7 Channel Calibration... How?

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  1. Jeff Keene

    Jeff Keene Supporting Actor

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    I hope this hasn't been covered, because the search function is "temporarily unavailable", but... How shall I calibrate my 7-ch set up once I have it?
    I'll be using my 4800 as a pre/pro, and I own VE, but I don't think it is set up for DD EX. Should I just use the receivers test tones for the back channel?
    Maybe I answered my own question while thinking out loud (I have one of them clicky IBM keyboards), but if there's a better idea, let's hear it!
    Thanks.
     
  2. DanG

    DanG Stunt Coordinator

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  3. PatrickM

    PatrickM Screenwriter

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    Alternately, you could try to use the THX Optimode on any disc with THX-EX or DTS-ES encoded on the DVD. Toy Story 2 (at least in the Ultimate Toy Box) T2:UE are a couple that come to mind.
    One thing about using test tones from the receiver, if you are using two speakers for the rear center channel and the tones come out of the rears one at a time, you'll have to turn down each speaker 3db as both will have the same information for a THX-EX or DTS-ES encoded disc.
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  4. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

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    I was going to suggest Optimode too. I've got the regular Toy Story 2-pack (TS1 and TS2) and Optimode is included. It's also on Titan AE, I think.
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    The problem with using the THX Optimode A/V tests is that they are to calibrate to that one particular movie, not as a global reference standard.
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