Sima color corrector?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Anderson, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

    Nov 23, 1999
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    Since I got my Onkyo 595 from J&R, I get their catalogues... and I keep seeing this SIMA SCC VIDEO COLOR CORRECTOR, where you plug S-video in and you can individually adjust red, green and blue levels (as well as white level, black level, tint, saturation, etc.).
    Does anyone have any experience with using something like this to correct red or green push? I know this is probably really anal of me, but I think it'd be cool to have RGB dead at 0% on Avia's chart instead of having to back saturation off to eliminate red push.
  2. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Screenwriter

    Oct 5, 2000
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    While you will be able to adjust colors individually in the Sima Color Corrector, I've found that the SCC adds an unacceptable amount of ringing into the picture.
    -Lyle J.P.
  3. GregK

    GregK Screenwriter

    Nov 22, 2000
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    I'll second what Lyle said. And the sharpness
    control (on the Sima) cannot be set to fix this artifact.
  4. Todd Hochard

    Todd Hochard Cinematographer

    Jan 24, 1999
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    Not only that, I've found that it drops the 520 lines of resolution I get out of my DVD player down to 350 or so.
  5. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Jun 5, 2000
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    Knocksville, TN
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    Rachael Bellomy
    I've never seen a Sima product that didn't muddy the signal. If you want to adjust colour with a capable machine, I'd suggest the Elite Video (not affiliated with Pioneer) BVD-4. I don't have one, but I have a friend who does. You'd have to use it via S-Video. It's primary purpose is for video editing. I chatted with someone who was using it to tweek colours on a hi-end vdeo set-up a couple of years ago though.
    BTW the BVP-4 offers broadcast quality performance. Best wishes!
    Rachael, the big disc cat! "...Mandrake, have you ever seen a commie drink water..."
    AFI Film Challenge, hey I've only got 1 to go!
  6. Chuck Blair

    Chuck Blair Agent

    Aug 11, 1999
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    I own the Elite Video BVP-4 Plus and it is truly wonderful if you use s-video (will also convert composite to s-video, but this is about the only thing this unit doesn't do well). The resolution boost (up to about 10%) works without ringing if not pushed too far. The unit has too many features to list here, but go to the Elite Video website and read the details. They honestly describe what this unit can do to enhance and restore a video image. Everything the Sima does and much more. The one other downside though is the price, around $700 the last time I checked. I think it's worth it. The Malata DVD player I just got and the BVP-4 are the two items in my home theater I would never part with, everything else I could do without since other similar products are available.
  7. John Morris

    John Morris Guest

    The only thing I use my SCC for is to record DVDs onto SVHS for playback in my kids rooms and in my truck. For that function, it works great.
    Take Care,
    DFAST, 5C, DVI, HDCP, SafeAudio, Macrovision and Lewinski!!!

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