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#1201864
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration
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A minor update, but nothing positive to report. I bought the German season 3 DVD set as it was a good price, but sadly both the English and the German soundtracks are edited.
On a slightly more unbeat note, I have been in contact with a keen fan from the US who has an extensive history of recordings of both A-team and Knight Rider. He has provided me with off air recordings of the two cut sections, but as it is not a digital source there is a noticeable different in quality to a DVD/Blu-ray source.
They are however a last resort fallback plan, if no other sources come to light.

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#1192191
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Wallace & Gromit in "The Wrong Trousers" - Original Audio Preservation
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ElectricTriangle said:

They’re asking if they use the same transfer. If they do, then the US bluray is the one worth working from, as it’s 1080p progressive and can be sped up to 25fps easily, whereas the AUS BD would have to be deinterlaced. (the BD spec only allows 25/50fps in an interlaced form.)

True, but if the source is truly progressive, then the 1080i50 stream will be identical to what a 1080p25 would’ve been if it were a permitted format. If there is any hint of interlacing (such as scrolling credits) then it would’ve been intended on the original version. There would be no interlacing created by making it 1080i50,unlike NTSC would have.

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#1190920
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Wallace & Gromit in "The Wrong Trousers" - Original Audio Preservation
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alloneword said:

Baobab Archiver said:

Hi all

I am a casual fan of the Wallace and Gromit adventures. I wasn’t aware it was a victim of music cuts (one of my pet hates!)
I have the UK DVD release from 2000. Does anyone know if this is an uncut version? I know it will be the correct framerate, and would be happy to provide a PAL sync to the TV rip if it is required. Ideally the Australian Blu-ray would be the best visual source, but no-one around here seems to have access to it…

All UK PAL DVD’s have the music edits. I have the AUS BD but sadly no Blu Ray drive to rip it with.

Ah that’s a shame.
Ironically I have a Blu-ray drive for ripping, but no disc to rip!

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#1190916
Topic
Wallace & Gromit in "The Wrong Trousers" - Original Audio Preservation
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Hi all

I am a casual fan of the Wallace and Gromit adventures. I wasn’t aware it was a victim of music cuts (one of my pet hates!)
I have the UK DVD release from 2000. Does anyone know if this is an uncut version? I know it will be the correct framerate, and would be happy to provide a PAL sync to the TV rip if it is required. Ideally the Australian Blu-ray would be the best visual source, but no-one around here seems to have access to it…

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#1181331
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Knight Rider restoration
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No stereo track on “Burial Ground” Spike repeat. Now a long wait for when/if Forces TV show it.
Not looking hopeful though…

I’m running out of places to check for both of these. Might need to see if there’s any foreign channels broadcasting the series (without dubbing obviously).
Anyone able to help with that?

Or if anyone has some off air recordings in stereo… Please get in touch. I’m sure we could sort something out that would be mutually beneficial 😃

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#1139070
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Knight Rider restoration
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I’ve just viewed the casino scene on the broadcast and there’s nothing there that’s not on the Blu-ray, and there’s definitely no “Always on my mind”. I think that’s a red herring.
I have to say though, that this brings back memories of a TV version I had recorded a long time ago, where scenes were missing, and some were all out of sequence, in particular around the time where Michael had fallen asleep at the wheel. If I come across this on my VHS tapes at some point (which is doubtful to be honest) it might have that scene!

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#1138956
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Knight Rider restoration
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JayArgonaut said:

Thanks. 😃

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_of_the_Phoenix

I know, not always most the reliable source, but it claims during the casino sequence (I think) in part one…

‘There is also an extra scene featuring Willie Nelson’s rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Always On My Mind” featured in television screenings, but not on the DVD version.’

Hmm that doesn’t sound familiar to me, and I’ve seen both versions in the past. However I’ll give it a look / listen. The Wiki entry reads as though it’s an extra scene, not just a music change. It would be unusual for a scene to be added to a syndicated 2 parter as they normally need to trim them for timing rather than add to them 😄

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#1138923
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Knight Rider restoration
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JayArgonaut said:

Have you checked the Spike transmissions? 😃

They’re showing the first season daily and S1 EP3 is set to air at 11:45 this morning.

I’ve got them recording, yes ☺️
However I think it’s more than likely they are using copies from the same source as both channels are under the same umbrella company (at least that’s my understanding anyway).

Thanks for the idea though!

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#1138630
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Knight Rider restoration
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Forces TV today reached the first KR that was cut on Blu-Ray. Unfortunately the broadcast was also cut.,making it likely that the episodes in Season 4 will be recently struck from the masters and therefore lacking the stereo sound.
We’ll wait and see I guess.

There is of course a chance that the stereo soundtracks simply don’t exist any more 😞

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#1138508
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration
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Just looked at it. Great to see those teasers again!
Although I haven’t got time to reinsert them all at the moment, I may have a go at one of them as a proof of concept.

The missing scene from the Pilot was also good to see. As is common in these situations, the audio is of a good enough standard to get a seamless restoration. It’s the few moments of picture that would give it away,given we’re working with HD material.

I’m sure we’ll get a decent result at some point though!

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#1138015
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration
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Well done Lorang 😀
I’m not going to get a chance to grab it until I get on my PC, but I’m looking forward to to taking a look!
Out if interest what is the source of the teasers?
I’m pretty sure the UK DVD set has the Season 3 teasers (not sure about season 2) so between us we should be able to get the full set.
Also, it is showing on Forces TV at the moment in the UK. The bad news is there’s only 1 episode a week, but the good news is they’re currently on season 3,so I’ll make sure I record the episodes listed above to see if they contain the missing music.

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#1137834
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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration
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That’s great news, thanks for the update.
The teasers will be a lot of work so I’ll put that down as a project to complete in the future.
The audio fixes are easy once we can get a source for them. It appears from what Lorang says that the Italian set is a possible source for them. If no one else has done so beforehand I’ll try to obtain that some time next year.
The pilot is the only episode that may not be fixable in a seamless way. I’ll wait to see the quality of Lorang’s source and we can go from there.
Loving the enthusiasm in this thread 😄