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Great job Pete. Color temp looks better now in the I am Legend pic... I have seen that pillow looked greenish and bluish so many times, its nice to see it the way it was meant to look like. :-)
I just realized your screen is 76" wide...of course I cant compete in detail against a smaller screen but still your pics are VERY nice indeed.
What did you change as you mentioned at the beginning of the screenshots?
Thanks for posting again...we need to keep this going.

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wow!

peter, have you used projectorreview's data or something else? It looks much better now!
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Thanks Luis,
I will post the new settings in the Optoma HD65 thread, for you. But only at night.


I used the same file that I use to calibrate LCD monitors, a file with people of different skins It also has some patterns of colors. All visual, without any equipment.

This image, but in a higher resolution:


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Marantz 12S4 & 106" DaLite High Power. Transformers HD DVD. Thought I would try again moving the camera closer. Other shots do not show the actual picture quality.
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The image on the screen is very sharp, but the photos look fuzzy and dull. Apparently the camera is not good enough or I do not know what I am doing because the pictures do not look at all like what the screen image does.
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What camera and settings are you using?

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As far as camera skills.....the general rules are:

i) Leave flash off
ii) DO NOT use the Auto settings in most P&S cameras. Use a "Night" mode as this is one of the standard modes on cameras nowadays...
iii) If your camera supports macros, try experimenting with that
iv) If your camera has manual controls, utilize that heavily ...play with apeture size and focal lenth
v) Use a tripot if possible ...this help help take out the 'blurriness/fuzziness' from your pic.
vi) Play around with white balance ....and think of "Auto" as a dirty word for photography
vii) Use Post-Processing to sharpen/reduce noise in the pics (Gimp, Photoshop, Picasa are some of the good ones that I know off)

Hope this helps......I just upgraded from a 5 yr old Cybershot to a Canon S5 and playing around with the manual settings right now....pretty amazing how the same camera can take such great shots once you master the manual modes. Though for low-light shooting, nothing will come close to a DSLR camera .....I suspect some of the outstanding pics in these thread are from DSLR cameras or heavily PP'ed

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As far as camera skills.....the general rules are:

i) Leave flash off
ii) DO NOT use the Auto settings in most P&S cameras. Use a "Night" mode as this is one of the standard modes on cameras nowadays...
iii) If your camera supports macros, try experimenting with that
iv) If your camera has manual controls, utilize that heavily ...play with apeture size and focal lenth
v) Use a tripot if possible ...this help help take out the 'blurriness/fuzziness' from your pic.
vi) Play around with white balance ....and think of "Auto" as a dirty word for photography
vii) Use Post-Processing to sharpen/reduce noise in the pics (Gimp, Photoshop, Picasa are some of the good ones that I know off)

Hope this helps......I just upgraded from a 5 yr old Cybershot to a Canon S5 and playing around with the manual settings right now....pretty amazing how the same camera can take such great shots once you master the manual modes. Though for low-light shooting, nothing will come close to a DSLR camera .....I suspect some of the outstanding pics in these thread are from DSLR cameras or heavily PP'ed

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I am using a point and shoot. It is a 6 MP Panasonic from Costco. I do not remember the model number. I did turn off the flash, but everything else was in auto mode. It was in the auto mode that the camera defaults to so I know it was not night mode. I did use a tripod, but the images still looked fuzzy and dull and yet the actual image is sharp and bright. I thought that the point of screen shots is not to touch them up. I never have been into photography. My wife takes all of the family photos. If it was left up to me we would not have any pictures.
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You need to use the lowest ISO available and then select the sharpest (if possible) fstop for your camera. I normally use 8 or so with mine and then select the exposure time. It takes trial and error.
I agree that editing images kind of breaks the idea of the screenshots but when you consider that we all use different monitors with different calibrations, different screen sizes for the projected image and of course different cameras, its pretty much impossible to use the screenshots for anything but for fun.
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Luis,

The settings, after this new calibration:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=953

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Hey Fragster! How did you do to have those beautiful icons in your XMB PS3 ? Want to have them too.
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Hey Bruce

I got the theme from http://www.allps3themes.com/

The wallpaper is from http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/

Just browse to these sites from the PS3 broswer and then save the theme/wallpaper.

