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Bluto

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#1218222
Topic
Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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poita said:

The new print is not faded and is mold-free, it should give us both a great colour reference and good quality for the main scan. The other prints will be to help with any frames missing from the new print, and as a resource for any badly damaged frames on the new print.

So long story short, it is much better than any of the previous sources (i.e. the UK, German or Frindhouse).

It is just a matter now of saving up some more dollars for cleaning and scanning and storage etc.

Great news, Poita - exciting times for ESB fans.
Please could you check your pms from a couple of weeks ago regarding a contribution made earlier in the month?
Many thanks,
Bluto

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#1214501
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Matt.F said:
the Emperor’s line “an entire legion of my best troops awaits them”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIBxYTWkEsw

For all these years I’ve heard that line as “base troops” and thought it was a little odd…
But as you point out, “best troops” doesn’t make much more sense given how cr*p they are against teddy bears.

Bluto

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#1214150
Topic
Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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poita said: (snipped)

It is based on this technique http://www.mudgee.net/ot/colourgrading.pdf
The basics are here: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Colour-matching-for-fan-edits/id/7257/page/1
Hope that helps!

Thank you for the info and the links. I hadn’t realised the underlying algorithm was iterative until reading those guides.

Bluto

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#1213885
Topic
Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
Time

I’ve just noticed this in the first post:

poita said:
The samples posted so far have not been colour adjusted …

The pictures on page 1 of this thread all look great too, despite them coming from scans before the acquisition of the new, unfaded print. Presumably there was at least some basic adjustment to remove red fade from them? In layman’s terms, is it a case of applying a blanket reduction to the R value of the RGB codes across a reel so that it “looks about right”?

Bluto

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#1212846
Topic
4k77 released
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Regarding the stuttering problems some people have had with 4K77, I am reminded of an issue I had with NJVC’s 50GB bluray of Harmy’s SW DeEd on my standalone player. I noticed some weird stuttering in the video whereby it seemed to be losing a couple of frames each second, but the audio sounded fine.

I eventually discovered that by switching to an audio track other than the first (default) one, the video problems went away. It might be worth a try with the UHD 4K77 file, in case the underlying problem is actually with the software struggling to read the audio track at the expense of messing up the video.

(I realise this is a long shot!)

Bluto

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#1206665
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
Time

Have you tried either of the following?

  • Use part 15 of your second download with all other parts of your first download
  • Use part 9 of your first download with all other parts of your second download

Checksums for the final mkv file are as follows:
MD5: BB61CFE99632010CDD13BA8F5CEFD35A
SHA1: B4F94227497D4C983F90CF03ED7BC084A1CA51F1

Bluto

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#1205774
Topic
<strong>Moon</strong> - an appreciation thread : (2009 film by Duncan Jones)
Time

Agreed, Paja - this is a top film. It has a great atmosphere throughout and some fantastic visuals despite the low budget. I would advise anyone who plans to watch it at some point not to watch any trailers beforehand, since they contain far too many spoilers.

(Rather conveniently, the trailer link above seems to be broken!)

Bluto

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#1205445
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Take a look at the original NJVC bluray thread for some discussion on this:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995/page/60

I don’t think the VLC problem has ever been resolved. I can confirm that after burning to BD50, my standalone player coped fine with the disc.

Bluto

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#1194646
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Yes, exactly the same process except that it doesn’t just refresh ad infinitum on the terms & conditions page. Everything works smoothly except possibly for needing to give it a few prompts to send the activation code by email. Apologies that my post on the 8th wasn’t clear enough, and thanks for continuing to make these available on Mega.

Bluto

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#1194617
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

What about changing the link in step 1 of your guide to this one?
Apart from the activation email being a bit flaky, it works well enough. Pressing the “resend” button a couple of times until the activation is sent is no big deal IMHO.

https://login.proboards.com/register/6838057

Wouldn’t that solve the problems, or have I misunderstood your post?
Bluto

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#1193864
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Many thanks again to Solkap for making these ISOs available on Mega.

I created a Proboards account ages ago and seem to recall having some issues at the time. I’ve had another go tonight at making a new account to see if I can replicate any of the aforementioned problems.

Here are some observations:

  • Using the first link provided to register for a “Global Account” (https://www.proboards.com/register), I also get stuck at the “agree to terms and conditions page” just as several posters have discovered. Clicking on the link to view the terms and ticking the box to confirm I have read them doesn’t help; the page just refreshes when clicking to finish the process. This registration link may be a dud as I can’t see how to get to it from the Proboards main page.
  • Using the link in step 2 instead and clicking on “register” does work, however. This appears to be registering for one specific forum only, namely “Swesbrotjbrmls”. I believe this is what worked for Alecthelm a few days ago.
  • Although this second link worked better, the activation email process was quite flaky. I didn’t get the email automatically, and had to click on the “resend” button twice before getting anything at all. (It wasn’t hiding in my spam folder either.)
  • Once the activation is complete, the new user should find they are automatically logged in to Solkap’s forum. In order to log in at a future time, it is important to enter the username, not the display name or email address.

Hope this helps.
Bluto

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#1192427
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
Time

Assuming your problems are with the AVCHD (approx. 8 GB) release of RotJ, then you should find a checksum utility inside the directory. Hopefully this small program hasn’t been corrupted. Let me know if it has, and I’ll PM you a link to it. Have you tested the checksums of the ISO and MDS files against those provided in section 6 of the Ultimate Guide?

If the checksums match, all I can suggest is that you try a different extraction program. I use 7zip and have extracted all of Harmy’s stuff without problems.

If they don’t match, then go to the individual rar files you downloaded, obtain a SHA-1 checksum for each one, and PM me the details. I’ll compare them with mine and let you know which rar file(s) is corrupt. With a little luck you might have more success downloading the problematic file second time around. Otherwise, I shall stick it on Mega for you.

Bluto