Originally Posted by uderman
1- geometry correction - is this aspect ratio selection?
2- artifact reduction - noise reduction?
3- Looking at the block diagram in owners manual, it appears artifact reduction and geometry correction happens after deinterlacer. Is noise reduction more effective on progressive images?
4a- some sources output video(speaking sd of course) in original aspect ratio. I.e pillar boxed for 4:3. Is it better to out all content in full setting and have lumagen pillar box or zoom in (4:3 letterbox) after deinterlacer as block diagram suggest?
4b-is noise reduction more effective before aspect ratio adjustment? I am guessing zooming in on 4:3 lbx sources is considered scaling and can confuse noise reduction?
4c- do you suggest deinterlacer->noise reduction->darbe(assuming it happens here)->aspect ration control->scaling->color correction?
5- where in the chain darbe is applied?
6- can lumagen pass through dolby atmos, dts x codecs? Via fw possibly?
7- is there a setting in edid section to force pal/50hz output?
8a-Is there a way to have auto aspect ratio automatically apply masking on 2.35:1 image? I have some films with burned subtitles outside picture, I cover with masking.
8b- can auto aspect ratio detect 4:3 lbx (sd) image that are placed on the top part of the screen? I have some films that have the video moved up to leave room for burned in subtitles.
1- geometry correction for the Radiance is aspect ratio selection, plus cropping and masking.
2- artifact reduction includes the noise reduction.
3- Artifact reduction and geometry correction happens after deinterlacer.
3a- I expect that noise reduction has the effectiveness on interlace and progressive assuming they have relatively the same initial quality.
4a- Output sources exactly as in the source and allow the Radiance
4b-Hard to say, but I believe noise reduction at the source resolution may have a slight edge given there are no extra pixels added by the scaling of the aspect ratio correction. Noise reduction (and Darbee DVP(TM)) are area based and extra pixels after scaling reduces the effective area the algorithm can look at.
4c- Deinterlacer->noise reduction->edge enhancement->darbee->aspect ratio control & scaling (as one operation)->color correction is the order in the Radiance and we think the prefered order.
5- See 4c for Darbee position in the pipeline
6- The Radance units (except the RadianceXD) can pass through Dolby Atmos. I assume DTS X is like Atmos and encoded with the same data formatting as DTS Master and so the Radiance should be able to pass it. I talked with the tech guy from Dolby at CEDIA and he assured me anything that passes Dolby TrueHD can pass Atmos. We have at least one system doing so, but I believe the owner did manually select Atmos somehow. So Dolby's statement may come with caveats. I do not have any info on DTS X. So the jury is out on DTS X for now. If someone is able to test DTS X with a Radiance let us know your results.
7- I think you mean for a source in front of the Radiance. Using the Radiance manual EDID you can turn off 60 Hertz formats if you like.
8a-The Radiance will apply the selected output mask for the selected output style. So I do not think we can do this with auto-aspect at the moment. You can do this manually by associating different output styles having different output mask settings with different memory selections (MEMA to MEMD).
8b- The Radiance uses the number of blank lines at the top as part of its auto-aspect processing. So if films have the video moved up to leave room for burned in subtitles it would defeat the auto aspect processing.