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#1303360
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Idea: RoboCop - Theatrical Version Preservation - any interest?
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ThiefCobbler4ever said:

Bumping this thread to let you all know that Arrow has announced their edition for RoboCop on Blu-ray (US and UK) which will include (in addition to the Unrated and TV cuts) the original theatrical version for the first time officially on Blu-ray!

https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/robocop-limited-edition-blu-ray/FCD1918

Thanks for sharing, this looks awesome! About time Robocop got some love.

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#692645
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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ulinepro said:

Just a slightly off-topic question (and apologies if something that shouldn't be asked here), but I can't find a way to search the site -- I'm interested in looking into making an edit for Star Trek: Insurrection using some of the deleted scenes that didn't make it to the DVDs (like the one of Quark at the end of the movie). I read somewhere a 'workprint' of an early cut of the film is out there someplace, does anybody have a clue as to where I might look to find that footage?

A lot of turbulence tearing through this thread. Could you make a new thread for that?

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#691590
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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PDB said:

So I going through my video on demand (the cable channel Epix in the US) and the copy of ST:ID is 16:9 the whole way through. I'm wondering if someone can rebuild the Imax version from this. Does anyone know which parts of the movie were filmed with the Imax cameras?

The shots where Kirk and Khan are "skydiving" to the other ship in space -- those should be in IMAX. When the movie cuts back to the ships' interiors, these are non-IMAX.

I can't post a screenshot at the moment, but the way to compare whether you're seeing it in IMAX vs. everything being cropped --

When Kirk gets his helmet glass cracked, the camera switches to first-person view inside his helmet. On IMAX, at the top of the frame, you should be able to see the black visor "lip" of his helmet swooping down into the frame across the entire screen -- about an inch above "OFF COURSE". In non-IMAX, we can't see any lip at all -- only glass.

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#690451
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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akiotena said:

Whoops, was totally going to post these links last night and... didn't.  My bad.

The videos seem to have taken a little bit of a hit in quality; I assume that's due to some kind of compression YouTube has going in the background?  I dunno.  But it should still give a good idea of how they'll look.

One more thing: the videos are unlisted, so please don't share them too widely.  Thanks.

Alternate Scene: Pike's Office

Alternate Scene: Klingon Conversation

Deleted Scene: Captain's Log

Deleted Scene: Thomas Calls Marcus

Deleted Scene: Kirk Watches Pike Get Shot

Deleted Scene: Kronos Fight Before Khan Arrives

Deleted Scene: Carol's Accent Explained

Deleted Scene: Scotty Talking To Hangar Control

Deleted Scene: The Harewoods

Behind The Scenes: Karl Urban: Bomb Defuser

Blooper: Klingons Dancing On Set

Hope to be recording the final versions tomorrow.  :)

 Brilliant! Looks like top-notch quality when bumped to 1080p (well, besides the watermarks :) )

Excited for this -- thanks!

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#690156
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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akiotena said:

Hi, all.  First off, let me say how encouraging it was to find this thread!  You guys are awesome for working at getting this thing together.  :)

I read through the thread again but I wasn't entirely sure if these are still needed to complete the collection - I own the SmartGlass version of Into Darkness and I was able to capture the deleted scenes with Bandicam.  If they're needed, I can redo the capture (I did it with the free version of the program so the Bandicam watermark is ever-present) and throw the files at whoever needs them; just let me know.

 That would be brilliant -- Please! I'm halfway through the process of acquiring the Best Buy goodies, so this would put us close to the mark!

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#689485
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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Oso Blanco said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

This thread is only 4 pages long. What I wrote was on the last page. Does one really need a search engine for that? ;)



It is 7 pages long for me. And despite reading through ALL the pages again, I couldn't find the hint I was looking for. Maybe it's a simple misunderstanding ... you said:

digitalfreaknyc said:


Yes. I was including it.



Maybe what you meant instead is: "Yes. I'm going to include it"? That would make a lot more more sense, since you obviously haven't uploaded anything yet.

