TF Animated in HD?

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Primus, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    So, DirecTV (and soon Dish Network) currently has Cartoon Network in HD. The problem is that there isn't any actual HD programming on Cartoon Network. I wonder if maybe TF:Animated might be one of the first HD feeds on Cartoon Network.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Sol Fury

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    I think it's possible. That's the way things are going these days.

    I also think this would be better off in TFGD ;) 
     
  3. Primus

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    I was trying to start a rumor. Guess it didn't work ;)  Seriously though, if CN is planning on really getting behind TF then I think a good timeslot and HD would be the way to go.
     
  4. Feralstorm

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    'cause 2D animated cartoons are SUPER-detailed. :) 

    (well, it probably would look nicer, but hey)
     
  5. Primus

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    2d animated cartoons are some of the best things to see in HD. Just the crispness of the colors and the lines are pretty awesome.
     
  6. Smasher

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    Possibly, but they really won't look better.

    There is just not that much detail.

    I used to record The Batman and Legion in HD on my DVR and there really is no need. Once you get to progressive scan mode on that type of animation, that is all you need. They might call it 1080p, but the detail has to be there to begin with.
     
  7. Primus

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    Well, if were created at the higher HD resolution I think it would look much better then the lower res standard def.
     
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    That is true. However, consider the nature of cel animation.
    It's just ink and paint. The detail is only so finite.
    So, while it will look better if the image is captured in HD, it will only capture the detail that is there.

    The colors and crispness of the lines will look better -but that's about it.
     
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    Most stuff isn't animated on cells anymore, the sketch goes into the scanner and the rest is done digitally. They can just make the stuff natively in HD if they want to and I should imagine that the cost difference between doing it at 640x480 and 1920x1080 would be relatively negligiable once any neccesary upgrades of the production infastructure are paid for.
     
  10. ErechOveraker

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    Jackson Publick said recently on his blog that S3 of Venture Bros. was gonna be in HD - if they can work out the ratio kinks - and that's supposed to debut in the spring of next year. So I am sure sooner rather than later more shows will be doing it too.
     

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