Doug McDonald wrote: > It's not the "objects" (players) that are moving > fast .... it is the fixed parts of the scene ... > teh grid lines and the fans. This is called a > "pan" :-) :-) The players are much less blurred > than the background, at least the guy carrying the > ball ... if teh pan is done right. Doug, still photographers have used this panning technique for a very long time, to get the speed effect. You can often see it in magazines like Car and Driver. The still camera is moved *with* the moving object, typically a fast moving car, and the shutter speed is deliberately kept quite low, like 1/60th or 1/30th of a second. A skilled photographer will get a rather sharp looking car, because the relative speed between moving car and camera is low, and a blurred background, where the relative speed between camera and background is much higher. The background will be streaked. This is why I don't think the loss of vertical resolution in interlaced images, when there's vertical motion, is such a drastic problem. Because resolution in any moving object (or moving background) is lost *anyway*, due to less than instantaneously fast shutter speeds in the movie or TV camera. So interlaced or progressive, a moving object or moving background will result in lower image resolution. What John Shutt described, with faster camera shutter speeds available in CCD cameras now, a sort of strobing effect, is interesting and understandable. If the camera freezes images faster than our eyes do, and presents these frozen images in a sequence, I can see why that wouldn't look natural. We would naturally expect to see blurred images in this sequence, and are instead presented with sharply differentiated objects in individual frames. This is probably a function of speed, but in small motion, our eyes seem to have a "shutter speed" of around 1/10th to 1/16th of a second. (From tests done to display smooth displays in instrumentation.) Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.