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DJPitaB

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#1427341
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Help: looking for... Joey (2004 Friends spinoff), in HD
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For clarity, I was able to find season 1 in HD. For season 2, I have low resolution (~624x352) widescreen TV rips of the first 18 episodes. (They’re not perfect - episode 5 is particularly problematic, due to signal quality issues in the original recording - but it’s something.) I have not found even low res widescreen versions of episodes 19-22.

Any assistance is appreciated!

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#1426214
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Help: looking for... Joey (2004 Friends spinoff), in HD
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I’m looking for the second season of Joey in HD. I have the seasons on DVD, but they’re 4:3 and (obviously) not HD. If anyone is able to assist, your help is greatly appreciated! (If not HD, if anyone has good quality SD versions of these episodes in a widescreen format, that would also be appreciated.)

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#1408443
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Help: looking for... 'Less Than Perfect' (ABC series from 2002) - lost episodes
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El Capitain said:

Did you find an HD-version of 2&3 season?
It’s a hard-to find “holy grail” I think

HD would be amazing, but I’ll honestly take what I can get at this point. Soupdrinker0 has been very helpful.

As a side note about HD: I have purchased HD versions of seasons 1 & 4 from Amazon Prime video, but I don’t love having to use the Amazon app to watch them. For me, it’s frustrating not to have an iTunes version of those seasons, but the iTunes Store doesn’t sell that show, and I have no way of converting.

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#1408206
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Help: looking for... 'Less Than Perfect' (ABC series from 2002) - lost episodes
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I am looking for assistance obtaining two lost episodes of the ABC series “Less Than Perfect.”

Seasons 1 & 4 are available for purchase on Amazon Prime video (albeit with altered music in the pilot, which I have corrected for my own collection), but finding all the episodes from seasons 2 & 3 is proving difficult. Many are available on YouTube in varying quality, but the two I need assistance obtaining are:
Season 3, Episode 5: “Knock, Knock, Who’s Dead”
Season 3, Episode 10: “Claude’s Romantic Hideaway”

There are a couple different uploads of “Knock, Knock, Who’s Dead” on YouTube, but they are missing the audio from the end of the episode (from about 16.5 minutes to the end).

There are also YouTube uploads that claim to be “Claude’s Romantic Hideaway,” but the episode that was actually uploaded is S03E11: “Claude’s 15 Minutes of Christmas.” The only version of “Claude’s Romantic Hideaway” I could find is a Russian-dubbed version (https://ok.ru/video/28940831354), but I am seeking the English audio.

Thanks to anyone who is able to assist!

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#1391492
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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes (Released)
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I was able to put together a finished video, and I think it looks pretty good. Please PM me if you’d like a link.

I did my best to color correct the music video footage and DVD footage to match, but if anyone is a more gifted color timer than I am, please feel free to take a crack at it. (I can send you the non-compressed files to work with.)

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#1391146
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Help Wanted: 'My Name is Earl' - uncut episodes w/original music
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@SpacemanDoug - I actually believe I have some old hard drives with all the original NBC airings of the My Name Is Earl episodes. I can try to find those, if you haven’t been able to locate what you need already.

Do you happen to have a list of which episodes were altered? If so, that ought to help me figure out which drives I should go through.

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#1390097
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Info: Back to the Future - without DNR & EE
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I haven’t read all 41 pages of this thread, but I thought I’d mention that I have all the edited-for-TV audio for all 3 films. I pulled it from my VHS recordings of the movies as they aired on network television back in the '80s and '90s. I also have DVR’d the movies on TV recently, which use some of the same edits, but not completely the same. If anyone wants this, please feel free to reach out.

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#1389678
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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes (Released)
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SilverWook said:

Aside from the “lost” footage, someone could drop in shots from the full frame DVD and restore a good chunk of it.

I would honestly be happy to do that, but I no longer have my BTTF DVDs, since I upgraded to 4K discs. Anyone able to rip just the first film from a FS DVD and share? I’ll do the work if someone can share the 4:3 resources. Thanks!

