[opendtv] Re: Chroma Formats and Why Europe should choose 720P for HDTV

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:22:02 -0500

Why in the world didn't we adopt a single worldwide standard when we had the 

720p @ 72 (3x24)

Everybody gets high motion, everybody gets some flicker from local lighting, 
and films could be shown in their intended speed with a "3:3" pull-down.

At the very least, I wish we in the United States would have gotten rid of 
that nasty 29.97 fps frame rate, and finally see the death to drop frame 
SMPTE time code!  29.97 and 59.94 should have never been adopted!

Coffee, where's my coffee...

John Shutt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terry Harvey" <tjharvey@xxxxxxx>

> 24p should be only relegated to Hollywood where the producers there like
> and are accustomed to film judder. (I know,  I know... 24p is to 
> facilitate
> program production for Europe and America etc etc.)
> 1080p is nice but the bandwidth requirements are crazy for everyday 
> broadcast.

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