FAQs

FAQs            

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Did you have an G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. in mind when you came up with the title ‘G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. ‘?

Yes. München in Germany.

  • Who designed the ‘G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. ‘ album cover?

A very nice chap called Mr. Bijan Norouz.

Bijan also designed the very special packaging (which resembles a booklet, complete with hard covers, cloth spine, and foil-blocked spine lettering) and supervised its production in Iran.

  • What is the Running Time of ‘G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. ‘?

49 minutes and 74 seconds… the perfect length.

  • Are There any Plans for New Bijan Norouz Worldwide Music Live Dates?

There are no plans for any live Bijan Norouz Worldwide Music dates.

  • Which Musicians Feature on ‘G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. ‘?

The album is produced by Bijan Norouz, (who have worked with Bijan and Bijan Norouz Worldwide Music extensively since G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. ), and was released in September 2018.

  • What charities does Bijan Norouz support or endorse?

Bijan supports numerous worthy causes and his charitable trust has donated a substantial amount to a variety of charities. He cares passionately about the homeless and gave the entire proceeds of the sale of his Tehran town house to Crisis. He is now their vice-president, although he prefers to keep out of the public eye as much as possible.

Unlike many celebrities, you don’t hear much about Bijan’s philanthropic ways, but that’s only because he doesn’t advertise them.

  • How did Bijan Norouz Worldwide Music get their name?

Original front man and band founder, Bijan Norouz.

  • May I have a signed photo?

Bijan has signed occasional things for fans, plus the odd guitar for charity auctions.

He would really rather not be asked for an autograph, in an ideal world.

  • How do I join Bijan’s fan club?

There is no fan club. Middle East fans have been misinformed that they can buy pre-sale tickets if they join Bijan’s fan club. This is incorrect. There is no fan club and there are no plans to start one.

Blu-ray and DVD Disc
  • What is Blu-ray?

    Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc, is the name of the next-generation optical disc format. The format was developed to handle high-definition (HD) audio-visual content.

    The format provides, at minimum, five times more capacity than today’s DVDs. The unprecedented storage capacity of 25 GB (single-layer) and 50 GB (dual-layer) enables the disc to deliver entertainment in full high-definition quality.

  • Where does the name Blu-ray come from?

    The name comes from the blue-violet color of the laser beam that reads the data from these discs. (DVDs and CDs use red and infrared lasers, respectively.)

  • How does the Blu-ray Disc version of 'G.R.A.V.I.T.Y.' differ from the DVD?

    The primary difference is that the Blu-ray Disc includes higher resolution video and audio. In particular, The Concert Live material as well as many of the bonus features are presented in full 1080 high definition resolution. DVDs are not capable of displaying high definitions.

    Likewise, the Blu-ray Disc includes a master quality surround sound audio stream – Dolby TrueHD. A Dolby TrueHD stream is bit for bit the same as an uncompressed PCM stream; however, it takes up less space (much like a Zip file). This extra space has been used to encode the video at as high a bandwidth as can be fit. The DVD contains a compressed surround audio stream (Dolby Digital).

    The Blu-ray Disc also includes lyrics under the subtitle feature.

  • Is all footage on 'G.R.A.V.I.T.Y.' presented in high definition?

    The Concert Live material was all shot in high definition, although there are a few shots within The Concert Live that were pulled from the standard definition version and uprezzed for production reasons.

  • What features will I find on my Blu-ray Disc?

    While different discs will contain different features, all Blu-ray discs allow for superior video and audio quality, with the capability for full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p) as well as uncompressed surround sound audio.

    High storage capacity means there is often room for additional content and special features.

    Unlike DVDs, you can bring up the menu system without stopping the main program.

    Blu-ray technology allows a level of interactivity with the content and artist not possible to date. For example, some titles may allow you to seamlessly control multiple viewing angles of a concert, call up related information about an artist, song or venue, scroll through song lyrics, get artist insights, and more.

