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Molly

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29-Jul-2004
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23-Jan-2018
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#1157371
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Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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Some private trackers, if they ban a user who got in through an invite, they will ALSO ban the user who invited that person (meaning the inviter is responsible for what the invitee does). Not sure if Blutopia is one of those, but I used to be a member of such a tracker.

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#1154512
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Basically, the only ones who can legally distribute anything Star Wars are Fox (ANH) and Disney (everything else), without something in writing from the appropriate party saying otherwise.

For most of us morality isn’t tied directly to legality so we don’t care about non-profit redistribution of what the rightsholders don’t want to be bothered redistributing - and they might even look the other way - but they don’t really have to. We’re fortunate that they have done so so far.

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#1149524
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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I used to offer copies of fansub tapes I had. I charged, literally, what it cost me to buy the blanks and send them out (and I was open about those costs), and that was it. If there was any markup it was a rounding error, to the value of a few cents at most.

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#1147446
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Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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1.75:1. I guess that makes sense, given that that’s what Disney had been doing for some time by then.

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#1146659
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Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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😕.

Well, the audio is probably fixable, in the same way as the laserdisc audio, unless they raw-over-dubbed it with the DVD or BD…

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#1146649
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Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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The only nonpublic tracker I have an account on’s the Spleen, but this is something I’d be digging, especially if it CUTS OFF MY EAR…

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#1141975
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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I didn’t say there was no point to scanning a 35 of those movies, I said there was no point to scanning a 35 at 4K.

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#1141549
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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I don’t think there’d be a point to 4K for anything past Little Mermaid (I think the CAPS films were rendered at 2K) but even 2048x1234, which should be close to the native resolution, should be an improvement, since it’d be the original theatrical versions, unlike the official releases.

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#1134222
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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I’d prolly donate if I had more money to throw around, but money’s always tight and around December it’s usually at its tightest. But when it’s all done and manages to make its way out into the world, I’ll try to make myself useful.

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#1133208
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A plan: Despecialization. We know it can be done. Now the question is... Can <em>Molly</em> do it?
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I read the script before commenting 😉

The bulk of it’s just Spline36Resize and AWarpSharp2… and I already use debanding filters on everything I encode, and ColorMatrix on everything I upscale, and a function to simplify the use of MDegrain2 is part of my arsenal (in fact I used it on an mp4 encode of the SSE of Star Wars, as well as on my DBZ encodes).

The current filter chain I seem to prefer for upscaling anime is a variant of nnedi3_rpow2(2).ColorMatrix(mode="Rec.601->Rec.709").Spline36Resize(1280,720).AWarpSharp2(depth=10)

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