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Brad Miller

Posts: 17611
From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99

 - posted 09-14-1999 03:30 AM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
This has apparently been around for awhile, but I just got wind of it. I'm speaking of FlikFX. For those who have no idea what that is, click on the link below.

I'm surprised Joe didn't come up with it first!

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Joe Redifer
You need a beating today

Posts: 12857
From: Denver, Colorado
Registered: May 99

 - posted 09-14-1999 07:44 PM      Profile for Joe Redifer   Author's Homepage   Email Joe Redifer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What?! This looks like some new video thingy. Even though I have a DVD player, I am not too impressed by the "technology". I don't know about everyone else, but I see tons of compression artifacts. Laserdiscs don't have as sharp of a picture, but they are overall more pleasing to look at. Of course, nothing beats VHS recorded in the EP or SLP mode! Not even 70mm!

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Art Averett
Film Handler

Posts: 14
From: Orlando, FL
Registered: Mar 2000

 - posted 09-15-1999 03:18 PM      Profile for Art Averett   Email Art Averett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No thanks. Does not look good at all.

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Rick Long
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 759
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Nov 1999

 - posted 09-15-1999 09:40 PM      Profile for Rick Long   Email Rick Long   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think I unintentionally created something similar when I forgot to swing up the anamorphic attachment on a Gaumont Kalee. We called it "Thinemascope".

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Anthony Matarazzo
Film Handler

Posts: 30
From: Brisbane Australia
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 09-16-1999 06:00 AM      Profile for Anthony Matarazzo   Email Anthony Matarazzo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think it's terrible. It looks unrealistic and yuck !!!!!. Why bother with something like that when you can see the whole frame in letter box mode - without the image squashed

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David Koegel
Film Handler

Posts: 55
From: Alexandria, VA
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 09-16-1999 11:59 AM      Profile for David Koegel   Email David Koegel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oh my, oh my. That was too much. By the time I finished reading all the text on that website, I was rolling on the floor laughing. Thank goodness the release date confirmed my hopes and dashed my fears. Thanks Brad! -- David

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Paul Konen
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 981
From: Frisco, TX. (North of Dallas)
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 09-16-1999 04:20 PM      Profile for Paul Konen   Email Paul Konen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is totally funny. I can't believe that these combined scenes are really what the director wanted. They need to change the direction of the eyes. They are not looking at the subject in the combined frames.

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