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It is looking good so far, I am laid up in bed, with a bit more time than usual to converse on forums :)

Yes I have to drive between 2 and 6 hours each way, depending on the hospital I need to travel to, and it does usually mean extended stays away from the family. That and recuperation time can put a lot of stress on the family unit, when there are 3 kids to get ready and to and from school, one with special needs, and a boisterous 2 year old to contend with.

But I am lucky to live in a country that has universal (if somewhat eroded lately) healthcare, so although I lose money through not being able to work, the health bills are not crippling like they are in the US and some other countries. Not being able to work, or to be able to watch the youngest one so that someone else can work is a real problem, but at least there are not outrageous hospital bills on top of that.

Being unable to move much and watching the rest of your family have increased workload can be a bit difficult, I feel like a total bum, but hopefully will be up and around properly in 4 weeks-ish if all goes well.

Pain is no fun, but it passes eventually, and so far, apart from a bit of a scare when I popped some staples (note: do not try to stifle a sneeze, post op) requiring some re-closing of the wounds, this time things seem to be progressing as planned.

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Oh, and please no Ep7 spoilers in my thread, I know there is a new trailer out, but I am avoiding all things 7 till I go see it on December 17th...

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All these complications and surgeries... it's not adding up to something life-threatening, is it? :(

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

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I was happy to see your return, saddened to hear of complications, and relieved to see you're still okay. We all wish you the best.

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FrankT said:

All these complications and surgeries... it's not adding up to something life-threatening, is it? :(

 I thought my previous not-so subtle avoidance of the question might be enough, but to sate any interest, yes it is something I have been battling on and off for years, and yes it is often terminal, and I'm not really going to go into any more detail on public forums, other than to say I have nearly as many scans of myself as I do of Star Wars. I am currently recovering, there will be more to come, but we take it one thing at a time, and every day any of us is still on the planet and able to look around us and be with family or friends (even ones we have never 'met') is a good day.

Now back to our scheduled programming.

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I had a bunch of scanning being done while I was away, and HDDs are winging their way back as I type, I haven't seen the scans myself yet, but will have some images soon. Fingers crossed they will have good versions of the few missing frames I am still chasing.

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poita said:

It is looking good so far, I am laid up in bed, with a bit more time than usual to converse on forums :)

 Rest easy, son.  You've had a busy day.

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I am going to be resting up for the next few days, but here is a frame from yet another print. It has a different grain structure and contrast to the others.

No real corrections done.

1080P (roughly... right-click and 'view image' for full size)

Half resolution (3011x1289) 16bit file here:

http://tinyurl.com/leiascan

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Glorious.

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poita and I agree that the 5TB Seagates we've been using are a bit too… sensitive… to send overseas for his master copy, so we've decided to use these as the backups.

With that being said, we now need more HDDs than was previously thought since we're going to use more reliable 4TB ones.

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As in we have had at least 5 of the 5TB drives fail.

Oh and for all the rest of the world that is just entering into the day where our collective future suddenly becomes the past, think for a few minutes that for any kid going into a cinema today to watch a special showing of the Back to the Future Trilogy, the world of 1985 is as far in the ancient past as 1955 was when BttF first came out.

That makes me feel old.

(So does the horrible fact that The Little Mermaid release date was closer to the Moon Landing than to today...)

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poita said:

As in we have had at least 5 of the 5TB drives fail.

Oh and for all the rest of the world that is just entering into the day where our collective future suddenly becomes the past, think for a few minutes that for any kid going into a cinema today to watch a special showing of the Back to the Future Trilogy, the world of 1985 is as far in the ancient past as 1955 was when BttF first came out.

That makes me feel old.

(So does the horrible fact that The Little Mermaid release date was closer to the Moon Landing than to today...)

 5 of the ~11 or so? Awful things. 

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poita said:

No real corrections done.

Jesus.

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HDD failures are the curse of computers. I've had very few of them over the years, but they can be devastating without backups.

Health to you Poita.

And I can so understand chasing frames. I have found that the US ANH GOUT dvd is missing at least 3 frames that I have in other versions. One from the UK ANH GOUT and two from an LD preservation I found before the OT came out on DVD.

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That frame looks beautiful!

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Just, this is one of the best transfers of the film I've seen so far. I have a lot of hope for you.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

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poita said:

No real corrections done.

Jesus.

 Well, a 5 second colour balance and a crop and resize.

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poita said:

CatBus said:

poita said:

No real corrections done.

Jesus.

 Well, a 5 second colour balance and a crop and resize.

Okay, cause I'm assuming we're dealing with pink vinegar reels or some such thing, right?  It sounded for a second like you found a source that looked that good out of the (airtight, argon-filled) box.

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This is the prediction I get for the soldier frame, using the frame piota posted as a reference:

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yotsuya said:


And I can so understand chasing frames. I have found that the US ANH GOUT dvd is missing at least 3 frames that I have in other versions. One from the UK ANH GOUT and two from an LD preservation I found before the OT came out on DVD.
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CatBus said:

poita said:

CatBus said:

poita said:

No real corrections done.

Jesus.

 Well, a 5 second colour balance and a crop and resize.

Okay, cause I'm assuming we're dealing with pink vinegar reels or some such thing, right?  It sounded for a second like you found a source that looked that good out of the (airtight, argon-filled) box.

 Pretty sure poita only deals with Technicolor Star Wars prints, so no color fade.

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