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#1075569
Topic
Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Dreamaster said:

UPDATE:

Thanks to Neverargreat’s nudging, I’ve desaturated the greens in several places. I need to render out a test video to make sure I didn’t destroy anything on Hoth, where I applied it pretty generally across most of reels 1 and 2, but… I now have the end credits fixed, and I’m now cropping out the black bars and very very slightly adjusted the aspect ratio of the film. I’ve also learned how to put ALL of Harmy’s audio tracks, and chapter breaks with the video, and the video is now being rendered out at “High” level, profile 4.1 for blu ray compliance.

It just doesn’t make sense to me to make an iso, but the mkv will be under 25gigs and you’ll be good to cook your own easily enough.

Hey – great job on this, and thank you for putting in the work to try and preserve a cleaner copy of ESB. I just have a quick question regarding your new version.

When you say “cropping out the black bars”, do you mean that the new video file will have them completely removed? Or that you’re replacing the old ones with solid black bars throughout?

The reason I ask is because if the black bars are completely removed, and the video is output at 2.35:1 (1920 x 816), the file will still not be Blu-ray compliant, and will require re-encoding to make it 1920 x 1080.

I may have misunderstood, but was hoping to clarify just in case.

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#1036317
Topic
Minority Report [spoRv]
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^…^ said:

Added a direct comparison video between untouched and regraded BD: https://vimeo.com/200184533 - have fun, and post your feedbacks!

Looks great! Glad to see you’re working on this again. 😃

One thing did catch my eye, though. The black levels on the regrade didn’t seem to be quite as deep as those in the untouched video. Could that just be related to the compression necessary for streaming?

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#1001074
Topic
Best Sources of The Keep 1983?
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timemeddler said:

aside from the laserdisc and vhs is there any better source of this movie? I know it gets aired occasionally and many pages back someone said they aired it in HD, but the quality was no better. There’s several illegal dvds on ebay and a it supposedely gets screened in 35mm once in awhile. Netflix and Amazon have a streaming option for it, does anyone know of anything better out there?

There are a couple of HD rips on the Spleen. No idea how they all compare.

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#994063
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THX Italian 35mm - Feedback thread
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poita said:

I don’t get the MB credit until an account is created.

Anyone that would like a look at the US flat (cropped) version of THX, drop me your email address in a PM 😃

I just created one – did that work?

Thanks for all that you do!

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#948933
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Our projects released thread
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FYI, the seller’s ebay username is rqhackenbacker. Looks as though everything in their store is a bootleg of some sort.

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#931792
Topic
The Black Hole 1979?
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Excellent project idea, DJ!

I, too, prefer the film with the overture, so am glad to hear that’s being included. For those who really don’t care for it, the rest of the film is just a chapter-click away.

A few months back, there were two HD caps of TBH on the Spleen – one with (from itunes, I think) and one without (which had a higher overall video bitrate). I grabbed both, did some cutting and pasting to create a hybrid, and added a 35mm grain plate to the entire affair. As a learning experience produced for casual viewing, I was happy enough with the result, but am very excited to see what you guys put together. 😃

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#785838
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Mad Max Fury Road
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My bet is there'll be a double-dip announced within a year. Some sort of fancy, bloated box set, or a "Diamond Luxe" edition, perhaps.

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#784955
Topic
Our projects released thread
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dark_jedi said:

applesandrice said:

dark_jedi said:

dark_jedi said:

Does anyone here still have my real old HD2DVD project of The Gate? if so is it handy and could you possibly tell me exactly when the broadcast logo appears?

Thanks

Hey Guys does anyone have this handy? I still would really like to know this if someone could please let me know.

Thanks

Just grabbed my copy and watched it at 8x on my laptop. At 44:58 the Monsters HD logo appears, then turns into VOOM or something, then goes away at 45:20. Didn't see any others throughout the rest of the film.

Hope that's helpful -- I'd love to see what you guys can do with this movie! :) My wife and I actually just watched your "Maximum Overdrive" disc last night. Just amazing! Keep up the good work!

 

Thank you very, very much, so it only appears once? damn this is great if true lol.

 No problem -- glad to help! :)

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#784910
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Our projects released thread
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dark_jedi said:

dark_jedi said:

Does anyone here still have my real old HD2DVD project of The Gate? if so is it handy and could you possibly tell me exactly when the broadcast logo appears?

Thanks

Hey Guys does anyone have this handy? I still would really like to know this if someone could please let me know.

Thanks

Just grabbed my copy and watched it at 8x on my laptop. At 44:58 the Monsters HD logo appears, then turns into VOOM or something, then goes away at 45:20. Didn't see any others throughout the rest of the film.

Hope that's helpful -- I'd love to see what you guys can do with this movie! :) My wife and I actually just watched your "Maximum Overdrive" disc last night. Just amazing! Keep up the good work!

 

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#784859
Topic
Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available]
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towne32 said:

hairy_hen said:

For now, though, the easiest way to hear them is to obtain the newest releases from Harmy or dark_jedi and watch/listen to the films that way.

 Thanks for all the work that went into these. It's great that countless people have enjoyed your tracks via Harmy's release.

I wasn't sure whether my question would be better suited for here (or the mono thread) or Harmy's thread. It will probably depend on the answer and where my problem actually is.

I'm trying to mux the tracks from Harmy's 2.5 into another project. I retrieve the DTS files via demuxing with tsmuxer. They can happily be re-muxed using that program. But if I try to use them in anything else (Encore CS6, VLC, etc), they all seem to play at the wrong rate. They clock in at ~3 hours, rather than 2:01. The AC3 tracks from Harmy's release are fine, but the 70mm and 35mm DTS have this issue.

Is there a way that I can fix the header to resolve this? Would obtaining the original files from a helpful person in this thread do the trick (as in something bad happened when the m2ts was muxed)? Do I need to extract wavs from these files and rebuild/re-encode the DTS? As you might have guessed, I have no experience with audio files. 

edit: Actually, I assume that the problem must be how it was muxed, or my general understanding of how to use a DTS file, as tracks from both Belbecus and hairy_hen are behaving this way for me.

Finally, unrelatedly, does anyone still have the DTS for catbus's fix of RoTJ? I see the ac3 is on myspleen. 

Thanks.

I've encountered this issue, too, and another member here named STENDEC offered this workaround: "export your project as a disk folder in Encore using temporary audio tracks in place of the DTS files (I used WAVs). Then you bring that folder into multiAVCHD and strip out the temporary audio tracks in the playlist. Finally, put the DTS files into the playlist in the same order as the temp tracks and then export. The resulting folder will play exactly the same as the Encore original, except now you have fully functioning DTS audio!"

I've not yet had a chance to try this out, but have no reason to doubt it will work. Good luck! :)

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