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alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 10:55 AM 11-07-2010
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FWIW, I think you should accept "Thank You" donations. I've asked in the past, and you've declined. Just saying ...

The acknowledgements in http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19419370 attempt to recognize the many people that have contributed to make the current project possible. They were gracious to allow us to include their work, and accepting any money might be viewed as a conflict of interest. The project was started with the intent that it would be offered as free for personal use, and I think it's best if it's always left in that form.

I have considered the idea of starting a new project. At this point it's nothing more than a few thoughts on how I could make this project better in certain respects, if some of the limitations from the current structure were removed. For example the interest from nashou66 in having a 2.35:1 layout might be possible if something new was started. Anyway at this point it's little more than some ideas I've had while putting together Version 2, and nothing could happen until after I finish this project.

superleo's Avatar superleo 03:46 PM 11-08-2010
Just downloaded V.2.0 and put it into a DVD, played perfectly on Magnavox player, still need to test on two other players. Nice touch with the video calibration from HDNation.

Out of topic but I think looks super cool to have the disk on its own custom case and label.





These can be saved to your local drive and printed out.

EDIT: Edited to fully represent AVS709 patterns
Also edited to remove center green circle from disc label
fight4yu's Avatar fight4yu 06:18 PM 11-08-2010
Indeed very cool!! Bravo!
mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 09:43 PM 11-08-2010
I downloaded the HDMV ISO file and burned to BD-R and DVD-R

The player is the Sony S350.

The Sony had no issues playing both pieces of media. Therefore the DVDM question mark can be removed for that player.
willymayeshere's Avatar willymayeshere 12:36 AM 11-09-2010
This is a great resource and I greatly appreciate it. I had this brilliant idea that has failed miserably for me, I'm quite stumped. Instead of burning a Blu-Ray disc or DVD disc, I had the idea of just mounting the .iso file with Virtual CloneDrive (free just like Daemon Tools but better) and playing this blu ray with Cyberlink PowerDVD 10. Cyberlink will not play the mounted Blu-Ray. It comes up with the error: "There is a disk with a unsupported format in drive J".

I've tried mounting both the HDMV blu ray and the AVCHD blu ray and both won't work with Cyberlink.

Warning Nerd Speak Below:
I went as far as to learn how to re-author my own blu-ray (I've done it before but I haven't done it enough to remember how to do it properly) to make it work. There is something wrong with the way the Blu-ray was created (if it works in a Blu-Ray player, it should also work in Cyberlink). This is where I'm really stumped... I scan the disc with BDinfo and it gives me TONS of huge MPLS files, not to mention there are over 200 M2TS files. So importing files into tsMuxer to try and create a new blu ray disc is REALLY daunting. You can't import more than one file at a time. I've tried it and it won't do it. So I would have to add over 200 files, one at a time, to even see if I can make a doable blu ray disc. Not to mention I've tried working with Ripbot264 (which I absolutely love) but it also can't accept more than one M2TS file.

Alluringreality, any suggestions? If you could make this work with Cyberlink's PowerDVD, this would be AWESOME! I could just mount the .iso file, play the Blu-Ray, and output via my HDMI graphics card. This will open up the calibration utilities' accessibility to those who don't have a Blu-Ray burner.

It's almost 3am in the morning, I might tackle more of this tomorrow.
sillysally's Avatar sillysally 03:03 AM 11-09-2010
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I would really prefer to see measurements of some sort,

Please see link for report.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post19457928

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alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 07:38 AM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by willymayeshere View Post

Cyberlink PowerDVD 10. Cyberlink will not play the mounted Blu-Ray. It comes up with the error: "There is a disk with a unsupported format in drive J".

Have you tried the HDMV from http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19419370? PowerDVD 10 will give that error if the certificate folder is not included. I've been using my standalone player and haven't applied the most recent patch, but generally PowerDVD is somewhat consistent on what it will play.
willymayeshere's Avatar willymayeshere 09:26 AM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

Have you tried the HDMV from http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19419370? PowerDVD 10 will give that error if the certificate folder is not included. I've been using my standalone player and haven't applied the most recent patch, but generally PowerDVD is somewhat consistent on what it will play.

Yes, I downloaded the HDMV.7z from that location. I also have the latest and greatest PowerDVD program, which is updated. The mounted HDMV .iso has the certificate folder included.

