pegnose wrote:Sir Chief Blur Buster, I have to deeply apologize for having you write down such a detailed and profound reply and to not read it for such a long time! My new job demands a lot of me and I had to cut down on most extra-curricular activities for a while.
No worries. This is Blur Busters.
My posts are designed to educate hundreds of readers, so many people were enlightened before you were; so my replies are usually useful even if you don't come back often. Being the display mythbusters (I've been mic-dropping the 30fps-vs-60fps debate since 1993
), I like to dive into these subjects for readers.
Even as I am under increasing pressure to ELI5 (simplify Blur Busters articles) because of the boom of less-experienced readers -- Blur Busters continues to dive into these advanced topics more often than the average mainstream site.
So my longer replies is also intended to be read by a wider "Popular Science" audience rather than a narrow "Scientific Journal" audience. So maybe my reply was longer than you need, but others still find it educational.
You've probably seen a lot of Blur Busters articles over the years, where we straddle the comfortable middle -- between a mainstream website -- and a scientific journal. Like the new GtG versus MPRT: Pixel Response FAQ
Now that I know you tested LCDs with your PhD -- you probably by now we're the website that talks about motion blur reduction backlights -- the art of hiding the GtG elephant into the drinking-straw-sized VBI -- to successfully hide GtG from human eyes
in the dark period between strobe flashes. Over the years, this has been increasingly successfully achieved on certain panels. Such as in the Valve Index LCD-based VR headset which has only 0.3ms MPRT(100%) of motion blur and no human-visible GtG, making it less motion blur (on average) than many medium-persistence CRT tubes such as the Sony FW900 / GDM-W900 CRT tube which takes more than 0.3ms for its phosphor to decay! Alas even as we root for OLED to take the crown, it's still easier to get sub-1ms MPRT clarity from LCD than OLED because of the Talbot-Plateau Law (flash briefer more brightly is easier with backlights/edgelights at the moment), amongst other factors.