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Help Wanted: need a huge favour from someone re SW '77 scene

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been processing with my new script last night. bloody hell sangnom is good. really cured my jaggies and dot crawl issues. okay there are still a few there but a lot less than before and barely noticeable in comparison.

however, when I was trawling through the video I noticed something and I’m really annoyed about it.

when luke has been duffed up by the tusken raiders I have a previously never noticed before shimmer. I thought a filter might have produced it but it’s on my bloody source!! grrrr.

it’s the scene where ben is leaning over luke and puts his hand on his forehead.

the capture is 55 frames. could anyone be so good as to capture those frames from their source in it’s pure uncorrected form and do it as a NTSC 720 x 480 avi in huffyuv yuy2 form codec. and post a link so I can download this correction? from my test it would work out to about an 11 meg file. the actual movie image video needs to be either 720 x 364 high without black bars if anamorphic or 720 x 270 or 272 or 274 without black bars if not, ideally this would be 23.97 fps but if it’s an interlaced 29.97 file (which will be therefore a few more frames and bigger than 11mb)I can IVTC and deinterlace if neccessary. If you captured a number of frames either side of that, this would be cool and I could crop and insert no probs.

if someone could do this pwease pwease pwease then I owe them big style.

alternatively, if not an avi. if someone could screencap the offending frames as deinterlaced progressive bmp’s of the right resolution and provide links for them, then I could assemble the image sequence back into an avi.

I know for whoever is good enough to do this it would mean a bit of time to sort and it would be very much appreciated.

the pictures below are

1. the frame before I need the cap to start
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com\lancer\dvdmenus\shimmer1.jpg

2. the first frame of the cap
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com\lancer\dvdmenus\shimmer2.jpg

3. the last frame of the cap
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com\lancer\dvdmenus\shimmer3.jpg

4. the frame after the cap finishes.
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com\lancer\dvdmenus\shimmer4.jpg

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"could anyone be so good as to capture those frames from their source in it's pure uncorrected form and do it as a NTSC 720 x 480 avi in huffyuv yuy2 form codec."

Did you want me to put the speckles back in?

Here it is. Download it as soon as you can, and let me know when you are done. BTW, your pics didn't work, so I had to guess. Also, my AVI is cropped, so you'll have to pad it to 480.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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thanks for that, getting it now. will let you know as soon asI've downloaded it.
When a woman says yes, she means no - when she says maybe, she means no.

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I finally got to sneak a peek at your pics. Where's this shimmer you were referring to?

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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got the file. now i've just got the thorny problem of this

virtualdub won't append the two files because mine has a video stream sample rate of 23.97602 and the splice has 23.97604 and even if I use this script

avisource("p:\anh_shimmer_correction_from_se_corrected.avi").assumefps(23.97602)

so that they match, it still won't append it.
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ah ha, sorted.

resaved my source as 23.976 and the correction as 23.976 and voila works. cool. onward.

mebejedi, you are a star
When a woman says yes, she means no - when she says maybe, she means no.

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actually, now I've got a snippet of multiple frames from your capture mebejed is what people have as their settings for their base file prior to filters etc.

you've got a richer color base than mine
shadow levels are about the same
brightness and contrast on yours is a little different too.

however, this is all a bit academic since we can correct them to anything we like in Virtualdub or avisynth, but it does show just how widely things vary depending on an individuals perception of the color values and comparing them when they are capturing between source and screen.
When a woman says yes, she means no - when she says maybe, she means no.

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"brightness and contrast on yours is a little different too."

This will be changed for the DVD, but I wanted a pristine master. Never know what I may do with it in the future.

Anyways, glad I could help out with your project.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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sorry mebe, just noticed your question.

the shimmer was on the top of luke's prone body, the bottom of bens rob and the sleeve on his outstretched hand. it was a twofold issue.


1.) looks like there was a field shift that the IVTC didn't handle right when I did it originally. so that these areas shift left and right for about two seconds.
2.) massive jaggies, again due to the IVTC not coping well with the minimal movement of the subjects.
When a woman says yes, she means no - when she says maybe, she means no.

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Weird. VirtualDub's manual IVTC worked beautifully for me (as you can see from the clip.) This is just another reason why I'm leery of scripts.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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ah, but vdubs IVTC didn't work for me. then again, when I did this originally, Vdub was up to version 1.4.13 and I used vdub_sync. vdubmod didn't even exist yet.

so I used donald grafts excellent decomb filter.
When a woman says yes, she means no - when she says maybe, she means no.

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