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Chewielewis

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#1284093
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Anyone working on a color correction and regraining of terminator 2 4k mastered?
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I recently saw a 35mm print of Terminator 2. I should have taken notes but a few things i can remember

  1. The laser bolts in the opening termination battle were purple like the old master

  2. All metal hospital scenes were cool, even the daytime ones. More like the 4K master than the old one.

  3. The daytime LA scenes like the canal chase were all nice and warm.

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#1257292
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KTP's Gold Standard Collection
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Charles Threepio said:
Apparently, Fanres.com is too damn bigoted against people like me with brains so big they don’t know what to do with them, so I’ve given up on them.

Oh no, please don’t bring this nonsense here. Your threads were removed for good reason. 2 Years of spamming vaporware projects with nothing to show for it.

These KTP collections are so absurdly broad and ambitions but with zero details of what you plan to do or how to do it. We don’t need these here.

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#1255161
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3D Movies Preservation
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A 3D film im dying to see again is Encounter in the Third Dimension An imax film from 1999. I recall watching this as preteen back in the day on a full size imax screen and it blowing me away. Since then I’ve been able to identify it on one of two 3D DVD formats, the superior of which is simply impossible to find. I also believe It was broadcast in HD 3DTV back in the days where that was a thing. I’d simply love to get a HD SBS version of this in HD.

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#1248655
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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ZigZig said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Ah, fair enough. Is the AC3 from the LD the same 1999 theatrical mix, or is it a home video “near-field” mix?

I think that the AC3 from the LD is exactly the theatrical Dolby mix and not a nearfield mix. Chewie, do you have other information about it?

All I can say is when I had both of them lined up in Premiere I could see differences in Dynamic range by comparing waveforms. It looked to me like the LD audio could have been tweaked slightly for Home viewing which would make sense to me.

Or there could have been differences in the Dolby mix and the AC3 mix on the negative itself. I’m not sure.

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#1248317
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis
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Hi all

I’ve just finished what I hope to be the final render of this project. New grading, improved missing scenes, better encoding.

Im still not 100% on which audio should be default, the Cinema DTS or the nearfield mix from the Laserdisc, both sound real good. I have Cinema First but keen to hear your input.

Subtitles still need to be done so if I have time I’ll work on that. Not something I’m too familiar with so will probably just edit an SRT file from somewhere. I do know that the subs are rather inaccurate on the DVD and improved on the Bluray.

If you would like to QC the preview version please PM me and I’ll send you a Resillio key.

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#1247455
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The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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trillary dump said:
I had the same thoughts as Ash. However according to Bobson Dugnutt’s preservation page the font used for the theatrical subs are “ITC Franklin Gothic Demi Bold, 69 point with -30 tracking”

That would be great if that font variation actually existed anywhere. What’s on the print as far as we can tell is a different digitization of the font as many of the characters are slightly different from what’s available online for purchase or otherwise.

This shot here looked terrible on all releases with its blown out red shadows, made me wonder it was something to do with the digital scanning creating artefacts.
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Nope, its the same on the print. The compositing and grading on this film is suprisingly awful.

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#1246938
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STAR WARS but every shot comes from a random source
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none said:
Would you happen to have an automated process to cut up the original files into each shot as an individual file without any recompression, modification or data loss?

For other films, RotJ, was looking at an After Effects plugin which ‘spots’ film edits. So the program would hopefully spot the easy 90% of the shots which don’t look the same at the edits, then tweak that to find tune. But didn’t get into that at all before my SW life derailed. Otherwise back to Avisync and just scroll and write down the values, try to do a minute or two at a time and over a few months it’s all done.

I was thinking about this myself actually, And Ive just remembered my simpsons restoration scripts have a scene change detector which worked okay, a bit of tweaking could get it working better. Just having it export frames to a txt file and dump into avisynth. All my shot cheking was done in premiere pro, setting the TC display to frame counts.

Is your random selection done in the spreadsheet or a script of the video editor program?

It’s a spreadsheet script, which generates a random number, you pick the sync (GOUT/SE/BR ect) and then it will select between GOUT only sources or all sources based on criteria from the dataset. then the ins and outs are moved into an AVisynth script format.

Remember to write yourself very explicit notes on how you did each step. Ran into many steps I couldn’t reproduce when trying to complete the ESB version of AARRSSTW. Have thus far given up with the frustration, my apathy towards computing is making me a pissy piece of shit. Happy happy joy joy. Good Luck!

Yes definitly. My simpsons project is stalled because i forgot how my script worked. Just a big fat mess that needs rewriting.