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Mark Strube
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From: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Registered: Feb 2007

 - posted 11-26-2013 12:56 AM      Profile for Mark Strube   Author's Homepage   Email Mark Strube   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just ran a test screening of Frozen 3D tonight. Barco DP2K-10Sx with RealD XL on a Precision White screen.

There was no overall image flicker, so I'm not thinking bulb issue. It seemed to show up in very specific areas of the image, very specifically limited to regions with very deep saturated solid colors. It looked as though the colors were flickering in and out of blooming, if that makes sense. I'd say I noticed it in about 10% of the scenes of the movie, and it's probably not something we'd receive a complaint about from the average customer.

Still, any ideas? Has anyone noticed this on their print? Or possible projector issue?

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Jason Metcalfe
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From: Austin, TX, U.S.
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I checked this out tonight, maybe I wasn't looking at the right scenes but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Checked it on a Sony SRX-320 w/ RealD & silver screen

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Carsten Kurz
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Mark, how many 3D features have you seen on that Barco and RealD System so far?

Could be a bad 3D timing.

- Carsten

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Mike Blakesley
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I QC'd parts of it last night and it looked fantastic, I thought.

The opening cartoon is terrific by the way.

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Dennis Benjamin
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I Q.C. it this morning. It was great.

I gotta see that opening cartoon in 3-D!!!

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Mark Strube
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll give it another look and if I continue to notice it, I'll have our tech take a look.

We've run a good amount of 3D so far (only other animated feature was Despicable Me 2), never noticed the issue until now however.

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