Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews

Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -

Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Reviews and Recommendations

DVD Reviews and Recommendations Read, Post and Request DVD Reviews.

Thread Tools
Old 04-02-06, 12:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 365
DVD Talk review of 'Doctor Who: The Beginning'

I read John Sinnott's DVD review of Doctor Who: The Beginning at and...

Nice overview of the set, though you've left out a featurette about the creation of the Daleks on disc 2.

One reason for the aliasing is that some of the prints used are surpressed field telerecordings. What this means is that when film copies were taken of the 405-line videotapes back in the 1960s, only one field of the tape was used to create one frame of film, rather than both, hence a horizontal resolution of less than 200 lines!

Perhaps you should mention VidFIRE? This is a technique invented by members of the "restoration team" that invents fields (remember that the film copies only have half the number of fields per second as the original tapes did) so that the image looks like tape again. It usually works incredibly convincingly.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-06, 04:57 PM   #2
Review Editor
John Sinnott's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 5,833
Thanks for pointing out the missing featurette Chris, I've corrected the review. There were so many bonus things, I guess that one fell through the cracks.

As for the technical reasons behind the aliasing and the VidFIRE technique, I don't really think that fits into the review. I feel that anyone who is interested in that aspect of the programs can read the Restoration Team's website. They do a better job of explaining than I could, and I really think that most readers wouldn't be too interested.

Thanks for your comments!
John Sinnott, Review Editor

Last edited by videophile; 04-02-06 at 06:25 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-06, 05:08 PM   #3
DVD Talk Reviewer
Slumbering Fist's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,272
Nice review.

Those restoration team guys are a good lot. I had a back-and-forth email with them regarding tech questions I never even went into detail about in my Doc reviews, for the same reasons: getting into some tech areas is impossible without being long-winded or using terms that risk alienating the average reader who just wants to know, "Does it look okay?"
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

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 On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.

Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0