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#1062988
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie - Extended Cut
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Intro

FAN EDIT COMPLETED AND AVAILABLE NOW!

In 1996, the creative team behind MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 brought their small puppet show to the big screen!

But after test screenings garnered mixed reviews, Universal Pictures imposed trims, cuts and re-shoots. The result was a theatrical feature that was actually shorter than a standard episode of the TV series. Notably, a complete host segment was cut and the ending was re-shot drastically.

In 2013, Shout! Factory released a Blu-ray with deleted scenes available as a bonus feature. Sadly, the footage was in bad shape, but I knew there was a way around it….

OVERVIEW

Although little could be done to improve the host segments, the deleted scenes where Mike, Tom and Crow riff THIS ISLAND EARTH could be enhanced by keeping their jokes but replacing the picture with the original un-riffed film.

I then added the silhouettes back, taken from when Mike and the bots riff their own closing credits.

To help make the transitions with my reconstructed scenes seamless, I color-corrected the footage of THIS ISLAND EARTH to make it match its surroundings better. A friend of mine also rotoscoped the theater door for scenes where M&TB enter or leave the theater.

Since the deleted scenes included alternate versions of riffs, I included 2 audio tracks:

  • AUDIO 1 original riffs from the deleted scenes
  • AUDIO 2 re-dubbed riffs from the theatrical release

Finally, I re-ordered some scenes to accommodate the 3rd added host segment, based on their original placement.

TECH SPECS

http://i.imgur.com/eTKrrxV.jpg

SCREENCAPS

Caps

CHANGES

  • 00:00 – Replaced the modern Universal Pictures ident with the accurate 96 version
  • 17:00 – “Fries are up!” / “Sorry Joe…Been working long on that?”
  • 17:50 to 20:00 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 40:37 – “Can we still go out sometime?” / “Can I still use my courtesy fridge?”
  • 40:47 to 47:46 RESTORED SCENES & MOVED “SERVO’S ROOM” SEGMENT
  • 47:49 – “Oh hairball!” / “Hey get off my mousie! You’re on my mousie!”
  • 48:49 – “Uh, pudding?” / “Uh, jelly?”
  • 49:20 to 49:52 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 50:29 – “Now it’s time for the Brak Show!” / “Now it’s time for the Brak Show!”
  • 50:51 – “Eat my photons, small heads!” / “Eat my forehead!”
  • 50:58 to 51:30 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 52:00 – “Ooooh! Ahhh!” / “And his coffin will be made entirely out of coconuts!”
  • 52:06 – “I got tubes in my ear!” / “Saw a big old perch down there!”
  • 52:11 to 52:31 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 1:03:10 to 1:07:52 - RESTORED SCENES & RESTORED “STORM SHELTER” SEGMENT
  • 1:08:18 to 1:09:08 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 1:20:44 to 1:23:35 – RESTORED “MUT-ANT” ENDING

CONCLUSION

My goal was to make this the definitive version of MST3K THE MOVIE for fans of the series who wish to see the complete cut in the best quality possible. I hope you enjoy it!

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#379766
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Once and for all: best project settings in Vegas!
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Hey, I would like to know once and for all, what are the best project settings for an anamorphic widescreen project in Sony Vegas? Also, what are the best settings for a high quality export? Thanks!

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#367663
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Question/problem about rendering in Vegas
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Hey, I rendered my video as an AVI in Vegas and the result seems...I dunno, PAL-ish? Like there is ghosting in the movement. I wondered if this is something that can be fixed at the rendering process or did I screw up somewhere when importing my footage or creating my project?...

Thanks in advance!

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#342595
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Reframing a 4X3 movie to anamorphic 16X9
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I work with Sony Vegas. I know how tedious it is: I've been doing this by masking the 4X3 image with black bars, exporting it, and then making it anamorphic. However, I think there would be less quality loss (due to the constant reencoding, converting, etc.) if I readjusted the framing directly in a 16X9 project. I just can't figure out which settings to use or check.

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#342561
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TMPGEnc Problem!
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Yes and yes...Something is weird though: when I try it with another file (Halloween h20), it works, but when I try it with the video I want to convert (namely Buffy and Angel videos), it says it can't create the M2V file...

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#342486
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TMPGEnc Problem!
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For some reason, when I get to the creation of an inverse telecined anamorphic file in TMPGEnc, it says it can't create the new m2v file! I have done this process many times before and it worked fine. I can't start editing before I finish this step, so does anyone have any idea what's wrong?

Thanks.

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#342074
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Reframing a 4X3 movie to anamorphic 16X9
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Hey, I know ADM's guide shows how to convert a 4X3 movie into an anamorphic 16X9 movie, but what I need to do is slightly different. 

I want to place black bars on the picture and reframe every shot in order to keep the pictural composition pleasing and THEN make it anamophic.  What are the steps and programs to do this, in order to have the least recompression and keep mostly the same video quality?

Thanks!

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#338852
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Settings for Best Rendering in Premiere?
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1- Hi, I would like to know what are the best settings to export a movie in Adobe Premiere.

2- I am trying to matte a 4X3 movie to 16X9 in Vegas by adding black bars and repositionning the shot to frame it better.

But in Vegas, the movements are very restricted while in Premiere, you can move the shot very precisely, making the reframing easier and better. Is there any way to acheive this kind of accurate repositionning in Vegas?

Thanks!

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#330721
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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I deleted everything and I am starting out from scratch with ADM's guide again. Apparently, the step of inverse telecine is where the quality loss happens, so I will stop there. I won't try to convert it to AVI until this issue is solved and I'll get back to you with preview clips.

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#330714
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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Well, thanks for helping me out but I'm about to give up: when I load the inverse telecined file in VirtualDub (the same file I used to make the preview, which looked FINE!) to make an AVI, it now shows scan lines again, for no !@$% reason!

So unless there is another completely different way of getting a lossless video file on Vegas that you're willing to share, I'm thiiiis close to giving up...

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#330593
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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I followed all the steps from ADigitalMan's guide except the part where it shows how to crop a letterboxed video: I don't want to to that just yet.

Now, the small preview clip I did seems inexplicably fine: the aspect ratio is okay, it plays well in both WMP and Vegas, but the image has a slight blur which occured after the inverse telecine process I think.  Basically, the screenshot is very representative of the clip: perfect except the blur.

Here is the avs, don't know if it will help.

http://rapidshare.com/files/145900158/telecine_step2.avs.html

 

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#330506
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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If I understood your suggestion correctly, I applied the filter "swap fields" in VirtualDub, but the resulting picture was very blocky...

Finally, I re did every step of the inverse telecine process and converted a 10 second preview of the AVI. The speed seemed fine in both WMP and Vegas. I'll try to convert the whole movie again and upload it in Vegas, maybe it will (inexplicably) work this time.

Also, is it normal that I notice a slight drop in sharpness after the inverse telecine process?

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#330412
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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The playback is jerky in both Windows Media Player and Vegas and no, I haven't tried changing any settings yet.

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#329458
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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Yes, the picture is squeezed vertically when I watch it in Windows Media Player. The original movie was letterboxed, not anamorphic, so I guess that's why it's deformed the way it is.

But I don't get why the picture is jerky like it is. Could someone maybe take me through the process of converting the M2v (or mpg) for optimum results?

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#328271
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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Well, it didn't work: I tried to re-encode the M2V file to an AVI with VirtualDub, but 3 hours and 100 GB later, the picture of the new AVI is all jerky and squished....What is going on?

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