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Help: looking for... 'Avengers: Endgame' - has anyone done an IMAX/Open Matte Preservation?
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8-Sep-2019, 10:05 PM
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I just downloaded a 6GB 1080p WEBRip of the Open-Matte version. It has hard-coded Russian subtitles at the bottom-middle of the video for locations and the Hawkeye in Japan scene (unlike the stylised subtitles for the home and theatrical releases). I have the 4K SDR WEBRip (theatrical aspect-ratio) with zero hard-coded subtitles (even the stylised ones).

I figure, a combination of the 1080p blu-ray and Open-Matte WEBRip, and the 4K SDR WEBRip, they could be used to improve video quality of the Open-Matte release, and perhaps remove foreign subtitles in the Hawkeye in Japan scene.

Bluebird released a 30GB Open-Matte for Infinity War using blu-ray footage some time ago, but it still had hard-coded Russian subtitles accompanying the English location names. It was probably not possible to disguise cos the text is at the top which is from the Open-Matte.

I don’t have the time or and skill to 100% match the higher quality footage to the pixel and frame-by-frame. I assume Bluebird will attempt it eventually, it just might take several months to a year for a release.