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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Mark Holtz, Jun 24, 2018.
‘Babylon 5’ is great, so why does it look so bad?
FULL ARTICLE HERE
Although I haven't seen this in probably 20+ years, my memory was that the PQ always was kind of on the low side. I think I've heard it was shot on 16mm.
I also recall the CG stuff looking mis-matched, frame rate-wise and always bothered me. Probably designed for VHS (where it looked OK if you taped it off the air and watched it that way back then).
"Babylon 5" was shot on Super 35mm film stock but suffered aliasing during the progressive scan transfer.
Don’t care about the PQ, it was a great series that didn’t get the recognition it deserved.
Thanks for sharing! It's very upsetting that Babylon wouldn't get a restored version due to technical issues, yet even without a good CGI the story itself is great.
Bab5 was shot on a low budget and was always put under heavy constraints. I have friend who spent months using multi pass noise reduction correction etc on each episode. The results are pretty good.