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#1108133
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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That’s really awful Poita. Stay strong, stay with your family until you go better.
May the force be with you.

LordZerome1080 said:

How do I get these?

You can’t. They were never meant to be shared directly. The historical conservation was the main goal.
Btw, next time read the ongoing discussion to avoid looking like an asshole.

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#1105923
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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TR2N said:

poita said:

I’m not sure if any current monitor can benefit from it.
I haven’t looked at the 21:9 monitors, but even if there was one that could potentially take advantage, what would you play it back with?

The only situation I think it could work would be a 4K projector with a scope lens attached.

Hi Poita, all fine?

Yeah, hope he’s fine too. He did not connect since july.
I hope he is Just taking a break with SW stuff.

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#1047429
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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imperialscum said:

MalàStrana said:

French title released: Les derniers Jedi. Yep, plural, so several Jedi are expected.

I know of at least one language where the title was translated in singular. So this does not seem to be very reliable.

A mistake can be made in one way, but not the other way.
In french, you just can’t translate “The Last Jedi” in plural by mistake.

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#1047424
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That's official : "The Last Jedi" IS PLURAL
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Hi,

The French Star Wars facebook page has just posted the official French title : “Les derniers Jedi”, and it’s plural. (In french, the articles in plural and singular are disctincts [“Le”, “Les”]).
So, there is several Jedi, and it is not just Luke 😃

Source:

https://www.facebook.com/StarWars.fr/photos/a.525592110811892.1073741825.220570534647386/1297013590336403/?type=3&theater

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#1040603
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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dahmage said:

poita said:

dahmage said:

That certainly sucks, but thank god the new mobo was able to reuse the existing raid arrays. i have heard anecdotal horror stories about firmware mismatches causing issues with this. not a fun situation, but it could have been worse i guess.

how is your house cleanup going?

The roof has been sealed up, and the place is nearly back to normal.

That is good! I hope everything says ‘normal’ for quite some time. 😃

It will not be normal, it will be great 😉

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#1036444
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:

Power is back on, PC won’t boot. No Internet here yet either. Going to open the PC up tonight to see what the trouble is. We rent, so the house damage isn’t our concern at least, and the house has been secured so all is good on that front, but we sustained some water damage inside. It looks like we had a power surge or brownout issue though as the fridge is dead and the PC etc seems to have problems. Will update as I work though it.

Poita, I seriously think you should create and participate to a show called “Extreme restoring”, where people try to restore old movies but are constantly bothered by tornados, disk crashes, etc. With your tenacity, you would certainly win the contest! Hope this made you smile a bit 😃

Take care.

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#1035228
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poita said:

I can post another section with the complete soundtrack area etc. if anyone is interested.

Of course that would be very nice to see (for those are not used to manipulate 35mm reels), unless this take you too much time to do.

poita said:

This is what a full frame scan looks like.

Very nice, thank you 😃

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#1035007
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said it was pre-scans to just look for damage/missing frames etc., so let’s hope the crop is not on the actual reel.

towne32 said:

alexp120 said:

Was this a glitch in the scanning device?

He has posted the full frame scans before, including the sprockets, etc. Presumably it’s just how the preview is rendered. Though it would be interesting (unfortunate) if that’s the full image.

Really? Is it still available somewhere? Would love to see those.

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#913098
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Collaborative 35mm restoration proposition
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Rask40 said:

No but seriously, I think these kind of cleanups should be left to those semi professionals (Harmy and others) who know what they’re doing. Otherwise the end result could be junk.

That’s exactly what people told about Wikipedia at the begining… 😉

Like it has been said ealier, it appears that the collaborative process will be something like “spot the dust and scratch” on the frame. Without installing any software, and without technical knowledge.
And more generally, we are thinking to make it the best way, and to ensure the highest quality. Of course.

towne32 said:

The semi professionals are in charge of this endeavor. I don’t think they’ll put anyone in a role that runs the risk of junk output.

Exactly

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#912333
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Collaborative 35mm restoration proposition
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Hi!

I’m very glad that a lot of people are interested in this project 😃

As said AntcuFaalb, we are thinking about a way to make everone contribute to the restoration, without needing to install any software, and without any technical knowledge.

So Dek Rollins, everybody will be useful !

Stay tune.

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#911618
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Collaborative 35mm restoration proposition
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TV’s Frink said:

Lol at “dismembering”.

Lol, sorry for this one.

towne32 said:

RU.08 said:

Of course, if you’d prefer to buy PF Clean and volunteer to clean-up frames I’m sure the they’d let you sign up for dirt and scratch removal.

Project files from the free ‘personal learning edition’ are compatible with the full version. So if you’re not the one who is going to be doing the heavy rendering anyway, that’s an option.

That’s interesting.
It would be a pleasure for me to help in that way (if what I propose in the first place is not possible)

I will download the Learning Edition and give it a try.

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#911557
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Collaborative 35mm restoration proposition
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Ok, so they are using a proper and more advanced tool than photoshop to do the cleanup, hmm that make perfect sense.

An open-source PFClean would be a very interesting project, but extremly more complex that I was thinking about.

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#911525
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Collaborative 35mm restoration proposition
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Hi guys,

INTRO

I’m new on OT, so let me first quickly introduce myself : I’m a starwars fan since a very long time (since I bought VHS with my very first money), and as a job and passion, i’m a C# Software Developer (web and windows)

I know there is currently a lot of tensions arround -1, the annoncement of the disbanding (not dismembering), allegation of unethical behaviour etc. but I will not comment any of this because I have no opinion watsoever about all these problems (I was not there).

So maybe It is not a good time to make this proposation, or maybe actually it is the right moment and it will bring a breath of fresh air … I don’t know. You will tell me.

I always loved sw fan edits, Harmy despecialized, etc, but when I watched on my projector the -1 Silver Edition, i told to myself : “This is it, I want the two other one”

Silver edition was restored with a lot of hard work. I don’t know how many people worked on the restoration of the frames, a small team I guess.

So here is my proposition : Why not try to make a collaborative restoration of Empire and Return ? The 35mm scans are already out (or at least partially), but they need to be cleaned.

HOW TO DO THAT?

Some ideas that come to my mind:

  • Store somewhere (private and secured) each frame of the videos

  • With a software (i can develop it if a windows software, or website), each guy who wants to help will be able get one frame file (tif, bmp or any non destructive compressing format), edit it (with photoshop or gimp or anything), and then, when done, the software will send the modified file back.

  • User will not choose the frame, software (or server) does. (it send the next not corrected frame)

  • The modified file will be stored for further validation.

  • We can make some kind of rules, like “only x frames per day per user”… (to avoid someone download everything)

  • Validation will be done by trusted users, which will be able to see the original and the modified file at the same time (in a screenshotcomparison.com way)

  • Collaborative users will be guided (e.g. Only clean frame with the duplication tool, no resizing, no copy/paste etc.)

  • Global restoration (resizing, color adjust, dust removing, image stabilisation etc.) will not be collaborative, and will be applied after or before collaborative work by skilled users.

I’ve tried to clean one frame (from Harmy’s Grindhouse 35mm) :
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/163094

It took me 12 minutes with photoshop (only duplication tool). Quite easy to do. I thing this is within almost everybody reach.

SO?

So, what do you think ?

I know this would rise a lot of questions and problems about piracy, how to search for collaborative help without catch people / disney’s attention etc. but I wanted to share that with you.

Maybe you already think about all that, and choose to not do this for some reason that i’m not aware of.

Thanks guys.

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