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#998351
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How to build a film scanner (need advise & help, please)
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poita said:
Unfortunately the ‘white’ LEDs with high CRI ratings fare poorly. Partially because the CRI measurement system is badly flawed, resulting in poor reproduciton in skin-tones specifically. Hopefully the industry will switch to CQS which gives a much more true measure.

I see some manufacturers out there have been supplementing with R9 and R13 values over the last couple of years, but that seems like a patch to me. Since I only buy lamps for household (non-critical use) adding more skin tone colors into the rating system is probably a plus at the increase of more things to compare. CQS rating is not something I have come across until today, but it sounds like a much better system overall. I would also imagine (hope?) that the ratings are generally better for component parts than consumer products.

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#950472
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Low Fade Print of ROTJ
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SilverWook said:

Yeah, that last scenario has crossed my mind when certain 35mm prints that would be desirable for preservation purposes go through the roof. There can’t be that many collectors with their own 35mm screening room. 😉

When the theaters went digital all those projectors had to go somewhere…

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#936652
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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CatBus said:

With SD to HD, the biggest difference to me was the reduction in compression artifacts (many of the initial HD sources were just recycled SD masters, so the difference in detail wasn’t as big as it could have been on a lot of titles, yet they were still distinctly better). From what I’ve seen of 4K (streaming demos), the difference in the demos seems almost entirely due to a better-quality 4K stream–possibly due to better compression, fewer artifacts, etc, but also quite likely due to higher bitrates too. Maybe there’s something perceptible in the resolution itself, but there’s so much apples-to-oranges in the comparisons I’ve seen (e.g. their 2K stream absolutely never has the same bitrate and encoding as their 4K stream) that I’m not sure I’ll ever know if I can see the difference on the resolution alone, under normal viewing circumstances.

I’m always skeptical of technology demos. They are specifically created to look as good as the technology possibly can. How many actual full length releases will stand up to that quality? Only time will tell.

That being said, the HDR demos at CES this year were fairly amazing (as was 8k). And I welcome the advances in compression technology (with reduction in artifacts) as well. I still have a couple of the original recalled Fifth Element BDs sitting around from the early days of Blu-ray.

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#936647
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Jumper edit
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I’ll give this a go. I always loved the idea of this story and was disappointed with the execution (and lack of a sequel). Kind of in the same boat as Hancock for me (not the execution part, but the sequel part). I enjoyed Hancock quite a bit. Before the films I hadn’t heard or read any of the original material behind them and found them to be fairly original, with great casts.

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#929599
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TITANIC * 35MM POLY SCOPE PRINT for sale!
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cpalmer2k said:

… They redid the sky in the night scenes because an astronomer said the stars weren’t the way they would have been in 1912, …

It was Neil deGrasse Tyson. He was also in the camp that wanted to demote Pluto’s planetary status to dwarf planet.

That guy is nothing but trouble :p

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#924668
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12 Monkeys Theatrical vs. Home Video question
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poita said:

I watched it 16 times in the cinema and don’t remember seeing the rotating monkey animation. I haven’t seen it on home formats yet.

Lol, reminds me of Pulp Fiction. I worked at a theater when that was released and saw it probably about as many times! I still love it.

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#924665
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What is 2k DCP?
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It’s not all about resolution. Increased bit depth, color space, brightness, and compression algorithm efficiency can also improve quality quite a lot. This is true even if you are not sitting at the distance needed to discern 4k from 1080.

I always wonder when we will hit the point of diminishing returns, but saw some impressive demos at CEDIA this year in these areas.

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#919972
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Dolby matrixed audio on modern equipment
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Looks like there is an Audio Adjust setting for Dolby PL IIx Music (2ch Input) that can control Dimension (moves sound field front to back) and Center Width (center channel weight) which might do something like what you want.

Other than that there doesn’t seem to be any reference to this model supporting PLI which I personally find odd. I haven’t bought a receiver in quite a while, maybe this is the new norm?

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#880830
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Our projects released thread
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dark_jedi said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Sorry, I just saw this. If you still need me to, send me a pm, and I’ll send you my e-mail address.

😃

Yes I still need your email and guisers, so please send me the info at BT, we are needing those that have helped and are still helping with the Teams Seedbox, thanks.

Again send PM at BT please.

PM sent (from OT, need to dig up my pass for BT if this doesn’t work). I was having some trouble with BT in general with my router and haven’t sorted it out yet so I haven’t been over there in while.

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#880419
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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jadepraerie said:

  • I think it’s overall too long for most viewers. Perhaps time can be cut from the interview (sorry!), from before-and-after segments, and between all segments, to get it down to 15 minutes.

I actually want a longer version (as I would imagine most people would that spend the time to track something like this down in the first place). An argument could also be made for a condensed version (almost trailer like) to show before or after a presentation to the uninitiated.

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#880418
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Ghostbusters 35mm
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DrDre said:

Although I agree that preserving 35 mm prints is very much worthwhile, and I believe home video releases should preferably have a color grading that echoes the theatrical experience, I do not completely agree with your last point. A print scan on a small screen does not reflect what is seen on the big screen. The color depth of a home release is much less, so things that in the darkness that can be easily seen in a theatre would disappear into blackness on a small screen. This is why home video color grading does have it’s purpose. So, although it is fun to watch a print scan on the small screen, I would not consider it the ultimate home movie experience.

You ask the question, what’s the correct contrast for the sky in Ghostbusters? I would say until our small screens are able to reflect the color depth of the big screen it is a matter of debate.

This just depends on how the preserver does the mapping when reducing the color space, contrast and black levels from the scan to the final format (a rendering intent of sorts). Personally I would trust the people here to do a better (read more accurate to the original theatrical version or whatever version happens to be the target) job than the makers of the home video releases. They are typically balanced toward the speed and profit side of the scale these days it seems.

Not that the job isn’t adequate in most cases, but when you really want to watch a special version of a film on a calibrated display in a light controlled room, this is a good place to visit to get that history and nostalgia.

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#878670
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Front page forum link appears broken
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SilverWook said:

We are aware of the issue…

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Forum-migration-coming-soon/forum/2/topic/17625/page/4/

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#878668
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First Unread Post Links
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Where did the first unread post link go for posts with new activity? I don’t see it on any new posts. Using the latest chrome on OS X.

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