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Colson

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#1250608
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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hairy_hen said:

Be aware that early home video releases of GoldenEye have the level for the LFE channel set incorrectly. After recently having done some careful subwoofer calibration on my system, including room equalization with a miniDSP 2x4 HD, I can confidently state that the bass is absurdly loud and totally unbalanced.

I have compared the special edition DVD and the ultimate edition, and the early release just sounds ridiculous. It’s obviously wrong, the low end overwhelms everything on the old release, while the newer version is correctly balanced. The LFE itself is exactly the same effects, they just haven’t been boosted to crazy levels on the ultimate edition. I haven’t measured exactly how much the difference is, but I’d estimate it’s probably around 6 dB, which is quite a lot.

The old version may sound okay if you’re not using Audyssey Dynamic EQ, which boosts subwoofer levels to compensate for the Fletcher-Munson curves (ie, the decreasing ability of human hearing to clearly perceive bass at lower listening levels), but only the new version sounds correct when the correct frequency balance is restored in the room.

If anyone is able to send me the theatrical mix from the DTS CD-ROM’s, I would love to give it a direct comparison to the existing home video releases.

Thanks for the input!

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#1250096
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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dwalkerdon23 said:

I have acquired the 1997 DVD of Goldeneye which has the Original Theatrical mix (from what I read online, the mix on the UE DVD and the Blu ray is a different mix) as well as the 2 channel Dolby Pro Logic Stereo Surround Mix (Most likely the same mix used on the 35mm Optical Dolby SR track) When I get the time I will upload both tracks to mediafire if anyone is interested

Sounds great! I wonder if the theatrical mix on this disc is the same as the mix on the LaserDisc?

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#1246818
Topic
Goldeneye 35mm Scan and Preservation
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Centurion said:

Colson said:

All donors will have access to preliminary versions via private distribution channels, and the final project will be released on the spleen and one or two other private spots that users around here are likely to have access to. Beyond that, I can explore other options, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Thanks for clarifying, i’d like to make a donation as well 😃

PM’ed.

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#1236784
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The Disney/Fox acquisition....
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Possessed said:

Colson said:

SparkySywer said:

SilverWook said:

Hopefully, they never dare do that to the Indiana Jones films, as the dissolve from the Paramount logo into the prologue is a signature of the series!

I can live with the 20th Century Fox logo gone from Star Wars.

But this is just offensive.

The fanfare was written for Star Wars specifically

Uhm, wrong? Even the recording of it found in the movie itself is from the 50s.

DAMN I was very wrong about this. The actual story is that the Star Wars Main Title was composed in the same key as the fanfare in order to match it. I thought John Williams had also composed the fanfare; somehow I confused myself somewhere along the way.

Regardless, the point stands: the SW Main Title was specifically written to follow the Fox fanfare; therefore, the fanfare should stay in place.

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#1236761
Topic
The Disney/Fox acquisition....
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SparkySywer said:

SilverWook said:

Hopefully, they never dare do that to the Indiana Jones films, as the dissolve from the Paramount logo into the prologue is a signature of the series!

I can live with the 20th Century Fox logo gone from Star Wars.

But this is just offensive.

I can’t. The fanfare was written for Star Wars specifically, and it belongs in the film.

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#1235810
Topic
Avengers: Infinity War IMAX Preservation
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Pickle2503 said:

Ok I so know what I need to do and I can do it in Premiere! I just need to know one more thing… is there any way that I can export videos in Premiere without loosing any quality because obviously, quality is the main reason I’m doing this project.

Just make sure to encode at a very high bitrate so there won’t be any new artifacts introduced.

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#1233242
Topic
The Dark Knight Theatrical Aspect Ratio, HD
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doubleofive said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Would a Netflix capture or the iTunes release be higher quality?

I imagine the 4K Dolby Vision iTunes release is going to beat it out. I don’t think there’s a need to preserve the Netflix version.

Every shifting aspect ratio movie I’ve run across is flat on their digital copies, Nolan, Ghostbusters, etc.

Is the 4K iTunes copy flat? If so, my bad!