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#1219595
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The Abyss - Special Edition (1989) BluRay Project *BD-50* x2 *DELETED*
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Beber said:
Damn! That sucks. 'Cause the glitch is definitely not there on the logo-free open matte version I have:
https://www.zupimages.net/up/18/25/2tup.jpg
Nor it is on a scope “hdtv” recording of the SE I have:
https://www.zupimages.net/up/18/25/3ij6.jpg
Maybe the solution could be to cut it out, working on it seperately, and then cutting it back in. I don’t know, just thinking out loud…

Yeah no idea. It’s not the source file, it isn’t there on the SE footage itself, it just occurs upon export. v2.0 is even a slightly different bitrate than v1.0. Premiere just hates that one shot, LOL.

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#1219481
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The Abyss - Special Edition (1989) BluRay Project *BD-50* x2 *DELETED*
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Beber said:

I haven’t burned it. It plays glitchy on this shot (see link below) on both MPC and my Zappiti 4K HDR mediaplayer.

https://www.zupimages.net/up/18/24/97hf.jpg

This is still in v2.0. Its obviously an issue of something specifically just not playing nice with Premiere’s export. I even tried upping the bitrate substantially and just outputting this sequence…comes out pixelated every time. Ah well. Not worth sweating over a few seconds. Definitely peculiar, though.

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#1219474
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The Abyss - Special Edition (1989) BluRay Project *BD-50* x2 *DELETED*
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v2.0 is up at the spleen.

I actually have a v2.1 I made just for myself, because I felt one sequence in particular just didn’t match well enough…but I wasn’t about to piss everyone off with a 2.1 hours after 2.0 came out. LOL Still, 2.0 is the best publicly available version, and well worth a download for all Abyss fans. Enjoy, all!

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#1216736
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The Abyss - Special Edition (1989) BluRay Project *BD-50* x2 *DELETED*
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Beber said:

I haven’t burned it. It plays glitchy on this shot (see link below) on both MPC and my Zappiti 4K HDR mediaplayer.

https://www.zupimages.net/up/18/24/97hf.jpg

Thanks for the clarification. That’s a compression error. It was either introduced during the file export, or could have been present in the original rip of the SE that I used. Honestly, I’m not too worried about that one. It was so brief and minor that I missed it even while looking for it. There was a similar - and far more noticeable - problem with the MKV version in a different location. These things will sometimes crop up, and they’re just an unfortunate (but thankfully rare) side effect of Premiere’s export. No real way to prevent it from occurring randomly, but hopefully a re-export (presumably with more available bitrate allocated to the video if I get the unmolested DTS track) will alleviate the problem on its own. 😃 Thanks again for letting me know!

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#1216458
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The Abyss - Special Edition (1989) BluRay Project *BD-50* x2 *DELETED*
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Beber said:
If you’re okay for feedback as I read you were considering a V2, here you go.

Always!

Beber said:color matching, brightness and contrast of those scenes, especially when they’re just extended parts of pre-existing scenes could benefit from additional tweaking to better blend in.

Taking more time with the color-correction is definitely something I’ll be doing in v2.0. That’s the area with which I have the least experience, but I do think I could refine it a bit more.

Beber said:
I also noticed a glitch at 02:15:31 on the ISO Blu-ray.

Hmm, I will look into this. I’m not where I can look at it right now, so I don’t know if it is an editing error or an export issue, but either way, I’m sure it can be fixed in v2.0. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

UPDATE: I’ve just checked my disc and it plays without a glitch. Just to be safe, I tried it at 2 minutes and 15 seconds, and at 2 hours 15 minutes and 31 seconds. Played it back several times at both spots. No sign of anything. I wonder if perhaps the glitch happened on your disc when the file was burned?

Beber said:And on a side note, I wish the full bitrate DTS from the Chinese DVD was used instead of the regular AC3.

I don’t own that DVD so didn’t have access to the DTS track for v1.0, but audio was the main thing I was unhappy with on v1.0, so I’m actually getting access to that audio track as we speak. It will absolutely be a part of v2.0!