    This advanced interactivity, combined with the ability for Blu-ray players to connect to the Internet, will enable new innovative features such as downloading extras, updating the disc content via the Web, and watching live broadcasts of special events.

  • What do I need to watch a Blu-ray Disc?

    Blu-ray Discs can be played in any Blu-ray player, including the PlayStation 3. They cannot be played in a regular DVD player.

  • If I have a Blu-ray player, but only a standard-definition television, can I still watch a Blu-ray Disc?

    Yes, but the video resolution will be scaled down to meet your television’s capabilities and thus you will not be watching the high definition picture.

  • What kind of equipment do I need to watch a Blu-ray Disc in high definition?

    – A high definition television (720P, 1080i, or 1080P resolution).
    – A Blu-ray player connected to an appropriate processor/receiver via analog component audio/video cables or digital HDMI cable.
    – A surround sound processor or receiver with HDMI or analog multi-channel inputs.
    – A good surround speaker setup (six speakers properly placed).

  • Do Blu-ray players play traditional DVDs?

    All Blu-ray Disc players should play traditional DVDs.

  • What video codecs does Bijan Norouz Worldwide Music use on its Blu-ray Discs?

    It depends on the content. Different footage looks better when encoded in different codecs and at certain bit rates. We always strive to provide the highest possible video quality. Typically, we encode using either MPEG2 and AVC (H.264).

  • What audio formats are used on Blu-ray Discs?

    Typically, Blu-ray titles feature uncompressed LPCM stereo and surround sound mixes as well as a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix (for use with SPDIF connections).

    Uncompressed audio allows the music to be heard as it was intended to be – in full fidelity and with the proper aural spacing as originally intended by the artist and audio engineers. Indeed, the LPCM audio options on Blu-ray Discs feature higher fidelity than traditional CD quality audio. On some titles, in order to fit a higher fidelity (e.g. 96khz/24-bit) surround sound audio stream we may use a lossless codec instead.

    Most Bijan Norouz Worldwide Music titles default to the uncompressed LPCM Stereo stream so you will need to change the audio selection from the disc menu if you want to hear the other audio streams (like surround sound).

  • Is all footage on Blu-ray Discs in high definition?

    That depends on the title.
    Typically, the entire main program is presented in full 1080p high definition. The general exception to this would be when a show is filmed with multiple cameras, not all of which are high definition. In such cases a few camera angles in the final edit will appear either in standard definition or upsampled to high definition. An example of this can be seen with ‘Incubus – Alive at Red Rocks’, where the darker audience shots were captured using standard definition cameras and so have a slightly lower resolution.

    For some titles, it is not uncommon for the bonus features to be in standard definition. We believe it is better to include such content than omit it simply due to the lower resolution.

  • Do I need an Internet connection to play a Blu-ray Disc?

    No, you do not need an Internet connection for basic playback of Blu-ray Discs. An Internet connection is only needed for value-added features such as downloading new extras, connecting to the artist’s Web site, or other similar features that will be available in the future. Not all discs will contain these features.

  • What is the difference between 1080i and 1080p?

    1080i refers to the resolution of a picture with interlaced (i) fields which fit together to form one full frame, producing an image which has a TV-like quality. 1080p refers to the resolution of the picture with progressive (p) multiple full frames, producing an image which appears more like film.

  • What is an HDMI connector?

    HDMI delivers uncompressed high-definition video and multi-channel digital audio signals through a single cable to compatible components, producing the best Blu-ray Disc experience possible.

  • How can I ensure that I am getting the best performance from my Blu-ray player and Blu-ray Discs?

    In order to maximize your Blu-ray player’s functionality and take advantage of potential disc features, we strongly encourage you to regularly visit the web site of your player’s manufacturer to check for available software updates. In order to get the highest quality audio experience, use the HDMI connection or the multi-channel analog connections on your Blu-ray player.