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- July 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm #521AnonymousInactive
During the course, one of the things highlighted was how important demo material is for a calibration, and thus wondered what everyone uses as their demo material when they go out to clients for calibrations?
Some examples as suggested:
The fifth element.
The Dark Knight
- July 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm #2208AnonymousInactive
I personally use “The Fifth Element”, I have the DVD and the BD in my equiptment case
I have been using this from almost day one…
The movie has plenty of fleshtone clips and I know what they should look like.
Hope this helpsJuly 15, 2011 at 10:53 am #2210AnonymousInactive
I like using the demo clips from Digital Video Essentials. One clip places more emphasis on blacks or shadow detail, and the other more on subtle variations in white…not to mention ample flesh tones. I have watched the demo clips so much, I know what to be looking for. I like it as all my clips are on the same disc. For warm up, I will use the Blu-ray “Home”. It is shot in 16:9 and it has very striking visuals. Usually wows the clients. If I am listening for audio demo material, I usually listen to a compilation of music as well as Master and Commander. I know many people will also use the Dark Knight for shadow detail shots. The parking garage scene is particularily useful in my opinion.July 15, 2011 at 11:26 am #2212AnonymousInactive
Thanks, both good suggestions. I have already added the Dark Knight and The fifth element to my kit bag. I am just looking some for a list of a few so that I can add a few others. I am mindful that Gregg and Michael recommended having Demo material that the client may also have, so that if they complain/question a picture at a later date you have some mutual demo material that you can both refer to, so that you do not necessarily need to make a repeat visit.
Therefore I will add the suggestions to the first post, so that we can add some potential options for all.July 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm #2232AnonymousInactive
At the classes Michael often spoke about giving the client a demo disc with various material on it for future reference. I’m just wondering how to practically do this? Also, how legal is it? Perhaps there’s a demo Blu-ray disc that I can buy and then give to the customer that has various scenes on it?July 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm #2235AnonymousInactive
@Julian Scott 3084 wrote:
At the classes Michael often spoke about giving the client a demo disc with various material on it for future reference. I’m just wondering how to practically do this? Also, how legal is it? Perhaps there’s a demo Blu-ray disc that I can buy and then give to the customer that has various scenes on it?
That was I took from the class too. That would be useful, but I am not sure there is one yet? I would not be adverse to giving a client a cheap bluray that you could get from the bargain bin from retailers as long as it was cheap enough, and that is part of the reason for this thread, to see whether there are some bargains that we could leave clients, within the calibration fee (if required).November 19, 2011 at 2:55 am #2394AnonymousInactive
I have started handing out DTS demo discs or similar with every Calibration Job. Sometimes they come up on Ebay for £5+
They also have perfect picture & sound.
For checking the actual Calibration, I use THX, ISF & Pioneer Kuro Blu Ray demo discs………. & the clients/mine favourite films
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