Joel Silver, president and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), says the Blu-ray of "The Art of Flight" is an ISF reference-quality home video that offers the highest levels of audio and video to home theater enthusiasts.
4/25/12 - The Art of Flight utilizes the latest audio and video technology from Dolby Laboratories to highlight extreme snowboarders Travis Rice and his friends.
We at the ISF are audio and video enthusiasts and we strive to find great audiophile recording and reference quality video demo material - this disc is OUTSTANDING!.
Joel Silver is president and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), and a massive home theater enthusiast. So it's not surprising when he says that custom installers have to know about a specific video because its quality is so good.
Silver's latest video recommendation is The Art of Flight, and according to the industry's leading video authority, this Blu-ray is the newest ISF reference disc for sound and picture quality in a home video release.
The Art of Flight is a documentary from Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Digital Cinema that follows the exploits of extreme snowboarders Travis Rice and his friends as they tackle some of the most mountainous terrain in the world.
Silver notes that the video was edited in post production using Dolby Laboratories' PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor that employs the company's Dual-Modulation Display Technology. He adds that it was released with a dynamic Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack.
Silver says that Dolby's new display and companion display technology is truly state-of-the-art, and that because of the monitor's capabilities the post-production team was able to create one of the best-looking Blu-ray videos ever released. "Dolby flexed its muscle with this disc," he says. "Dolby used the disc at CES [International Consumer Electronics Show] and I'm using it at my house and our ISF Certification sessions worldwide.
Narrowing down his choices of what scenes he suggests to use as demo content was not easy. Silver points out that everything about the video is good, but he mentions the fourth chapter is a good place to start. "Chapter four has a chopper and a plane that are dropping the extreme snowboarders onto a mountain peak," he explains. "At this point, make sure you have enough light output on your video and a good audio system that can handle low-end content. It is a rare system that can handle these elements. Look at the contrast and listen to the sound … the color saturation is superb - if this disc does not look amazing your system needs help!"
Emphatically, Silver summarizes The Art of Flight by saying, "there isn't a bad part on this disc. This is a 7.1 production done on a state-of-the-art monitor with great camera work … this disc has it all. I don't know of any Blu-ray discs that look this good; this is what Blu-ray discs are supposed to look and sound like.