Blu-Ray is the best presentation format for the material in
"Portraits", and the show has been upgraded with a substantial amount of new
material, to ensure that all images are up to HD standards.
Blu-ray discs now have an extra segment, "Dynamic
Artwork" is a 27
minute video with no sound, featuring only the season, year and decade
spanning images of Chicago from Lincoln park. The dissolves are very
slow, so you can't readily see the artwork changing, but each time you look at the
screen after a few minutes, it's a different picture. Great for
parties, running the segment as a loop provides entertainment with no sound
to interfere with conversation or other background music.
New technology is providing some great improvements
to the show. A 4K camera on a drone, and another for pedestrian
purposes, are enabling new levels of quality. A new version will
be available before long.
A new script, lots of quality improvements and a
fair amount of new material have resulted in a big jump in overall
quality. Improved use of Premeire filters has made a big