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post #721 of 3000 Old 02-22-2009, 05:38 AM
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Thanks. I totally see what you guys are talking about now. Wow, not sure how I could have missed that!

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Thanks again for pointing this out. I'm going to take a closer look just to be 100% certain it is the camera and will report back.

I placed velvet cut-outs on top of my front 3 (black) speakers not only to help w/ reflections - but also to keep my eye from noticing the slightly brighter area during the movie. Now that you "see" that wooden edges (whatever it is) they will probably start really bothering you. Unless it's only viewable while standing up (like to take pictures).

Stunning pictures by the way
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There is a in depth thread on how to set up your camera correctly for screen shots. The only on I can find in searching is

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=screen+shots

Can someone direct me to the other.
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Kevin, I think you are using far too much sharpening, you are actually loosing a lot of detail that way.
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Yeah, I noticed the sharpening too. It's making what should be nice, smooth HD images look more crude and SD-like.

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Kevin - have you verified that your Brightness setting is set correctly using a calibration disc. It may be the camera but it looks like the brightness setting may be too high.
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Guys chill i tweak a lot and post anything - 1 man`s poison etc etc

Maybe i will have to make up my own disclaimer a bit of fun/testing bucket of salt etc.

YOU ALL KNOW HOW GOOD THESE MACHINES ARE IN REAL LIFE NO CAMERA CAN DO THEM JUSTICE......BUT I AM GETTING THERE......
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YOU ALL KNOW HOW GOOD THESE MACHINES ARE IN REAL LIFE NO CAMERA CAN DO THEM JUSTICE......BUT I AM GETTING THERE......

Absolutely. No doubt about that.

Just on your screenshots, I noticed one thing from the Exif info on your shots.

You are using
1. F - 3.50
2. Exposure - 2.5 sec

Now, I don't know about the camera you are using but F3.5 means the camera takes more light and on top of that the exposure is 2.5 sec whhhc is very high for bright shots. In my experience this introduces blooming, CA or halo and white crush which others are talking about I guess.

So definitely it is not the PJ but could be camera settings.

Now if you look at your dark shots they appear fantastic because the camera requires more light to reach the sensor and hence with F3.5 and 2.5 sec exp they turn out brilliant.

So with bright shots, if you either reduce the exposure or increase the F number, you will see the white crush has disappeared.
Just my thoughts...I faced similar things when trying out camera modes.

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Too bad my point and shoot camera picks the F stop for me. On the screen shots posted above it chose 3.5 for each one. It also automatically picks the exposure time, which seemed to be about a second or so IIRC.
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The thing is i discarded the darker 1s in favour of more background detail samples below.....


1 second exp


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2 seconds exp the 1 i posted
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stereomandan BD-disc: Madagascar 2
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Is there a trick I can use with the PS3 to prevent it from showing the timeline when a movie is paused? In some ways it is good because it shows others exactly where the scene is in case they want to look at it on their pj. But on certain scenes it takes away from the image...
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Is there a trick I can use with the PS3 to prevent it from showing the timeline when a movie is paused? In some ways it is good because it shows others exactly where the scene is in case they want to look at it on their pj. But on certain scenes it takes away from the image...

Press the square key after pausing....
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Anyone got "screenshots" of Apocalypto on a JVC HD350?


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I would like to see Wall-E shots as well.
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Sony VPL-VW60 on a 10' wide WA laminate screen taken with a Panisonic Lumix LX-3.

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I would like to see Wall-E shots as well.

Will do!
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Nice shots from the VW60. Cool... Very few VW60 owners post here...
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stereomandan BD-disc: Madagascar 2
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Wonderful....

Kevin,

Some of those Tinker Bell shots are looking so dynamic....keep them coming.
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Thanks for the Wall-E shots guys.

Dr. Spankenstein,

The VW60 is showing awesome amount of detail in the pictures and excellent shadow detail. I assume the real image is having slightly lower black levels due to camera limitations. Great shots.

Kevin,
Your Wall-shots are showing immense depth. Nice combination of deep blacks and shadow details. Wonderful.

Somehow the Apocalypto shots are looking bit washed out. I assume it is the camera...

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@ aribana,

Firstly, thank you for the kind comments.

Actually, the black level on my particular set-up is not (in my opinion) very good compared to the reports from other vw60 owners. I definately helps with the shadow detail, but the absolute black seems quite elevated.

This is my first experience with front projection, so maybe I'm expecting too much...

I love the picture this throws but I did have to dial back the color so as not to be overcooked.

I guess I should resize mine to conform with others to get a better sense of comparative sharpness. Naturally smaller=sharper but I wanted the detail to show.

Need to find a better place to host pictures as Imageshack seems to be dropping some color depth. Banding is not evident on-screen or in original photos.
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Thanks for the Wall-E shots guys.

Dr. Spankenstein,

The VW60 is showing awesome amount of detail in the pictures and excellent shadow detail. I assume the real image is having slightly lower black levels due to camera limitations. Great shots.

Kevin,
Your Wall-shots are showing immense depth. Nice combination of deep blacks and shadow details. Wonderful.

Somehow the Apocalypto shots are looking bit washed out. I assume it is the camera...

Ani

Thanks Ani - found that tripod yet - Apocalypto seemed to give the camera false colour ie green wash so had to brighten it up a lot hulk did the same???

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@ aribana,

Firstly, thank you for the kind comments.

Actually, the black level on my particular set-up is not (in my opinion) very good compared to the reports from other vw60 owners. I definately helps with the shadow detail, but the absolute black seems quite elevated.

This is my first experience with front projection, so maybe I'm expecting too much...

I love the picture this throws but I did have to dial back the color so as not to be overcooked.

Need to find a better place to host pictures as Imageshack seems to be dropping some color depth. Banding is not evident on-screen or in original photos.

Have you tried different gamma settings to improve the blacks? Your images are looking great. If you can calibrate your black level you may still preserve those awesome detail and gain the black depth. I prefer a display that shows more detail than black crush.

Try photobucket which I use. Very nice website and easy to upload and use in forums.

Keep posting...

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Thanks Ani - found that tripod yet - Apocalypto seemed to give the camera false colour ie green wash so had to brighten it up a lot hulk did the same???

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Nope Kevin. I think I have lost it. Need to buy a new one till then borrow from a friend who never uses it.

I understand what you are saying about green. I used to get that with my old Canon A70.

Received Fearless on blu today. Lets see if I can post some pic tonight.

Some old shots till I manage the tripod.




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@ aribana,

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Have you tried different gamma settings to improve the blacks? Your images are looking great. If you can calibrate your black level you may still preserve those awesome detail and gain the black depth. I prefer a display that shows more detail than black crush.

Gamma is where I want it, plus it has no effect on my base black level. Just can't get it any lower...

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Try photobucket which I use. Very nice website and easy to upload and use in forums.

Thanks for the tip on photobucket, I'll give it a try.


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Keep posting...

Will do, you do the same!
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