All my wallpapers (Ps3, PC, laptops) are from there.

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My new cheap Ikea Blind acting as a screen.



Me standing beside the projected image


Images from Samsung's HD Demo - 720p







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Bruce and Anirbana,

WOW!!!

Impressive Images!!!

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That samsung demo looks nice...where can you get it?
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Guys, I am enjoying this thread immensely. There are some very impressive screenshots here.

Recently, Luis Gabriel Gerena was gracious enough to have me in his home to check out his projector, and I have to say I was very impressed. I would never have thought it was "just" 720p. The picture was as vibrant and impressive as his screenshots, actually I would say they were even more impressive. As was his hospitality, I am after all a stranger and a potential weirdo. It would be nice if I could get around to everyone's place and check out their set ups. I will be moving to a projector one of these days and I'm evaluating the state of affordable digitals, it was an invaluable learning experience seeing a relatively inexpensive projector in person. As well as seeing that for me, 720p when done well, and it was done very very well, is in no way the red headed stepchild to 1080p. Thanks again Luis.

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Hi again!
The pleasure was all mine.
It was a blast having a fellow avs member to share my passion for AV gear.
None of my friends are into this hobby so while we can enjoy movies, you are the first person I was able to talk to about the hardware part of my HT ROOM. :-)
You got an open invitation for any weekend to do a movie marathon...I do them almost every weekend.
Thanks again for your kind words!

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That samsung demo looks nice...where can you get it?
Good job!

Got it from a friend. It is really nice and the actual impact is spell bounding.

some more shots. Enjoy and keep them coming...










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Whats your screen size again?

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Are some of you using post sharpening and tweaking? It sure looks like it to my eyes.
Please post the the camera and post processing along the screen size and pj so we know.

It is all about quality...that is the picture

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Are some of you using post sharpening and tweaking? It sure looks like it to my eyes.
Please post the the camera and post processing along the screen size and pj so we know.

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Is important to say that I don't have Blu-Ray Player and I use the filter Sharpen of ffdshow to increase sharpness of all movies.

I use the Media Player Classic + K-Lite Mega Codec Pack + QuickTime Alternative.



This increases the sharpness of all movies, and with that I can take better sharpness of the projector.

Why buy a projector with good sharpness, if the films are smoothed?

The camera I use is the simplest possible:


Optoma HD 65 - Media Player Classic + ffdshow with Sharpen de 46:


ORIGINAL - Media Player Classic + ffdshow with Sharpen de 46:


ORIGINAL - Media Player Classic without filters:



Optoma HD 65 - Media Player Classic + ffdshow with Sharpen de 46:


ORIGINAL - Media Player Classic + ffdshow with Sharpen de 46:



ORIGINAL - Media Player Classic without filters:


The settings I use in the Optoma HD65 increase the contrast/sharpness volume and even more, just take a look at the settings in some messages posted ago inthe Optoma HD65 Thread.


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Interesting... your Olympus is pretty amazing.

Without using ffdshow which one of those photos are closes to what you see in real life?
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This sharpness:


with this contrast:


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Thank you Peter.

It is all about quality...that is the picture

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Hi Peter! Just to be clear, you are using a PC with Windows Media player to play your movies and the add-in ffdshow is sharpening the image right?! It looks fantastic! Spectacular even!!
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He's using Media Classic player. It's less bloated then normal Window media player.

Here a link that may explain it better.

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Hi Peter! Just to be clear, you are using a PC with Windows Media player to play your movies and the add-in ffdshow is sharpening the image right?! It looks fantastic! Spectacular even!!

not Windows Media Player, is Media Player Classic + ffdshow filter.

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Whats your screen size again?

About 90 inches diagonal on the blind I am using as as a screen. Earlier it was 98 inches on the wall.
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