It would be nice if you cleared this up before we fill another three pages with this discussion.

 7 pages for me, as well. And I second that suggestion.

DFNYC -- you need to hit "refresh" every now and again on the interwebs.

;)

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#689296
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

Laserschwert said:



digitalfreaknyc said:

I'd rather include the enhanced commentary without having to re-encode it.


Agreed. BTW, do you have the 1080p version of it? Seems to be not the default setting in iTunes...



There is no 1080p version. It's 720p only.

Oso Blanco said:

digitalfreaknyc said:


No offense but do you guys actually read the threads you post in? Or just post whatever you want.

Hint: page 3.

The only hint I found is that you claim to have the disc, but have you uploaded its content anywhere?



Then you probably should re-read it. I explicitly stated what my plan was.

Is the attitude really necessary? Not everyone is able to spend the time reading through every single page of any/every forum thread on the internet before posting. I'd wager there's probably a thread or two on the interwebs that you haven't read from start-to-finish before posting in. And it doesn't help that the forum is void of search-function and user's-posts abilities.

You could've spent half the time and words reiterating what your answer was, and it would've also had the "bonus" of being a more recent reminder for any newcomers to the thread.

And for what it's worth, Oso has done more for this thread at this point than pretty much anyone else, myself included. I'm not saying that to rag on anyone, of course, I'm just saying -- the guy just put up an entire disc of the thread's puzzle for one and all -- the least you could do is give him a post-# or link to what you said if you're unwilling to reiterate the gist it.

Nothing personal, though.

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#689009
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

[quote=Coldblackice]



Did you upload yours to MySpleen, as well?



Oso Blanco said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Yes. I was including it.

Where?



No offense but do you guys actually read the threads you post in? Or just post whatever you want.

Hint: page 3.

 I saw what you posted, but with the interaction with Oso, hoped maybe you'd perhaps done similar to what he did.

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#688790
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

Oso Blanco said:

BillyBoy said:


Once the project is complete, would someone be willing to burn all the bonus material to blu-ray discs for me (doesn't matter how many discs it takes, as long as I have everything). I don't have a blu-ray burner so I couldn't do anything with the HD files except play them on my computer.  I will gladly share any rare DVDs and fan edits I have in exchange.

I have never made a BD before, and we are missing the Best Buy disc anyway ... does anyone have it? I mean the actual disc?



Yes. I was including it.

 

Did you upload yours to MySpleen, as well?

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#688324
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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Oso Blanco said:

Coldblackice said:


Oso -- need any help getting the extras/bonus from bluray->computer->MySpleen?



Thanks for the offer, but I think you misunderstood. I have already ripped the Target exclusive special features from the disc and put them on MySpleen. I didn't convert them to mkv though, but left the m2ts files as they were.

What we need now is the Best Buy Bonus Disc ... if there is any. The Best Buy content seemed to be available through streaming only, and some say that they have been on a DVD ... but is there a BluRay as well?

 Brilliant! I did misunderstand. I'm posting in the MySpleen thread, asking if anyone might have any leads on the Best Buy disc. Thanks!

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#688284
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Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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Harmy said:

Coldblackice said:


eldiablosuizo said:

unless there were some serious effects genius around these parts.

*All eyes in the room look to Harmy*

 I'm flattered, but I'd say Adywan is the real VFX wizard around here :-)

Goodness, and just look at that humility, too! :)

Oso Blanco said:

BillyBoy said:


Once the project is complete, would someone be willing to burn all the bonus material to blu-ray discs for me (doesn't matter how many discs it takes, as long as I have everything). I don't have a blu-ray burner so I couldn't do anything with the HD files except play them on my computer.  I will gladly share any rare DVDs and fan edits I have in exchange.



I have never made a BD before, and we are missing the Best Buy disc anyway ... does anyone have it? I mean the actual disc?

Oso -- need any help getting the extras/bonus from bluray->computer->MySpleen?

If you're unfamiliar with the process, I can offer some guidance regarding the workflow (and also how to get it up to MySpleen). It's not too difficult.

