Return to the CurtPalme.com main site CurtPalme.com Home Theater Forum
A forum with a sense of fun and community for Home Theater enthusiasts!
Products for Sale ] [ FAQ: Hooking it all up ] [ CRT Primer/FAQ ] [ Best/Worst CRT Projectors List ] [ Setup Tips & Manuals ] [ Advanced Procedures ] [ Newsletters ]

 
Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist  Photo AlbumsPhoto Albums  RegisterRegister 
 MembershipClub Membership   ProfileProfile   Private MessagesPrivate Messages   Log inLog in 
Blu-ray disc release list and must-have titles. Buy the latest and best Blu-ray titles to show off in your home theater!

the digital movie poster "lightbox" project
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    CurtPalme.com Forum Index -> Home Theater Design & Construction
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: the digital movie poster "lightbox" project Reply with quote


        Register to remove this ad. It's free!
Like several other AVS'ers, I've been working on a digital movie poster lightbox, as some bling outside my home theater.

And I've built up a 2500+ poster collection, and have it on a Google Drive for sharing, if anyone is interested.
I will be expanding those posters to 1080x1920 pixels with a band of color added, to back light cut out lettering
in a 1/4" aluminum plate I plan to have water cut.

I was planning to reuse an older 40" LED LCD hdtv, but after I talked a Best Buy salesman into testing a few files
via a usb port using the internal slideshow player of a 42" LG IPS hdtv, I decided to go all in, and bought that set.

My plans are to simply use a 16G usb jump drive and put posters in various folders for playback. The folders would be themed based.

If anyone is interested in downloading posters, give me a pm with an email address and Ill set you up for downloading access. I put up a sampler folder with a diverse range of posters as quick and easy test run for people. Just download them and put on a small jump drive and run them via the built in media player of your hdtv.



aluminum plate.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  65.52 KB
 Viewed:  12302 Time(s)

aluminum plate.JPG



sampler.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  220.67 KB
 Viewed:  12302 Time(s)

sampler.JPG


Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of posters converted to 1080x1920, showing off the color band for backlighting the "NOW SHOWING" cut out.


1080x1920 -3.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  459.15 KB
 Viewed:  12297 Time(s)

1080x1920 -3.jpg



1080x1920-4.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  440.1 KB
 Viewed:  12297 Time(s)

1080x1920-4.jpg


Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1080x1600 pixel sample posters, if one just decided to simply mask off 320 pixels of a hdtv. You can see the quality
of the posters on a computer monitor if you display them at default size, which avoids rescaling but will give you 1080x160 pixels black bars top and bottom.



Star Wars Phantom Menace 3D.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  250.14 KB
 Viewed:  12292 Time(s)

Star Wars Phantom Menace 3D.jpg



Mars Needs Moms.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  306.56 KB
 Viewed:  12292 Time(s)

Mars Needs Moms.jpg



Ice Age -The Meltdown.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  351.85 KB
 Viewed:  12292 Time(s)

Ice Age -The Meltdown.jpg


Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got around to doing some testing with 2" tall stencil style lettering. The photo quality isn't great, but they do show
the cut out text off. Might push the size up to 2.25"



G.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  56.06 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

G.JPG



F.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  39.2 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

F.JPG



E.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  75.96 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

E.JPG



D.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  55.64 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

D.JPG



C.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  55.65 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

C.JPG



B.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  76.61 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

B.JPG



A.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  58.75 KB
 Viewed:  12189 Time(s)

A.JPG


Back to top
HK-Steve



Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 849
Location: Switzerland

TV/Projector: Marquee 9500, Epson 8100


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, nice job
_________________
Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zttPfN1YTGQ

Low quality video of the internal media player running posters via usb "KISS".
(Live, the artwork ranges from really nice, to outright stunning.)

Still haven't settled on the cut out lettering blurb, so haven't committed to
water cutting the aluminum faceplate....

I've also added some 2160x3200 posters, as test material and to check out
file sizes, since Google drive upped the free storage from 3G to 15G



HD posters.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  436.95 KB
 Viewed:  12061 Time(s)

HD posters.JPG



HD posters.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  436.95 KB
 Viewed:  12061 Time(s)

HD posters.JPG


Back to top
AnalogRocks
Forum Moderator


Joined: 08 Mar 2006
Posts: 25456
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV/Projector: Sony 1252Q, AMPRO 4000G


PostLink    Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done Tedd!
_________________
Tech support for nothing

CRT.

HD done right!
Back to top
View user's photo album (27 photos)
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. The project is coming together nicely. Win10 just broke and there's a new X99 editing computer ready for software and
Photoshop Element 13 was bought recently. There's about 3,500 posters ready for the addition of the color bar. I guess that qualifies as a series of projects.