This is the info that PowerDVD gives about the mounted disc:
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Player information:
Player region code: Not Specified
Title region code: Not available

Perhaps its having an issue with that?
mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 09:47 AM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by willymayeshere View Post

It's almost 3am in the morning, I might tackle more of this tomorrow.

You mean later today, since 3am is after midnight

What Winblows OS are you using?
willymayeshere's Avatar willymayeshere 10:31 AM 11-09-2010
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You mean later today, since 3am is after midnight

After I sleep it's a new day.
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What Winblows OS are you using?

Windows 7.

Even if I was using Windows XP, I still know how to make Blu Ray work (I assume that's why you are asking). You have to download the Toshiba UDF drivers (Here). I'm MAD deep in the computer game.
alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 11:59 AM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by willymayeshere View Post

latest and greatest PowerDVD

PowerDVD is generally the first authoring check. I also use Virtual CloneDrive, because it's much quicker than going to disc. I applied the latest patch, and personally I have no issues playing the HDMV-2a.iso using the following:

OS: Windows 7 x64
Virtual CloneDrive: 5.4.4.0
PowerDVD Ultra: 10.0.1830.51 or 10.0.2113.51

HDMV-2a was also able to play from BD-RE in the latest build of PowerDVD Ultra 10.

Edit: Assuming you're running the latest Virtual CloneDrive, the only thing I can think of would be to check the MD5 for the HDMV-2a.iso file.
alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 12:09 PM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

I think looks super cool to have the disk on its own custom case and label.

Generally I like the idea, but in the current form I can't put it on the first page. We don't have any rights to use the logos, and 4/5 of the patterns are from DVE.
willymayeshere's Avatar willymayeshere 12:21 PM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

PowerDVD is generally the first authoring check. I also use Virtual CloneDrive, because it's much quicker than going to disc. I applied the latest patch, and personally I have no issues playing the HDMV-2a.iso using the following:

OS: Windows 7 x64
Virtual CloneDrive: 5.4.4.0
PowerDVD Ultra: 10.0.1830.51 or 10.0.2113.51

HDMV-2a was also able to play from BD-RE in the latest build of PowerDVD Ultra 10.

Edit: Assuming you're running the latest Virtual CloneDrive, the only thing I can think of would be to check the MD5 for the HDMV-2a.iso file.

Ah ha! You nailed it on the head. I downloaded the new Virtual CloneDrive application (I didn't realize I was running a really old version) and now it works with PowerDVD. This is awesome now. Thanks for this great tool, I can't wait to use it now. In your post here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=2384 you should tell people that they can mount the image as another option. (assuming they have PowerDVD which is the only thing that isn't freeware...)

Cheers
superleo's Avatar superleo 01:09 PM 11-09-2010
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Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

Generally I like the idea, but in the current form I can't put it on the first page. We don't have any rights to use the logos, and 4/5 of the patterns are from DVE.

It has been edited to fully represent AVSHD709 screens/patterns. It is not my intention for it to be used as an official cover/label, just for anybody that might find it useful.

And thank you for your efforts to bring calibration to the masses, it makes our hobby a lot more enjoyable.
LL
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mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 07:05 PM 11-09-2010
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These can be saved to your local drive and printed out.
Thanks for these, but is there a possibility to get the label image without the green circle in the middle? It will appear on my discs, as they are hub printable media.
mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 07:22 PM 11-09-2010
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You have to download the Toshiba UDF drivers (Here).
Thanks for the link, but unfortunately, one needs to be a registered member of that forum to download the two files. At this point in time, I have no desire to register. Are those files available elsewhere?
willymayeshere's Avatar willymayeshere 09:54 PM 11-09-2010
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Thanks for the link, but unfortunately, one needs to be a registered member of that forum to download the two files. At this point in time, I have no desire to register. Are those files available elsewhere?

I believe this is the same thing: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...p?soid=1284868 read the instructions in the other link to install it properly. Its not as easy as running the .exe file if I remember correctly (I have since passed on from Windows XP).
mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 01:21 AM 11-10-2010
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Originally Posted by willymayeshere View Post

I believe this is the same thing:

Thanks, I've downloaded it and created a text file with the instructions.

I will be dragged kicking and screaming to Win7. There are programs that I have that will only work under XP as they will never be updated (obsolete hardware that works perfectly well, so I'm not buying a newer model to go on an OS that I don't care for).

