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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints (a WIP) — Page 26

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Damn, its just nonstop craziness for you m8, may the force be with you, always!

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Sheesh, lady luck is not on your side. Wishing you and your family all the best, during these turbulent times.

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Dang, poita. They just aren’t making it easy on you. Keep hanging in there!

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Home again safe, now it is hailing outside. This country is messed up.

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poita said:

Home again safe, now it is hailing outside. This country is messed up.

Sheesh…What a variety of weather you have there, down under. Seems like you can’t catch a break there Poita.

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poita said:

Home again safe, now it is hailing outside. This country is messed up.

Still… rain, though. Gotta help with the fires.

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Unfortunately the lightning killed a young local guy, and the short storm started more fires, the choppers are water bombing now.

Looking on the bright side, we are fine and safe currently here, and in happier news, the kangaroos are taking refuge in our yard.

Oops, he spotted me.

And he’s off!

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Poita: I’m glad everything is ok on your end. Also, cute kangaroo.

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You need to move. Simple as that. Just don’t move near any of us, to be safe.

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RU.08 said:

Regarding the young man struck by lightning, I found this news story, that is pretty sad!

Yeah, he was very well known, the family goes all the way back to the founding of the town. We all went to the funeral yesterday, I think pretty much the entire town was there.

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Very tragic, and I imagine it would have been quite traumatising for the firefighters who performed CPR as well. I can’t imagine. 😦

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Ok.
My machine is finally all back together, and has a functioning RAID again, I am transferring the files up to it now.

First up I am making a version with place-holder frames for all of the missing frames, then I am going to trial a ‘community’ based restoration. More news soon, if we can get it to work 😃

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poita said:

Ok.
My machine is finally all back together, and has a functioning RAID again, I am transferring the files up to it now.

First up I am making a version with place-holder frames for all of the missing frames, then I am going to trial a ‘community’ based restoration. More news soon, if we can get it to work 😃

Good to read Poita. Hope all goes as planned.

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Oh and if anyone is going to Celebration this year, I would love it if they could buy me one of these:

I will reimburse with interest 😃

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poita said:

Oh and if anyone is going to Celebration this year, I would love it if they could buy me one of these:

I will reimburse with interest 😃

I know Chris Solo is definitely going.

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Those are cool. I especially like seeing the Kenner logo on the card.

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poita said:

Oh and if anyone is going to Celebration this year, I would love it if they could buy me one of these:

I will reimburse with interest 😃

As will I, in interested!!

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Here is Reel1 of the UK print, about 75% restored.
https://infinit.io/_/jQdcNqd
I’d like some feedback if people have any to offer, there are still a bunch of scenes that have only been lightly repaired, anything with threepio in it requires completely manual frame by frame touch up, and there are still a few frames with large blobs that will need some more time consuming attention.
I also need to deflicker some of the more flickery scenes. I am working in P3, so it may look a lot darker on your screens.

Other than that though, this is roughly the level I want to restore to, i.e. that of a print you might see in the cinema in the first few weeks of release, that only has some very minor blemishes.

The original scans are archived, so any version from a grindhouse to a super-scrubbed grain free version could be created in the future, but this reel is somewhat close to the ‘theatrical’ version I would like to create.

Any feedback appreciated, please quote frame numbers, and use screen shots when possible as it makes it easier.
The thread for feedback is here:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Empire-Strikes-back-35mm-restoration-feedback-thread-POUT/id/54346

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Damnit, Infinit is closing down and deleting all the files 😦

I just tried filehosting.org, but it just hangs at the end of the upload and I don’t get sent a link.
Frustrating.

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