Digital Video Essentials: Professional Edition


From the producers of the critically acclaimed Video Essentials comes DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS: PROFESSIONAL EDITION. This six disc DVD/ HD-DVD set provides diagnostic tools necessary to the professional audio/ video technician. For engineering, manufacturing, testing, or calibrating, DVE: PRO includes the test signals required for accurate reproduction of audio and video at the highest level of quality.

Education and support for DVE: PRO goes beyond the enclosed six disc collection, via the web-enabled interactivity software included in this package. By registering your copy of DVE: PRO online, you will gain instant access to articles, updated test materials, priority access to JKP events, and more! It's as simple as loading disc four into your computer and following the registration instructions.

Disc one: DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS - Consumer NTSC Version

Includes the tutorial of how to use the basic system setup patterns and is designed for use with the NTSC television system.

Disc two: DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS - Consumer PAL Version

Includes the tutorial of how to use the basic system setup patterns and is designed for use with the PAL television system.

Disc three: DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS - Professional Level NTSC

NTSC test signals designed for the industry professional, in addition to consumer level monitor set up patterns. Support for the test patterns contained on this disc can be found on the Joe Kane Productions website by registering your copy of "DVE Professional."

Disc four: DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS - Professional Level PAL

PAL test signals designed for the industry professional, in addition to consumer level monitor set up patterns. Also contains the necessary programming to register and access Digital Video Essentials internet support.

Disc five: DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS - Professional Level WMV

Test signals for Windows Media Video systems, including progressive standard definition signals 720x486p, and 854x480p, and HDTV

Disc six: DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS - Professional Level WMV

Test signals for High-Definition Windows Media Video systems, at both 1280x720p, and 1920x1080p resolutions. Compatible with systems employing the HD color matrix described in Rec. ITU-R BT.709-4.

Requirements for Rec. ITU-R BT.601-5 color matrix accommodation at high-definition rates:

PCI
Motherboard: Minimum 800MHz front side bus/system bus. ASUS solution supporting SATA hard drives. System Memory (RAM): Minimum 1 gigabyte. Video: AGP nVidia chipset FX900 minimum. 128meg RAM exactly. DVI Output. Recommended manufacturer. Leadtek. Hard Drive: 200-gigabyte minimum SATA 7200rpm.

Requirements for Rec. ITU-R BT.709-4 color matrix transcoding of high-definition signals.

PCI-E
Motherboard: ASUS P5AD2 Processor: Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 3.4gig 1gig L2 cache System Memory (RAM): Minimum 1 gigabyte. Video: nVidia FX6700 chipset Hard Drive: 200-gigabyte minimum SATA 7200rpm.

WMV HD-DVD Capability: Earlier implementations of Windows Media Video utilize an adaptation of standard definition color space to high-definition resolutions. Later versions of WMV incorporate an option to select high-definition color space. DVE: PRO includes signals to test both systems.

DVE: PROFESSIONAL EDITION was produced and mastered in the 1920 by 1080 progressive video format allowing for maximum signal fidelity. Additionally, format specific test signals originate in their native resolution. Sit back and enjoy the ride, as Digital Video Essentials takes you to a new realm of audio and video performance.

The majority of materials on all six discs are presented in the 1.78 full screen aspect ratio either in SD or HD. Some SD test and demonstration materials are being presented in the 1.33 aspect ratio on the four SD discs. Region Code set to 0, playable in all regions. DTS audio encoded test and demonstration materials can be found in specific titles on the two standard DVDs as well as a choice of English or Spanish narration in the Dolby Digital tracks. There are no language options in the four professional discs.