Blue ray Patterns…
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- June 11, 2008 at 4:17 pm #186AnonymousInactive
Hi to All: a question from the guy on the other side of the pound: since Blue-ray readers are beginning to have some success, any news from a good test dics with pattern in this format on your side?
- June 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm #1006Gregg LoewenKeymaster
DVE – HD Basics in Blu Ray is a great disc. Almost all my clients now have some sort of BluRay player so I am using it daily.
Amazon.com sells it for $18.00.June 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm #1007AnonymousInactive
AVS forum has a downloadable BLu test disc set of patterns that work well too. No slow menu systems to wade through … and it is free. In the display calibration area.
Download it and burn it to DVD … and it will work in many Blu players … not all though. PS3 yes … 1st Gen Samsung no … for instance.
regardsJune 11, 2008 at 5:52 pm #1008AnonymousInactive
Here’s the link to the Blu-ray test pattern program: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496 . This program has a lot of very useful test patterns yet to be found elsewhere. It takes more computer savvy than I have to download and burn it, so I haven’t used it. The BD of ‘DVE: HD Basics’ is much more elaborately produced and has many sophisticated features not found on the free test pattern program at AVS. It is also more universally compatible on the various players that are in the field.June 23, 2008 at 2:02 am #1059AnonymousInactive
Did I miss something on the DVE HD Basics disc or is it really missing the 75% (and 100%) primary and secondary window patterns? I ended up measuring them off the SMPTE color bars – a PITA when you have your meter on tripod.June 23, 2008 at 4:18 am #1060AnonymousInactive
The DVE HD basics does not include the windows for doing CMS … BAsics … afterall. CMS is not considered to be a basic item.June 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm #1061AnonymousInactive
Joe Kane mentioned at INFOCOM that the HD Basics program was composed prior to Blu-ray winning the format war. He considered the HD DVD/SD combo version sufficient for more advanced test signals. It includes many more patterns than the new title. Now he is saying there will have to be an expanded BD version done.
The challenge to him now is realizing his return on investment from all the previous work and getting enough funds committed to start another new disc project. He said he would be happy to accept outside funding- on the order of, I think he said, $60,000.00. Perhaps ‘Avia 2’ on BD will beat him to it. There is still the AVS BD program as well. Personally, I haven’t attempted it yet.June 24, 2008 at 10:51 pm #1063AnonymousInactive
I’m going to burn the AVS HD for Blu-ray playback “soon” – today or tomorrow probably. If it works OK, I’ll make a copy for you. But there are some players it’s not compatible with. You write the HD patterns on a DVD – all the Blu-ray players will read DVDs, but some choke when there’s HD content on the DVD instead of standard def content. So unless you have a Blu-ray burner, the AVS HD pattern disc won’t be a “universal” solution.
I figured there was a “timing” issue with the HD Basics discs — otherwise he wouldn’t have issued an HD DVD version. It was disappointing that there weren’t any color windows when there were gray scale windows (if I remember right).
In retrospect, it might have made more sense to port the original HD DVD to Blu-ray, though I can’t say I’m wowed by the user interface on either HD or Blu-ray. Unless you have a PS3, none of the HD versions of DVE navigate very quickly.June 25, 2008 at 12:50 am #1064AnonymousInactive
You’re kind to offer to make a copy for me. I consider the ‘DVE: HD Basics’ disc a valuable asset for most HD consumers, and unhesitatingly recommend it for beginners. That was the stated, primary, intended audience for the program. I’m repeatedly amazed that Joe has any hair left, after having to deal with all the frustrations he’s encountered over the years in this industry. He has explained just a little publicly about what a moving target the BD format has been in his experience. I’m grateful he persists in his passionate pursuit of excellence.June 25, 2008 at 1:46 am #1065AnonymousInactive
The AVS disc does not work in Samsung players (some) and some Panasonic players. It does seem to work in Sony, PS3, Pioneer and the 1st gen Panasonic player. also works on the LG uni player.
On the non compatible ones … the files have to be written to BD discs … way expensive.
I carry back up ISO files of these discs in the Hard drive on the laptop just in case I lose or break the discs. Since it’s all free … sometimes I give it away to clients too.
The DVE works much faster on the Samsung machines now with the latest firmware update. Joe actually complained about one of these un-named brands in his article in the WSR. It was the Samsung … but it is lightning fast now by comparison.
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