Thursday, November 11, 2010

Test comparison The Bridge on the River Kwai (35 mm and 4k)

Kino Tulio, 11 Nov 2010.

A split screen test of The Bridge on the River Kwai with a vintage Technicolor print from 1962 and a new 4k DCP from Sony Columbia.

4k was superior with better colour and better definition.

I like this test because the footage was tropical, in the outdoors, with a lot of nature, all the things that have been difficult for digital. Now they can convey the heat, the humidity, and the tropical atmosphere in digital.

The vintage 35 mm print has been in heavy use, and let's notice that it can still be screened satisfactorily after 50 years. The colour had not faded, but the DCP was obviously superior.

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