Disney Makes Creative Use of Seamless Branching / Multi-angle

Posted by Dave Cowl on November 13, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Studios

rat.jpgIt seems that Disney joins other Blu-ray studios making use of seamless branching in their Ratatouille released last week. Apparently they are using the feature to allow for multiple language support in video.

So when you are watching Ratatouille in English, you see one branch with English text on screen – if you select Spanish or French you are taken down a different branches respectively, displaying the text in your chosen language.

Studios have used this technique in conjunction with the ‘multi-angle’ feature on DVDs. It is great to see this being used for HD presentations also.

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5 Responses to “Disney Makes Creative Use of Seamless Branching / Multi-angle”

  1. James Segars on November 13th, 2007 3:22 pm

    You mean that if there is text on the screen, in movie, ie. restaurant menus/signs, they will be in your language of choice?

  2. Dave Cowl on November 13th, 2007 6:19 pm

    I am not sure yet to what extent that have done it. I believe that the TV story about the chef has different text for the different languages for example. Signs etc, probably not so much unless their meaning is important.

    My copy has just arrived so I will check it out for myself soon.

  3. Tyler Pruitt on November 13th, 2007 7:24 pm

    Kind of like what they did on the DVD version of “Polar Express?” (for the text on the ticket)

  4. Dave Cowl on November 14th, 2007 11:50 am

    Yes that seems to be a commonly used example. I wonder if the Polar Express BD does that too?

  5. Tyler Pruitt on November 14th, 2007 2:00 pm

    I know the HD DVD does not have it.

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