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#1122107
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Mac MPEG2 decoder that passes super whites
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I’m decoding some DVDs recorded on a stand alone DVD recorder and editing them in Final Cut Pro. I’m finding that the Apple MPEG2 component is clipping whites at 100 IRE. I’ve confirmed that the higher whites are present on the MPEG2s by using VisualHub to encode them to MP4 and then letting Apple decode the MP4 to Apple uncompressed codec (Apple’s MP4 decoder doesn’t clip super whites like their MPEG2 does). I tried MPEGstreamclip but that uses the Apple MPEG2 component and clips.

So I’m wondering what Apple software I can use to decode MPEG2 to Apple uncompressed codec and not have the super whites clipped. Anything ffmpeg based I think would work, but I can’t find any Mac software which allows converting to Apple uncompressed codec. I’d even settle for DV50.

I’m on an older Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard for this project.

Thanks for any help.

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#1027765
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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gamexl said:

Adey77 said:

Hi

I was wondering if anyone is familiar with burning the avchd version on a Mac.

I can’t seem to find the blank dvd’s large enough to burn either New Hope of Empire strikes back, as they’re both above 8.5 gigs.

from what I understood, I had to just copy the files unto the disk in Finder to initiate the burning, but with the file size I don’t know what I’m to do?

does anyone have a solution, or would this require a Blu Ray burner, if so does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi Adey77,
I also have a Mac and downloaded the avchd version of Star Wars. (Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 AVCHD) When I check the size of the file on my Mac it says it’s 8.48Gb on disk. So it should be possible to burn on a dual layer DVD (also known as a DVD9). I recommend using Toast Titanium. I don’t want to burn the avchd version but I’ve imported the files to see what Toast Titanium has to say about it and it seems there’s no problem. The software reads that it will take 7.90 Gb on the disk and that there will be 56.5 Mb of free disk space left.
I hope this helps.

This is what I did and can confirm it worked. Actually, I saved as a disk image with Toast to burn in Disk Utility on another computer.

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#1027754
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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hairy_hen said:

If you want the original stereo mix, just select track 2 and watch the film. I assembled that version especially for this release of Despecialized, and it was edited together from schorman’s laserdisc audio archive, so what you’re looking for is already included.

That’s what I’ll listen to for now, but I like to have the LD audio as-is without the resampling and such when possible.

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#1027470
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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I muxed schorman’s synced original stereo LD transfer, which is GOUT NTSC synced, but am getting a section of the movie that is out of sync (needed a 250ms delay in VLC to look right to me). I haven’t nailed down exactly where it goes out of sync, but it’s out when Luke first arrives to Dagobah and stays out of sync until the reel change where Leia hurts her hand.

Just wondering if anyone knows why.

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#1027414
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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I muxed schorman’s synced original stereo LD transfer, which is GOUT NTSC synced, but am getting a section of the movie that is out of sync (needed a 250ms delay in VLC to look right to me). I haven’t nailed down exactly where it goes out of sync, but it’s out when Luke first arrives to Dagobah and stays out of sync until the reel change where Leia hurts her hand.

Just wondering if anyone knows why.

EDIT: Put this in the wrong thread. This is about Empire. I’m not sure how to delete it now, but will also post it there.

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#1025053
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DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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towne32 said:

rnranimal1 said:

towne32 said:

rnranimal1 said:

Is the Leia hologram new for 2.7?

Nope.

Do you know how far back this version of the scene was used?

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/109609428403596349302/album/AF1QipNX-GL1jn5A8XUtAsHe_fVioOTw8dxc1amgnML4/AF1QipM39MaIRnHpUea0em0oYlesv1t2kJgqDiYGyAkd

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/109609428403596349302/album/AF1QipNX-GL1jn5A8XUtAsHe_fVioOTw8dxc1amgnML4/AF1QipNtm-LV-QLSwcsNyhAbitngwa-QtXPaKiqZ1DhO

The Leia shots were pretty much all done for 2.0 as far as I know. 1.0 simply used the blu-ray footage. I didn’t upgrade any of them for 2.7. And in the first hologram scene, I didn’t end up changing anything at all, even color-wise. The color would have been changed in Obiwan’s hut, which pretty much had shot by shot color adjustments (with varying levels of success).

The timestamps you’ve used are definitely the ideal way to represent which shots you’re asking about. However, it can also be helpful to include screenshots to quickly demonstrate which shots you’re discussing. If you’re asking about some specific tearing or compositing issues, a screenshot perhaps with the area highlighted could help explain what you’re talking about.

The point is most likely moot, as the next time this is upgraded (3.0), Harmy won’t be using GOUT sources. So these shots will either be taken from 35mm entirely, or re-rotoscoped, using 35mm instead of GOUT.

Thanks for all the info. I don’t think screenshots will show what I’m talking about. It’s the motion which exposes the issue. I think the problem arises from the two sources weaving differently (the blu ray has quite a bit of weave at some points) and so the two sources are going in and out of alignment and this exposes where the rotoscoping edge is. Possibly a very feathered edge blending the two sources would’ve made it not so noticeable, but I have no experience with this kind of work, so I don’t know if that’s even an option.

The issue can be seen at those time stamps, but is most noticeable on the last one, which is as the hologram disappears. But like you said, it really doesn’t matter anyway as the next version will have it redone. I was mostly wondering if maybe it had been done differently in a past version. It just really stood out to me. To be fair, I was watching it on a 125" screen. But once I knew it was there, I could also plainly see it on my laptop screen when I was looking for it. Impressively, this was the only issue I noticed while watching on the big screen. Empire is up next.

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