentaries, and also a great many short films.
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