Looking for Avia and VE

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JJR512, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. JJR512

    JJR512 Supporting Actor

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    Can someone please tell me where I can get both discs from the same place for the lowest price possible. Unless you can convince me that I absolutely, positively, will only ever need one or the other, I think I'd like both.

    Also, a magazine...I believe Sound & Vision? (the one that used to be Stereo Review) mentions a disc of their own called the "tune-up disc" or something like that. Is that worth having at all, and if so, where can I also get this?
     
  2. Justin H

    Justin H Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm sure one of them will suit your needs. I can't imagine requiring more information than the AVIA disc contains, for the amatuer its a fabulous tool. I think owning more than one would be very repetitive and a waste of money. I bought AVIA from amazon.com for under $40 shipped.
     
  3. Scott_AH

    Scott_AH Stunt Coordinator

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    I checked mysimon.com and was directed to deepdiscountdvd.com where I got AVIA shipped for $36.

    Scott
     
  4. David Glenn

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    I have the Sound & Vision Disc. What does Avia have that S&V doesn't?
     
  5. Bill Kane

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    A fuller panel of video calibrations...S&V OTOH has 6.1 and Dts audio tracks unlike Avia.

    Here's what the master himself says: Guy Kuo of Ovation

    >>>You should get very similar results using the SV HTT patterns. The video test patterns were designed and built by the same person who did them for AVIA. That would be me. The basic signal levels on both discs are the same and should yield equivalent results.

    However, I would suggest that you not quite follow the narrative in HTT for setting final white level. Instead, try to set contrast to the LOWEST setting which makes the white portion of the pattern seem white instead of gray. The professionally written narrative may mislead you into going for a higher contrast setting. The HTT narrative was written to be as easy as possible and not over explain things like AVIA does. The AVIA video setup narrative was written by the pattern creator rather than a professional script writer. That's why you notice the speech cadence and tone is so different in the AVIA video setup narrative compared to the rest of the disc. It was really odd to hear my own speach pattern but someone elses voice.

    The HTT patterns are fewer but somewhat more refined than those in AVIA. Either should allow you to perform user level adjustment of the display. Since HTT hasn't been on the market very long, most commentary you see is still about how to use the AVIA patterns. The HTT patterns are close enough in design so you can usually use the information you learn from discussions about AVIA's patterns with HTT.
     
  6. David Glenn

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    Thanks Bill. I believe you just saved me $36.
     

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