Americans Really Do Have It Worse Off Than Europeans Or Asians . . .

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Suitcase-Face, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. When it comes to their video and audio!

    About halfway through this article: http://spareroommedia.com/video/monitor_setup.html
    - and I'll reprint it here for your reference, films produced on this
    continent are oversaturated compared to the same films(and films
    produced locally) in Europe!

    " ...the trend for both print and film/video in North America is for a
    slightly to significantly over-saturated look, especially in
    advertising. Compare several different American publications,
    television shows and films to European ones and you'll notice that,
    side-by-side, the European versions feel undersaturated, although they
    may more accurately reflect good saturation. But once again, the
    subjective creeps into the picture. When not viewing comparitively,
    you may never realize the difference because your eye will quickly
    adjust to the quality and color of what you are viewing (see
    below). ..."

    So there you have it: Americans - and perhaps citizens of all of North
    America in general - are used to overboosted colors, over-bright and
    oversharpened images on TV and even in some theatres, and hyper-
    dynamically compressed audio on TV and over the Radio!

    So THAT reveals to me why, when I present calibrated video and
    original audio source to my American fellow citizens it seems "wrong"
    to them.

    The question is, HOW do we, as audio/video producers, technicians,
    calibrators, and AV geeks in general, undo this mess and prevent the
    conditions/policies by which it occurs?

    A thought-provoking question I pose for sure, but one that must be
    asked.

    -ChrisCoaster
     
    Suitcase-Face, Nov 15, 2011
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    Ty Ford Guest

    Chris,

    We're not very smart over here in the US. Snooky/Palin/Romney/Kardashian
    Fever is a good example. In general, we think bigger is better, louder is
    better, punched up color is better. Not all of us, but most.

    Regards,

    Ty Ford

    --Audio Equipment Reviews Audio Production Services
    Acting and Voiceover Demos http://www.tyford.com
    Guitar player?:
     
    Ty Ford, Nov 15, 2011
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    ChrisCoaster Guest

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    Hey Ty - just curious. Where do you think I'm from?
     
    ChrisCoaster, Nov 15, 2011
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    Ty Ford Guest

    No clue.

    Ty Ford

    --Audio Equipment Reviews Audio Production Services
    Acting and Voiceover Demos http://www.tyford.com
    Guitar player?:
     
    Ty Ford, Nov 16, 2011
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    ChrisCoaster Guest

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    I'll drop you a big hint: I love dearly where it is I come from, but I
    despise the a€|£holes in charge and have no sympathy for the idiots
    who voted them in! Know where I'm from now?


    -CC
     
    ChrisCoaster, Nov 16, 2011
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    ushere Guest

    australia? cause that's how we feel too ;-)
     
    ushere, Nov 16, 2011
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    ChrisCoaster Guest

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    Ushere, Martin, sorry to shock y'alls, but I'm from the same place as
    Ty!

    -Coaster
     
    ChrisCoaster, Nov 16, 2011
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    Ty Ford Guest

    Chris,

    Nope. Where I come from (USA) ALL politics is simply very bad theater;
    Republican, Democrat, Tea Party, Whatever. I can't imagine it's all that
    different elsewhere.

    Regards,

    Ty Ford

    --Audio Equipment Reviews Audio Production Services
    Acting and Voiceover Demos http://www.tyford.com
    Guitar player?:
     
    Ty Ford, Nov 16, 2011
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  9. I would except most of the Democrats from your description above,
    but watching the Republican presidential candidates "crash and
    burn" one after the other as they demonstrate (often laughably)
    their gross incompetence for holding ANY responsible office has
    been entertaining - if a bit scary that ANYONE would consider
    voting for ANY of them (with the exception of the very intelligent
    John Huntsman, who hovers around 1% in the Republican polls of
    course). As for the Republican senators and representatives, their
    stated preference for trying to defeat Obama ***AT ANY COST***
    instead of working for the well being of the country and its
    people is DISGUSTING!!! Their actions (or more accurately, their
    unified blocking of actions) has been truly reprehensible. I (in
    my nearly 70 years) have NEVER seen anything like this inexcusable
    "know-nothing" partisanship, not only on the part of the stupid
    "Tea Partiers" ("Gee, it'd be OK if the country defaulted on its
    debt..., right?"), but generally on the part of the Republicans
    who work as a unified block against ANY reasonable taxing of the
    richest and the corporations in favor of cutting important
    "safety-net" programs and increasing taxes on those who can least
    afford it, but who would otherwise spend that money, hastening
    economic recovery from the Bush disaster-building years. 'Course,
    we also can't touch our bloated military to save the country from
    economic disaster, either! YUCK! I wonder when (or if) folks will
    finally get who is on their side, and who is on the side of the
    greedy, power-hungry, and the all-around self-serving at their
    expense. BTW, I now wear an "I'm in the 99%" button at all times
    and support the efforts of the "Occupy Wall Street" ***people***
    (not the corporations that are now legally "people" here [gosh,
    I wonder when the first "person-corporation" will run for office]).
    I also just sold all my stocks, and the money is going into local
    credit unions. Gee, I wonder why...;-)
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Nov 16, 2011
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    ChrisCoaster Guest

    _____________________
    I vote for neither Dem or Republican. I vote for the indies! Because
    I know the two major parties are going down, and GOING . . .
    DOWN. . . .HARD!

    -CC
     
    ChrisCoaster, Nov 17, 2011
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