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Harry Potter saga - open matte

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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 open matte
    PLAN: video using HDTV as only source, restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 open matte
    PLAN: video using HDTV as only source, restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 pan & scan/open matte
    PLAN: video using HDTV as only source, restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 open matte
    PLAN: video using HDTV as only source, restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    WEBdl 1.78:1 open matte
    PLAN: video using WEBdl as only source, restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 pan & scan/open matte
    PLAN: video using two different HDTV as sources, restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 mainly pan & scan with limited shots
    and complete “three brothers” animation in open matte
    PLAN: video using HDTV 720p as main source, BD as second source for cropped shots, SDTV as third source for logo removal on open matte shots, result restored; audio and subs from BD untouched
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
    BD 2.40:1 original aspect ratio
    HDTV 1.78:1 mixed open matte/pan & scan
    "IMAX" SD 2.40:1/1.78:1 mixed open matte/letterbox
    PLAN: video using HDTV 1080i as main source, 720p as second source for logo removal, result restored; audio and subs from BD untouched

Notes:

The fullscreen DVDs of HP 1,2,4,5,6 are 1.33:1 open matte, but, apart in rare cases where there is a bit more image (and a lot less), they are in practice contained within the 1.78:1 frame; for this reason - and also because they are low res - they will not be taken in consideration

HP 3 on DVD is pan & scan; on HD is mainly pan&scan but has more image than fullscreen DVD on both sides, even if cropped in comparison to widescreen; it retains few lines of image more on top and bottom

HP 6 is the same, but retains a bit more few lines in comparison; actually, this is applicable only to pan&scan scenes; there are many scenes which are open matte, can’t quantify them for the moment, but are not surely scarce like ep. 7

HP 1 2 3 4 6 do need IVTC, while 5 does not; HP 8 has some residual deinterlace artefact; HDTV would benefit of deblocking, denoise, and a grain plate, as well as the WEBdl, even if for the latter difference is less evident

HP 6 7 8 have logo that would be wiped away using a second (or third) source

HP 7 best currently available version is 720p - a 1080i/p HDTV would be very welcome!

HP 8: an eventual “IMAX” reconstruction could be taken in consideration as a side project

HP 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 HDTV and HP 5 WEBdl would be used as main sources

Of course, the usual 5 languages (audio and subtitle tracks) would be added.

Thanks to:
babouin for HP 6 1080i, HP 8 1080i, other episodes, general help
nightstalkerpoet for two HP 7 SDTV, general help
maksnew and vouka for HP 7 720p, HP 8 720p
Papai 2013 for HP 6 SDTV

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HP1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s VS Philosopher’s Stone Movie:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ndy18_harry-potter-and-the-sorcerer-s-vs-philosopher-s-stone-movie-comparison_shortfilms

BD vs Open Matte - corrections:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5nswn9_hp1-bd-vs-open-matte-corrections_shortfilms

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So HP1 is a full 16/9 version that’s actually part open-matte, part zoomed-in reframed shots.

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Andrea,
I had also sent you HP6 OM SD and full screen SD, remember?

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@Beber: AFAIK, HP 1 HDTV is 100% open matte, so technically this version would be 99.8% open matte and 0.2% cropped!

@Papai2013: sorry, you are right, but with all those sources I forgot to credit you, please forgive me! First post edited to reflects your help (both here and there), thanks again!

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So is there any progress on this project? In the meantime can anybody point me in the right direction as to where I might be able to find HDTV rips at least? They don’t seem to be on MySpleen or public trackers.

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This project is being updated way more on fanres.

If Funimation responded to critics of the Orange Bricks…

“We are always impressed with how closely fans watch the many different versions we have made for the Dragon Ball series over the years. It is flattering to know that, indeed, the audience is watching. Consequently, each version comes out differently and any changes that you see on the all-new 1080p high-definition transfer of the original Japanese masters on the Dragon Ball Z Season Set One DVD are deliberate creative decisions. We can confirm that there are no technical glitches as has been reported.”

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Papai2013 said:

That’s OK. Without your effort, none of us would have been able to see these amazing restorations that you do.

Is there any particular reason you’re being such an asshole? Or do you just not realize that some people have to work for a living? I guess unless I spend all my limited free time working on restoring illicitly acquired 35mm prints, I have no right to ask others politely about the status of their ongoing projects. My mistake, won’t make it again.

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Density said:

Papai2013 said:

That’s OK. Without your effort, none of us would have been able to see these amazing restorations that you do.

Is there any particular reason you’re being such an asshole? Or do you just not realize that some people have to work for a living? I guess unless I spend all my limited free time working on restoring illicitly acquired 35mm prints, I have no right to ask others politely about the status of their ongoing projects. My mistake, won’t make it again.

I think you find the conversation chain was:

Papai2013 said:

Andrea,
I had also sent you HP6 OM SD and full screen SD, remember?

^…^ said:

@Papai2013: sorry, you are right, but with all those sources I forgot to credit you, please forgive me! First post edited to reflects your help (both here and there), thanks again!

Papai2013 said:

That’s OK. Without your effort, none of us would have been able to see these amazing restorations that you do.

It wasn’t directed at you.

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I’m sure DVD-BOY was right.

Back on topic, it would be finished ASAP, because there is also another source (probably) to be used to get even higher quality.

And, as clutchins wrote, I update the progress on fanres, mainly.

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My reply was to Andrea, not anybody else. I made the mistake of not referring to him by name. But I didn’t deserve to be insulted by “Density.”

Density said:

Is there any particular reason you’re being such an asshole? Or do you just not realize that some people have to work for a living? … My mistake, won’t make it again.

As for calling me an “A-hole,” please do not unnecessarily create conflict. Without seeking any clarification, you naturally assumed I was being sarcastic to you. Also, don’t drag my personal life, job, etc into this. Do you know whether I earn a living or not? Then why did you say “some people have to work for a living”?
Whatever your issues are, don’t bring them here. Here we don’t ask people about their professions or insult them without knowing anything. This is a place for sharing our love of cinema.
Please don’t make personal attacks against members!

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