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#1061073
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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bbowmanmjuk said:

TheHutt said:

I was basically finished but could not get the original end credits for Part 2. RidgeShark has strangely disappeared. 😦

Wow. What did you replace them with, the bluray version of the end credits?

Can I download your finished project please?

It’s not finished yet: the end credits for Pt2 need to be restored to their original form.

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#1056426
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The Good The Bad & The Ugly - 35MM IB Tech Preservation!
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According to info from Kino:

The 4K master will be the same master, we’re looking into the yellowishness of the master and see if we can make some improvements. We’ll make further announcements later.
MGM found the M.O.S. deleted scene and offered it to us as an extra, that’s all I know.

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#1054573
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The Good The Bad & The Ugly - 35MM IB Tech Preservation!
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The Italian cut did have an English sound mix but it was lost?

No. That’s basically a wrong assumption of how these films were made.

They were filmed without sound recording on set, as the films were later entirely dubbed in each of the languages they were released in. For the longer Italian version, the Italian dub was recorded in Italy. For the (shorter) US version, the English dub was recorded in the USA. During filming, every actor spoke his native language.

There never was an English mix for the scenes from the Italian cut in the first place. The actors had their notes on what they spoke when they played their scenes (and as Clint Eastwood pointed out in an interview, he always kept his notes as he feared the Italians might lose them - and they surely did).

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#1054535
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The Good The Bad & The Ugly - 35MM IB Tech Preservation!
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The newly announced 50th Anniversary of GB&U by Kino Lorber has the following new bonus feature announced:

• M.O.S. Deleted Scene of Blondie in the desert finding skeletons

Did they acquire it from you? Or just “borrowed” it off your Vimeo?

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#1009767
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Preserving "French" Original Trilogy - ANH V1.0 released - ESB in progress
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To find the right fonts for the french ending of the empire strikes back was a pain because it’s rounded and I had to do the letter r and i myself because no fonts were matching exactly for them, same for the é because it was different from Satr wars and return of the Jedi, even if the worst where the é,è and à for Star wars crawling text because each accents where in different place each time it appears.

The end credits font for TESB is definitely wrong.

The correct font is rather in the direction of the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGV77l9-dWY

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#1009420
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Looking good, RidgeShark! 😃

I see some artifacts at the logo on sideways pans (because the LD footage is strangely warped at the edges), but I quite like how you matched the colors.

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#1008844
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Now here is the first draft of the beginning of Part 2.

Some quick notes:

  • There is a transition between HD and SD footage during the intro credits. Unfortunately the HD and the LD sources have different framing, so the transition is not as seamless as I would like it.
  • The last shot of Bill coming up is available in HD (without the director’s credit). I thought about using HD footage here and recreate the director’s title in HD; however, it would differ in quality with the preceding credits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItEq0RK_ujc

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#1007554
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Thanks to SharkRidge, I got his script to work which looks much better than what I had here. It actually results in a softer picture, but has less disturbing artifacts. So now, I am redoing all the footage I already rendered. 😃

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#1007113
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Thank you. I like how DrDre’s tool works, although it is harder now. On end of Part 1, there was BluRay reference footage. On Part 2, there is only the TV broadcast which has good colors. However, as these are two SD sources, they are more difficult to match pixel-wise to achieve correct color analysis. It’s a lot of trial and error for every shot now.

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#1006467
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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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skoal said:

Anyone have a bit-perfect rip of ‘The Thing’ ‘Signature Collection’ LD commentary? Anyone know which DVD releases (in which regions) are edited?

The first non-anamorphic DVD had the uncensored commentary. The subsequent releases were edited.

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#1006384
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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After some tweaking I have made a video clip of Part 1.
The upscaled LD footage is the final two shots as well as the end credits. I kinda like how they worked out.

The color matching is somehow difficult as the LD footage seems to have some “warp” in it, making it quite difficult to match with BluRay and TV material without having weird color artifacts (especially on titles).

Youtube has removed all the grain, but for the first sample it should do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRtbGTjtC0

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#1004789
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Small status update;
Part 1 has been color-matched and upscaled. Of course it isn’t the same quality as HD, but it looks quite okay when color-matched.
I experimented with several options (color-matching prior to upscaling, adding noise before/after color-matching) and I seem to have found the result I like best.

