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A view on Hi-def discs by Gary W. Tooze
Introduction: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 7500 DVDs and have reviewed over 3000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.
Although I never wanted to become one of those guys who
focused 'too much' on image and sound quality - I
find HD is swiftly pushing me in that direction. So be
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Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player
Gary W. Tooze
Baroque Motion, Vol. 1 [Blu-ray]
Review by Gary Tooze
Region: 'A' (quite possibly region FREE!)
Feature Runtime: 0:58:42
Disc Size: 18,977,273,536 bytes
Features Total Size: 15,651,803,136 bytes
Average Bitrate: 35.55 Mbps
One dual-layered Blu-ray
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: February 24th, 2009
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
• On the Blu-ray there are two bonus clips named Bonus clip one and Bonus clip two. Bonus clip one is a clip from The Goldsmiths Guild but with another ending (3:03). Bonus clip two is a clip from the The Portrait of a Prominent scientist with a different ending (6:55).
Product Description: Tired of Aquarium and/or Fireplace-DVDs? Your flat LCD-or plasma-screen makes a great window, use it to bring Aesthetic, High Resolution, High Definition (HD)Video Art into your room. Perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. In the beginning of the 17th century, European culture generated a new artistic style, known as the Baroque. Now, for the first time ever you will be able to see the motifs of the old world come to life in slow motion in this Video Art production. Experience how a brawl suddenly starts in the Goldsmiths Guild and how the fish and lobster come to life in a still life painting. Gaze in awe at how a prominent scientist becomes surprised at the lack of gravity and at the fright of a lady due to a ghastly movement through the painting. Recorded with state-of-the-art High Definition high-speed camera HD Phantom 1080p (1000fps). Automatic Repeat, Constant Movement
In the beginning of the 17th century, European culture
generated a new artistic style, known as the Baroque. Now, for the first time
ever you will be able to see the motifs of the old world come to life in slow
motion. Experience how a brawl suddenly starts in the Goldsmiths' Guild and how
the fish and lobster come to life in a still life painting. Gaze in awe at how a
prominent scientist becomes surprised at the lack of gravity and at the fright
of a lady due to a ghastly movement through the painting.
Goldsmiths’ Guild, The directed by Jonathan Knape
Sweden, Ambient, 2008, 00:16:00
Group portraits were popular during the 17th century and we wanted to create something similar, yet in our version there is a bit of brawl among the goldsmiths. In this filmic piece of art, we have...
Portrait of a Frightened Lady directed by Jonathan Knape
Sweden, Ambient, 2008, 00:12:52
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Firstly this can be an amusing experience. I personally had absolutely no idea what was going on. The activity was painfully slow (as in very slow-motion). The Blu-ray in terms of image quality seemed quite acceptable with deep blacks, tight lines and even some depth. While I wouldn't consider this a terribly dynamic image it is without impeding flaws and does its job in representing the films. The MPEG-4 AVC encode produces visuals that look quite a lot like a painting.
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Audio & Music:
Bottom line (or 'What the hell?'):
January 13th, 2008