Where have I been? Has it really been 7 years since I started this thread? Yikes! The burnout is real.
Shout has since released the Theatrical Cut in 4K, and there was hope they would do right by the TV Cut, but alas…no.
I’m attempting to restart this project, but I need help on the second sequence.
Bad NTSC to PAL Conversion DVD Source:
Lower Quality Recording of Original NTSC (interlaced) for reference:
Where we last left off: I’m trying to convert a bad NTSC to PAL conversion back to 23.976fps. The film was originally given a 3:2 Pulldown Telecine to NTSC, which I have a lower quality interlaced recording for reference - an inverse telecine on it will give you a decent 23.976fps result. I’ve tried QTGMC+Srestore on the PAL DVD, but there is something else going on here that will require a different method. It appears the PAL is somehow slowed down. I’ve tried figuring out a SelectEvery pattern and have so far failed. I was hoping someone much more talented than myself could help me with this.
The first two shots of the deleted sequence go over 1000 frames each once converted with QTGMC to 50fps and manually selecting the correct frames when referencing my old recording is a nightmare. The 3rd shot isn’t as long, but is still painful. I have completed selecting the correct frames for the rest of the sequence which require less intensive comparisons to select the correct frames.