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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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 - posted 12-26-2013 02:58 PM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I get quite a few questions, particularly newbies, on the plethora of versions, particularly on trailers. A case in point, "NIRD" will show up on some trailers. What is it? Some, like IMAX stuff is easy to spot...as well as chain specific (AMC)...but then there are ones I have not personal contact with like NIRD.

Would it be beneficial for us to have a decoder here for such non-DCP specifically defined formats? And what is the NIRD designation? Not In Real D?

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Justin Hamaker
Film God

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 - posted 12-26-2013 03:19 PM      Profile for Justin Hamaker   Author's Homepage   Email Justin Hamaker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
NIRD means No IMAX, RealD - meaning it doesn't advertise for IMAX and it is specifically branded for RealD. Generic just means it says 3D, but doesn't give a specific brand.

What I hate are the ones that just have a 5 digit number after the title. Sometimes you have to look at the CPL text rather than the Title to see what this is. For example, I've got
Amaz Spiderman 2 Trl 2
Amaz Spiderman 2 Trl 2 18696
Amaz Spiderman 2 Trl 2 18697
Amaz Spiderman 2 Trl 2 18698

You have to view the CPL text to see that 18696 is IMAX, 18697 is RealD, and 18698 is Combo (presumably RealD & IMAX). And the version without the 5 digit number is the generic 3D.

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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 - posted 12-26-2013 04:29 PM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Justin!

But the number thing is even worse...sometimes the Flat version has no numbers and the Scope version does and they pair up together.

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Harold Hallikainen
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 - posted 12-26-2013 04:38 PM      Profile for Harold Hallikainen   Author's Homepage   Email Harold Hallikainen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We could just follow the name with a number representi g a 32 (or 64) bit bitmask where each bit position represents some attribute. To make it easier to decode, the number could be in hex and like attributes grouped in to 4 bit nybbles...

Harold

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