forsenses II: Timber Lounge – A Fascinating Journey through Nature & Sound  [Blu-ray] [German Release] Get To Hear The “Real 3D” Sound Experience!
The forest, the green lung of our planet, is in the second sequence of 'forsenses' series at the centre and gives thanks to unique, crisp images a stunning backdrop for a very special life-style product. High Definition (Full HD) lined with mood lounge music of blu::elements project with artists like Jennifer Paige or Volkan Baydar (Orange Blue) put once again new standards for awesome picture quality and ultra sound high-definition for the Blu-ray format. This is specially produced for the film in 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound is created at home in a totally uniquely dimensional sphere of music, while the additional Headphone Surround 3D audio track for standard stereo, gives you an experience for the senses in a very special quality that enriches the living environment demanding in the world today.
Director: Philipp Von Kap-Herr
Producer: Ivo Moring
Composer: Ivo Moring
Cinematography: Jan Haft (Director of Photography)
Image Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio [Real 3D-Mix]
2.0 DTS-HD Master Stereo Audio
Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system]
Running Time: 61 minutes
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: SONY Music Entertainment
Andrew's Blu-ray Review: The Blu::elements project: ‘forsenses II: Timber Lounge’ is the second series with this Blu-ray disc, and gives you the high-definition of the visual and acoustic ceilings. An experience for the senses in a very special quality that enriches the living demand of the environment. At the start of this beautiful stunning time-lapse film, you get to witness some really lovely forest landscapes with all the shadows moving between the trees to make the photography that extra special, especially with the experience of light and shade to make it a really magical experience and with the 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio [3D-Mix] it just gives you something really special and is totally unique.
Next up is some amazing snow landscape images, which with the 1080p image, makes you feel as though you are there and has some amazing time-lapse photography, and the cameraman certainly captured the snow landscape images to give a truly magical viewing experience and you feel you are there also experiencing the very low temperatures, that I suspect the cameraman the cold crisp temperature, better him than me.
From a winter landscape, we move into the world of summer/autumn landscapes and really beautiful time-lapse photography, and we also get to see amazing close-ups of a poppy head shedding its seeds in amazing way. We also get to see very close up images of some wonderful rain droplets falling in slow motion to give you a different aspect of when you are caught in a heavy rain shower, but what is also beautiful is the macro images of rain drops hanging off the end of plants.
Suddenly we move onto Spring and again we get to see some stunning time-lapse photography of blossom opening up to the rays of sunlight, which of course we do not normally get to see and you get such a burst of wonderful colourful explosion, the cameraman really caught the wonder of nature.
Water can be equally beautiful in a particular location and with this time-lapse photography we get to see some stunning shaped icicles slowly melting and it is a really beautiful sight to behold. What you also get to view is some really amazing large shaped icicles, with lots of weird shapes that again start to slowly melt.
Again we get to see more images of Spring arriving and Mother Nature doing her work especially in views of the countryside that is at first covered in a blanket of snow, but suddenly with the time-lapse photography you see the snow melt and up plants shooting up the catch the rays of the sun, and really making you appreciate the beauty of nature at its best.
When you get to Chapter 11 that is entitled Eruptive: Evolving From Red where you again get some really stunning in awesome time-lapse photography of water running in streams and rivers that lets you see running water in a different light, that is truly special and magical.
When it comes to mushrooms you wouldn't think they would be of much interest to be included in this film, but again with the superb time-lapse photography you get to see a different aspect of mushrooms, especially the very colourful ones and makes the look really magical to the point you hope you would see some fairies dancing round them, but sadly that is only in fairy tales.
I have always been fascinated by different cloud formations in the upper atmosphere, but when you get to see them in spectacular time-lapse photography, they look even more spectacular, sadly with this Blu-ray we only get a few seconds of images of clouds changing shape, but it is still spectacular.
But as we get to Chapter 16, which is sadly the last one, but despite this you get to see again some totally amazing awesome time-lapse photography of some stunning evening views of different kinds of snow landscapes, with equally stunning views of the night sky with millions of stars twinkling in the vastness of the universe and of course our Milky Way galaxy.