Contrary to the idiotic Win7 PeeCee ads, they never asked me what I wanted in Win7. It surely isn't MY Win7.
720p's Avatar 720p 05:15 AM 11-10-2010
Just to follow up I am using latest version of virtual clone 5.4.4.0 and latest version of tmt3 185. I have tried both the avchd 1.3b and hdmv 2.0a with tmt3 and neither work. Both enter an infinite loop between play & pause while the screen is black. I have burned the two isos to their respective media and both work in my standalone blu-ray player but exhibit the same behavior as the isos when viewed in my htpc blu-ray player.

Anyone with tmt3 185 can confirm this works for him/her?
superleo's Avatar superleo 08:05 AM 11-10-2010
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Thanks for these, but is there a possibility to get the label image without the green circle in the middle? It will appear on my discs, as they are hub printable media.

Here is a label with no green center circle, for those of you that print directly to the disc.
LL
spongebob's Avatar spongebob 08:16 AM 11-10-2010
Which near black field should be visible with properly adjusted contrast?

thx

bob
alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 08:56 AM 11-10-2010
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Anyone with tmt3 185 can confirm this works for him/her?

I downloaded the TotalMedia and WinDVD trials to see what they would play.

TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum (3.0.1.815) played:

HDMV
AVCHD
PATCHED
HDMV using Virtual Clonedrive
HDMV from Folder


WinDVD Pro 2010 (10.0.05.298.105733) played:

AVCHD
PATCHED


On both programs I noticed Misc C had some issues at times, so I'll probably add a note of some sort to the manual.
alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 09:03 AM 11-10-2010
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Which near black field should be visible with properly adjusted contrast?

I don't really know what this is asking. Brightness would typically affect near black, rather than contrast. All the ColorHCFR near black fields should probably measure differently.

The Basic Settings section from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8968806/Patterns-Manual.pdf deals with setting Brightness & Contrast.
spongebob's Avatar spongebob 09:10 AM 11-10-2010
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Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

I don't really know what this is asking. Brightness would typically affect near black, rather than contrast. All the ColorHCFR near black fields should probably measure differently.

The Basic Settings section from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8968806/Patterns-Manual.pdf deals with setting Brightness & Contrast.


Sorry, I meant brightness! So should 1% NB be visible?


thx

bob
alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 10:12 AM 11-10-2010
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Sorry, I meant brightness! So should 1% NB be visible?

1% is intended to be very dark. On Version 2 it is at level 18. If you flip back and forth between 0% and 1% fields there should probably be a very minor change. The Black Clipping pattern is an easier way to accomplish the same task.
mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 10:41 AM 11-10-2010
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

Here is a label with no green center circle, for those of you that print directly to the disc.

Thanks.

Is there any other way than printing directly to the disc these days?
alluringreality's Avatar alluringreality 10:50 AM 11-10-2010
Some DVD media has Lightscribe, but it is still not available on Blu-ray media. For Blu-ray writable media the only options I'm aware of are printable discs or labels.
baddgsx's Avatar baddgsx 10:52 AM 11-10-2010
GREAT WORK on the label!!!!
720p's Avatar 720p 10:58 AM 11-10-2010
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Originally Posted by alluringreality View Post

I downloaded the TotalMedia and WinDVD trials to see what they would play.

TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum (3.0.1.815) played:

HDMV
AVCHD
PATCHED
HDMV using Virtual Clonedrive
HDMV from Folder


WinDVD Pro 2010 (10.0.05.298.105733) played:

AVCHD
PATCHED


On both programs I noticed Misc C had some issues at times, so I'll probably add a note of some sort to the manual.

Thanks for your troubles. I now know that it works and that it is something with my installation. I'll investigate further.
mrvideo's Avatar mrvideo 11:25 AM 11-10-2010
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Some DVD media has Lightscribe, but it is still not available on Blu-ray media. For Blu-ray writable media the only options I'm aware of are printable discs or labels.

I have a lightscribe burner and after the first batch of discs, I'll never use it again (CD or DVD). It takes forever to "print" the disc. But that isn't the worse part. Besides the lack of color, the contrast ratio sucks. Unlike the print ads that showed nice blacks, you can't get black, you can only get gray. It is like having NTSC setup on top of NTSC setup. The CDs were a little darker than the DVDs. IMHO, false advertising.

I used to use paper labels for CDs, back before printers could print on media. at least the cheaper consumer printers. I've only used Epson printers for media, along with AI to do the artwork. The Blu-ray inkjet surface media has finally come down in price to a point where it is viable. Some have reported that the thicker media jams their Epson printer. I'm guessing that is the older printer, as the R1800 has no issues at all.
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