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#1172170
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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J0E said:

dylanv1025 said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Found another one. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Original-Trilogy-Despecialized-Edition-3-Blu-Ray-Set-SEALED-BRAND-NEW/162905430089?hash=item25edeb9849:g:FvoAAOSwIFtZ~TN1

Wtf, how did he get it “sealed”?

I work at a Party City and we sell giant rolls of cello wrap. It isn’t hard to wrap things in it, you just have to be good at wrapping and gluing. What would be REALLY impressive is if they were shrink wrapped.

Not really, I used to work at a place that sold software and we had a cheap, off the shelf, shrink wrap machine. It was basically just a bunch of cellophane bags, open at one end that we’d put the boxes in, and then use the attached “hair dryer” like device to shrink it and seal it. Took just a few seconds. I’m sure anyone can buy these replacement bags and use a household hairdryer to do the same thing.

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#1170291
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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DrDre said:

lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

DrDre said:

lansing said:

Hi I ran into problem on color matching 2 color palettes, every color matched except that one on row 3 column 2, it always turn to pink on the result.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/0E1NNN8U

This is a discrete color matching problem. The color matching algorithm assumes images with a continuous color distributions with smooth color gradients, so it’s not perfectly suited for this sort of problem.

However, the explanation is in row 5 column 1, which in the source image has almost the same color as row 3 column 2. That color has to become a bright pink, and so row 3 column 2 also becomes pink.

So does that mean the problem can be resolved if I can sort the order of the color in the source image into one long smooth gradient before passing to the program?

It might be…

I isolated that two color and do the testing on the order, but the program didn’t run.

source:
https://i.imgur.com/58gYXRb.png

ref:
https://i.imgur.com/KmO21IJ.png

The algo matches color distributions. With two colors there is not much of a distribution, so I don’t think that will work.

Perhaps this explains why the program wouldn’t run for me when I tried to match the end credits of Star Wars.

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#1158313
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DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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oojason said:

a request for some assistance with Despecialized from Harmy…

 

Harmy said:

Guys - I could use some help - I remember some time ago, someone was working on a shotlist for the SW movies and I can’t find it. But what I’d really need is someone helping me catalogue all the shots that need despecializing and making a system that will make it easier for me to keep track of the shots and what they need done.
My idea is this table, where I could keep track of the progress on all the shots:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NwFnvrRp3CnyDOdr9W1__8PLBGwH8WOKkl8mjke8LQs/edit?usp=sharing

So, would I find volunteers, who would help me by going through Doubleofive’s galleries and putting all the shots down in this table and looking them up in GOUT and BD and putting in the timecodes?

When this is done and I start working on v3.0, the plan is to keep the table public, so you guys can check on my progress and every once in a while, when all shots in a sequence have status Pending Final, I want to post the sequence as a work-print and only after I get positive feedback on it, I will mark the shots as final.

This will make you guys more involved again, like in the old times, and it should help keep me more motivated. 😃

 

Please send him a PM if you can help…

This might help:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Shot-List-Spreadsheet-v0505-6-films-publicly-editable/id/13403

I used it to generate a shot list based on frame numbers, which allowed me to write scripts to sort each reel into shots, and generate EDL files that could be used instead of automatic scene detection in programs like Resolve…

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#1157260
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James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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Looking at the print, the SE DVD and the Bluray, I find myself humming that “One of these things is not like the others” song from Sesame Street…

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What you are looking at here is a frame from the Living Daylights, Reel 1 - part of the Exercise on Gibraltar. I find it interesting for two reasons:

  1. It shows the relative resolution of each medium (SE DVD in the center @ 100%, then the BD @ 100%, then the print scan).
  2. For the most part, the DVD and the Print agree on the colors, while the Blu-ray is often quite different.
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#1154687
Topic
Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Just create a second LUT and apply it after the first one. It should not affect the behaviour of the first LUT unless it is modifying the same color, and if that is the case you want it to modify that color anyway. LUTs can be stacked, it’s pretty neat, and really easy in After Effects of Resolve.

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#1147365
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4K77 Artwork
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Sherman said:

Here’s a WIP cover. Any suggestions for what to change/add?

