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post #181 of 598
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Ok Guys heres some silly crap I whipped up for you.

Weve been filming the entire build in HD when we remember to do so, I have about 2 hours of tape but mainly pretty boring stuff. I put together several clips and they are major compressed into WMV files to keep the size down so when you click on the link it might take between 10-30 minutes to buffer the video, one is 35MB and the other is 80 some. Do Not attempt this with Dial-up, it will take a month.

Video #1 called Theater is just some stuff that I included that I have recieved alot of PMs on what / how/ or why and some things Ill point out are

1. notice the excursion of the drivers on the speakers, this is how such "small speakers" power a large room.

2. when I am throwing the lumber out of the roof notice the camera shake, it is 20' from the work area and those are only whimpy little 2 x 4 s hitting the ground and shaking the tripoded camera that much. When I tell people that the entire room flexes in a major way under the force of our IB subwoofers they respond with a kind of puzzled reaction. Bonus rooms are sort of weak in a structual way because they are usually smaller than the Garage below and are supported by several beams. In this case a 19' x 40' room sits on a 30' x 60' garage supported by three beams. I would not call this optimum theater room if you want to load it with weight including Sand filled stages and risers, seats and people.

3 the wife said if I included her in the video she gets to pick the music in the video as a way of deterring me from including her, well........since she does most of the work while I stand around and act like I am thinking, just mute the audio if needed.

The second video is just some screen shots and again remember this is about 10 GIG of video compressed and sized to smaller sizes ( 640 x 360 ) had I left it at 720 it was 200 mb and still compressed massively from HD stock footage so it looks a little fuzzy and the whites are extremelly white, if you think taking pictures of a theater are hard, try filming them. The camera had a slightly hard time focusing when zooming in and out but it will give you an Idea of what a 14' screen looks like.

Both videos should be rezized in media player , while you wait for buffering just resize the window about half and it will look better and not so pixelated.
post #182 of 598
Mark,

Actually the first video was pretty cool. Thanks for doing it. The second isn't up yet, I'll check it out later. Love the blinds that automatically go down. I guess there were a little more expensive than the route I took ... drywalling over the bad boys!

Bud
post #183 of 598
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If it seems you guys arent buffering fast, just wait til the other guy dling is/are done or try the other one

Its not that great, trust me
post #184 of 598
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Mark,

Actually the first video was pretty cool. Thanks for doing it. The second isn't up yet, I'll check it out later. Love the blinds that automatically go down. I guess there were a little more expensive than the route I took ... drywalling over the bad boys!

Bud

I wish I could film all 4 at the same time, I am getting a new camera soon maybe it will
post #185 of 598
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well I have crappy satellite Hi speed and theres several DL-ing right now and the 85 mb'er only took me 15 minutes so maybe it doesnt lag that bad, must have been the uploading at the same time that was jamming things up
post #186 of 598
So, apparently, everyone else watching this thread was asleep when I downloaded both video's. The first one only took 1.5 minutes via a cable modem across the street at my neighbors house that I am connected to via 802.11g. Second one took less than 4 minutes.

Very cool Mark. Hey, those round protrusions that come out from the angled ceiling/wall don't interfere with the screen from the balcony seating area? Seems like it's pretty close.

So, maybe I missed it since I got into this thread a little late, where is your IB sub? I dind't know you were doing one. Unfortunatly for me, I can't do one, I have neighbors too close to me (tract home),
post #187 of 598
Thanks for the vids Mark

First one took only 52 secs, 2nd 2mins and thats from d/l here in Australia.
post #188 of 598
Awesome Footage Mark! It is absolutely fantastic to be able to document your build on HD. I was gonna film mine but it would of been a PIA to set up lighting and the works to get a decent picture. However when it is complete, I will Shoot some video to keep.

Did you shoot this with the Sony HDR-FX1?

Ruben
post #189 of 598
The videos were fantastic Mark. That was great of you to take the time to edit and post those here for us to see. The room is looking phenomenal thus far and I can't wait to see it finished.

Rob
post #190 of 598
I agree... very cool videos.. Great idea to document in that way.
post #191 of 598
Wow! Really nice looking. I'd love to be able and come by and see it some time when it is done.

Again, Very Nice!
post #192 of 598
Wow, those were great!
post #193 of 598
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So, apparently, everyone else watching this thread was asleep when I downloaded both video's. The first one only took 1.5 minutes via a cable modem across the street at my neighbors house that I am connected to via 802.11g. Second one took less than 4 minutes.

Very cool Mark. Hey, those round protrusions that come out from the angled ceiling/wall don't interfere with the screen from the balcony seating area? Seems like it's pretty close.

So, maybe I missed it since I got into this thread a little late, where is your IB sub? I dind't know you were doing one. Unfortunatly for me, I can't do one, I have neighbors too close to me (tract home),

Scott,
the protrusions are out of the way by a mile ( well maybe 6") from the furthest left and right seating in the balcony.

In the video on the front wall when you see a wall being framed, then sheated, thats the front 1/3 of the IB subwoofer containment. The baffle where it fires into the room is that 2' x 2' square you see in the ceiling right in front of the plywood
post #194 of 598
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Awesome Footage Mark! It is absolutely fantastic to be able to document your build on HD. I was gonna film mine but it would of been a PIA to set up lighting and the works to get a decent picture. However when it is complete, I will Shoot some video to keep.

Did you shoot this with the Sony HDR-FX1?

Ruben

Actually Ruben the little 200/500 watt Home depot/Lowes/Walmart halogens ( I am pretty sure you're using one or 2 in your build) are more than enough light.

Most of this footage was shot with a JVC JY HD10u that I had 6 months before the FX1 came out. Both of these cameras have their problems and If your looking into getting one I would pass on both of these.

