I bought the ATI Sapphire HD 3870 a couple of months ago. I was especially stoked about the HDMI out feature that would allow me to play audio from my DVD receiver (Samsung HTQ80T/XAA). Well it does that but, the resolution is blurry. Changing the display quality on the pc doesn't help. My PC is connected to the HDMI IN on the receiver and the HDMI OUT on the receiver is connected to my monitor. DVD's look fine but the PC looks horrid. Not sure if it's the Home theater, or the card. Any Ideas as to what I can do about this? thanks.
posted by Student of Man
on Oct 27, 2008 -
This week an organization I work with is running a big, high energy (iPhone and Wii giveaways, the whole 9 yards) event geared towards high-school students. I'm tasked with organizing some of the creative/design aspects of it, but I've hit a few dead ends, specifically in the area of what I would call ambient video. [more inside]
posted by niles
on Oct 11, 2008 -
What are fashion designers taught about croquis? Are there well-known styles? 20th century trends? Cultural/political nuances? Successful designers who don't draw well, or particularly great examples? [more inside]
posted by carbide
on Oct 8, 2008 -
Looking for recommendations for a basic videocard that can be used with two 22" displays. [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Sep 19, 2008 -
My son, it turns out, is a genius with Flash animation, at least as far as his high school has allowed him to pursue it. He is very excited (and that means a lot in a teen!) about the idea of animation now that he is thinking about career plans for his future. What resources, advice, schools, courses, etc. can I give him to help him leverage his interest into a possible career path? We're in central Florida, if that means anything.
posted by misha
on Sep 11, 2008 -
I'm beginning a project where I need to construct a 3D model based off the "average" shape (I'm not sure that's exactly the proper term) of a number of similar real-world objects, and I'm not sure on the best workflow or process. Example: I have 25 bananas and I want to create a 3D model based off the average shape of all these bananas. [more inside]
posted by itchi23
on Aug 27, 2008 -
We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Aug 21, 2008 -
I want to learn how to create 8bit -16bit style animations, kind of like "Code Monkeys" on tv network G4. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Kyokusen
on Aug 5, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a CD with quality clipart / illustrations of nothing but the human digestive system. I've found a lot of CD's that offer general medical imagery, but nothing that has ONLY the digestive system. I've found some sites that offer individual images, but most of these are at least $200 per image. Anyone know of a cheaper source?
posted by richmondparker
on Jul 22, 2008 -
Help! I have five-ish hours to locate, download, and burn some source of psychedelic imagery/video for a friends' show in Seattle. Think Electric Sheep, only less screensaver, more burnable to dvd. [more inside]
posted by stenseng
on May 26, 2008 -
Is there an automated (or "simple") way to undo iPhoto effects? Some look difficult, but the "pop art" effect in particular looks like if should be fairly easy to get something like the original image back.
posted by d7415
on May 23, 2008 -
How do I automatically create a series of images of sequential numbers?
( 01.jpg shows the number '1', 02.jpg the number '2', etc) [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval
on Apr 30, 2008 -
Is there such thing as a PCI-X video card that will work in a Mac G5 tower? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Apr 29, 2008 -
I need a skinny, possibly fanless video card for a 1 U server. Linux drivers, PCI Express, very little room for it to live. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Apr 16, 2008 -
I can't really describe it but all of the T-shirt designs on the site have the style i want to use, like the whole outlining and coloring images. I currently use Photoshop CS3, but i'm open to other programs. How do you do this? Sorry for the bad description guys.
posted by Kyokusen
on Apr 1, 2008 -
I am new to Adobe InDesign and need to understand the embedding/linking of images and graphics. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd
on Mar 14, 2008 -
Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown?
Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman
on Mar 13, 2008 -
When I build a spot gradient in Indesign or Illustrator I'm not getting exactly what I want. What I want: a very dark blue (say, PMS 2756) to black - with the blue getting darker and darker toward black. What I get on screen and on proof: the blue becoming a lighter gray, then the gray darkening toward black. I assume the solution rests in using a blue > nothing gradient in a layer above a blue > black and messing with overprinting / transparency but I'm unsure how to proceed. Any advice?
posted by luriete
on Mar 12, 2008 -
What are my options for including an auto-merged image file in the context of a website? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Feb 21, 2008 -
I'm looking for a high resolution version of the City of Chicago Seal -- as seen here on the wikipedia page
I need this for a printed flyer I'm designing. Scouring the web hasn't turned up anything larger than 2 or 300 hundred pixels squared.
posted by steinwald
on Feb 10, 2008 -
I want to build a PC and, while I'm not quite at the summit of ignorance, I'm high in the foothills and the air's getting thin. I need people who know more than me to tell me what to do. Please. Vastly longer explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by rhymer
on Jan 30, 2008 -
Is there a laptop with a TrackPoint that is not objectively horrible for gaming? [more inside]
posted by JZig
on Jan 19, 2008 -
Is PCIe 1.x x16 a viable technology for a gaming PC intended to last for the next 3+ years? What about DDR2? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Dec 27, 2007 -
Anybody know where I can get a good quality copy of the cover of this month's Harvard Business Review? I got a subscription on Audible that I'm burning to CD, and I'd like to slap a copy of the current art on the case. Their site only has a crappy low-res version...
posted by richmondparker
on Dec 20, 2007 -
What office printer would you recommend for a graphics department for printing color ads and proofs of magazine and newspaper pages? NEED Postscript level 3 compatibility , Ethernet, good type output and a nice chunk of RAM (256mb or more). We previously had phaser 8200DP, but it's slowly dying. 11x17 and duplexing would be nice, but not required.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Dec 10, 2007 -
GraphicsFilter: How do I get an image with a lot of diagonal jaggies in it to scroll without flickering? I think it's more of a general graphics problem than a Flash issue, but I've included the Flash details anyway. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Dec 1, 2007 -
I'm doing a mini-research project on wireframe graphics in gaming. What are the definitive wireframe games? I know about Tempest, I know about Battlezone, and I know about the Star Wars Cockpit Arcade game. What other titles should I add to my list?
posted by serial_consign
on Nov 17, 2007 -
Do any modern graphics cards still support 8-bit palettized textures? If not, what were the last ones that did? [more inside]
posted by baf
on Oct 24, 2007 -
I need to make or find a large color map of the world, but in proportion to the clothing industry i.e. Honduras and China would be much larger than the United States or Canada. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis
on Sep 17, 2007 -
Before the advent of computer generated graphics, how were elaborate opening titles and scrolling movie credits created for films? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd
on Aug 26, 2007 -