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#1168074
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

CarboniteSolo said:

If they don’t, it will be the worst marketing ever.

Only if the movie fails.

Results don’t validate process.

I don’t think anyone here can really speak to what makes for success in marketing (especially when you consider most of us will see it anyway, trailer or not). I don’t think they wouldn’t put out another trailer, but if they don’t, they obviously have reasoning for that. If the movie succeeds, then clearly they had good reasoning.

https://www.affim.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/process-300x118.png

Read what I wrote again.

I’ve read it. You are stating that if the film succeeds, their reasoning was good. You are assuming the success is directly related to a decision that isn’t particularly traditional.

The one doesn’t prove the other, as I tried to explain.

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#1168050
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

CarboniteSolo said:

If they don’t, it will be the worst marketing ever.

Only if the movie fails.

Results don’t validate process.

I don’t think anyone here can really speak to what makes for success in marketing (especially when you consider most of us will see it anyway, trailer or not). I don’t think they wouldn’t put out another trailer, but if they don’t, they obviously have reasoning for that. If the movie succeeds, then clearly they had good reasoning.

https://www.affim.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/process-300x118.png

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#1168041
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

movie looks fun. Everyone seems believable. Haven’t seen anything yet from Ehenreich to make me believe he has the ‘Solo’ charisma. Even that clip of him telling everyone “it’s fine” seemed like a bad take.

He just seems muted. Ford always seemed to say he played Solo as the dumbest but most arrogant of his characters.

We’ve seen hardly any actual scenes or dialog, so maybe what we have seen was old footage before all the reshoots.

Still excited for the film. Still concerned about the lead.

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#1167505
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

Only thing I would be worried about is how little it focused on the main character of the film since that is who most of these doomsday rumor people have been complaining about.

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#1167491
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

Imperial installations seem so much bigger in these anthology films. Like, the hallways are 3 feet wider or something. I think it may be because they film showing both side in real locations and not on a stage?

Not a complaint.

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#1167155
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

TV’s Frink said:

I think he may have read the first sentence. Maybe two?

I didn’t read any of it, actually. I don’t read. I have news explained to me in short presentations so I don’t get bored.

This post is the first you’ve made on this topic that’s made any sense.

That’s a different way of looking at it.

Exactly what I thought of your first post about the article.

You clearly should re-read what I wrote and re-read the article in the first post.

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#1167118
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

TV’s Frink said:

I think he may have read the first sentence. Maybe two?

I didn’t read any of it, actually. I don’t read. I have news explained to me in short presentations so I don’t get bored.

This post is the first you’ve made on this topic that’s made any sense.

That’s a different way of looking at it.

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#1167112
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

It appears the the Pit scene with Rey may not have been intended to have some big meaning but rather just look cool.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/rian-johnson-gives-his-interpretation-of-reys-enigmatic-1822694943

Um… did you read that article?

Um…yes.

The story served the scene, not the scene served the story. From his telling of it, he wrote the story around being able to include this imagery and doesn’t have a concrete idea of what it means.

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#1160809
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

People saying Vader was fan service in RO: wasn’t he originally supposed to have all of Tarkin’s scenes before they gave the go-ahead for the CGI? I think he originally had a much larger role.

Plus, I think he fit just fine in the film. I actually think, unlike the ST, RO gets better with each viewing.

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#1158101
Topic
How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
Time

Clemintime said:

Ah, but that’s just it. You said you wanted a “lossless” capture method. You have to make a new recording that will capture the audio and put it on a new file, there’s no getting around that. As for the format and channels, while there are devices that capture audio in 5.1 they are all lossy. I know this because I myself have searched high and low for such a device that captures 5.1 sound in LPCM lossless format and it just doesn’t exist in the present time. If you want lossless, you’ll have to stick with 2.0 sound. If you’re willing to chance it on AC3 codecs and you’re not concerned with capturing in 4K, you might want to invest in a Hauppauge, those aren’t bad for $150.

When I said lossless, I meant pull the audio as it is being sent through by the broadcaster. However, I see what you are saying. The downside with Hauppauge (for the most part) is that if I stay with the cable provider, they still broadcast in MPEG2. I believe all Hauppauge devices capture in MPEG4 and only up to something like 13.5 MBps.

Thanks for your help!

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#1158064
Topic
Star Wars at box office
Time

yhwx said:
I think the Solo movie won’t have the benefits of the year-long marketing pushes for the previous three movies.

Or any marketing push.

At this point, the average fan probably doesn’t even know it comes out in 131 days.

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#1158004
Topic
How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
Time

Clemintime said:
If you have any further questions, let me know.

When I used to pull this channel from the wall with a PCTV stick, this is the type of file I was getting. I’d like to replicate this as close as possible. Heck, I’d love to be able to just pull the raw data (whether I stay with my MPEG2 cable provider or switch to DISH). If I do stay with my cable provider, is there a device that offers HDMI MPEG2 encoding that meets or exceeds 15 MBPS?

The device you linked to seemed like it was going to downconvert the audio to 2.0. Will it re-encode the audio or is there a way to capture the data as it is sent out by the receiver?

File: Mux type : TS Stream
TS mux rate : 16.957 Mbps
Video: Encoding : MPEG2
VideoStreamID : x840
Frame rate : 59.94 fps
Encoding size : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16:9
Header bit rate : 38.800 Mbps
VBV buffer : 976 KBytes
Profile : Main@High
Progressive : Progressive Only
Chroma : 4:2:0
Bit rate : 13.719 Mbps
Captioning : EIA 608/708
Field order : Progressive
Audio Stream: 1 (Primary) Codec : AC3
Channels : 5.1
Language : eng
PID : x841
PES Stream Id : xBD
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Sampling rate : 48000
Sample size : 16 bits
Audio Stream: 2 Codec : AC3
Channels : 2.0
Language : spa
PID : x842
PES Stream Id : xBD
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Sampling rate : 48000
Sample size : 16 bits

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#1157724
Topic
How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
Time

I may have to switch to Dish Network in the next few months. I’ve always been able to either record programming directly from the wall using a PCTV stick or using a firewire cable out the back of a Motorola box.

I’d like to get as lossless as possible captures from a Dish receiver. What is my best bet on a capture card and/or device. Internal is probably best so I don’t have to power multiple devices.

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#1157620
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

I will say that I feel like the droids and non-human creatures are way underused/misused in this trilogy.

I thought this was something RO did well, even with a new Droid character.

Maybe now that the trinity are all dead (either on screen or off) they will give Chewbacca a bigger role. Or 3PO/R2 will be given to some of the new characters.

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