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#251148
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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If the original poster to this thread could upload his material onto a torrent site and let others make there own versions.


I guess that's me

I had put this project on the back-burner when NeilB and co. expanded the project into the huge, nearly comprehensive Tobin's Spirit Guide. It appears I need to dust off the Photoshop PC and get cracking once again. Just the thing to keep me out of trouble this weekend!
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#247226
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GHOSTBUSTERS - Tobins Spirit Guide
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I'm truly in awe at just how comprehensive this project has become. This certainly beats a disc of just the Criterion LD extras. I wish you guys well and look forward to checking this out when it's finished.
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#214961
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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What I'll do is dub everything onto one disc (only taking excerpts from the Sunday Night at the Movies feature) and burn you both(?) a disc and print out an index of what's on it. That cool?


Iron Chef Neil vs Iron Chef De! The heat will be on!

Just kidding, I've deferred to Neil for the most part on this project. Neil, did you want me to do any further processing of Netsolo's stuff?
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#212320
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Hearts Of Darkness : A filmakers Apocalypse
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Originally posted by: focuspuller

Is there a copy of a laserdisc version of this film floating around?


I've seen several LD-to-DVD transfers and the results have normally been lackluster. This isn't because of the folks doing the transfers, but because the source was in pretty bad shape to begin with. If there's any modern film that needs a restoration badly, it's this one.

De

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#211413
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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It looks like it's the re-dub, Neil. No cameo voices here

I thought I had the real deal, but that's what happens when I get excited without watching the video all the way through. However, considering this is the best form of the video I've found so far, this gets to stay in the rendering queue for now.

By the way, are you the same Neil that was over on the Ghostbuster HQ forums?

De
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#211077
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9/11 News Footage Preservation Project (and a couple of questions)
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Originally posted by: digitalfreaknyc

I was stuck in the city most of the day that day and didn't see anything until late in the afternoon when I finally got home. I never experienced any of that "live" on tv. It was real life for me.


You and me both, dig. I worked for the Army a few I-395 exits away in Alexandria, Virginia at the time (the Pentagon is in Arlington) and it seemed every federal building in the Washington D.C. area (which is a lot) was evacuated within a half hour after the Pentagon crash. It took hours to get home.

I appreciate you doing this, tweaker. I'd rather see people watching actual footage than a dramatization like United 93. Any effort in that direction deserves support.

De
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#211037
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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It's kind of funny how I found this. I had been Googling the web with a number of query strings for months and coming up with virtually nothing except for the online version at one of the Ghostbusters fan sites. I don't know why I didn't think of eBay before wasting all that time, but I found three different guys selling 80's music videos on DVD - all claiming they were logo-free. Two guys were selling $100+ sets, which I briefly considered before looking at a single disc being auctioned by a Canadian seller.

The source of the video is unknown (the seller wouldn't tell me), but looks like it may have been sourced from a broadcast master from ETV (any Canadians familiar with this channel?). I'm not going to look a $20 gift horse in the mouth. This is the original, four-minute version with the myriad celebrities, like Jeffrey Tambor (hey now!):

http://www.retcon.net/images/gbvideo2.jpg

It's Miller Time!

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#207193
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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Originally posted by: Jobel
The original video is up on youtube.com Why not PM the uploaders and arrange to get the source copy?


I just may do that if the source I found today doesn't work out.

De
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#207076
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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It's still being worked on. Photoshopping the storyboards is taking a lot of time. Maybe it's because I'm too much of a perfectionist. The plan is for the storyboards to have their own VTS so you can use your chapter skip button to thumb through the storyboards (much like the Step button of a laserdisc player).

I'm still looking for an analog source of the Ray Parker, Jr. video and have feelers out for a source of the original video with Chevy Chase, John Candy, and a number of other celebrities.

If worse comes to worst, I'll just release what I have once I'm finished.

De
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#207060
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THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS PRESERVATION!
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Originally posted by: jabberdoo

There's a DVD floating of all the Star Wars Comics

Really? Are these comics from the newspaper strip, the Marvel comic series, Dark Horse, or is it literally everything?

De

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#202671
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Battlestar Galactica 1980
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I recorded the last four episodes a couple of weeks ago when they aired on the Sci Fi Channel. The video quality is okay, considering the source is analog cable saved to TiVo and then transferred to DVD. Unfortunately, the Sci Fi Channel has a nasty habit of trimming episodes to fit in more commercials. Does anyone have uncut episodes?