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#1096960
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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snooker said:

I was assuming that it was a 6 hour interval, because 7 makes even less sense. 😃

But it isn’t. The first two were six hours apart. The second two were seven. Personally, I think it’s uploading, and this is updating when it hits 0% (V), 20% (IV), 40% (III), 60% (II), and 80% (I). 0 will be when it shows up on the spleen. That’s why the interval isn’t consistent.

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#1085969
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

Frank Machin said:

i can see why Ady avoids most of you losers like the plague…goodbye

I’m avoiding most people here? Bloody news to me.
Hey, Ady. I’m a MASSIVE fan of your work. It’s truly unbelievable. A while back, you posted some images of your Falcon model work. On Facebook, I replied only with ::smh::, just trying to indicate my awe with the detail you were putting into it. I don’t know if that got misinterpreted as annoyance or something, but ever since, I’ve been banned from the Revisited FB page from making any comments. PLEASE remove the ban! I’ve tried reaching out to you through twitter but have been unsuccessful. I never meant any disrespect to you or to the project. I hate not being able to comment or say anything in support while others speak so disrespectfully about every delay. I don’t know what I did, but I’ll rectify it if I possibly can. I hope you read this. 😦 Thanks.

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#951889
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Far and Away - 176-Minute Extended Version? Encore broadcast?
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Fortunately, the DVD was PAL rather than NTSC. So since it was at the right pitch and speed at 25fps, I only had to change the frame rate to 23.976fps and then tell Premiere to play it back at 104% in my editing timeline and everything exported smoothly. Any jumpiness you might be perceiving from the YouTube clip is inherent to the source I had (it’s entirely possible that the person who transferred this to PAL from the broadcast introduced the slight judder to begin with). The DVD was certainly hardly reference material as it was.

Now, I did run into precisely the issue you’re describing when attempting a similar Dead Poet’s Society Extended Cut using the source here at the spleen. That was 29.97 DVD, and no matter what I’ve done, the extra material is a tad jerky…but what can ya do?

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#951200
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Far and Away - 176-Minute Extended Version? Encore broadcast?
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Another (and rather strange) thing I forgot to mention as to why I didn’t just use the TV footage only but rather went the hybrid route…the TV footage was somehow recorded too slow. When I had a scene with the score, I had to increase the speed of the TV footage anywhere from 2-4% to match the pitch of the blu-ray footage around it. It was almost like a PAL speed up problem, only in reverse. And the discrepancy also wasn’t exactly constant, so I had to adjust it for each edit to match what was around it. I’m not sure if this was how it was broadcast originally or if it was some deficiency in the recording / digital transfer of the VHS tape. So I guess when I weighed the pros and cons of doing a hybrid, I came out with:

Cons:
Video / audio format shifts.
Pros:
Better PQ for 140 of 169 mins.
OAR for 140 of 169 mins.
5.1 AQ for 140 of 169 mins.
No pitch issues for the TV footage.

…and chose the latter.

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#950782
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Far and Away - 176-Minute Extended Version? Encore broadcast?
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Once you get used to it, it really isn’t that distracting. My approach was to come at this less from a preservation standpoint for the broadcast but rather to create the best possible presentation of the longer cut of the film (barring better sources surfacing at some point), with all but those 30 minutes in great quality, OAR, and 5.1 audio. I did opt for constant image height, though, to at least keep the image size consistent.

And no problem about making it. I’ve learned a lot about video editing on this project, as well as some earlier efforts. It’s very rewarding. I only apologize for it taking so long to get posted…but I had to cut my teeth on some simpler projects before I felt confident tackling this one. I hope you enjoy it! 😃

EDIT: Here’s a quick sample. I know it’s a big file, so I’d like people to know what to expect. Obviously this isn’t indicative of the full quality, and it’s not in 5.1, but it gives you a decent idea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_BL-yDTmxs

I chose this section in particular because the VCR that captured the TV footage had collapsed from stereo into mono temporarily, so you’re seeing the worst-case scenario here.

