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post #61 of 80 Old 10-10-2013, 06:35 AM
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Had to thumbs up that one. 

Especially since it came after the 100" screen post.

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Our selection of Booth Bijou custom intros can be viewed here:

http://www.thephotobooth.net/Booth-Bijou/bbintros/15399175_bWtwjp#!i=2161304621&k=j2vcXVn

Each video starts out (and ends) with black so that's why they all look like black rectangles. But each one is different.

My person favorite is the very last one, the voiceover intro. No video, just audio. But it always gets the biggest "WOW, how the hell did you do that?" reaction from our new guests!

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That voiceover file is cool! I was wondering how you implement these. I have used the Cinema Experience add-on for XBMC but I find it a little clunky to use depending on the skin that you've chosen. Just curious how you do it.
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That voiceover file is cool! I was wondering how you implement these. I have used the Cinema Experience add-on for XBMC but I find it a little clunky to use depending on the skin that you've chosen. Just curious how you do it.

Seven years ago, I participated in this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/711484/custom-theater-intro-voice-over

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It was a simple matter to use a sound editor to splice together the various words and phrases. I also found background music that I liked and used iMovie on my Mac to sync the two sound files and fade the volume of the background music.

It came out nice, didn't it?! smile.gif Since there were so many of us participating, I think it was $30 or $35 per person to pay the professional voice guy. One of the best investments I've ever made in my home theater hobby!

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post #64 of 80 Old 10-21-2013, 07:41 PM
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Seven years ago, I participated in this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/711484/custom-theater-intro-voice-over

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It was a simple matter to use a sound editor to splice together the various words and phrases. I also found background music that I liked and used iMovie on my Mac to sync the two sound files and fade the volume of the background music.

It came out nice, didn't it?! smile.gif Since there were so many of us participating, I think it was $30 or $35 per person to pay the professional voice guy. One of the best investments I've ever made in my home theater hobby!

Mark

That's really cool. I was actually wondering how you play them for you and your friends. Do you cue it up manually or is it automated somehow?
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I participated too. Pretty nice.

Lost all my files with a hard drive that went down... mad.gif

usb port digital movie poster light box project


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That's really cool. I was actually wondering how you play them for you and your friends. Do you cue it up manually or is it automated somehow?

Thanks! I use a Mac Mini as a dedicated home theater PC. I use VLC to create a custom playlist before each movie night. The movies get queued up in the Blu-ray player. After the Mac Mini has played the lineup of trailers and other pre-movie entertainment, a single button press on my remote switches the A/V receiver to the Blu-ray player and the main feature starts.

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Yeah Mark, how did you do those intros? I'm interested in creating some for my HT......... cool.gif
And your HT is a great repurposing of a space for the occasional mob visits, mob as in a large group of humans, not as in Tony S. biggrin.gif
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I like to think my CD shelf is pretty cool

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matching DVD/BR shelf is pretty cool too

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I like to think my CD shelf is pretty cool

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matching DVD/BR shelf is pretty cool too

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Very unique way to store, and show off, your bikes, nice job!
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Usually this:

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Followed by my music reacting lights.
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As others have stated, I'd say the HT automation gets the most "Wow" factor. (I have a Media Server, Popcorn Hour, and a Harmony 900 remote.) Guests think it's so cool that I can control the lights with the same remote that controls the "TV".

As the HTPC folks have said, having your whole collection instantly available at your fingertips wows many. (That still surprises me, as almost all media these days is "on demand", in some form or another.)

Again, as others have mentioned, a real subwoofer also helps. I had some (20-something) family members over recently watching "RED". One of them jumped during a scene and said "Wow, you can actually feel the explosions!
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Yeah Mark, how did you do those intros? I'm interested in creating some for my HT......... cool.gif
And your HT is a great repurposing of a space for the occasional mob visits, mob as in a large group of humans, not as in Tony S. biggrin.gif

 

I've got the same intro's Mark has and I agree, they do have a huge wow factor.  The videos can be made in a matter of minutes from this website:  http://ivipid.com/

 

The create charges about 2 bucks per video if you get the larger credit package.  Small fee for what you get in return.

 

I use the Cinema Experience app in XBMC to launch these intro videos and pull trailers in 1080p from Apple Trailers website 

 

My biggest wow factor on my home theater setup is my boblight add-on.  I know it's small time compared to a lot of the setups here, but I still enjoy it's wow factor.

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140" curved 2.37 AT screen always gets the wow factor. For dramatic effect I mask it down to 1.78 and once everyone settles in I change it all to 2.37 (first time visitors). Othrr than that, the 7.1 and audio clarity at high volume is the next wow for most.
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Too good of a thread needs a bump--love the custom wallpaper.

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UMR on HDR vs 4K: The benefit of greater saturation and luminance capability is...not very evident in all images unlike more pixels which can be seen in every scene.
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Today's experimentation with lettering sizing, and placement (before committing to water cutting)
for my digital movie poster light box. Can't produce a great picture, but the picture quality of the
posters is pretty stunning on a 42" IPS panel.

It also wows me that 3,000 posters can fit on less then a one Gig usb drive.
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for me its a 3 way tie,,, i love the 3D FX Avengers on my wall,,, also the concession stand with LED lights i just installed,,, and ofcourse my Flux Capacitor

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I would say my recent Buttkicker system. It adds another dimension for sure. You can actually feel what you are watching.

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Couple of things Ill mention....

Coffee table, 18 inch ported sub, 1/2 thick glass, very solid/stable. Always a conversation starter.

Color changing led lighting around the screen, under the seating, and on the equipment rack. Also, controllable from my Ipad which runs Irule.

Irule Ipad setup
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My favorite part is the bluray disks.

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favorite items

Like Ralph Potts, one of my favorite things is my DTS sign.. Another item is a home made ticket booth, nothing fancy, help from a fellow AVS member..
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