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Williarob

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#1140409
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Star Trek: TMP Edit <em>Not Dead yet!</em>
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I tried Elastix and did eventually get it up and running, but I found it to be very hard to use, extremely slow, and I wasn’t impressed with the results. So ultimately I abandoned it in favor of Photoshop’s Edit -> Auto Align Layers. Now I ended up writing a script to manage the process, but I bet if you stored two image sequences in a folder, e.g. version_a_001.tif, version_b_001.tif and you record a new action that opens both files, locks one layer, selects both layers, does an Auto align Layers, saves the result as aligned_001.tif and closes all open files [stop recording] you could then simply run that action as a batch command and it would process the whole folder.

Another thing to try is to layer the two versions of a shot in After Effects, apply your LUT to match the colors and then set the blend mode of the top layer to ‘difference’. When everything is the same color and perfectly aligned the frame will turn black. It’s hard to match the colors perfectly, even with Dre’s tool, so that’s pretty rare, but it will be still be easy to see when the frames are aligned correctly. Manually nudge the top frame up, down, left right, and transform the height, width and rotation if necessary until they line up as well as you can get them. Make a note of the transform data, or save it as an Animation Preset. If you’re lucky, the same transform can be used again on other shots, and if so you can just apply the preset on every clip to match it up. At least making it the same size and shape will be a big help - then all you have to do is nudge it left and right if only the cropping is different.

Here are a couple of videos I created which demonstrate these techniques:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaRZ9etYaH4

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#1139968
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how is 2006 GOUT upscaling done?
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Also check out this thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-GOUT-in-HD-using-super-resolution-algorithm/id/17552

which contains some scripts (very slow ones!) that do a nice job with Video Enhancer’s AviSynth plugin. They also sell a stand alone app that works pretty well (and you get the plugin free when you buy it). http://www.infognition.com/videoenhancer/

Personally, I use Red Giant Shooter Suite’s “Instant 4K” for most of my upscaling in After Effects. It’s real easy - just resize he composition to the size you want, drop the effect on and boom. Instant 720p/1080p/UHD. Just remember to set the quality to “Best” before rendering. https://www.redgiant.com/products/instant-4k/

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#1135587
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James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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All 6 reels have now been scanned, and from what I’ve seen, the whole film looks incredible. It will be a couple of weeks before I receive the full raw scan, but I should be able to post some more samples around Christmas time 😃

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#1132345
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:F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: :D:A:T:A:B:A:S:E:
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Even I didn’t download all of it, but (so far) I have downloaded and burned 27 DL DVD-Rs (!) from this collection, Great Stuff!

There are just a couple that I could not be download completely:

SWSFCFBDW is missing parts 0-5,7,11,15,20,22,25 & 44

TBSWM Part 42 is incomplete and parts 43 (to the end) are missing.

Thanks for sharing!

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#1112417
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Deleted Scenes from Films that ended up in Other Films or TV shows Archive List
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110 hours of aerial footage was shot for Battle of Britain (1969), of which only 40 minutes appeared in the film. The unused footage still shows up regularly in TV Shows and movies about the period because today it costs more than $10,000 an hour to rent a real Spitfire for a film, so licensing the footage is usually much cheaper. Also, the production had 32 flying German Heinkel 111 bombers to play with (on loan from the Spanish Air Force at the time), but today there are none - The one featured in Dunkirk (2017) was a scale model. Here is a list of films and TV Shows (that I know of) which used some of the footage shot in the summer of '68 for Battle of Britain - but there are probably more!

• 1971- Dad s Army - Film spin off of the popular television series
• 1972 - The Pathfinders - ITV television drama series based on the exploits of Bombers Command’s Pathfinder Force
• 1972 - Our Miss Fred - Film comedy starring Danny la Rue
• 1976 - Carry on England - Film from the long running Carry On series
• 1976 - Battle of Midway - War film dramatising the Japanese attack on Midway Island in 1942
• 1979 - Breakthrough (aka Sergeant Steiner) — War film starring Richard Burton
• 1984 - The Secret War of Jackie s Girls — ITV television drama series
• 1986 - Murrow - Channel 4 television drama based on the life of Ed Murrow, wartime news correspondent
• 1988 - A Piece of Cake - Television drama series based around an RAF fighter squadron in 1940
• 1999 - Finest Hour - BBC Television documentary series chronicling the events of 1940
• 2001 - Dark Blue World - Czech film about Czech pilots in the Battle of Britain
• 2010 - First Light - TV Movie based on biography of WWII Pilot, Geoffrey Willum

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#1111429
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James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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Quick update: The scanner I was going to send this to is a little backed up at the moment - it could take more than 6 months to get the print scanned there, so I’m currently exploring some alternative options…

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#1103627
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Here you go everybody:

Dr Dre’s color Matching tool v1.2 (latest version) for 64 bit Windows*:

https://ln.sync.com/dl/e51125f10/njry8grb-juw5i7vz-ttrapwci-cb4cxh9j (385 MB)

Dr Dre’s color Matching tool v1.2 (latest version) for 64 bit OSX:

https://ln.sync.com/dl/89689baa0/6c22akdh-3ct3f4wr-mwmscjkw-5q7xg6hb (10 MB)**

* If you have a 64 bit version of Windows AND you have more than 4 GB of RAM AND you need to color match two giant images (4k or 8k with 16-bit color, or 2 giant 8K size montages of images, then it would be worth uninstalling the 32-bit version and downloading and installing the 64-bit version. I don’t think you will find it is any faster under “normal use” situations.

** Why is the mac version so much smaller? Simple really: in 2014, Matlab enhanced it’s package builder with some new features, one of which is an option to download the runtime package from the internet during install. The windows version was compiled with the 2012 compiler, which doesn’t have this option (or the option to change the icon and splash screen).

Enjoy!

If you have any issues with the new versions, let us know.

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#1097068
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James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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Sorry, I was on Vacation. But I’m back now and the print should be on its way to the scanner any day now, so if you are interested in this project and you are willing and able to donate some money, please send me a PM. Thank you!

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