So right now it’s this:
-Upscaling and adding grain first,
-Color-matching in AfterEffects after that.

Next week I’ll try to get Part 2 done. Though I am still missing the end credits for Part 2.

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#1003469
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Small update:

DrDre’s color matching tool works like a charm! Too bad one cannot use it with AviSynth (or can one?) and thus I’ll need to render a color-corrected intermediate.

The following piece of code doesn’t work, unfortunately:

fields=last.AssumeBFF.SeparateFields()#.DFMDeRainbow()#remove # to turn on, beware of unwanted desaturation
backward_vec2 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = true, delta = 2, pel = 2, overlap=4, idx = 1)
forward_vec2 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = false, delta = 2, pel = 2, overlap=4, idx = 1)
fields.MVDegrain1(backward_vec2,forward_vec2,thSAD=400,idx=1,plane=3)#reduces color noise with no negative effect

AviSynth reports an error that MVAnalyse cannot be found (although it works fine if called standalone, but not as a fields method). Strange.

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#1002521
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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Hello,

I am having some trouble with color matching the LD footage to the BluRay footage. In Part 1, two shots need to be inserted from LD to BluRay footage.

  1. The full shot of the wife yelling “No” twice (this shot is faded out on BluRay).
  2. The “IT” writing on bathroom wall shot with “To be continued” title card.

I used AviSynth and the script ColourLike to create two histograms:

  1. from the beginning of the wife yelling scene
  2. from the previous shot of the “IT” writing on the wall.

The first shot works quite well.
BluRay footage: http://www.thehutt.de/it/02_blu.png
LD footage (upscaled + added noise, no color correction): http://www.thehutt.de/it/02_ld_nocorr.png
LD footage (upscaled + added noise, color correction): http://www.thehutt.de/it/02_ld_corr.png

However, on the final “IT” writing, I have some trouble. The histogram I lifted from the previous “IT” writing (a couple of shots before) and it looked quite okay.

BluRay footage: http://www.thehutt.de/it/01_blu.png
LD footage (upscaled + added noise, no color correction): http://www.thehutt.de/it/01_ld_nocorr.png
LD footage (upscaled + added noise, color correction): http://www.thehutt.de/it/01_ld_corr.png

However, if I apply this histogram to the final shot missing on the LD), there are some unwanted artifacts. Also, as this shot ends in a fadeout, applying color correction here results in some really weird artifacts (especially where the black isn’t actually black).

LD footage (upscaled + added noise, no color correction):
Frame 001: http://www.thehutt.de/it/03_nocorr_frame001.png
Frame 200: http://www.thehutt.de/it/03_nocorr_frame200.png

LD footage (upscaled + added noise, with color correction):
Frame 001: http://www.thehutt.de/it/03_colorcorr_frame001.png
Frame 200: http://www.thehutt.de/it/03_colorcorr_frame200.png

Here is the AVS script I am using (for the final shot which has these problems):

Import(“d:\Anwendungen\Multimedia\AviSynth\plugins\QTGMC\QTGMC-3.32.avsi”)
AviSource(“d:\video\It\EndofPart1DV.avi”, fourCC=“CDVC”)
AssumeBFF()
ConvertToYV12(interlaced=true)
QTGMC( Preset=“Slower” )

Pulldown(0,3)
Trim(2237, 2484)

Crop(12, 0, -4, -0)

eedi3_rpow2(rfactor=2, cshift=“spline36resize”, fwidth=1440, fheight=1080, threads=1)
AddGrain(10)
AddBorders(240, 0, 240, 0, $000000)

ColourLike(“d:\video\It\IT_1a_hist_s.txt”, “d:\video\It\IT_1b_hist_s.txt”)

So my question is: is there a way to make ColourLike work even with the fadeout? Or are there any better alternatives?

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#1000349
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Stephen King's IT - Original two-part version?
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I’m still waiting for my steelbook of IT.
The front part of the intro credits looks the same, so that HD intro credits could be used for beginning of part 2 (as far as I see, only the last photo in the credits is different).

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