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I'm starting this thread so that I don't have to hijack other threads to discuss comb filters! :-D

Here's my review of the: Faroudja VP-100

Here's my review of the: Panasonic DMR-ES10

We should probably come up with some kind of standard method of comparison.

PM me for a link to the m2v of the S&W Zone Plate from DVE!

If you own a DVD recorder or something fancier, please help out!

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Here is a clip of my Diamond Theater750HD PCI-E card. This is the composite output from my pioneer dv-360 to the Theater750HD.

Here is the “Pluge Pulse” test with a comparison of the digital file on the right.  I’m not sure what to be looking for here but it seems that the black box on the right with the different shades inside of it shouldn’t be flickering but it does a little bit. I’m sure you guys know more about this than me.

Here is the lossless clip of the Pluge test.

Here is the clip of the stormtroopers looking for Leia on the Tantive.  It’s a lossless encode to lagarith and weighs in at 80MB.  This should serve as a good test for the comb filter according to Poita and Antcufaalb.

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EDIT:  <span style=“text-decoration: line-through;”>Youtube compression kinda yucks it up but I’ll leave it there for anyone who wants to check it out.  The screenshot looks about like the capture though. </span>

I uploaded it to sendspace instead.

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althor1138 said:

Here is a clip of my Diamond Theater750HD PCI-E card. 

 

Wow, althor1138, that's awesome!

Can you post a short clip of a fast moving scene with some sharp scene-changes from one of your captures as well?

I'm interested to see if the Diamond Theater750HD exhibits any "checkerboarding" like my Panasonic DMR-ES10 does.

Actually, can you just post the last frame before a sharp scene-change and the first 1-3 frames after?

Thanks!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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althor1138 said:

EDIT:  Youtube compression kinda yucks it up but I'll leave it there for anyone who wants to check it out.  The screenshot looks about like the capture though.

Can you upload it to SendSpace?

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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It is done.  Just click the original link and it will now direct you to sendspace instead of YT.

Luke threw twice…maybe.

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althor1138 said:

I uploaded it to sendspace instead.

Thanks!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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AntcuFaalb said:

Can you post a short clip of a fast moving scene with some sharp scene-changes from one of your captures as well?

I'm interested to see if the Diamond Theater750HD exhibits any "checkerboarding" like my Panasonic DMR-ES10 does.

Actually, can you just post the last frame before a sharp scene-change and the first 1-3 frames after?

Thanks!

I'm sure you've got a scene or two in mind from Star wars you could use as a reference.  If you just tell me which one I can try to put it up on Sendspace.

Luke threw twice…maybe.

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althor1138 said:

AntcuFaalb said:

Can you post a short clip of a fast moving scene with some sharp scene-changes from one of your captures as well?

I'm interested to see if the Diamond Theater750HD exhibits any "checkerboarding" like my Panasonic DMR-ES10 does.

Actually, can you just post the last frame before a sharp scene-change and the first 1-3 frames after?

Thanks!

I'm sure you've got a scene or two in mind from Star wars you could use as a reference.  If you just tell me which one I can try to put it up on Sendspace.

From poita:

1. "The scene where the storm troopers are searching for leia tests the 3D comb filter, lots of quick scene changes, intense reds, the blue of the stun ray and the fine detail around the doorway and floor grids."

2. "The other scene is R2 moving throught the canyon, the close-up panning shot reveals any smearing created by the comb filter."

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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Ok I put up the scene of the stormtroopers and leia. I put the link in my first post to ease finding it in the future.

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althor1138 said:

Ok I put up the scene of the stormtroopers and leia. I put the link in my first post to ease finding it in the future.

Thanks!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to see it until I get home tonight. :-(

Did you see any checkerboarding on the first frame after a sharp scene-change?

It's an easy-to-spot artifact, so you can't miss it.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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If there is I don't think it's much.

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althor1138 said:

If there is I don't think it's much.

If it's not too much to ask: Can you post the following two images?

1. The last frame before a sharp scene-change (e.g., Stormtroopers before Stormtroopers->Leia)

2. The first frame of the sharp scene-change (e.g., Leia after Stormtroopers->Leia)

I'd greatly appreciate it...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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Dude, that's amazing!

There's no checkerboarding at all AFAICT.

Thanks for putting up with all of my questions and requests! I know I can be a bit much at times...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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I guess the only thing left is to see if it exhibits the same AGC issues as the USB one.

If it doesn't, then this is definitely the best capture card on the market.

Would you be willing to run the pluge pattern from DVE through it? I can provide the m2v...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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Sure. Send it on over.  I'm in the middle of recapturing the SE and DC because I accidentally captured it in yv12 the first time :(.  Seriously, that's like 12+ hours of my life gone down the drain lol.  Anyway, I'll try to get it to you tonight between discs though.

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althor1138 said:

Anyway, I'll try to get it to you tonight between discs though.

Awesome. Thanks!

I don't have it uploaded anywhere, so I'll have to send it to you when I get home from work in ~2.5 hours.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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althor1138 said:

I'm in the middle of recapturing the SE and DC because I accidentally captured it in yv12 the first time :(.  Seriously, that's like 12+ hours of my life gone down the drain lol.

I know how you feel. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've captured PS78 and had to scrap it because I realized that a setting was wrong. Ugh!

Do you have a late-issue DC pressing? If so, then it's supposedly identical to the THX "Faces" set, but higher quality because it's CAV rather than CLV.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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It is the early pressing that is missing a few seconds of esb where leia is welding on the falcon.

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althor1138 said:

It is the early pressing that is missing a few seconds of esb where leia is welding on the falcon.

That's awesome. It has 100% split-lightsabers, then. The late-issue pressing replaced some of the most offensive split-lightsaber shots.

I don't think we have a nice preservation of that one. Cool!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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althor1138: I PM'd you the link to the DVE Pluge Pattern.

Thanks!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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AntcuFaalb said:

althor1138: I PM'd you the link to the DVE Pluge Pattern.

Thanks!

I got it now.  I've got some things to do today so either tonight or tomorrow I'll post the results.  Do you have any more test patterns?  I'll take everything you've got if you don't mind. Maybe I should just look online for it.

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althor1138 said:

AntcuFaalb said:

althor1138: I PM'd you the link to the DVE Pluge Pattern.

Thanks!

I got it now.  I've got some things to do today so either tonight or tomorrow I'll post the results.  Do you have any more test patterns?  I'll take everything you've got if you don't mind. Maybe I should just look online for it.

PM sent!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3

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I've updated post #2 with the "pluge pulse" test.  I don't know what I should be looking for exactly but it seems like the box on the left does flicker a bit so is it totally failing or is it just moderately bad at this test?

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althor1138 said:

I've updated post #2 with the "pluge pulse" test.  I don't know what I should be looking for exactly but it seems like the box on the left does flicker a bit so is it totally failing or is it just moderately bad at this test?

Thanks. Can you upload a losslessly-compressed (e.g., Lagarith) version?

Some codecs mess with the luma levels to avoid certain artifacts.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Post 102 is worth more.

I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

—Teams Jetrell Fo 1, Jetrell Fo 2, and Jetrell Fo 3