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Edith Piaf’s waxy face

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Some screen captures from TF1’s Blu-ray release of La Môme (La Vie en Rose) for your appreciation. This is a very strong transfer in all but one respect: noise reduction. Whoever encoded the disc (or perhaps it was done at the digital intermediate stage?) made the decision to apply a grain-sucking effect on certain shots, which has the effect of making textures, particularly the actors’ skin, look waxy and unnatural. This is most pronounced in the first shot below, but crops up throughout to varying degrees, although some shots appear to be completely unaffected. It’s just a shame that the studios feel the need to resort to such image manipulation, because interference like this shows up especially badly in high definition.

La Môme
(TF1, France, AVC, 20.2 GB)

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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 10:27 PM
Categories: BD Impressions | Blu-ray | Cinema | Technology

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