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#1131548
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kk650's Regraded Man of Steel V2 (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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kk650 said:

ilyasdesign40 said:

kk650 said:

greenlanternslight said:

Dude not meaning to criticize but in your spider man homecoming regrade you made the walls look purple. Same with this things that shouldn’t look purple look purple.

Thanks for the feedback. Spiderman: Homecoming is fine, what I have found from my experience regrading is that films that were shot on digital always have a colder/flatter feel than those shot on film when all the blanket tint is removed. I think this has something to do with the way digital cameras capture colours compared to actual film stock, where the colour/image dynamic tends to feel warmer and more contrasty. That’s why I much prefer working on films that have been shot on actual film because of that warmer/more contrasty asthetic that they have, not to mention all that natural organic film grain that I love 😃

I have been taking another look at the Man of Steel blu-ray and do have to agree that this V2 regrade feels colder than I would like. I’m very pleased with V1 and I can see why I left a lot more of the yellow in. I’m actually think there could be a blanket green tint instead of a blanket yellow tint on the blu-ray. I’m encoding a new ‘gold edition’ of Man of Steel where I have taken this different approach of removing the blanket green tint, then everybody will be able to choose which of the three versions they prefer, V1, V2 or the ‘gold edition’.

these will only be in 9GB release only right?

If you’re refering to the Gold Edition, I decided to scrap that release. I explain why in the post above. If you’re refering to V2, for now yes. That can change of course if the V2 release becomes more popular than it currently is right now. V1 of course already has a 22gb release on Myspleen.

I have V1 from the TehParadox days and it is my go to version for Man of Steel. I can’t watch the blu-ray or my iTunes copy anymore because of how dim and yellow/greenish it appears. Similar to Logan, the regrade brings out details not seen before and really highlights the red of the cape too and adds so much more to the viewing experience of the film.

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#1128817
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kk650's Regraded Wonder Woman (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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kk650 said:

Pretty much on the same page as Ccooluke here.

That said, I have no problem letting you guys know how I choose which releases to regrade, its pretty much a combination of three factors, how popular a film was theatrically, how much I think regrading a film benefits its colours/image dynamics and of course how much I personally liked the film.

In terms of selecting which releases to create higher bitrate releases of based on imdb scores or my personal preferences, if I did that I would feel like I was being kinda snobbish and forcing my own preferences or the preferences of imdb voters onto everybody and that’s not something I want to do.

The 11gb Transformers The Last Knight regrade I did seems to be the most popular release right now in terms of number of seeds but if I was prioritising what releases get lrger versions using imdb ratings it would never have got a release larger than 3gb, yet the larger release is clearly very popular. I think using the torrent statistics to judge which releases get larger versions is the right way to go.

It is a shock that Wonder Woman didn’t seed adequately in 2 or 9 gb in order for you to release that 23gb regrade you have burnt to disc, though it has been out for a good long while in movie terms which may have timely diminished the stats. Anything that’s fairly newer or obscure should thrive though.

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#1128547
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kk650's Regraded Wonder Woman (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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Ccooluke said:

rmm2 said:

kk650 said:

rmm2 said:

kk650 said:

After tehparadox went down and all the file host links to my regrades went down with it, continuing to use file hosts was no longer an option. I will be uploading my releases only to torrents from now on and I won’t be changing my mind on that.

Be patient and give it time, I also want to be able to share my work on recent films in as high quality as possible, but the conditions have to be right and they aren’t yet.

Not being dissentive here but I question how useful 2gb and also 9gb torrents of your regrades to gauge interest in 22gb versions is. Most fans ignore lower bit uploads and the effort to seed them which muddles the results. They then become bored waiting for the ultra quality encodes since all these films have been watchable for weeks or months in various forms already.

If you check the statistics of the torrents, you’ll actually see that the vast majority of downloads are for the 2gb releases, so actually more fans are ignoring the larger 9gb releases than vise versa. The smaller 2gb releases are much more popular than the 9gb releases, that is an undeniable fact.

Watching the seed/peer/number of downloads stats of the 2gb and 9gb releases is the only way to get a good idea of which releases are more popular and decide which releases should get higher bitrate releases. Its not a perfect system but its the best I can think of.

My advice to you is don’t wait, watch the actual blu-ray when it comes out and then wait patiently for a possible 22-23gb release.

