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Default 12-08-2005, 04:46 PM

Originally Posted by Jessy
Also if you are sending your work to an other LCD monitor, you know it would look exactly the same in your client office that it those on your own.
This is only an asset if your final output is another LCD monitor.

Originally Posted by Jessy
Also the LCD (and that's an opinion many person in the industry have) is closer to the luminosity of film (when project in theater) then a CRT monitor.
Not true. Motion picture film is capable of a HUGE value range that no digital
device is capable of fully reproducing, not even CRT's can. But CRT's
do the best job of approximating what you'll get when you output to film.
And if "many people in the industry" thought LCD's did a more accurate
job, we'd all be using LCD's.

Originally Posted by Jessy
Also, because it is more "bright" it's easier to see mistake in your painting. I think the problem we have is the bright feeling of the LCD... we are not use to it. But If LCD become the standar than I guess, its luminosity will be the reference. Since then, and because we are use to it, CRT will continue to feel more natural, but I think it is just a question of habit.
Not at all. When I'm working on a matte shot, I routinely throw on a levels
layer that cranks brightness and contrast, so I can see mistakes in my
value range. This is especially helpful to see mistakes that won't be
apparent until the film is transferred to video. However, I don't want to
work with that "layer" turned on all the time. There's no getting around it:
CRT's will take you accurately to the film recorder and the movie theater,
LCD's will not. Not yet, anyway.

Rick Rische
Digital Matte Artist
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