To appreciate what you will experience with ‘forsenses II,’ here is the Track Listing:
Open: Awakening of shades (Intro) [Overtime Singing by Jörg Holik] [03:41]
Glacial: World in a World [Lead vocals by Mariana Wagner] [03:33]
Case: Sinking slow [02:12]
Spring: Burst in beauty [Lead vocals by Maria Stanichenko] [04:56]
Light: Dancing in darkness [Overtime Singing by Jörg Holik] [03:47]
Humid: No doubt anymore [Lead vocals by Volkan Baydar] [03:37]
Florescence: Silent elegancy [Violin by Matthias Bromman] [04:21]
Fusion: All That's Life [Lead vocals by Maria Stanichenko] [05:08]
Expansion: Changing my view [Violin by Matthias Bromman] [04:08]
Velocity: Increase in speed [Lead vocals by Jennifer Paige] [03:03]
Eruptive: Evolving From Red [Lead vocals by Jennifer Paige] [04:06]
Reverse: Reverse attitude [Cello by Stephan Schubert Heukeshoven] [05:01]
Veridity: Underneath It All [Lead vocals by Gerald Oppong] [04:09]
Arid: Time is flying [Deduk by Reso Kiknadze] [04:32]
Acromantic: Almost Heaven [Lead vocals by Terri Bjerre] [03:20]
End Titles: The End is Major [Strings by German Movie String Section] [03:12]
Blu-ray Image Quality – The Blu :: elements project: ‘forsenses II: Timber Lounge’ is presented once again with an awesome stunning 1080p image transfer, that will make you feel you are viewing a 4K image transfer and with an equally stunning 1.78:1 aspect ratio, to make it look spectacular and totally amazing. All image photos were taken with a trained eye and the highest technical requirements. And that can be seen. Never before there was footage of floating whales, lava flows, mountain ridges, or recorded in extreme slow motion scenes of rain on a daisy in this perfection. The colours are so luminous intensity of and do not form seams despite its enormous saturation rate neighbouring patches. The contrast is different in filmy shades so that even different temperature layers of water are mapped clearly separable. Compression is also at the highest level and provides an ultra-smooth and exceptionally stable image.
Blu-ray Audio Quality – The awesome soundtrack is very versatile and at times you get to experience really nice classic type pop music that has very catchy rhythms and the singers you hear are like angelic voices, especially with track 06. Macroscopy: Splashing H2O. The 5.1 and 7.1-channels are clean and separated from each speaker to ensure that every sound, every note is exactly heard from the direction from which it is intended. It is a fundamental listening experience in large space width and depth of space. The headphone-surround track has a simple transitional special 3D viewing experience with sounds from up to 12.1 channel mixes, plus subwoofer. For the first time you also get sounds from the ceiling. Anyone who has a pair of headphones should definitely try it in a quiet hour, because you will experience a total 3D Binaural recording sound field. And for those who do not know what a Binaural recording is, here is the definition: Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. This effect is often created using a technique known as "dummy head recording" and wherein a mannequin head is outfitted with a microphone in each ear. Binaural recording is intended for replay using headphones and will not translate properly over stereo speakers. This idea of a three dimensional or "internal" form of sound has also translated into useful advancement of technology in many things such as stethoscopes creating "in-head" acoustics and IMAX films being able to create a three dimensional acoustic experience. Once recorded, the binaural effect can be reproduced using stereo headphones. It does not work with mono playback; nor does it work while using loudspeaker units, as the acoustics of this arrangement distort the channel separation via natural crosstalk, an approximation can be obtained if the listening environment is carefully designed by employing expensive crosstalk cancellation equipment. The result is a listening experience that spatially transcends normally recorded stereo, since it accurately reproduces the effect of hearing a sound in person, given the 360° nature of how human ears pick up nuance in the sound waves. Binaural recordings can very convincingly reproduce location of sound behind, ahead, above, or wherever else the sound actually came from during recording. The Binaural recording sounds you experience are truly amazing and totally awe inspiring.
Blu-ray Special Feature and Extras:
Display Basic Tuning: Welcome to the display basic tuning, where you will find five reference test patterns as described below, to help you in adjusting the basic setting of the most important parameters of image reproduction of your TV-device. For an optional adjustment of your TV-device, it is necessary to maintain the particular order as follows:
AVSC Universal Test Pattern
Audio Set-Up Test: Welcome to the Audio Set-Up Test. To ensure the optimal quality of audio reproduction of content of your Blu-ray disc, you need to ensure that your audio equipment is set-up correctly. This can easily checked with this interactive tool. With the cursor buttons on your remote control, select your individual speaker set-up and activate it with “ENTER.”
Please ensure that the volume is set to a reasonable level before starting the test. If your audio equipment is set-up correctly, the test signal should be pleasant and understandable and at the same level coming from the respective speaker. If this is not the case, then please adjust accordingly. By doing this, you can test where and how your 5.1 and 7.1 set-up reproduces the extra channels of the 7.1 mix. It then asks you to select your speaker output set-up as follows:
5.1 Speaker Set-up
7.1 Speaker Set-up
7.1 Speaker for 3D Mix Set-up
Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system] Set-up
Finally, ‘forsenses II: Timber Lounge’ is a state-of-the-art product designed for all technophile HD-Fans and is a breath-taking introduction to newcomers to the ultimate 1080p images. With beautiful pictures and the perfect soundtrack, ‘forsenses II: Timber Lounge’ is the ultimate HD viewing experience. From deep below the ocean to seeing views of earth from space, to sunrises to fast lunar motions, of running water to cloudbursts, of massive mountain landscapes to urban centres and especially with their night images. ‘forsenses II: Timber Lounge’ sets you off on an atmospheric journey of a truly magnificence proportion of our planet “Earth.” You get wonderful superb long vocal and instrumental grooves rounding off this brilliant Blu-ray Disc especially for a unique home entertainment experience. ‘forsenses II: Timber Lounge’ shows overwhelming film shots of epic proportions with equally awesome images, empathetic music and without words, gives you something that is totally magical and a wonderful moving experience! Very Highly Recommended!
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