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Tenet (2020) Trailer 3 4K 10bit HDR Rec2020 DTS-HD MA 5.1 12

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.