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Jackpumpkinhead

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#1185892
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<strong>Solo</strong> : A Star Wars Story - film &amp; fan art, + covers etc
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oojason said:

^ you do not mess around, do you mate? - that’s some quick & quality work 😃

 

 

^ from https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/85zgzf/new_piece_of_solo_artwork/

(I imagine a better quality pic will be knocking around soon enough…)

Hopefully, I’d like to use that image of the falcon for my disc art I need to fix

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#1185367
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[GUIDE] How To Make Your Own Custom Box For DVD/AVCHD/BLURAY Sets (Work in Progress)
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saberoni said:

Has anyone used this guide for a three disc criterion set? If so, please share the measurements if you have them.

Its really just a matter of measuring the case itself, or finding the exact measurements online for the criterion cases. Then follow the procedure above. when I first started, I literally measured the cases that I had and went from there.

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#1185362
Topic
What printers does everyone use for printing discs and artwork?
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Hey guys and gals! I just came across this video today and I think it is worth sharing with you all here. It explains the ridiculousness that is printer ink prices and printer manufacturers. I thought about making an entire post about this subject, but thought just adding to this topic would be best. Check it out:

https://youtu.be/AHX6tHdQGiQ

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#1178820
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NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
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solkap said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:

So, I am interested in how these discs were created. I am planning on delving into the Blu-ray creation side of things. I am assuming NJVC isn’t re-encoding the files, so how is he authoring these discs without losing quality? I have found very little on replacing M2TS files in Blu-rays created using Encore. If this is the method, how exactly did he go about doing that?

Hi Jackpumpkinhead,

I wish I could help you out. As far as actual manipulation of digital media files, my skills are fairly amateur. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I posted the guide to getting and burning the NJVC sets in the first place. It took a while for me to decipher it all, and once I did, and was able to share the files, I figured I could help streamline the process for others like me who might find it difficult.

I don’t actually know NJVC or anyone else on this site aside from what they write in posts and PMs. I’ve also not had any collaborative hand in any of the amazing video restoration, editing, or re-authoring that is happening here, so I have very little information on how it was actually done.

I’m just helping to pass out copies. 😃

You might try posting on NJVC’s thread, or messaging him yourself.

Or there are also several other members here who seem like they are pretty versed in disc authoring techniques.

If you peruse the “How-To’s and Technical Discussions” section of the site, you’ll see several names that pop up a lot. You might also try posting on one of their threads and/or PM’ing them. Someone will surely be willing and able to help.

By the way, one another note, your box set design is just about the perfect template for what I’m putting together. I’m planning on re-building my own from scratch, but I’m mimicking almost all of your design elements, only tweaking a few things here and there for personal taste.

And your guide to outer box construction has already helped tremendously in constructing my own.

If I ever get around to posting pictures, files, and/or how-tos for my set, I plan on sending a lot of credit your way. So thank you for your work!

Best of luck finding the help you’re seeking!

Thanks for the prompt reply. I’ll check with NJVC and see what he says.

Also, thanks for the shout out. But honestly I just mixed and matched a lot of the other sets out there to my liking.

But I am glad I was able to help. If you need anything as far as graphics help or otherwise, let me know, and I’ll do my best to help out.

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#1178360
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

So, I am interested in how these discs were created. I am planning on delving into the Blu-ray creation side of things. I am assuming NJVC isn’t re-encoding the files, so how is he authoring these discs without losing quality? I have found very little on replacing M2TS files in Blu-rays created using Encore. If this is the method, how exactly did he go about doing that?

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#1178355
Topic
The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Sir Ridley said:

So, as one point in my “fix list” I have “fix Yoda’s face”. I think most of us agree that it was great to see the little puppet, but I’ve seen many say that there was something off about his look, which I agree with. I think it’s mostly due to the mouth which looks a bit different. So for my edit I’ll try to overlay and animate the correct Yoda mouth. Here’s a simple test image (original left, fixed right):

When you end up finishing these scenes, do you plan on releasing them for others to use (crosses fingers)

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#1177667
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FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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HerekittykittyX said:

ChainsawAsh said:

liambrazier said:

Swazzy said:

The absolute best use of this would be to take the face of ESB Yoda and put it over TLJ Yoda.

