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#1162954
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Police Academy Film TV Airings?
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All 7 movies are available on the usual Russian tracker - dunno if they are those TV version discussed here, but it’s quite probable, as I don’t see the point to retain them, while BDs are readily available.

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#1162949
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Do these animation films need preservation?
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Family Dog: interesting info! It would be quite easy to capture LD audio, and dub it with DVD video… not in the near future, though, but still, do retain the DVDs for a future project! 😉

A Goofy Movie: according to LDDB - http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/06555/4658-AS/Goofy-Movie-A - it is letterbox. Is Netflix version worst than DVD? And, what’s about the HDTV version? If you have it, can you post some screenshots? Possibly also a comparison with DVD and/or Netflix! 😄

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#1150882
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Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p)
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benduwan said:
which are you in mind?
if the scenes can´t finished visuell,why you don´t finished it with audio and spfx and look how this work in the movie?

Thinking about the one with the ropes, EP3 IIRC.

About EP7 fixed scenes: I do love what NeverarGreat did; hope he (or somebody else) would do the same for all, and hopefully would share with us for this project!

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#1148562
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Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p)
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Merry Xmas to you, too, and to everyone!

And, no… I’d like to have only video (indeed, not very keen to use B&W scenes not colorized…); of course, when released, anyone could take care of this.

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#1146462
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Harry Potter saga - open matte
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Fundamental Collection] released in the usual blu place.

They are the theatrical versions - for the moment, at least! 😃

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#1145243
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Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p)
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I still think about this project - even if it would be an epic work, indeed!

Yes, I worked on some other projects, mostly because they were almost finished, and missed just the final touches.

I must admit I worked on this project, too, here and there… for example, I’ve tried to remove the timecode from EP7 deleted scenes, with not that great results; or tried to clean up EP4 deleted scenes, also without not much success… I’m aware someone has done this, with good results, and it will be great to use those restored scenes.

Also, I struggle to achieve a minimum quality for the B&W colorization. I know someone would not care to see those inserted in B&W, but I do.

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#1141340
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[AUDIOPHILES UNITE!] Need help with audio cassette setup
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Nakamichi were known to be the best tape deck in the world. Period.
If you can find out one at a good price, with the head not worned out, grab it!
If not (it is likely), I do remember that Teac did very good decks as well; aim for the higher models, of course.
If your tapes are original, they most probably have Dolby B; best 80s deck have also Dolby C, and even Dolby S (rarely DBX, too); they should be turned on only with tapes recorded with the same kind of noise reduction to get the best result, even if there was one that would be beneficial also with tapes recorded without NR - can’t remember which one, you must do your homeworks here! 😃

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#1141336
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Archiving Star Wars 1997 Special Edition laser discs...
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The Dark side of the force said:
the colours seem slightly off; blacks are more grey

Try to adjust the levels in Virtualdub; the best would be to use a proper calibration disc, or at least a test pattern; if you haven’t one of them, find out a black frame, then a white frame, and adjust levels accordingly to reach the “borders” of the histogram.

Some info on analog capture: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-933.html

Even if I encourage you to continue your mission, you should be aware that laserdisc (as much as I love it, and I DO love it, a lot!) is not the best version available; waiting for 35mm preservation (that would be the best), you can find out SDTV captures that are better - GKar and TB for all the three episodes IV, V, VI.

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#1138915
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Harry Potter saga - open matte
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UPDATE: working on HP8 right now… so far:

Please, check both test clips and let me know what do you think about!

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#1123052
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Halloween [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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Yes, it is Fundamental Collection #006; and it can be burned on a BD-25, which is 25,025,314,816 bytes, or [(25,025,314,816) / (1024 x 1024 x 1024)] = 23.31GB

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#1122184
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Best LaserDisc Player for capturing?
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If you can afford an X0, go for it. NOW! 😄

If you can grab instead an X9, I think it’s the best of the bunch, better than HLD-1000; then S9.

S1 was a reference player (can’t say if it’s better than the previous models), but if you can find an S2/X1, it should be a lot better, though.

I’d go to the LDDB forum and ask for help, there are many experts that could help you.

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#1120118
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The Keep (1983) 35mm Preservation
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Necroupdate and slightly off topic, but thought maybe someone still subscribed to this thread may be interested…

Just released a fan restoration project; used the 1080i HDTV source provided by ShaneLSD (THANKS A LOT!); regraded using DVD as color reference (hence now no more magenta blanket) and slapped a 35mm film grain plate over it, slowed down to proper 23.976fps, got the usual five audio and subs languages tracks, plus the restored soundtrack, all as a BD-25 - indeed, around 12GB, as it’s very soft, and 16mbps average video bitrate retain all the details and grain.

Have fun!

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