New to RPTV scene. Question on bars

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  1. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    I'm new to the scene with a Panny 47". With movies that are widescreen yet don't fill the whole screen(black bars top and bottom), is it best to zoom to fill or just watch with bars. I've set my contrast/picture levels down the moment I turned on the set. Thanks for any info.

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  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Watch it the way the director intended. Widescreen ...

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    Michael,

    Thanks for the info. Question. How oes one become ISF certified?

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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Michael trained and worked and practiced a long time under official, expert supervision. Also putting in a vote for widescreen, sir. Never deviate from the OAR, be it Academy Ratio or Super Panavision. Adjust your white and black levels appropriately.
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    I have yet to encounter a client's TV with DVD black bar burn in ...

    Keep the contrast down at 30% range and you will have little to worry about.

    Stay away from 4:3 mode for satellite/cable though ... bad.

    ISF certification is the easy part. Take the two day seminar that the ISF offers ...

    Now you know the basics ... very basic stuff. Everything else you have to figure out on your own. That's what makes it so rewarding.

    Some/many ISF students make the mistake of thinking that all it takes is a two day course and they are ready to roll in the dough $$$$$ ... if only it were so easy. Even scarier when they compare themselves to the established calibrators and yet have no clue about all the other stuff they need to do as well.

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