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#950123
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Far and Away - 176-Minute Extended Version? Encore broadcast?
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I’ve reconstructed the longer cut of Far and Away using the blu-ray wherever possible and the TV footage where necessary. The aspect ratio shifts from 2.39:1 to 1.33:1 for extra scenes (with a constant image height). I’ve retained the 5.1 audio from the blu-ray as well, so it shifts from 5.1 to 2.0 during the TV footage. Right now I have a 16.2GB file with LPCM 5.1 audio. I’m going to share this on the spleen. I can save some of that file size by encoding the audio to DTS-HD MA 5.1 instead if that is preferred, but I didn’t want to limit the release to people who can playback DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks. Is there a preference for the LPCM 5.1 audio or the DTS-HD MA 5.1?

PS: The running time is 169 mins, 21 secs (there was a recap of Part I on the second night along with a second round of opening credits which I believe accounts for the extra couple of minutes, and this was obviously excised for my continuous cut).

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#908312
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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration
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Okay, come on, guys. PM each other if you want to slug it out over what capture looks better.

I’m here because I love these films and am incredibly excited that they were finally shown this way in HD. I see no benefit in going back and forth on these points any more aside to wish digitalfreaknyc the absolute best of luck on his proposed upgrade of the 720p rip / BD theatrical footage, which is why I removed myself from the in-the-weeds part of this discussion. What he’s attempting will either prove a substantive upgrade over what’s currently out there or it won’t. I, for one, truly hope that it does. All the bickering here only distracts him from accomplishing that admirable goal. A broadcast of this historical relevance and artistic quality should be preserved in the highest quality possible. Until he’s done with his efforts, though, we have a from-the-source 720p rip of this edit that looks pretty great, which is more than any of us thought we’d have. Let’s keep our eyes on the ball, huh?

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#907962
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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration
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Because…when you add subs, you will have to re-encode. When you upscale, you will have to re-encode. When you combine a non-upscaled BD piece with an upscaled HBO piece for a transition, you will have to re-encode. And when you do any of those things, quality will be reduced. I actually have done quite a lot of video editing. I’m not just pulling this stuff out of nowhere. And I’m certainly not trying to argue with you, but those are just facts. Will there be sections that won’t go down in quality? Yes. And I’ve not said otherwise. I’ve only stated - and I’ll do so again - that if some portions are going to look somewhat better and others are going to look somewhat worse, then I personally don’t see the point of doing what you’re suggesting. But I’m out of this discussion. I’m obviously irritating you, which is not my intent at all. Trust me, I SUPPORT your efforts if they yield results. Really, I do. I hope I’ve proven that up to now. As I said, make this thing better. I’ll be grateful to see what you can do, as will everyone here. 😃

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#907925
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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration
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I’m not acting like every shot has subtitles at all. I’m simply saying that you will have to re-encode the blu. And you will have to upscale the HBO footage. That in and of itself WILL lesson quality, however slightly. For the third time, I’ll be THRILLED to be proven wrong about this. And I’m not the one doing all the work, so more power to you, my friend. 😃

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#907904
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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration
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As I said, I could be wrong. I’m not saying it won’t look better. I’m just questioning how much better it will look after you re-encode it to hardcode subs and upscale the HBO footage. If a 1080i straight rip of the HBO version surfaced, I’d happily replace the 720p copy I have. But that would be a direct rip from the source. Again, yours may look incredible and prove me wrong…and I’ll be happy to be wrong if that’s the case. 😃

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#907827
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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration
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Hey, I’m not telling you how to spend your time, lol, if you want to replace the HBO theatrical footage with the blu-ray footage, hardcode that to match the extra scenes, and upscale the HBO shots to 1080p, be my guest. I was just pointing out that, in the end, I’m not quite sure what it is that’s going to be gained through doing all that. Maybe it’ll look tons better and I’ll eat my words. :: shrug ::