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REVENGE OF THE NERDS (* unfinished project *) — Page 3

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Good stuff. I just dug out my DVD, too, so I’ll rip the stereo track for that and make it available soon.

Its gonna be a great year, Gilbert!

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Keeping my fingers crossed that these sources all come together nicely for you.

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I’m so looking forward to this release the more I see it.

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The Beta tape unfortunately suffers a lot of background noise. The noise level goes up immediately after the CBS/Fox intro and the file begins, gets worse somewhere in the middle and down a bit the rest of the film. I have no idea if this is from the ravages of time, exposure to magnetic fields or just really poor mastering. I dug out some other Hi-Fi tapes I have just make sure the deck was working properly. It is.
However, I think the audio for the phone number scenes can be cleaned up. Here’s a sample, and this is pretty good compared to other parts of the film.
https://mega.nz/#!6081VBZT!Mfth37o0q4m6qBBw9-BioSla_BeyXvzzWOg317TxKGk

If the LD audio is better, than this is academic of course. But I’d be up for capturing a VHS Hi-Fi as there are some sealed early 2000’s copies on Ebay. The phone scenes could be patched from the Beta.
On a side note, did the Mission Impossible theme music always seem to start a second late into the panty raid seqeunce? This occurs around a reel change and may simply be a video mastering error.

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SilverWook said:

The Beta tape unfortunately suffers a lot of background noise. The noise level goes up immediately after the CBS/Fox intro and the file begins, gets worse somewhere in the middle and down a bit the rest of the film. I have no idea if this is from the ravages of time, exposure to magnetic fields or just really poor mastering. I dug out some other Hi-Fi tapes I have just make sure the deck was working properly. It is.
However, I think the audio for the phone number scenes can be cleaned up. Here’s a sample, and this is pretty good compared to other parts of the film.
https://mega.nz/#!6081VBZT!Mfth37o0q4m6qBBw9-BioSla_BeyXvzzWOg317TxKGk

If the LD audio is better, than this is academic of course. But I’d be up for capturing a VHS Hi-Fi as there are some sealed early 2000’s copies on Ebay. The phone scenes could be patched from the Beta.
On a side note, did the Mission Impossible theme music always seem to start a second late into the panty raid seqeunce? This occurs around a reel change and may simply be a video mastering error.

The LD is pretty nice sounding, I’m not noticing what you’re describing from the beta. The LD has no chapter stops, so I’m on my third capture of the film but I’ve been able to capture the deleted scene 7 times (thanks to rewind). Hopefully I’ll be able to median the caps and get it as close to the master used as possible. Here’s hoping it does turn out to be a good year!

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I’ve been told I have sensitive ears, so if you can’t hear the background hiss and hum, that’s a good thing? 😉
Like I said, other parts of the tape got pretty bad.
Glad to hear that the LD sounds good. Analog audio from such early titles can be all over the map sometimes.

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Hi U.N.!

It’s been a while. Any interest in picking up this project where it left off?

Even syncing the (cut) audio to the (cut) blu ray would be a step in the right direction.

I haven’t watched NERDS since I started this topic so I’m thinking a re-watch can’t be far away.

I’d hate to have to screen it in SD or with the blu ray’s terrible audio quality.

I have the DD2.0 audio from the DVD available for anyone who’d like to take a stab.

Cheers.

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I’m still watching with eager interest. Sadly I lack the skills or resources to assist in the technical implementation, but I’m here to offer encouragement - hopefully without being too pushy.

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I would love to see this scene restored as well. It has always been a pet peeve when they removed it.