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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-01-25, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Showcase looks funny tonite

Hi were watching Broadchurch on Showcase and it looks like a video not film. We switched to SD but it looked the same. Broadchurch has been on for a few weeks now but we never saw this before. Anyone else see this?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-01-26, 04:46 PM
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I noticed that as well. All the other episodes from Season 1 and into season 2 had a 'film look' and that last episode had a decidedly 'video look'. Very strange. My gf noticed it as well (in fact she mentioned it first).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2015-01-26, 05:42 PM
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Noticed the same here - I'm a video producer so I don't see how that could be unintentional!? Looked awful!!
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Hi everybody. thanks for your info. It must have been something wrong with that ep. We watched a couple mins of the next show on Showcase and it was fine. well I hope they fix it next week!
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The first episode of S2 was like that. Not too much earlier I watched the last Hobbit installment in the HFR (High-Frame-Rate) presentation and it was the same -- the dreaded "soap-opera effect". With Broadchurch I'm not sure what it was, but probably not the source material -- they likely enabled some kind of motion smoothing. And it was back last night. Ugh.
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