Avia or Video Essentials??

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  1. Michael Cook

    Michael Cook Stunt Coordinator

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    Any one of these better than the other?? I also noticed they have "Video Essentials" and "Digital Video Essentials". Is the Digital just for HDTV??

    Thanks
     
  2. Kevin Parker

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    bump... I have the same question
     
  3. ChrisMatson

    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    Personal preference.
    I use AVIA. I have heard that the new digital VE will be far superior to the old one, which was transferred from Laserdisc.
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    The AVIA is more complete as far as setting up audio and video although the setup takes a little more time due to the extra detail (at least when I did it).
     
  5. Eric_M

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    I heard Video Essentials is a bit easier to use.

    Is one priced cheaper than the other?

    Is the new Video Essentials out already?
     
  6. Matthew-K

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    For what it's worth, an ISF tech told me not to use AVIA. He felt very strongly on this issue and recommended VE.
     
  7. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    It doesnt really matter which you use. Both will work equally well.

    VE has improper image centering. Avia has inaccurate gray scale (color contaminated) levels. You have to use both when doing a "full service" calibration.

    Digital VE is not out yet. I was originally supposed to be out by Oct - Nov of last year. I have seen some of the patterns for this disc and think that they will be of benefit to most people. There will also be a DVHS version of it which I am very much looking forward to.

    Hope this helped.

    Gregg
     

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