Visions of Ibiza-Volume 1 (2001)

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Released 18-Oct-2001

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Music Booklet
CD
Menu Animation & Audio
Interviews-Cast-Chris Coco
Featurette-Big Blue
Trailer-Visions Of Ibiza-Vol 2; UK Garage Project
Web Links
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2001
Running Time 57:34 (Case: 75)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Audio Format Select Then Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Mark Gregory
Mark Pearce
Phuong Quan
Studio
Distributor

Warner Vision
Starring Chris Coco
Case Scanavo-Transparent-Dual
RPI $49.95 Music Various


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Visions Of Ibiza Volume 1 is a DVD and CD package that features a chill-out mix by DJ Chris Coco.

    During this DVD, images from the island of Ibiza are cut and looped in time with the music. These images are not the night clubs that so many people associate with Ibiza, but they instead show the laid-back, relaxed side of the island. These images suit the chill-out mix provided and are able to show the natural beauty of the island as well as some of the local lifestyle.

    In addition to the DVD, a separate CD is also included in this pack. This disc contains the same material as presented on the DVD and also includes two additional tracks. The DVD cover displays the DVD+CD logo that is normally used to indicate a double sided disc with one side a DVD and the second side a CD audio disc. This is obviously not the case and may be a little confusing to potential purchasers.

    I should also note that the 2 disc packaging that is used is extremely hard to carefully remove the discs from. There seems to be no easy way to free the disc and a high level of stress must be applied to the inner ring of the disc. Luckily, the slick fits into other standard cases so you may change the case type if you plan to view these discs a lot.

    If you are a fan of chill-out music you should check out this enjoyable DVD and CD package.

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Track Listing

1. Sanctuary
2. The Trainer Shuffle
3. Slate
4. Come A Day
5. Terrapin
6. Chase The Sun
7. Memories Of Scooter Boy
8. Waiting For The Sunset
9. The Call
10. Falling
11. The Seventh Chakra

Transfer Quality

Video

    The full frame transfer is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.

    The transfer is acceptably sharp throughout and appears to have originated from a high quality video source. No low level noise was detected during the transfer. During the dark scenes, excellent shadow detail may be seen at all times.

    The natural colours appear to be accurately reproduced throughout the transfer.

    Numerous MPEG artefacts were visible throughout the transfer. This became a major problem with this transfer as minor artefacts were visible in nearly every scene with rapid movement. A small sample of these errors may be seen at 7:54, 8:32, 13:28, 15:30 and 16:32. These problems were quite distracting to the viewer.

    No instances of aliasing were detected during the transfer, and nor were any film artefacts noted.

    No subtitles are provided on this disc.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

    Two audio mixes are provided on this disc. When the disc starts, the viewer is presented with a menu allowing the user to choose between a Dolby Digital 192 kbps 2.0 and a Dolby Digital 448 kbps 5.1 mix. The user is also able to switch between audio mixes during the program via the remote. Surprisingly, the 5.1 audio mix is flagged as a 2.0 mix. This did not cause a problem during playback but did result in the display of incorrect details on the DVD player's on-screen display.

    The dialogue was always clear and easy to understand. No problems with audio sync or dropouts were detected.

    The 5.1 mix is focused across the front three channels with the surrounds only used to fill out the soundfield.

    As you would expect, the subwoofer is used extensively during the transfer and receives a workout during the track Chase The Sun.

Audio Ratings Summary
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Extras

Menu

    The menu is presented at an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.

Audio CD (73:16)

    This 13 track audio CD replicates the tracks included on the DVD and also includes two additional tracks.

Booklet

    This 10 page booklet contains a short description of the DVD and the influence of chill-out music in Ibiza, a series of quotes regarding the DVD, and a complete track listing. The information included is very brief but may be of interest to some viewers.

Chris Coco Interview (9:32)

    This is a short interview with DJ Chris Coco where he describes his work on this disc and what he hopes to achieve. Two identical Dolby Digital 2.0 mixes are provided.

Featurette: The Big Blue (3:04)

    This is a looping series of ocean shots set to a choice of either 2.0 or 5.1 audio mixes featuring different wave sounds.

Additional trailers

    Samples of the Visions Of Ibiza 2 (1:25) DVD and The UK Garage Project (0:41) DVD are included with two identical 2.0 mixes.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    I was unable to find any details on the R1 release of this disc but as it was produced in the UK I would be surprised it there were any differences between these versions. As the Region 1 version appears to be difficult to obtain, my preference would be for the local version of this disc.

Summary

    Visions of Ibiza Volume 1 is a relaxing DVD that shows a seldom-seen side to the island.

    The video transfer is let down by numerous distracting MPEG artefacts.

    Both the 2.0 and 5.1 audio mixes are of high quality.

    The included CD and DJ interview are welcome additions to this package.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Anthony Kable (read my bio)
Thursday, August 30, 2001
Review Equipment
DVDToshiba 1200, using S-Video output
DisplaySony KP-E41SN11. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationFront left/right: ME75b; Center: DA50ES; rear left/right: DA50ES; subwoofer: NAD 2600 (Bridged)
SpeakersFront left/right: VAF DC-X; Center: VAF DC-6; rear left/right: VAF DC-7; subwoofer: Custom NHT-1259

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