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post #181 of 194 Old 10-04-2012, 04:10 PM
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I think I want one shipped to Sweden :O
I guess there will be extra tax fees then huh?

You can also buy the Darbee in Norway, see: www.avshop.no
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You can also buy the Darbee in Norway, see: www.avshop.no
Yeah but its REALLY expensive in comparison to US price..... I've asked the seller for a price already. But thanks anyways.
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Watched Apocalypse Now tonight with the Darbee ( 2nd movie I've watched with it - looked stunning with the Lumis. A friend was floored at how sharp and clear it looked - for a 33 year old movie too !! I love this thing!!

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The main thread in the video processor selection is having all the "fun", so why not get this one some life?
Woke up early this fine Saturday morning.
I have a Canon DSLR T1i, 15MP, using good Canon lens 15-85 zoom, tripod mounted, took these pictures all in manual mode f5.6 and 0.8 sec for consistency.
No post processing done in Aperture, just export to Picasa web @ jpeg 10Q for viewing.

Took them in split screen mode so you can see and scroll to compare:
RH side is where the effect is shown

Look at the cheek, nose, eyes, hair.
Ok, I've drank the Darbee "kool-aid", this is enough to get me 2 more years out of my 5 year old VW60.

Temporary Mounted laying on PJ with 3' HDMI cable, no issues:
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Baseline 0%
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Hi Def 100%
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Game 100%
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Full Pop 100%
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Hi Def 120%
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Games 120%
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Full Pop 120%
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Sorry have to kind of laugh....you went to all that trouble and that picture of that guy's mug is what you chose to share? biggrin.gif What is it with the Darbee fascination from so many....talking about faces.? Just my opinion but I much prefer great scenes from movies or great looking landscape photos to demo where you can also get a feel for the enhanced clarity and depth. Not always a great thing up close on some faces.... ^^^

Just teasing....no offense smile.gifsmile.gif Thanks for the photo efforts. Good screen shots always appreciated.
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Haha, I hear ya. But I think the face shots are the easiest to tell. Especially with ppl with freckles, wrinkles or facial hair. It has the fine lines that are much more definable than nature shots. I actually also always do the calibration with faces. Dudes are easier than girls. The smooth complexion of female faces are harder. Us guys have pores, wrinkles, oily/dry face, stubbles, etc that really show up well on HD feeds.
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Obama lied...about the darblet??? biggrin.gif

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Obama lied...about the darblet??? biggrin.gif

Lol, it was 4:30am and this was the only decent HD stuff on, I did not pay attention to what was on the ticker till I processed the images, possibly subliminal though. smile.gif

Next time I'll pop a blu ray in.
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I kinda wonder, have we strayed from the directors vision with these processor educed enhancements?

Maybe some of them want their product to have a certain "softness" to it....

Just throwing that out there.
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I kinda wonder, have we strayed from the directors vision with these processor educed enhancements?
Maybe some of them want their product to have a certain "softness" to it....
Just throwing that out there.

When a director starts paying me to see what HE wants me to see, I could care less what he wants me to see or how he sees it.
Never understood the "how the director is ment for the movie to be seen" garbage.
I know what I like:)
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When a director starts paying me to see what HE wants me to see, I could care less what he wants me to see or how he sees it.
Never understood the "how the director is ment for the movie to be seen" garbage.
I know what I like:)

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When a director starts paying me to see what HE wants me to see, I could care less what he wants me to see or how he sees it.
Never understood the "how the director is ment for the movie to be seen" garbage.
I know what I like:)

Or to put it another way: Would you like a film director to come and do your job (whatever it might be) and do you think he could do make a better job of it than you? wink.gif

FWIW I have a Darbee myself, use it left at 50% HD, but I still take the effort to calibrated my display chain to the standard so that I get to see the scenes in the right colour temperature, gamma and colours so that I get the full effect of what the director/producer/whatever was hoping to convey. The Darbee just adds a little extra sharpness for me without creating ringing and halos which my projector does if I increase the sharpness/detail controls above 0. In any case I don't think the Darbee at these lower HD settings does things to the image that takes it away from what the director intended anyway, but just IMHO.

Zooming: Been there, done that, bought the lens...
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I kinda wonder, have we strayed from the directors vision with these processor educed enhancements?
Maybe some of them want their product to have a certain "softness" to it....
Just throwing that out there.

A couple of points:

Both 35mm film and D-Cinema have more inherent resolution than 1080p. What is natively captured in the source is more detailed than what we get on Blu-ray. The Darblet's enhancement helps to narrow the gap a little.

The Darblet can only enhance detail if there's detail in the source to enhance. If a scene is shot in soft focus, it will still appear in soft focus even with the Darblet engaged. Director's intent is still maintained.

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