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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Hi Rez Photos Reply with quote

I had some family slides transfered to DVD about 5 years ago and they look OK

i was wondering if slides can be transfered to blu ray and played back on my TV with a blu ray player ?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they've been transferred to a DVD-Video disc (and you're playing them on a set-top DVD player and TV?) then the photos will no longer be high resolution. The maximum resolution will be 720x480 pixels, if it's an NTSC (American) DVD-Video disc.

If they're on a DVD data disc, they might still be high resolution - it depends.

Naturally, to take advantage of Blu-ray, you want high(er) resolution - although bear in mind, even from a Blu-ray video disc, playing into an HD TV, they'll still only be a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

How/where do you play this DVD disc currently, to view these photos?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes
i should have been more clear --

I ment to rescan the slides --

Do you know if there is anything like a high rez scanner to put the slides on Blu ray --not for me at home -- but to take them somewhere to get done ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
If they've been transferred to a DVD-Video disc ..... then the photos will no longer be high resolution.

There's not much point in up-rezzing them - the high resolution of the originals has been lost, if they're on DVD-Video disc now.

Unless, of course, you have access to the original hi-resolution JPEG files...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK
i'll try one more time i had them put on DVD they don't look that good on an HD TV

So i thought if someone knew if they could be rescanned in a high rez format and put on a bluray--

it makes sence to me

a bluray looks much better than a DVD

So one would think (slides scanned) in hi def would look much better
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just get the originals rescanned. That would cover the first part. I don't know of anyone, or any service, that makes BD picture discs.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is becoming more of a specialized service, you won't find Costco or Wal-Mart doing this anymore. There is no reason they can't be rescanned in a higher resolution. Now if you pop your DVD in your computer you might find it's a DVD & Data disc then you can see if the scanned data images are better resolution. Taking what you have and transferring it to BluRay will just give you a BluRay compatible disc not anything better resolution unless the disc has high res scans on it already.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't look that bad using an old tube tv - that fits the 480i of a DVD -- but i have stored away my old TV and only have Hi Def TV's in use --

i found a place on the web who will scan them in 4k rez but they put them in Jpeg form on anything you want -- even Bluray -- but i wonder if going to Jpeg will down rez them -- i guess i'll give it a try on a small batch --

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