The Google Drive could use some refinement in organization, but I'd like to focus on the new computer and water cut
face plate next. If anyone has other text cut ideas, I am stuck at SHOWTIME, NOW PLAYING, and COMING SOON and
a theater name, as options. That's the only hurdle to dropping the plate off for water cutting.
Back to top
HK-Steve



Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 849
Location: Switzerland

TV/Projector: Marquee 9500, Epson 8100


PostLink    Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your cinema name??
_________________
Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No name really....

I've considered it calling it the deuxPlex, or something allowing for a little bit of trendy lettering.

Not as cool as Theo's Roxy 2.0, but that's the vibe I am aiming for with a small lobby/wide hall outside
the theater. My equipment rack is built in, right outside the theater doorway similar to Theo's. So it also strikes
me that all that center "waste" of the aluminum panel might make for some standoff lettering for a theater
name (and a new hose address panel perhaps).


It's also the fourth major renovation of my theater space, so any theater name could be a have a 4.0 designation. Wink



address plate.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  58.62 KB
 Viewed:  12032 Time(s)

address plate.jpg



Theo Kalomirakis Roxy 2.0.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  75.47 KB
 Viewed:  12032 Time(s)

Theo Kalomirakis Roxy 2.0.jpg


Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Messing around with 2160x3200 4K posters also. And learning more about Google Drive.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2pLkmfpHtB8flE0ZWtCbTZOUmlvUHJ4TkkzRXBIbkxnNzZNd1hIMERJUnZWNk5tUy1nWTA&usp=sharing
Back to top
AnalogRocks
Forum Moderator


Joined: 08 Mar 2006
Posts: 25456
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV/Projector: Sony 1252Q, AMPRO 4000G


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ted, how do you manage to make such a larg jpeg file so small? Under a meg
_________________
Tech support for nothing

CRT.

HD done right!
Back to top
View user's photo album (27 photos)
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a jpg and to maintain it's 40x27 ratio, it's not a full 9x16 panel, so that might have them looking slimmer then you'd expect.

And when the image is rotated, it appears if there's some sort of compression savings going on. An upright image seems to be larger in size, then when it's given a wide/short profile. So I have noticed that going on, but it's all guessing on my part...

I expected larger file sizes, but they are actually pretty manageable. There's been a few surprises on the learning curve. Smile
Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just rotated an image to check things out and see how much difference.

NONE!

And then the Tron poster that has the blue colour bar added, is reported as being over 4X the size as the one without the colour bar?

I have NO idea......... Confused
Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to position a 1080x1600 image to the very left most section of a 1080x1920 frame and do so on a large scale. Anyone know how to write a batch file to do so, in the Window's world?
Back to top
garyfritz



Joined: 08 Apr 2006
Posts: 10623
Location: Fort Collins, CO


PostLink    Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not certain, but I think that Irrfanview's batch operations might let you do thatů

See e.g. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/50519/simple-batch-conversion-using-irfanview/
Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of posters on the Google Drive now, fleshed out with the color bar, if anyone is interested.
Back to top
AnalogRocks
Forum Moderator


Joined: 08 Mar 2006
Posts: 25456
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TV/Projector: Sony 1252Q, AMPRO 4000G


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 flat screens waiting for a 'getaroundtoit' repair that would be perfect with these.
_________________
Tech support for nothing

CRT.

HD done right!
Back to top
View user's photo album (27 photos)
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reuse of an existing hdtv that has been replaced by a newer model is one way I see this as a budget project.

Another is the purchase of a Black Friday hdtv.

I also see where one could also put an older computer to use, as a more flexible front end. My currents plans are to add CollectorZ media software to a computer dedicated to this task. My media collection has become very large, and I am now starting to house 2 movies per Bluray case. CollectorZ will then have the location of the movie, added to it's database.

There is about 800+ 1080x1920 posters (with color bar), now available on the Google Drive, for downloading. I have been mostly cherry picking the best posters so far. Her's a small sampler of my "Action" folder.



small snip of Action folder.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  284.25 KB
 Viewed:  8487 Time(s)

small snip of Action folder.JPG


Back to top
Tedd



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Ontario


PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Friday is coming...... Wink

I have been busy uploading posters to my Google Account, for sharing my work.

Here's the current poster collection of the "Action" folder, so there's lots of posters for anyone wanting to skip the art work stage.



snip 8.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  211.72 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 8.JPG



snip 7.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  241.58 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 7.JPG



snip 6.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  234.51 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 6.JPG



snip 5.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  223.1 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 5.JPG



snip 4.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  212.86 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 4.JPG



snip 2.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  213.94 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 2.JPG



snip 1.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  236.08 KB
 Viewed:  8338 Time(s)

snip 1.JPG


Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    CurtPalme.com Forum Index -> Home Theater Design & Construction All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum