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View Poll Results: Animation/CGI/Anime vs Live Action
Live Action 16 57.14%
Animation/Anime/CGI 10 35.71%
Live Action = Animation/Anime/CGI 2 7.14%
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hi everyone.
Which type of content (animation/CGI or live action) in your opinion better expresses what blu ray is capable off.

You know, while animation is always more clean, creasp, and colourfull, nevertheless, good PQ/AQ of live action movies always had bigger influence on me.

Its my personal preferance that I prefer good PQ/AQ live action to animation. Its more jaw dropping for me.

Which one do you prefer. Vote and comment.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:34 AM   #2
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I think it's very much a matter of what you prefer watching. For me, the enhanced clarity of the rich colors in hand drawn animation is more jarring when seen in hi-def compared with live-action.

I think that live-action being closer to reality, my brain more easily picks up and recreates the missing details on the fly when watching in SD, whereas it is not the case with drawings.

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Old 06-05-2010, 01:35 AM   #3
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I think it's very much a matter of what you prefer watching. For me, the enhanced clarity of the rich colors in hand drawn animation is more jarring when seen in hi-def compared with live-action.

I think that live-action being closer to reality, my brain picks up the missing details more easily when watching in SD, whereas it is not the case with drawings.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:52 AM   #4
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Avatar basically is live action. What now?
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Avatar basically is live action. What now?
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Probably CGI, as its computer generated.
But dont take 1 movie for final decision, its overall.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:18 AM   #6
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I prefer live action for demo purposes. Which is the main reason Avatar is not my favorite demo disc, when so much of it is completely CGI. Ultimately there's a lot more detail in the real world than 3d animators can put in their characters and environments.
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Actually an interesting topic!

I think my original answer would be animated, but I think the real answer is live action...

Everyone knows that animated movies will look great in blu, but they are digital and will always look as good as the technology allows!
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i do at least one of each when showing my system off to someone who wants to see what HT is all about. also, certain movies either live action or CG have special parts in them that are the best scenes to demo as well.
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I prefer live action for demo purposes. Which is the main reason Avatar is not my favorite demo disc, when so much of it is completely CGI. Ultimately there's a lot more detail in the real world than 3d animators can put in their characters and environments.
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I agree too...

I would say great demo discs would be the purely live action ones, even an older one would really do it like Blade Runner!!!

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I agree too...

I would say great demo discs would be the purely live action ones, even an older one would really do it like Blade Runner!!!
Yeah, me too.
What impress me most are action scenes, as well as steady shots of simple thinks. The slower camera moves, the better.
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Definitely... which is why I didn't really care for the Bourne blu-rays, that shaky cam just gives me headaches and doesn't really show off blu-ray all that well!!

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Definitely... which is why I didn't really care for the Bourne blu-rays, that shaky cam just gives me headaches and doesn't really show off blu-ray all that well!!
Frozen shots just let you to absorb so much more detail.
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Definitely!

I actually really loved the PQ of Sunshine... yes there was generated images of course, but there were a lot of great live action scenes where they really let you take in the visuals!!!

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Definitely!

I actually really loved the PQ of Sunshine... yes there was generated images of course, but there were a lot of great live action scenes where they really let you take in the visuals!!!
What about the AQ of sunshine, did you feel the mighteeness,power of sun.

By the way, its one of the best si-fies out there, I really like that type of movies, as they have scientific feel to them as well.e
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Well, I saw Sunshine in the theaters twice, and the AQ just blew me away!!! Between the power of the sun and the soundtrack, it was just awesome!!!

It is my top movie of all time, I just loved how it really struck every element, it felt so real for a movie that was completely Fiction!

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Definitely... which is why I didn't really care for the Bourne blu-rays, that shaky cam just gives me headaches and doesn't really show off blu-ray all that well!!
I totally agree completely with bpmford's statement. The shaky cam can be so annoying it takes away from the excitement of watching and diving into the story.

Hard to choose between CGI and live action. You want that look for your enviornment of CGI but yet nothing beats live action in certain situations.
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I feel that live action is best to show off Video or Audio quality and that CGI/Animation is better suited for Audio only.

My exception to this is Avatar, only because it's CG looks life like. Infact Avatar is my go to demo disc as of now.
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Good to see most prefer live action movies.
Nothing comes close to reality.
There is more beauty in reality than anywhere else.
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Good to see most prefer live action movies.
Nothing comes close to reality.
There is more beauty in reality than anywhere else.
Live-action movies don't equal realism, especially not in action flicks.
Blu-ray releases should be perfect representations of their cinema counterparts.

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