If I may suggest, imdb review/votes quantity could presumably determine your release schedule to simplify this distributive process. For perspective, Wonder Woman has on imdb 315,157 votes while Baywatch counts at 76,554 votes. Positive reviews not withstanding, as it is entirely subjective on which is the better movie, this seems a solid method to measure popularity. Then factor in your personal feelings for these films offered to resolve which gets a final regrade.

Maybe he does? Maybe someone (not me) requested Baywatch. I mean, the torrent was popular enough to warrant a higher bitrate torrent. While personally I thought The Shallows was much better, but it still doesn’t have a second torrent, so it’s not as popular.

And as for what he said about the torrent size popularity is true as far as I can tell. I seeded the smaller files at least 10 times over, while struggling to seed the larger files even twice back. (Not because of internet speed but because no one was downloading it). Now I’d love some 22/23 gb files. I’d love GOTG vol 2 done the same as the first one. But we need to be patient.
He’s been doing this for a while now and doesn’t really need us to tell him how he should pick his regrades. and honestly seeding some torrents back to make sure it gains popularity is not as bad as the multipart files from hosting sites you used to have to download, then download again when the bigger size was available.
Also like he said he’s been back at it for like a month with the torrents, let the popularity grow.

The 2gb regrades will always be more popular over their larger counterparts due to their disposability. This is unsurprising, but 9gb aren’t archival quality either so people justifiably are avoiding seeding these intermediate size torrents, giving inconclusive results as popularity is concerned. I’d too love to see GOTG 2 IMAX up but torrents are a fundamentally different bird over filesharing and that may be why KK is being more cautious with any 22gb public releases than he was on the TP. As you said, it has only been a month so it is a wait, be supportive, and see what happens scenario.

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#1128088
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kk650's Regraded Wonder Woman (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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kk650 said:

rmm2 said:

kk650 said:

After tehparadox went down and all the file host links to my regrades went down with it, continuing to use file hosts was no longer an option. I will be uploading my releases only to torrents from now on and I won’t be changing my mind on that.

Be patient and give it time, I also want to be able to share my work on recent films in as high quality as possible, but the conditions have to be right and they aren’t yet.

Not being dissentive here but I question how useful 2gb and also 9gb torrents of your regrades to gauge interest in 22gb versions is. Most fans ignore lower bit uploads and the effort to seed them which muddles the results. They then become bored waiting for the ultra quality encodes since all these films have been watchable for weeks or months in various forms already.

If you check the statistics of the torrents, you’ll actually see that the vast majority of downloads are for the 2gb releases, so actually more fans are ignoring the larger 9gb releases than vise versa. The smaller 2gb releases are much more popular than the 9gb releases, that is an undeniable fact.

Watching the seed/peer/number of downloads stats of the 2gb and 9gb releases is the only way to get a good idea of which releases are more popular and decide which releases should get higher bitrate releases. Its not a perfect system but its the best I can think of.

My advice to you is don’t wait, watch the actual blu-ray when it comes out and then wait patiently for a possible 22-23gb release.

If I may suggest, imdb review/votes quantity could presumably determine your release schedule to simplify this distributive process. For perspective, Wonder Woman has on imdb 315,157 votes while Baywatch counts at 76,554 votes. Positive reviews not withstanding, as it is entirely subjective on which is the better movie, this seems a solid method to measure popularity. Then factor in your personal feelings for these films offered to resolve which gets a final regrade.

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#1127987
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kk650's Regraded Wonder Woman (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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kk650 said:

After tehparadox went down and all the file host links to my regrades went down with it, continuing to use file hosts was no longer an option. I will be uploading my releases only to torrents from now on and I won’t be changing my mind on that.

Be patient and give it time, I also want to be able to share my work on recent films in as high quality as possible, but the conditions have to be right and they aren’t yet.

Not being dissentive here but I question how useful 2gb and also 9gb torrents of your regrades to gauge interest in 22gb versions is. Most fans ignore lower bit uploads and the effort to seed them which muddles the results. They then become bored waiting for the ultra quality encodes since all these films have been watchable for weeks or months in various forms already.

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#1113504
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kk650's Miscellaneous Regraded Films
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ChainsawAsh said:

rmm2 said:

Not keen on even how to send a pm on this forum so I opened a private topic asking for the decided torrent site. Since others probably want to know this too, will older releases like Last of the Mohicans and such get torrents?

A private topic is a PM on this forum, so you did it right!

Thanks, cheers.