IMO, MakeMKV would be best/easiest for getting the extras from bluray->computer. Not only will it quickly and easily put each "extra" into an individual .MKV file, but it'll do so without re-encoding any video, giving lossless individual .MKV's, ripe for the MySpleen'ing :-)

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#687235
Topic
Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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eldiablosuizo said:

Johnny Ringo said:


Getting back to the Imax stuff, I wonder if it would be much hassle to cut out those sequences / re-sync with the proper surround audio and just present them as a standalone feature.

It's a tremendous hassle. There are a lot of missing frames in the commentary. Additionally, some of the BTS windows obscure footage that can't be comp'ed out with the 1080p version of the film.

I've got a rough version done (I don't think the surround sound is in there), but it's cut together from front to back. It's just impossible to be incomplete unless there were some serious effects genius around these parts.

*All eyes in the room look to Harmy*

:) Jk

digitalfreaknyc said:

OK here's the deal.

I've been talking to one of the mods over at videoredo. They seem to have fixed the problem that we all have with the enhanced commentary and will implement a fix in the next official version of the program. I'd rather include the enhanced commentary without having to re-encode it.

Once that happens, I'll throw the other extras on there and upload the whole thing. Deal? Nothing will be re-encoded.

That'd be great!

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#686756
Topic
Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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trp said:

pittrek said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Guys,

I would have to re-author my disc, since I purchased the Target disc. I assume everyone wants ALL of the unique bonus features on one disc?

 Some of us actually prefer quality and have no problem with multiple bonus discs

 Same here - df if you're going to do this please go for max quality irrespective of disc count. And as I mentioned/pm'd previously if the enhanced commentary can't fit in without being re-encoded providing it additionally as a separate file would be appreciated! Thanks.

 I second this exactly. I prefer quality over quantity, and don't mind extra discs (or even extra files).

Side note -- I still don't understand why a collective "bin" hasn't been put together where all the pieces can be thrown together from the various discs/collections/users. I offered the handful of HD stuff that I had to Billy for his disc, but I've been surprised that there hasn't been anyone else who's offered access to their edition's extras.

If we made a public DropBox or Mega folder, surely we could fairly quickly and easily get a centralized collection of the extras all in one place, no?

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#671067
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Possible to merely "copy" an MKV's encoding settings?
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Is it possible to merely "copy" an MKV's encoding settings found in its file information and use those same settings to rip from the original source again, resulting in an MKV of the same quality?


For example --


Person A and Person B both have the same exact bluray that they want to rip.

Person A rips the bluray into an MKV. Person B wants to mimic the quality of Person A's ripped MKV, so Person B looks in the A's MKV's info, finds the settings:

-Writing application (mkvmerge v5.8.0)
-Writing library (libebml v1.2.3 + libmatroska v1.3.0)
-Writing library (x264 core 125 r2200 999b753)
-Encoding settings (cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x133 ...)
-Bitrate (5000Kbps)

And then seeks to use the same programs and settings on his rip of the bluray.


Would this work?

In other words, is the encoding information that's stored in A's MKV enough for someone to mimic themselves and get the same quality rip? Or is there some "magic" or "flourish" that wouldn't show up in an MKV's info, which could drastically vary the quality of the rip?

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#670258
Topic
Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc (Released)
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Ahhh, I just discovered something I wasn't aware of -- The enhanced commentary isn't "just" commentary!

I was under the impression it was merely an audio track that lined up with the original movie timing, much like most movie's commentary tracks. However, it's actually an "interactive" movie, so to speak, with the commentators pausing the movie and drawing/diagramming things on the screen. So it wouldn't really be feasible to strip merely the audio track and fuse it into the original bluray rip.

Unless anyone has any ideas, I guess this means we just have to keep the two separate movies? I've wondered if perhaps there's some trickery possible of "fusing" the two tracks of video, so that you can have the option of watching the commentary-edition and have it actively inject the commentary clips of movie-pausing and diagramming. But I imagine something like this wouldn't be possible, or at least feasible.