Sunday, September 30, 2012

Some real hand-held power

These target pistols are dead sexy. Actually, the Remington XP-100 is an absurdly powerful bolt-action pistol which shoots an unusual kind of ammunition called the .221 Remington Fireball.
Now you might be wondering why you'd use one of these guns instead of, say, an HK MP5, to hunt werewolves, vampires, and replicants. And how do you holster it?
Uh. I don't know yet. I'm working on that.
The TV show Elementary -- I like it but what is up with all the dialog? It's all muddy -- like un-EQ'ed body mics. The dearth of upper mids in the 4kHz region and the emphasis in the 500Hz region make the dialog unintelligible. Those problems don't seem to affect the music, just the dialog tracks.
Plus they let faces get too dark.
It is both visually and aurally muddy. Why?
I think the airsoft versions of those XP-100's cost more than the guns (which are no longer manufactured) cost used.


Joe Falcon said...

Why use a single shot high powered gun for supernatural creatures?
A) Ballistics
B) You really only get one shot after that... your dead.
C) Leg Holster, let's face it a Paranormal Hunter would be so uniquely armed that LEOs would just think better of it, after all Werewolves, Vampires, Demons, Mummies, Zombies, etc etc... Not worth dealing with on a cops pay.

That and I would pick a TC contender chambered in 444 marlin with custom JHP rounds or a Mateba 44 Magnum...

Elementary QC? You noticed dialogue quality and lighting issues. I didn't notice them. Audio was crisp and no obscured faces. I was surprised that I figured out the murder plot so quickly, though the phone was a twist that took me until the end to figure out.

Andrew Bellware said...

The Mateba is very cool looking. It should be in more movies.

Did you see Elementary on TV or on a computer? Because it might be the compression artifacts that CBS has on their streaming version that is so terrible.
It seemed the trouble was only on the dialog tracks and it SOUNDED like wireless microphones un-EQ'ed to me.
The scene on the roof with the bees was the worst.

Joe Falcon said...

TV, I DVR'd it.

I'm going to believe it's the compression.