De
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#199079
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Song Of The South
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Originally posted by: SilverWook
Well, that sucks. They released the WWII propaganda cartoons on DVD and the sky didn't fall in, but they fret over SOTS?


While I don't necessarily agree with Iger's decision, he was at least willing to screen the film and make a decision. Compare this to the Eisner years where the answer was a flat no to even re-considering the company line.

I know Leonard Maltin is a fan of the film and has lobbied for years to get it released on DVD. Not sure if he has made his case to the Iger regime yet.

De

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#195124
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Babylon 5 The Gathering Original Pilot
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One of the most notable changes was Sinclair and Lyta's walk through the Alien Sector. It more resembled a zoo instead of living quarters and was cut from the TNT re-release.
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#187414
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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Originally posted by: skyjedi2005
Is there a complete Criterion Transfer of Ghostbusters or just the extras?


It's just the extras from Criterion's CAV laserdisc (and possibly something else - see next paragraph), which is why I decided to call it "Ectoplasmic Residue." While it's a decent transfer, I thought Sony/Columbia did a stellar job with their initial DVD release (sadly out of print, but easily available). The same transfer is now available as part of that awful green box set. When and if I'm able to obtain software that can handle dual-layer authoring without going nuts, I may decide to revisit this idea and do an "ultimate" version - movie and all.

That said, I'm looking for a decent quality version of the Ray Parker, Jr music video. I snagged one from a GB fan site, but I'd rather not have to resort to using its pixilated goodness if I there's an actual source I can capture. If anyone can point me to a DVD, laserdisc, or even a pre-recorded VHS tape, it would be appreciated greatly.

De
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#187199
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X-Men: the animated series (1992-1997)
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Originally posted by: Byakko
That's interesting, didn't know it.
Anyway, I recently came across two new automatic IVTC methods I'll be trying soon on the VHS captures. Wish me luck!


Ooo, what hath thou discovered in the realm of IVTC??

De

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#187116
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Ghostbusters: We're Ready to Believe You
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Hey everyone. As I mentioned in the Eddie Murphy: Delirious thread, I'm sorry I've been away for so long. Life, unfortunately, got between me and DVD production but it seems that things have returned to normal (not counting my upcoming move). The point is, I'm back to work on this and I'm sorry it's taken this damn long.

De
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#187114
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Eddie Murphy: Delirious
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I apologize for being gone for so long, but life got in the way and took any free time I might have had for DVD production. Things seem to have settled down for now (my upcoming move not withstanding). The dub of Delirious is done, but that's all it is - from my Pioneer DVL-700 to my Panasonic DMR-ES30V - no cleanup. If you'd like a copy, contact me at my site.
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#187090
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X-Men: the animated series (1992-1997)
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Actually, the property and air rights currently belong to Disney as part of their purchasing of the Saban library (which also includes The Tick, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and the 90s Spider-Man series, among others). This is why you occasionally see X-Men and the other series I mentioned on the ABC Family channel and Toon Disney. Marvel, of course, owns the characters and that's where the trouble is. Not unlike the 60s Batman fiasco where Warner Brothers (which owns DC Comics), 20th Century Fox (which produced the series), and several financial backers (who partially own the series) are currently squabbling over who puts up the money for a home video release and who benefits should it be profitable.

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#157193
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X0 Equivalent for vcr's?
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The great thing about many SVHS decks are that they typically have some kind of noise reduction hardware built into them, making playback better. However, if you plan to capture any VHS sources, you really need to have a time base corrector (TBC). A TBC will realign the output signal (because VHS inherently degrades each time its played) to its proper parameters, giving you an even starting point for your preservation work. Occasionally, you can find a decent deal for professional edit decks with TBCs on the eBay or you can purchase a TBC separately. Two models that I highly recommend are AV Toolbox's AVT-8710 and Datavideo's TBC-1000.
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#157189
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Eddie Murphy: Delirious
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I just picked up the 1994 NTSC laserdisc, which claims to have more footage than HBO originally aired. I'll take a break from Photoshopping storyboards for Ghostbusters: Ectoplasmic Residue this weekend and get this on DVD.

De
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