Mass fake news entries in Technical Specs - 4K Digital Intermediates

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For quite a while there have been Technical Specs entries submitted that are essentially fake news (especially since so many other sites, possibly foolishly, use IMDb as a source) - that movies have gone through a 4K digital intermediate (DI) when they have a.) actually gone through a 2K DI or b.) have not even gone through a DI at all.

The persons submitting these are the "often wrong, never in doubt" type. They don't know what a digital intermediate is, or that regardless of how large the format or how high the resolution a movie is shot in, the far majority (probably over 90%) of them today are finished and released in 2K. Some production companies mandate it. Even a lot of 4K Blu-ray releases are in fact "uprezed" 2K masters.

And Christopher Nolan's movies, for example, are known for never going through a DI like most movies today do. They are finished photochemically, and the digital releases are made from scanning a photochemically timed interpositive. There is no digital intermediate step.

Tenet (2020) is being finished photochemically at FotoKem. I've deleted this 4K DI fake news from its page before (#200220-212133-780000), yet here it is, back again. It was also listed on almost all of his previous films.

I don't have a lot of patience for incompetence and ineptitude, and am really tired of acting as the IMDb equivalent of toilet paper. If a staff member doesn't contact the brain surgeon adding these and tell them what they're doing wrong, I at least hope they see this post.
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Thank you for your post.

I can see this is no longer live on the title.

Thank you for your vigilance.