Completely agree in everything you said!sbazb wrote: ↑Fri 10 Jul 2020, 7:54 pmWhilst I don't know if most PSB videos were edited on videotape, the majority of them were definitely shot on film. You can see the difference in quality between film and video really easily (especially back in the 80s and 90s). If they have the original film rushes they could be rescanned in 1080p HD quality. Of course, this process is expensive, and would also require all the shots used in the original version to be identified and correctly edited back together. Much cheaper to upscale a standard definition version. Such a shame.Oznerol wrote: ↑Sat 27 Jun 2020, 4:48 am"Negatives" only exist for movies shooted on "film"..not on "video". Most (if not all) of the classic PSB videos were filmed and/or edited on video..so they`ll never have the chance to exist in actual HD... because copies of the final video on "film" never existed.
The only two exceptions are "Liberation" (made in HD for IMAX) and "Always On My mind" (wich is a montage of the PSB movie shots).
If this is an indication of an upcoming Blu-ray release of all their promo videos, it's such a waste, and basically a marketing ploy to get more money out of people who won't notice the difference, or be tricked into thinking it's better quality just because of the "HD" tag. (Of course, technically, going by the number of pixels on display, it is "HD", but the source material definitely isn't)
While, as you said, many are shot on film..almost (if not) alll of them (even the best candidate that is "Heart"...but with that FX vampire flying on the sky on the last shot) were posssibly edited/finalized on video (anyway I still have some hopes that the Heart FX was made on film and that a filmic copy of "Heart" do exist...). It´s a Sin, Rent, Always on my mind...and that´s it..all the rest have many post-produced video effects on some or many shots...so... bye bye real HD...