Originally Posted by alluringreality
I'll assume that you're talking about using CalMAN. Bear5k mentioned having something along the lines of an autodetection for changing patterns but I've still never used the software. Like explained in the original post, the disk is primarily based upon using HCFR and as far as I know you always have to tell the software to read the next pattern. If there's a way to make the disk more user-friendly then we'll consider it, but if you're using Calman I've still never checked out that feature.
If your grayscale measurements match then you simply might want to continue using GetGray for grayscale. The different encoding between the disks shouldn't matter for grayscale if your player is decoding correctly. Where hwjohn was probably going, is the disk slower than a commercial HD DVD? Like I said, I don't remember the disk being any more of an issue than trying to take measurements from DVE HD when it would actually load on my player. Comparing this to a SD DVD is a bit pointless from my perspective because they don't use the same encoding, and software to cheaply author HD material is more limited.
thanks for the replys
CalMan does have an autosense feature in the latest release, I will give it a shot.
In HCFR I set the generator to view images, then let the beep prompt me to advance the dvd, so like CalMan, I can automate the grayscale using an external dvd, the pc display will blank during a reading, but this is not a drawback. HCFR has a latency time in the advanced menu, but I have found it does not go further than 1 second.
How would I determine if the player is decoding properly using GetGray as opposed to HD DVD?