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What is the Best Demo Scene for a projector?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by PanManz, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. PanManz

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    This subject may already be covered somewhere else, but I can't find it.

    I would like to get a feel for what DVD and what scene people think is the best for demoing LCD/DLP projectors. I am interested in scnes that challenge the projectors performance, and scenes that are guaranteed to blow people away.

    Comments?
     
  2. jasonb

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    For my money has to be the door scene from monsters Inc. The begining to toy story 2 (sound and picture!) Blackhawk down (any) or either star wars Movie.
     
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    Animated films (toy story, Monsters Inc) will blow people away, but they look good on all projectors, and aren`t really a good test. Pick a film with a good variance of lighting conditions, with a good transfer and good colours. Might be worth getting a superbit title like CTHD or the fifth element. I usually use the opening desert scene of Fifth element (non superbit), and the fast and the furious race scenes, and T2.
     
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    The mummy returns is another one good with such diverse contrasts in scenes
     
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    Anything that tests colours, contrast, blacks and fleshtones will do. Most of the action movies have scenes that fit the bill Star Wars, Fifth Element etc etc. have got what it takes to blow people away.

    Surprisingly enough I tend to use the "Truman Show"as for me it has one of the very best transfers to dvd ever done. Sure it ain't all out action but the sheer quality of the image projected is jaw dropping.:smashin:
     
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    Truman Show? My R1 version is non-anamorphic and in a weird ratio. Not a good transfer.
     
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    Jeez everyone will have an opinion on this however http://www.thebigpicturedvd.com/ is a good place to start as they've done most of the work for you.
     
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    Sorry to hear your R1 version is no good, each to their own, as you're welcome to your own opinion.:rolleyes:

    R2 as below and the image transfer to DVD is very good indeed IMHO.

    Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
    Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
    Subtitles English For The Hearing Impaired ; English ; German ; Swedish ; Danish ; Norwegian ; Finnish ; Dutch ; Bulgarian ; Icelandic
    Duration 1 hour and 39 minutes (approx )
     
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    So far I've been watching my movies on the projector to see which look good for demo and I've found:

    Vertical Limit - lots of places

    The scene in titanic 'I'm flying'. If only it wasn't letterboxed so narrow.

    The fifth element - 'Paradise'.

    Lord of the rings - the pass through caradras and moria

    Monsters inc - near the start where the blue monster (scully?) is asleep. This is a good test because all the fine hairs visible test the deinterlacing alogrithms of your system. I know that this type of material would make anything look good mind you.

    What I'm planning to do is to pull out various scenes from each of these movies into a piece of demo footage - then I can have about 2 minutes from each one and play them back to back.

    Cheers
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    Austin Powers 3 R2 certainly works as a good test for colours and motion in the opening sequences - looked great on my AE100 (before it died).
     
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    WHAT ABOUT SEVEN IT CHECKS OUT THE CONTRAST OR LACK OFF
     
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    The beginning of Starship Troopers right up until the "1 Year before" pops up.

    Do you want to know more...
     
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    Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets

    The very start of the film with the fog swirling fog over the street lamps. This proved very hard for most setups that I have seen LCD/DLP

    For sheer WOW buy Driven (Sly) some of the crashes especially in the rain . . . . left my dad almost speechless !



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