Yoga-Conditioning for Sport (Gaiam)
Featurette-Sports Mini Workouts (6 + introduction)
|Year Of Production||?|
|RSDL / Flipper||RSDL||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||2,4||Directed By||Ted Landon|
Universal Pictures Home Video
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Rodney Yee presents an instructional DVD aimed at enhancing athletic performance through the balance and focus provided by the practice of yoga.
The yoga workout was designed by Rodney Yee, a former professional ballet dancer and follower of the Lyengar yoga technique. Yee is a yoga master who specializes in building the strength and flexibility of his yoga students. The DVD offers multiple angles (three), which allows viewers to focus on Yee for a general program, or one can watch either of Yee's two assistants, whose poses are varied in order to build either strength or flexibility. The content is divided into three sections:
As with the other yoga DVDs in this series, this DVD has good production values. More information can be found at www.gaiam.com.
As with the other yoga DVDs in this series, the transfer has some minor flaws, but it is more than adequate for an instructional DVD.
The transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, full frame.
The sharpness of the image is variable throughout, and it is often very soft. The shadow detail is reasonable.
The colour is good, and makes the most of the exotic Maui locations.
MPEG artefacts were not really a problem, although the image appeared badly compressed, and was slightly pixelated throughout. For example, consider the image at 2:59 and 4:40. Film-to-video artefacts and film artefacts were never a problem.
There are no subtitles on this DVD.
This is a RSDL disc, with the content split across three titles.
There is only one audio option on this DVD - English Dolby Digital 2.0.
The vast majority of the content is narrated, and the dialogue quality and audio sync are acceptable.
The music is credited to Benjamin David, and it is very relaxing.
As a Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track, there is no surround presence nor subwoofer action.
|Surround Channel Use|
There are few extras.
A simple menu, presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, with Dolby Digital 2.0 audio.
Sports Mini-Workouts (48:59)
A number of short workouts, presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, with Dolby Digital 2.0 audio, designed to assist those who play tennis, run, play golf, cycle, or swim.
Rodney Yee Biography
Text-based biographical information.
About Gaiam (0:45)
A short corporate promotional advert.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This DVD title does not appear to have been released in Region 1 yet.
An excellent instructional yoga DVD to complement other athletic and sporting pursuits.
The video and audio quality are acceptable for an instructional DVD.
The extras are limited, but again are acceptable for a DVD of this nature.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-535, using S-Video output|
|Display||Grundig Elegance 82-2101 (82cm, 16x9). Calibrated with Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Sony STR DE-545|
|Speakers||Sony SS-V315 x5; Sony SA-WMS315 subwoofer|