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#1113407
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kk650's Miscellaneous Regraded Films
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kk650 said:

Lastly i’ve decided where i’m going to upload my new modern releases. I will be using torrents from now on, not file hosting sites like before. Everybody that wants to know where, sent me a PM and i’ll let you know.

Not keen on even how to send a pm on this forum so I opened a private topic asking for the decided torrent site. Since others probably want to know this too, will older releases like Last of the Mohicans and such get torrents?

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#936442
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Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)
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towne32 said:

dahmage said:

towne32 said:

Yeah. I know I’ve been saying ‘soon’ for a while. But I think I’ve managed to get the comparison shots completed so it should actually be quite soon.

just curious what the state of this is. i am fine to wait, but i also wanted to bring this thread back from the last 2 pages of offtopickiness

Comparison shots have been sent to Harmy. At some point I think he plans to post an announcement on his facebook page and tehparadox.

Is the delaying of the 2.7 release coincidentally related to the impending Team Negative One 1.5 upgrade?

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#933205
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Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)
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towne32 said:
Well, I PMed you about it to see if you wanted the AVCHD. But now it looks like I’ve run out of time to get it to you before Saturday. My MKV link is down but maybe one of the kind people who has downloaded it would be willing to send it to you somehow?

I’m not keen on the differences of MKV vs AVCHD, we didn’t have computers when I was a youngster, so how are those formats exclusive? From a web browsing they are containers for video and audio but I don’t get why there are two kinds to store the same movie. Is it a capacity limitation or something more to this dual distribution?

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#794419
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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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Harmy said:

Actually, I think that the original ESB emperor looks much closer to the ROTJ one than the bloated ROTS Darth Shittious they used in the ESB SE, even though it's the same actor. Plus of course, the new dialog is awful. But Adywan was able to create something that has the best of both worlds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0q0CF5Y1cI&ab_channel=Adywanrevisited

 A vast improvement. 

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#794267
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team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (release details and updates)
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poita said:

g-force said:

Jeez Poita, is there anything you don't know?

-G

 

I don't know what is happeing in Ep7. I have avoided all trailers etc. to keep it as fresh as possible. New trailer is up now, I am busily not watching it...

 I just saw it. By the trailer alone I'd label it recycled and not fresh. From appearances all the stuff that happened in the OT, instead of being built upon and expanded, has been reduced to legend as some contrivance for a rebirth with some goofy vendetta by a mask wearing Vader Jr character. Throw in a pursuit by a lanky stormtrooper with a scratchy throat box for added story momentum. Ground and air battles and cameos mixed between to keep the audience awake.

Supposedly in their galaxy the force is all but forgotten. Two Death Stars exploded and the Jedi and rebels who brought evil down to it's knees apparently didn't make the evening star news. Basically they reset to stage zero so master Luke can whoosh in toward the journey's end to mentor the new generation of tingling clairvoyant telekinetic super youth against the upstart evil regimes that have moved in, and to reunite with the rest of the old cast who haven't kept in touch. 

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#793650
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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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towne32 said:

rmm2 said:

Harmy said:


As to Palapatine, v1.0 of ROTJ is based on HDTV, which had this, so it definitelly hasn't been removed in Despecialized.

 Concerning those weird black blobs, what reason did they serve added to the sides of Mr. Mcdiarmid's face in Jedi? Personally I would like those unsubtle distractions diminished in 2.0. 

 While it's certainly one of the better decisions of the SE (and perhaps the sole good decision of the 2011?), that's really not in line with the goal of the project as I understand it. Maybe the distractions can be minimized with the right luma curve, but I imagine they'll still be visible.

As for their original purpose, I believe there was makeup that smeared onto the hood. They just blacked it out in post.

Technical question: Does this mean that they did not go back to the original elements for the SE in this shot? I'm not too knowledgeable on how most of the SE shots were created. But by the looks of things, the light sabers were all recomposited in ANH and through Dagobah in ESB. The end ESB battle and all of RoTJ have clearly had their colors screwed with, but the elements themselves look the same. 

 Maybe hopefully Harmy will blend them in, which is still in line with the spirit of the original creators purpose of masking whatever it was they were intended to cover, mini lightbulbs glow or errant makeup and such. 

While I am immensely grateful to Harmy for all his work, it is difficult to watch that throne scene and not have your eyes reflexively veer to the "slug blobs". Same could've been said with the outline blocks, or whatever you'd technically call them, that had surrounded the spaceships and star destroyers in the original purist cuts but that have thankfully been erased in Harmy's IV and V despecialized releases.

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