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Offline tasi

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Red dots?
« on: February 24, 2007, 02:47:28 AM »
Did anyone else notice the red dots in the show?

Last episode there was a small white smudge in one of the frames.

Thanks,
T.

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 06:14:18 PM »
What, where, when??

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 06:21:57 PM »
you sure it wasn't your TV?

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 06:30:05 PM »
I think somebody smoked too much  ;)

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 01:41:38 AM »
For some reason I keep thinking I noticed them, too...

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 01:47:08 AM »
WTF  ;) :-*

Can you tell us where?  i would like to check it out!

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 02:37:53 AM »
WTF  ;) :-*

Can you tell us where?  i would like to check it out!

I can't remember where I saw it, but it was kind of like those quick white dots you see in movies in the upper righthand corner when the reels are about to change...only these dots didn't appear in the upper righthand corner, they just appeared almost randomly, but just as quickly. I even remember thinking to myself "was that a 'change-the-reel' dot I just saw?".

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 02:39:45 AM »
Like in flightclub where they sent subliminal messages??  ;)

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 01:43:15 PM »
It was right around the two minute mark when Tom is telling Jack to get some stones

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007, 05:27:37 PM »
Well I don't remember exactly when it happend in "Flashes before your eyes", but there was a white "smudge", and I even used the tivo to watch it in slow-mo, but I didn't see anything significant, so I assumed it was just my tivo/television.

Then I saw the red dots this week in "Stranger in a strange land", I believe it was in the cell, when Tom is telling Jack that they're moving him.

That's when I was pretty sure it couldn't have been a coincedence two weeks in a row.

Anyway, I hope someone else noticed them.

T.

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2007, 06:51:18 PM »
GOT IT!

So it wasn't just me, I just downloaded the torrent and the red dot appears at about the 2min 46sec mark, right after Tom say's "See this glass house you're living in Jack", then again around the 2min 51sec mark while Tom is saying "how about I get you some stones".

Check it, now I know it's not just me!

T.

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2007, 08:11:43 PM »
I watched the scene frame by frame and didn't see anything.  Mine is recorded on Microsoft Media Center and not in HD...

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2007, 06:45:54 AM »
you are right
The red dot flashes twice in the glass where tom knocks on. You can see it on the left of your screen at 2min 49 seconds when tom says how about i get you some stones

It is there

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2007, 09:27:41 AM »
Maybe we are just viewing a training video ;)

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Re: Red dots?
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 10:09:26 AM »
FYI:  The "cigarette burn" is, like WhatThe said, to indicate a change of the reels.  In modern movies, they've started putting a pattern of red dots which flash on screen for a frame or so and they serve a different purpose.

Apparently, the pattern is unique to each movie house and can be used to determine where and when a bootlegging may have taken place.  Now, in addition to the cig burn, you'll have another distracting thing to notice at the movie theater.

I can't stop seeing either one of these anymore when I'm at the movies!

(BTW, I saw it at "the number 23"...which was not too terrible.)