Hello Editsuite.com friends,

Due to tons of abuse, we now require that you request user access by sending us your Login, Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Profession by submitting that info HERE.  I'll review your request and try to get back to you within the week.  You can't imagine how many folk want to trash forums with bogas advertising. 

Also, please help us gain enough Facebook "Likes" to have a custom Facebook URL!  

--Gary Lieberman

HD Video Treatment

2 replies [Last post]
User offline. Last seen 27 weeks 5 days ago. Offline
Joined: 2 Mar 2006

A client askes me to "treat" HD video for teases and roll outs. The usual stuff, glows, strobes, color mods, and yes even letterbox (argh!). I do it because they ask but, I hate destroying those beautiful pictures. I really don't see other networks doing this on their HD shows. Any suggestions for light "treatments." Yes, most of our audience is still in SD, but the 80's & 90's are over & the HD folks most likely spent at least 3k on a TV to tune in and see me letter box/glow something?! I realize this is what the producers want, but I think it looks terrible. Thanks in advance.

User offline. Last seen 2 years 48 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 24 Jan 2007
I did a light treatment the other day for Big 10 track and field... Just used the proc amp to boost luma, drop blacks, and cranked the chroma to about 170%. Then put a soft black box wipe around the edges. I thought it looked cool, and the director liked it. I call it the CSI:Miami treatment...
Mike Cumbo
User offline. Last seen 10 weeks 5 days ago. Offline
Joined: 18 Aug 2005
Zipp, that is the argument I have all the time. YES uses something they call a "boomf", a slight mix between a looping background and the roll out footage. It isn't used every time but some times. They also have an "alt boomf" that I can't remember how that goes. I like to see most of the video and a just a little background.