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SD to HD image comparison

No, no, I haven’t actually somehow magically managed to get HD DVDs to play in my computer. This is merely a demonstration to give you some idea of the difference in resolution between standard definition and high definition, using the 1080p QuickTime V for Vendetta trailer (available here) as a source. I’m afraid I couldn’t capture the exact same frame, and the black levels are a little off (blame whoever encoded it, not me), but you should still be able to get some idea of the phenomenal leap in quality that is achieved. The DVD image was upscaled to 1920x1080, and a 508x721 portion was then selected to prevent the image from being monstrously huge on your average computer screen.

Mouse over to switch between versions:
Standard definition | High definition

V for Vendetta standard definition vs. high definition

Quite something, isn’t it? It certainly lets you appreciate the added level of facial detail.

Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 10:34 PM | Comments: 4
Categories: Cinema | DVD | HD DVD | Technology



hmmm...she looks better in SD lol

Posted by: aw, December 10, 2006 11:47 PM


Whoah ... cue actors/actresses demanding they be photoshopped to oblivion.

Posted by: The Jazz Man, December 11, 2006 4:06 PM


Yeah - I predict ever-increasing plastic surgery for porn stars. :D

Posted by: Whiggles, December 11, 2006 4:07 PM


or just less greasy skin foundation :p

Posted by: TS, December 28, 2006 5:39 PM

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