If you want to go on the cheap consider the new Sanyo HD1 ( Phenominal $700 picture, resolution, and color)

Otherwise the JVC HD100 and Sony Z1 are mid range prosumer cameras with a blistering good picture. JVC is 720P 30 fps, Sony is 1080i 60 fps. JVC has interchangeable lens option which nudges it into the Pro category and I have been eyeballing it pretty hard, it also will do 24 fps for filmwork. Theres a Canon but its 8 large, Great lens though, and stay away from the Phenominal Panasonic that captures 16 minutes of footage on $1K memory sticks
post #195 of 598
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Wow! Really nice looking. I'd love to be able and come by and see it some time when it is done.

Again, Very Nice!

Not a problem G,
Theres a local meet up in Portland next weekend, are you aware of this thread? http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...89#post7071889

Hope to see you at tibias next weekend!
post #196 of 598
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If you guys are DLing these that fast I may pump up the volume and and not compress them so bad so they arent so crappy looking.

If anyone has any request on what they would like to see on film, let me know
post #197 of 598
nice videos
post #198 of 598
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I figured with all the HTholics around here someone would notice something and point it out about the "screenshots" video, I guess we will just have to wait and see if someone catches it with the major clue I just gave

Come on Tukkis, your disappointing me . I figured you would catch it for sure being a 2.35:1 guru
post #199 of 598
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Some folks were curious about the HTPC and wanted some pics, Its jammed in an not pretty, I apologize but no one but you guys will ever see it.



Also Ive had some questions concerning the Denon receiver so heres some pics of that





And the Camera shooting the video, I will put another quicky video together for you all with some more questions answered maybe.

post #200 of 598
Certainly bring the vids to the meet so we can see them in hi-def glory!
post #201 of 598
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Originally Posted by Mark P View Post

I figured with all the HTholics around here someone would notice something and point it out about the "screenshots" video, I guess we will just have to wait and see if someone catches it with the major clue I just gave

Come on Tukkis, your disappointing me . I figured you would catch it for sure being a 2.35:1 guru

Well Mark, I noticed two things in the video's. First was that you have a pixel stuck on your camera! Little green blob. Second, I noticed that while you were showing 16x9 HDTV footage that was cropped to 2.35:1 ratio, the image didn't quite fill the screen. It may have also needed some keystone adjustment. Is that it?
post #202 of 598
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Crazy. If I had that in my theater, I still would only have two DVD players and an HD receiver feeding into it!
post #203 of 598
Really nice job on the videos. People are really innovating here. Great to see. Thanks.
post #204 of 598
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Originally Posted by SVonhof View Post

Well Mark, I noticed two things in the video's. First was that you have a pixel stuck on your camera! Little green blob. Second, I noticed that while you were showing 16x9 HDTV footage that was cropped to 2.35:1 ratio, the image didn't quite fill the screen. It may have also needed some keystone adjustment. Is that it?

You my friend, win da cookie, Ill fedex it!

You are right on all accounts, dead pixel on camera, the 16 x 9 was not cropped but scaled and more of a 2:1 than 2.35:1, I have showed HD like this with no one ever noticing except you. I have another video ready for the upload later after my son is done with his XBoxlive-a-thon. Also correct on Keystone but its Cornerstone more so on this particular event.
post #205 of 598
Uumm... I was too busy studying the images on the screen to notice anything else.
post #206 of 598
Awsome video's. Thats really cool.

Oh ya, the chicks were not bad either.

Ronnie
post #207 of 598
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There were better shots of the young ladies but I tried keeping with the "good for all ages" deal going.

Heres another little meaningless video but since you guys are enjoying these I figured I catch some of my sons favorite HT activities and show some old grainy movie and flick through some of the different settings like Movie, RGB, presentation, bla bla.

This was during the day and the blackouts dont have valances and stop 2" off the ground for now so alot of light gets in. This means the pictures arent very good and the blacks will be more grayish ( alot of light in the room).

The Chroma noise in the reds and blues you will see on the screen is the HD cameras fault as well as having trouble focusing on light to dark and fast action. It will give you an idea of watching a 14' 2.35:1 screen even if this isnt the best I can probably do. I gotta save something for later

And Sandman, now your theater progress is on film
post #208 of 598
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Well guys, looks like this thread can head to the archives.

Got the final news today that I am heading to Fiji to build a private resort, not until May but the preparation to do this will certainly take alot of time and the curtain, fabric lady can not get everything in order before I leave. ( I may sneak in some finishing in the balcony if possible but nothing worthy of pictures like fabric hanging)

I will be there for 3 month bursts over the next several years I am sure.

It took almost all day to line up a well drilling rig to be exported in time to drill through lava rock and coral. Fiji has basically nothing and all their lumber has to be re-processed if you are to build things fairly straight. Everything has to be gathered here and container shipped.

There's a pretty complex boat dock that needs to be built soon so containers and such can be off loaded , Theres some pretty amazing things like Bird Aviaries and the lodging is pretty complex. Even though they look like Fijian Bures on the outside they will have Marble floors, Hardwood, simulated Thatch roofing components, full wrap around wrought iron windows with all the emenities and you don't just pour foundations on Fiji, you post and beam just about everything. theres no calling the local concrete trucks and run them across on a boat and pour. The natives aren't so good with english and still use rocks to hammer nails ( I am not joking) , anyway looks like I may pretty darn busy for awhile, it was fun while it lasted!
post #209 of 598
Good luck and god bless, we look forward to seeing you back !!

Have fun in Fiji it sounds like its gonna be a blast.
post #210 of 598
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Thank you Mastiff,
this project wasnt supposed to start until late summer but we are going over and try to beat the heat so to speak with some of the heavy work. May-July supposedly cools down for the most part
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