Posted on April 7, 2012 By Art Feierman
The Purist, more often than not, is an enthusiast, but by my definition, they go one step further. Not satisfied with just a great looking image, that would blow everyone elses minds away, Purists seek image perfection. Looking magnificent, isn’t their goal. They are into it looking exactly as it should be! Most people, for example might find a projector that exhibits what I refer to as, a lot of “pop and wow” factor to be far more fun to watch than one that has less “wow” factor (a little dull, by comparison), but is technically more accurate.
The Purist seeks the projector that can reproduce content that is most faithful to the original, rather than just a great looking image.
The purist, for example, may prefer a projector who’s black levels are a touch less great than another, but accomplish their blacks, without a dynamic iris – naturally, over a projector that can beat it in black performance, but only with an iris hard at work.
They are seeking the projector that is closest to the “director’s intent” (or what we believe it to be). In other words, Purists want a system that is as close to what the movie director would say is “perfect”, whereas many of us prefer a little more color saturation, or perhaps a touch of oversharpening to make the picture look (but not be) sharper. You get the idea.
whereas many of us prefer a little more color saturation, or perhaps a touch of oversharpening to make the picture look (but not be) sharper. You get the idea.
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