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Tenet (2020) Trailer 3 4K 10bit HDR Rec2020 DTS-HD MA 5.1 13

Tenet (2020)

Tenet (2020)

Here is the 4K (4096×1716) version of Tenet Trailer 3. A few notes on the encode. The original was 12 bit in the XYZ color space. In the past, I have converted from this format to 8 bit RGB which resulted in banding in the blacks (like the Top Gun: Maverick IMAX Trailer). This time for the conversion to the RGB color space, I transcoded to ProRes 422 HQ which has a bit depth of 10 bits. I needed to do be able to edit the titles so that they would be English, so this appeared to be the best way to go. I then did two HEVC encodes from the ProRes 422 HQ – 1 with HDR grading in Rec2020 color primaries, and one with SDR in Rec709. The results look quite good, and I could not detect any excessive banding issues. The downside is on the encoding – which took about 18 hours each to encode to HEVC. I may take some time to re-encode some of the past 4K trailers that have banding issues, particularly Top Gun: Maverick.

The audio is an official studio 5.1 mix. What is interesting is that there are a lot more sound effects in the mix, than what were available in the effects track that I used in the 1080p mixes. Not sure why they were not included, but they were not. Needless to say, this sounds much better.

AN IMAX ASPECT RATIO 4K VERSION IS COMING SOON

Feel free to leave your impressions of the encodes in the comments below.

The different versions available are listed below:

Trailer 3 – 4096×1716 – HDR – Graded – HEVC – Rec2020 – 10bit – 16 Mbps – Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: HDR HEVC H265 16Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 4096×1716
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – 4096×1716 – SDR – HEVC – Rec709 – 10bit – 16 Mbps – Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: SDR HEVC H265 16Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 4096×1716
Format: MKV

Release Date: July 31, 2020 (North America)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Warner Bros.


Tenet (2020) Trailer 3 1080p 10bit HDR DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 2

Tenet (2020)

Tenet (2020)

Things have been really slow as of late, for obvious reasons. But for now TENET is still scheduled for release next month, but the date has been adjusted slightly from July 17th to July 31st. On July 17th, Warner Bros. will be offering the 10th anniversary re-release of INCEPTION. I never did get to see it in theatres, but it is one of my all time favorites. In fact, I just watched it two weeks ago and it doesn’t seem like it was 10 years ago when it was released. If you have never watched it, or if you are a fan of the film, I hope there is a cinema open in your area screening it.

The third trailer for TENET is a bit of an expansion from the second, and offers some glimpses at some set pieces. I think it will be an interesting film, and with Nolan’s track record, I have high expectations. The source of trailer 3 was a ProRes 422 HQ 1080p with dialogue, music and effects tracks. I mixed them into a 5.1 channel mix. There are not a lot of sound effects in the mix, so it is mostly music in the surrounds. I really do like the music too. I did a few different encodes because I had time on my hands and thought some may be interested in the results. There is a standard H264 AVC, but I also did two 10 bit H265 HEVC HDR encodes. One has an HDR grading, and the other is just a straight export without any grading. They may look weird, but there they are if you are interested. Feel free to leave your impressions of the encodes in the comments below.

There is no 4K version available at this time.

The different versions available are listed below:

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 32 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 16 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MP4

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 16 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: HEVC H265 10 bit HDR Graded 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 32 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: HEVC H265 10 bit HDR Not Graded 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MKV

Release Date: July 31, 2020 (North America)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Warner Bros.