Is the Overscan screen on Video Essentials misaligned?

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  1. Ryan Patterson

    Ryan Patterson Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm trying to get a centered image on my TV that will be about 5% overscanned. However, there have been a few things about VE's overscan screen that indicate the screen wasn't centered correctly. The main indication is that when I run it on the PC using WinDVD or PowerDVD, the screen seems 2-3% pushed up and to the right. Can anyone confirm this?

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    Yes, it is not centered. Too high and to the right ...

    Use the pattern in title 20 or the ones in AVIA instead.

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  3. Ryan Patterson

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    Thanks Michael,

    Is there any easy way to jump to Title 20? I can only find my way to Title 17, then have to skip chapters about 40 times until I actually arrive at Title 20.

    By the way, I don't see an overscan test in this Title... only a couple of Snell & Wilcox test patterns and one extra chart (I think it a proportion ratio chart? Don't know what it's called...) It's also in 16:9, but my TV is 4:3 so it's harder to judge the corners.

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    Set your DVD player to 16:9 and make the S/W fit the screen. Use it as your guide to centering.

    Usually a direct title search for title 20 is sufficient to find it.

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