Quick Photoshop attempt;

I want some of what bottom Yoda’s smoking.

I think it looks to cg

Who is “cg”?
Why does It look to him?
What does It look to CG for? Assistance? guidance?

These are questions we may never find the answers to.

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#1168840
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MKV TO ISO - FILE SIZE INCREASE.???
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I know this is an old thread, but I have recently run into this same problem trying to author and burn an AVCHD. I used meGUI with a presets for AVCHD and a file size limit for DVD-9 the encoded MKV was around 7.9gb. After running the MKV through tsMuxer the resulting folders were .5% over the amount the disc would hold. Obviously I need to set the size limit to something else, but what? I like the quality meGUI produces (even though it takes forever to encode) and the simplicity of the program, thus I haven’t used multiAVCHD. Is there any way to estimate the final AVCHD folder file size after encoding to MKV?

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#1168819
Topic
FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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RidgeShark said:

Oh boy, as soon as I saw the app I knew there would be a Solo fanedit that put Harrison Ford’s face in the movie. A lo’ and behold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEADJocGzX4 - A side note, shame Anthony Ingruber wasn’t cast

Yeah, wow! I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the trailer looks like. If it is good enough, hopefully someone does this for the whole movie. I am really bothered by this new guy

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#1164221
Topic
Making a PERFECT Crawl
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Sir Ridley said:

Illustrator is probably not a bad idea once you know how to format everything. I did it inside After Effects just so I could tilt and edit the text on top of the real crawl and line everything up.

So, specifics. My text is in a separate 4K composition where I do all the movement (excluding gate weave, getting to that later) and fading of the text. Apparently my focal length is 50mm. Don’t know how I ended up with that number, but it works. Although I have to stretch the text layer about 200%. Maybe 23mm and no stretch works just as well, but this is what I ended up with. 36mm film. Aperture 25,5.

The angle is -79,8 (for matching the TFA crawl). Since this composition is where I edit the text I also keep a guideline layer to see how wide the paragraphs should be. And on the text layer I have a bunch of effects. A yellow Glow, to make the text a tiny bit thicker. And then a Refine Hard Matte which makes it a bit thicker again and smudges out some details when it goes blurry in the distance. And then a 0,5% Camera Lens Blur which doesn’t do much. And then a Set Matte which adds that little gradient fade in the distance of the text. A Simple Choker which makes the edges a bit less soft and more contrasty. A soft red Drop Shadow which makes the edges of the text warm and cozy. And finally a Fast Blur that just softens everything a bit. Now, all this may sound like nitpicking (and it is), but have a look at this with/without effects image and you can see it’s not completely pointless: https://i.imgur.com/SvKgO9O.jpg

And then on to the composition where I put everything together. I scale down the text layer to 50%. And then for the gate weave I put a Transform effect on the layer (you could use the built in Transform property, but this way it’s easy to turn on or off). Alt-click the stopwatch for Position and type in the expression: wiggle(6,0.5). This gives the text a slight jittery motion. Aaaand that’s it. Sprinkle some film grain on top if you want.

TV’s Frink said:

I thought it was Fake News Gothic.

It’s real. The News, the Gothic. All of it.

Well…this is helpful! What version of after effects did you use? Also I was under the impression you also added a chromatic abrasion, and lense distortion effect to the crawl as well? Ive been tweaking the project I made in blender to mimic Adys crawl, (but his is also more of the PT style) and also give it that OT feel as well. But this helps to see your exact method. I may try and apply some of these principles to my project just so I can make a template that is more universal and accessible to the community.