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Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark Blu-Ray Calibration Disc - 2nd Edition

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Whether you’re a home theater novice or a professional calibrator, you’ll find all the tests you need to set up and adjust your HDTV in the Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark. 

The previous edition of the HD Benchmark was recommended by the New York Times, Widescreen Review, Home Theater Magazine and dozens of other print and online publications.

The previous edition had a broad list of features including: 

  • Calibration patterns for all major display controls 
  • Evaluation patterns for measuring display and player quality
  • Clips to test deinterlacing performance
  • Samples of different video and audio codecs
  • All patterns created at 1080p in native color space using proprietary software

This new edition keeps all the features of the previous disc and adds dozens of new features, including:

  • 3D stereoscopic calibration and evaluation patterns
  • Audio tests for speaker setup, calibration, and A/V sync
  • Motion patterns to evaluate 120Hz and 240Hz interpolation modes
  • More help for the home theater beginner
  • More patterns for the advanced user or professional calibrator

 

The Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark is the most accurate and comprehensive HD test disc available anywhere. Every pattern was created using our exclusive ultra-high-precision software tools and represents the state of the art in video reproduction.

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Note that all 3D patterns require a 3D Blu-ray Disc player and 3D television. The 2D material will play in any Blu-ray Disc player.

 

Stacey Spears and Don Munsil have written many seminal articles, together and separately, on inside secrets of video decoding, processing, and deinterlacing. They are inventors or co-inventors of multiple patents in video and image processing. They set a new standard for evaluation of DVD players with the DVD Player Benchmark™ and Progressive Scan Shootout at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity®*. They were the first to publicly document and explain the well-known chroma upsampling error in MPEG-2, H.264 and VC-1 decoders. They created standard-definition test and calibration discs for Anchor Bay Technologies. They have done video encoding and compression for multiple HD DVD and Blu-ray discs, and have consulted for and produced test patterns and evaluation material for a variety of video and consumer electronics companies.

 

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