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#1389626
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Info & Request: Muppet Christmas Carol - Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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For anyone who’s curious, I can verify that the version JMOD5454 has looks fantastic. It’s the best HD capture I’ve seen, plus it includes subtitles, 5.1 surround audio, and chapter markers. It’s obvious that great care was taken in its creation.

For me, the only thing that could make it better would be some minor stabilization to the added scene, which has been an issue for me no matter where I’ve watched the scene (iTunes Extras, MoviesAnywhere, Amazon, Disney+, etc.). It suffers from a jittery/jumpy picture due to the way the scene was initially captured from the original source material.

If anyone is interested, I have created a version that addresses that issue using some image stabilization software and some manual frame-by-frame tweaking. There is little to no image cropping, so in my opinion, the stabilized version looks better overall, but feel free to judge for yourself. (PM me for a link.)

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#1379157
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Info & Request: Muppet Christmas Carol - Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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WXM said:

DJPitaB, yeah, I’ve done similar. When wanting to average/median five or so VHS captures of the same thing I’d have five or however many VirtualDub instances open, would comb through…

I guess I was hoping you had some magic software to share, but wishful thinking. Thanks for the reply.

Sure thing. I wish I knew about said magic software, but my repeated searching for such a thing leads me to believe it doesn’t (yet) exist. If anyone here can tell me different, I’m all ears!

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#1378986
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Info & Request: Muppet Christmas Carol - Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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WXM said:

DJPitaB, your (solid) way of dealing with any dupe frames in video… Real quick so as not to de-rail this thread (I don’t have a way to do your wanted capture 😦) what is your method for that if you don’t mind sharing the info? Thanks.

Honestly, it’s a very manual process. Just for some background: I have a very good eye for missing & duplicate frames, so it irks me quite a bit when I see them. Because of that, I have a compulsion to fix these things whenever I can. It started with some music videos, then I did it with full episodes of TV shows, and eventually, full seasons of TV shows. It’s incredibly time-consuming, but oddly fulfilling when it’s complete.

If I have a source with duplicate frames (say 30 fps when it should be 24), I’ll slow the video to 24 fps so that every frame will show in the editing timeline. I then advance one-frame-at-a-time through the video and delete every duplicate. In the end, I should have a video that plays in 24p at the correct speed.

That process becomes more complicated, however, when something has been screen-grabbed, because in those instances, you’ll typically get both dropped frames and duplicate frames. When that happens, what I try to do is several passes of screen recordings (3 is usually enough) so that any frames that were missed by the first 1 or 2 passes will hopefully be caught by one of the recordings eventually.

I’ll do the same thing I mentioned earlier, deleting duplicate frames, but also noting any dropped frames and pulling them in from other screen grabs. I’m very meticulous, so it ends up working well; it just takes forever.

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#1378901
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Info & Request: Muppet Christmas Carol - Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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Looking at my iTunes extras today, it seems the version that is there now is higher quality than what was previously captured in this thread. If someone is able to capture it at the proper frame rate (or even if you can capture at a higher frame rate and send it to me so that I can delete the duplicate frames), I can put out a proper 1080p version very soon using the blu-ray and the captured video. When it’s ready, I’ll share it to anyone who wants it with 1080p video, 5.1 audio, chapters, subtitles, and tags.

Looking forward to getting a good capture from whomever can help!

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#1341146
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (Released)
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I’m brand new to this site, but I have a 1080p version of this film into which I restored the song. I did it back in 2014, just for myself and my family.

I used the FS DVD and cropped the top and bottom to match the rest of the film I also color corrected to make it as seamless as possible. (I would have liked to use the WS version from the LD, but the best quality versions I could find looked worse than the DVD when upscaled, and only contained slightly more of the image.)

The sound mix is 5.1 surround sound from the DVD.

I can provide the file (~8 GB), if it’s wanted, but I’m not sure of the best place to host it. Please message me if interested.