Interesting! Thanks for the link, I’m gonna read it. Yes, hence my choice of words “in optimal conditions”. I have no doubt whatsoever a fresh, pristine 35mm print can beat 2K (and like you said 4K too) when scanned, but screening in a theater is a whole different story indeed.
Not sure there were any?
I’m mostly going off of what it says on IMDB, which lists the multiple digital formats, IMAX, and 35mm.
I was watching bunch of stuff on youtube last night. Stumbled upon this short video essay.
Coincidentally… it’s the director of photography from TLJ and I only realized it after watching it! It’s on shooting.
And this is on screening:
In 2011 they held a direct, live, side-by-side comparison of 15/70 IMAX film vs 4K DLP at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX. The general consensus among the industry professionals was that the 4K image was superior. I can only imagine that Imax’s laser system is superior to that Barco DLP projector. So I don’t doubt that by standardized metrics the Laser system is technically superior to the film system.
But it doesn’t change the fact that imax film is flipping amazing an can resolve FAR more detail than even the best digital mediums. Whether that detail makes it to the projected image is more debatable I guess. And resolution is far from the end-all be-all of image quality. Brightness, contrast, and color reproduction are all just as important as resolution.
Superior isn’t always better.
Obi-Wan? From a certain point of view?