Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics Comes to Blu-ray and HD DVD


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
12 replies to this topic

#1 of 13 Paul Arnette

Paul Arnette

    Screenwriter

  • 2,616 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 16 2002

Posted August 16 2007 - 05:15 AM

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=403

Quote:
DVD International has announced that Joe Kane's 'Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics' will be coming to Blu-ray on October 30th. 'DVE: HD' is the follow-up to the award-winning 'Digital Video Essentials' disc which assisted new DVD owners in calibration of their displays. Now, Joe Kane returns to assist new Blu-ray owners with calibration of their high definition displays.

This release is different than the 'Digital Video Essentials' disc which was released on HD DVD earlier this year, and will feature new interactive menus. While the experience appears slimmed down from previous versions, this disc actually features more content than ever before.

Joe Kane, President of Joe Kane Productions and creator of HD Basics, notes, “My goal with DVE: HD Basics is to help make display device setup easier plus describe what I think consumers should expect from high definition. It's really a great system and not everyone is seeing it for what it's worth. This new disc allows users to choose the depth at which they want to learn about High Definition – or simply begin with calibrating their set."

Its about damn time that I get a calibration disc for my Blu-ray Disc player that's all I got to say. Posted Image
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#2 of 13 Bill_D

Bill_D

    Supporting Actor

  • 755 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 09 2001

Posted August 16 2007 - 05:26 AM

Posted Image

#3 of 13 ppltd

ppltd

    Producer

  • 3,044 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 30 2006

Posted August 16 2007 - 06:30 AM

This will be one of the few disks I will have to purchase in both formats.
Thomas Eisenmann(Last updated 09/30/11)

Blu-Ray Collection  DVD Collection, Numerous BD players,

LG 55LX6500 55-Inch 3D 1080p 240 Hz LED

Pioneer VSX-94TXH, Panasonic PT-AE7000U 3D 1080p (PT-AE8000 Just Ordered, 

1124 BDs and going up, 1028 - DVDs and going down.


#4 of 13 Neil Joseph

Neil Joseph

    Lead Actor

  • 8,338 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 16 1998

Posted August 16 2007 - 06:40 AM

Count me in. I assume the audio is updated over the dvd version too.
Click on above image to enter " T H E . H O L O D E C K "
---------------------------------------------------------
The Holodeck. My DIY Screen. DIY Subwoofer: The MaxCaliber
My humble collection of DVD's. HTF Beginner's Primer and FAQ

#5 of 13 Gregory Pauswinski

Gregory Pauswinski

    Supporting Actor

  • 556 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 02 1998

Posted August 16 2007 - 07:07 AM

This is awesome news!!

#6 of 13 Adam Gregorich

Adam Gregorich

    Executive Producer

  • 14,627 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 20 1999
  • LocationThe Other Washington

Posted August 16 2007 - 07:54 AM

Not to dampen anyone's enthusiasm (mine included), but I'll be very surprised if it meets the Oct 30th street date. Just about every JKP product runs a few months behind. It's very cool that it is on the way...

#7 of 13 Adam Gregorich

Adam Gregorich

    Executive Producer

  • 14,627 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 20 1999
  • LocationThe Other Washington

Posted August 16 2007 - 07:58 AM

Actually this is a new calibration disc called HD basics. It is not DVE. The new disc is coming to both HD formats. It will be interesting to see the difference between DVE and this one. If there was ever a disc that screamed out for Warner's THD format this is it.

#8 of 13 Cees Alons

Cees Alons

    Executive Producer

  • 18,550 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 1997
  • Real Name:Cees Alons

Posted August 16 2007 - 10:35 AM

Quote:
but I'll be very surprised if it meets the Oct 30th street date.
Unfortunately: yes.
When the DVE HD DVD finally hit the street last May, it was 6 months late (at least).


Cees

#9 of 13 Dave H

Dave H

    Producer

  • 5,230 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2000

Posted August 16 2007 - 02:26 PM

I was a bit disappointed with HD DVE. I was hoping for some new patterns - particularly a new sharpness pattern. I may just wait for Blu-ray Avia this time. However, I can't complain for how little I was able to purchase HD DVE.

#10 of 13 Phil Iturralde

Phil Iturralde

    Screenwriter

  • 1,868 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 07 1998

Posted August 17 2007 - 06:38 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave H
... I was hoping for some new patterns - particularly a new sharpness pattern. I may just wait for Blu-ray Avia this time. ...

How about using ...

720 x 486 SD DVE DVD** Overscan Percent test screen

vs.

1920 x 1080 HD DVE DVD Overscan Percent test screen???

You can easily compare the number's & lines corner to corner!


Actually, all the test screens are 1080p (including the SMPTE RP 133) & is markedly sharper!

Even Demonstration Video Material (Video Montage from the SD DVD) is now now in full 1080p video. What exactly are your looking for???


**NOTE: SD DVD Upconverted = 1080i via Toshiba HD-A1 HDMI.

Phil
My HT Enthusiasts Google Website
---- Toshiba 62HM196 62" 1080p DLP HDTV pic's (#1 in Consumer Reports)
DVD Aficionado (DVDAF) on-going list.
Acquisition Rule #59 “Free advice is seldom cheap.” (Quark @ DS9)
JBL S-Series + SVS 25-31PCi (SN: 00034) w/NSD Upgrade!

#11 of 13 Dave H

Dave H

    Producer

  • 5,230 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2000

Posted August 17 2007 - 08:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Iturralde
What exactly are your looking for???



I like using the frequency bars in conjunction with the outline patterns (ala Avia) when calibrating sharpness. In addition, Avia's sharpness pattern seems a bit more sensitive (even a bit exagerrated) in terms of showing edge enhancement which aids in calibrating sharpness. The frequency patterns, however, certainly aid.

In addition, I like the moving bars on Avia for the black level pattern and the flashing bars for tint.

With that said, I do prefer DVE's color bars (just for color) and the ability to see BTB.

The reality is both have their pros and cons. However, it would be nice if one of the other offered everything.

#12 of 13 Paul Arnette

Paul Arnette

    Screenwriter

  • 2,616 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 16 2002

Posted October 12 2007 - 03:52 AM

I am shocked, shocked I tell you that another Joe Kane calibration disc has been delayed, this time until early 2008.

http://www.highdefdi.....to_2008 /1062
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#13 of 13 Adam Gregorich

Adam Gregorich

    Executive Producer

  • 14,627 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 20 1999
  • LocationThe Other Washington

Posted October 12 2007 - 08:17 AM

Never would of seen that coming...Posted Image


Back to Blu-ray



Forum Nav Content I Follow