Which DVD for FP calibration?

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  1. Fred Seger

    Fred Seger Stunt Coordinator

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    Which of the current DVD's is the best for calibrating and digital FP, an X1 to be exact?
    I have Digital Video Essentials and while some of the test they have do help, I get the feeling that a disc geared more towards FP instead of tubes would be more helpful.

    I also know that some new disc are on the horizon. What's the scoop on these? Release dates etc...

    Is there a better and/or cheaper way for me to do a proper calibrate? I don't really want get it ISF calibrated, not because I don't think it would be worth the money but because I'm such a tweaker / DIYer [​IMG]

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Is this DVHS tape even available yet? Digital Video Essentials? How can you have it when no one else even sells it yet? [​IMG]

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    Cool. ha ha ha

    Now as for the discs ... AVIA or VE or S/V will all be fine for FPTV. The test patterns are the same. Brightness is brightness ... etc.

    What changes from a professional stand point is the equipment that might be needed for the FPTV DLP / LCD display types versus other types.

    You won't be able to properly do grayscale unless you have the proper equipment to do so.

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  5. If you want to calibrate a front projector I would say for now use Avia for geometry and the color decoder adjustment and use Video Essentials for greyscale. (Avia has a problem where some light bled onto the plates and they are not accurate if you do use Avia make sure to only have the Y connection from the DVD player connected). Then wait for Digital Video Essentials on DVHS. Depending on projector get either the 720p the 1080i or 1080p version.
     

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