Looks great! I don’t have any special features so I’m not sure there’s much more to add…

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#1146901
Topic
James Bond The Living Daylights 35mm (Help Needed)
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I’m still downloading the nearly 2 TB of frames (it will probably take another 9 days, downloading 24/7 to grab them all) but I now have enough to put together a few samples. Here’s the first, from Reel 2:

Living Daylights Sample

This is essentially just the raw scan - the aspect ratio has been corrected and the contrast adjusted, but there’s no digital cleanup or color grading going on here.

Note: The audio is from the laserdisc. The optical audio track for reel 2 hasn’t been downloaded yet - it’s still in the queue!

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#1146145
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4K77 Artwork
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Yes I like that artwork too. It was on the novel I had as a kid.

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Very cool custom artwork you are creating there - I had no idea you were so talented! I wouldn’t want to Hijack it though.

The 4K77 art doesn’t have to be hand painted - Photoshop offers a bunch of filters, techniques and plugins that can take a photo and make it look like more like Drew Struzan painted it, which is really the look I’m hoping for. For example, I really like this arrangement:

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all the elements are familiar, it’s just a fresh take on them. I can’t tell if that is Photoshopped or hand painted, or a bit of both.

Another place I’ve been looking for inspiration is the comic books:

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#1146103
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4K77 Artwork
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Project 4K77 (Formally Silver Screen Edition v2.0) is now almost complete:

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/starwars/page/Project-4K77

If anyone here would like to take a stab at creating some new box art for that project (and I know some of you already have) I’d love to see it. I’d really like to see something a little different - there are already tons of covers featuring recycled box art (VHS, laserdisc, etc) and all of the official posters, and most of these are fantastic. But I think this project is going to give us the best, highest ever resolution version of the original Star Wars to date, and a new and unique poster would really help it stand out from the pack. For example, take elements from A New Hope and rearrange them to look like one of the The Last Jedi posters, or create your own, brand new collages. Here are some examples I found on facebook:

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or maybe use/edit some other old artwork that we haven’t seen as a cover yet:

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And here’s one I’ve been working on:

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#1146100
Topic
<strong>An Index Thread</strong> : <em>Box Sets, 3-in-1 / Trilogy covers, single case sets + useful links...</em>
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The png versions were posted here about 18 months ago:

http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/959198

http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/953273

A download link to a zip file containing all of this artwork is available here:

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/starwars/FILES%2F2016%2F06%2FArtwork.zip.axdx

Any newbies wondering what project this artwork was for, can learn more about it here:

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/starwars/post/2016/06/13/Star-Wars-Silver-Screen-Edition-Bluray

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#1145511
Topic
<strong>An Index Thread</strong> : <em>Box Sets, 3-in-1 / Trilogy covers, single case sets + useful links...</em>
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I was just thinking, “I wish I had a basic Photoshop Blu-ray cover Template I could use as a starting point for some new Project 4K77 cover art…”

Has anybody ever created (and then shared) a basic Photoshop PSD for each film? Such a template might, for example, come in a couple of standard sizes (bluray, DVD, disc label), and have all the standard/official boiler plate text in editable text layers. It might have all the studio logos, ratings and warnings, again, each on their own layer/linked layers making it easy to re-position them, edit or delete them. Maybe have placeholders for a few screenshots (pre-loaded with some of the common ones that you see on the backs of the official boxes, but easy to swap out with your own). Stuff like that.

I imagine that, those of you who regularly produce new covers to share here probably already have a few such templates, that you modify and improve on over time.

Making something like that available would make it really easy for those of us who are not so artistic, to produce some quite professional looking covers of our own, since all we’d really need to do is drop in our own favorite posters, resize and position them, maybe move some logos around a bit, edit some text (e.g. the special features, or audio information specific to this version) and then print it out.

I realize this might seem a little unfair, after all, I’m sure you all spent a lot of time and effort creating your templates and the thought of sharing them with everyone for free is probably not something you considered, but remember - other people on these forums - Poita, Harmy, myself, and many others have spent literally years and thousands of dollars restoring the films and working on the projects that you are now making covers for, using skills that perhaps you don’t have, and we share all of those projects here with you for free…

Anyway, that was my thought.

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#1140409
Topic
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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