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#1091201
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The Dark Knight - EE Reduction and Original Color Timing
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Papai2013 said:

Nolan will scan directly from the photochemically timed Interpositive. There will be no Digital grading from the negative scan. As a result we will get the truest representation of the theatrical colour timing of the 35mm and 70mm prints (IMAX included). I’ll try and buy the UHD set when it becomes available.

Source on that? It would be awesome.

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#1089942
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TPM 1080p Theatrical Preservation
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As per the “35mm prints for sale” thread, there is a Russian print of this up on eBay, which would be extremely useful for missing frames.

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#1089244
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Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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Warstorck said:

Hi I am a new member here at the forum but a Long time Disney enthusiast. I see I missed the funding for the Scan but I would be very Interested in buying a copy when it’s done. And if anyone know IF any other fan restorations of Disneyfilms available to buy please feel free to send me a om or write a response here to point me in the right direction.

Fan preservations are never to be bought or sold. They are freely available to those who legally owns the home video version used as the release’s primary source, or in the case of 35mm scans, any home video version (I think).

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#1081819
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35mm prints coming up for sale
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Man, I would love to watch an open matte version of The Godfather. Since I definitely can’t afford the print, I’ll ask this: was there an open matte DVD?

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#1080764
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Last movie seen
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I saw Alien: Covenant, which was much better than I was expecting. While it definitely has some idiot plot elements, it does a great job with its atmosphere. All of my complaints are with the story decisions made; the film-making was rather excellent.

Also, just a heads up, The Godfather will be in theaters in the USA on Sunday and Wednesday for its 45th anniversary. I’m sure it will be the Coppola Restoration master, and I’m excited to see the film on the big screen for my first time.

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#1080763
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Last movie seen
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I saw Alien: Covenant, which was much better than I was expecting. While it definitely has some idiot plot elements, it does a great job with its atmosphere. All of my complaints are with the story decisions made; the film-making was rather excellent.

Also, just a heads up, The Godfather will be in theaters in the USA on Sunday and Wednesday for its 45th anniversary. I’m sure it will be the Coppola Restoration master, and I’m excited to see the film on the big screen for my first time.

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#1078452
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3D Movies Preservation
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Pinkulo said:

Colson said:

Pinkulo said:

Hi There- I recently got the Gear VR and have quite a few 3D movies which I purchased from a fellow years back. The thing is I only have Field Sequential versions of Friday the 13th and Jaws 3D. Does anyone know how to convert FS to SBS or have copies of these films? Thanks!!

Found this:

In AviSynth it’s

WhateverSource()
left=SelectEven().BilinearResize(width/2,height)
right=SelectOdd().BilinearResize(width/2,height)
StackHorizontal(left,right)

Thanks, but I think this is just for playing it on the PC. Is it possible to re-encode the file so I can put in on the SD card?

Hm, I’m not actually sure.

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#1078380
Topic
3D Movies Preservation
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Pinkulo said:

Hi There- I recently got the Gear VR and have quite a few 3D movies which I purchased from a fellow years back. The thing is I only have Field Sequential versions of Friday the 13th and Jaws 3D. Does anyone know how to convert FS to SBS or have copies of these films? Thanks!!

Found this:

In AviSynth it’s

WhateverSource()
left=SelectEven().BilinearResize(width/2,height)
right=SelectOdd().BilinearResize(width/2,height)
StackHorizontal(left,right)

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#1077410
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TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Papai2013 said:

RU.08, I am willing to contribute to this thing of beauty. I have one request though (not demand!) that the full vertical height and horizontal width be preserved while scanning. I have seen images of many Titanic release print film cell strips that were being sold loose on ebay and elsewhere. What I noticed is that when I extract the full height of those cells and crop out the rounded edges at the sides, I get an aspect ratio of about 2.20:1 (around that) not 2.39:1. The 2.39:1 is achieved by further cropping the extra height.

I have seen this in the case of the Empire Strikes Back anamorphic print as well. The original cells had more image at top & bottom than the final cropped version released.

Because Titanic was also released in 70mm with the 2.20:1 aspect ratio, I would request that at least one release of this print be made with the full height of the frame kept intact, so that someone interested can create a 70mm version out of it and the existing open-matte materials.

Print looks beautiful so far!

I’d like to second that request, because that sounds awesome.

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#1076965
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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TavorX said:

Colson said:

TavorX said:

First off, thank you Harmy and everyone involved on this outstanding project!

