jeffmolnar

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About jeffmolnar

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    DCP Buffalo
  • Birthday 05/09/1986

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    SCV '05
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV '99
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  1. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    No idea, I just ripped the files to my computer using MakeMKV. heh
  2. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    Every DCI video release has been interlaced, but I also rip my discs to my media server and can examine the files that way.
  3. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    My main complaint is the backfield cameras being so crappy. It's a noticeable drop in quality whenever they switch to that perspective. I wish they wouldn't use it at all, honestly. It looks so bad. The h264 settings for this encode are clearly not the highest, but this isn't necessarily a new thing for the DCI Blu-rays. The macroblocking on the black tarp background is super noticeable in some shots. I'm assuming they do this to get away with using smaller Blu-ray discs, which is super unfortunate for the prices we're paying. I also think it should be illegal to ship interlaced video on Blu-ray in 2019, but that's another discussion altogether. I'm a bit disappointed in the audio mix too. The brass is pretty muted. This is most obvious when listening to SCV at reference level. The beginning portion with the piano, pit, and crowd reaction has clearly been adjusted to be louder, making the initial brass hit sound pretty tame. If you jack up the volume to get the expected brass sound (say, +5 dB) then the beginning portion becomes unlistenable due to the distortion. Super disappointing, and not something I've noticed on previous releases.
  4. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    They’re only doing the top 12 now due to licensing.
  5. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    oof, the Cavaliers cut is rough. The show just starts right at Bolero, so skips the entire beginning. No "please welcome to the field," nothing. I thought I had skipped a chapter or something but nope.
  6. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    One thing that I’m not sure was advertised — the Free Players performance is on the disc in its entirety. Very cool.
  7. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    Only watched SCV so far, and the camera work is mostly stellar. Solid changes that highlight the soloists in the ballad. The only bummer is focussing on the battery and tubas too much during the dancing segment. I get that it's supposed to be their feature, but I found the dancing hornline to be far more entertaining. High cam is the best way to see that, which isn't ideal for how I like to watch drum corps. Can't comment on audio yet as I haven't had the chance to watch in my home theater. I should get some shows in later tonight. 🙂
  8. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    Arrived. The endless wait is over.
  9. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    Finally figured out the FedEx thing. Looks like mine is coming at the same time. ill believe it when I see it. 😝
  10. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    Nope. What’s your delivery date? I paid for whatever the fastest shipping was.
  11. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    No shipping confirmation email for me. Glad I paid that huge upcharge for expedited.
  12. jeffmolnar

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    They're never shipping. Hope is lost.
  13. jeffmolnar

    About licensing

    My 2008 DVD is from the first run. Feels good man.
  14. jeffmolnar

    SCV 1999 still the BEST SCV Ever?

    SCV 2019 “Inventions for New Millenials” (although I believe current marchers are no longer considered to be millennials.)