Second off, I recently got the AVCHD version, and was curious about the audio. I stumbled upon some YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/WTuj61vsJcA?t=6m22s and the guy is highlighting how Luke says, "This is it!"
Is that audio mix only in the bigger MKV version? I’ve cycled through all the audio tracks in VLC and Luke’s line in question never is heard except in one of the commentary tracks. It’s a very, very minor point, I know, but what exactly is the story behind that piece of dialogue from Luke? Was that always in the theatrical version, or in some other version? From comparing the audio tracks available in the AVCHD vs MKV, I can only guess that line is probably found in the 1993 laser disc audio track, which the MKV file has and the AVCHD doesn’t?

Just curious!

The version he shows in which Luke says “This is it!” is the Blu-ray. He then shows the GOUT and Despecialized, both of which are missing the line.

Oh wow my bad, I totally see I wasn’t paying attention now. Thank you for pointing it out to me!

No worries! I had to watch it a couple of times to figure out what was happening.

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#1076495
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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TavorX said:

First off, thank you Harmy and everyone involved on this outstanding project!

Second off, I recently got the AVCHD version, and was curious about the audio. I stumbled upon some YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/WTuj61vsJcA?t=6m22s and the guy is highlighting how Luke says, "This is it!"
Is that audio mix only in the bigger MKV version? I’ve cycled through all the audio tracks in VLC and Luke’s line in question never is heard except in one of the commentary tracks. It’s a very, very minor point, I know, but what exactly is the story behind that piece of dialogue from Luke? Was that always in the theatrical version, or in some other version? From comparing the audio tracks available in the AVCHD vs MKV, I can only guess that line is probably found in the 1993 laser disc audio track, which the MKV file has and the AVCHD doesn’t?

Just curious!

The version he shows in which Luke says “This is it!” is the Blu-ray. He then shows the GOUT and Despecialized, both of which are missing the line.

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#1069633
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The Ring (2002) - Color Correcting Blu-ray to match DVD
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I’ve finally decided on what my very first project will be: The Ring.

The Ring (2002) is one of my favorite horror movies. Unfortunately, the Blu-ray release is even scarier than the movie itself. It suffers from an EXTREME green tint throughout the whole movie. While the movie was always very cool in its palette (which matches the mood quite nicely), the Blu-ray takes it to a whole other level. Fortunately, the DVD’s colors are much better. So, I’m going to use Dr. Dre’s Color Matching and Color Balancing tools to fix this thing.

I tried using the Color Matching tool without the Balancing, but Balancing first gave better results.

Here’s a comparison (Sorry for the super high resolution on these, that was a mistake on my part):
DVD vs. Blu-ray: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/207981

I’ve done a quick test with the tool on this screenshot with promising results:
Blu-ray vs. Corrected and Balanced Blu-ray: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/207980
DVD vs. Corrected and Balanced Blu-ray: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/207979

It’s not perfect, but it is MUCH better. In addition, you may notice slight cropping issues with the BD-to-BD comparisons, those are my doing, and certainly wouldn’t be present on the release. The slight pixellation in the corrected BD shots are also my fault, not the tools.

Fortunately, the tint seems to be fairly consistent across the movie, so I might not need to do a shot by shot correction, though it is a definite possibility.

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#1069536
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Titanic UK HDTV broadcast (pre 2012 changes)
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cpalmer2k said:

I think we might finally have a way to piece together the film as it originally aired. Saturday VH1 here in the US aired the “TV” version of Titanic with the alternative version of the drawing scene. The transfer was beautiful though, and in the correct aspect ratio. The only logo/bug on the screen was a tiny VH1 logo that sat in the black bar space at the bottom of the screen. It didn’t show on any part of the movie itself. I missed the first half of the film, but they are scheduled to re-air it two more times. I’ve set both to record just to be safe. I didn’t detect any censorship other than the drawing scene but I plan to watch it all the way through when it re-airs to make sure.

If it is complete as I believe it would be very easy to edit the drawing scene from the 2012 version into this TV version of the pre-2012 version to make it complete as it originally was.

That’s great to hear! Keep us posted.

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#1064693
Topic
Stack of 35/16mm film prints for sale on eBay
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JayArgonaut said:

Perfect sense. 😃

If you can answer another question related to this topic, why would TV companies use 16mmm over 35mm for their telecasts? Was it because of technical reasons or were the 16mm prints just cheaper to obtain?

Cheaper to obtain, cheaper for distributors to distribute, and most of these broadcasts were for old CRT TVs anyway, so it didn’t matter much. In addition, 16mm prints are way smaller.

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