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#323984
Topic
GOUT image stabilization
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g-force said:

Davis said:

Still have the lines. It’s not “DGIndex”- that is fine. It seems to be induced by AVIsynth itself. When I run the AVS file on the Star Wars video (not encoding at all, just playing it in Media Player), the horizontal interlace lines appear. Nothing I do in TMPEGenc takes them away….

 

Hey Davis, did you ever get this figured out? I'm at a loss, since there really is no way the script could be interlacing the video.

Is it possible that it is the DVD ripping software? Are you absolutely sure that you are using "force film" in DGindex?

The only other thing that I could think of is that some plugin is not the most recent version and is defaulting to interlaced video. Might want to check that you are using the most recent versions of the needed plugins.

-G

 

Yes!  This was the problem- "force film" wasn't checked in DGIndex.  So it was DGIndex.

It looks great!  I can't wait until you finish tweaking the script completely, so that I can burn a copy for myself:)

-Davis

P.S. Will you be doing different scripts for "Empire" and "Jedi"? 

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#321363
Topic
GOUT image stabilization
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Thank you very much. That solved the problem!

I just had one more question- what exactly is AVIsynth doing to the video? Is it interlacing it? Converting it to 30fps? Because when I run the AVS file in TMPEGenc, no matter what setting I've used, there are the horizontal interlace lines in the final video.

Thanks again for all your help!
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#321322
Topic
GOUT image stabilization
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Thanks to all you guys for all this work on this.

I had a problem. I did everything I was supposed to, tried to play G-force's script, and got the error message:

"DePanEstimate: Can not load FFTW3.DLL!"

So I downloaded fftw3.dll. Still said the same thing. When I removed the two lines regarding DePan and DePanEstimate, it worked fine. Does anyone know what might be going on?

The other thing I was wondering was, this script looks beautiful, but is there any general script out there to change the colors back as close to the pre-93 releases as possible? I am trying to make it as close to the 77 version as possible, including the correct placement and font for the Greedo subtitles. (I can upload that clip if it's allowed)
Thanks!
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#312752
Topic
Seinfeld
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^^ See, I think she was more attractive earlier in the first six or seven seasons. After that she got some kind of makeover and didn't look the same at all....

I love the episode when she gets sprayed by the hose outside on the street and Kramer accuses her of trying to attract attention to herself
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#312441
Topic
Seinfeld
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Originally posted by: ferris209
I hate Seinfeld, that guys grates my nerves and I don't care much for the show. However, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was one of the hottest babes of all time in sitcoms, at least in the time she was filming "Seinfeld". Just my 2 cents.


I agree. Very cute ticket
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#312409
Topic
Seinfeld
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In my opinion, the funniest show ever made. Pure comic genius. It was great when it first aired, but it just gets better and better with age when you compare it to sitcoms now.

But most people I talk with now don't seem to care for it. Any fans here at OT? Favorite episodes? I love "The Jimmy", "The Opposite", "The Junior Mint", "The Implant"... there are just so many great ones. Almost every episode is classic, IMO...
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#307681
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: Mojo_LA
WXM:

Did you get my PM?

I let you know that if you can send me the scene file and objects (geometry compresses really well), I *DO* have an incredibly fast render farm at my disposal. I render 5 million poly scenes at 5 minutes a frame.

I would be happy to create a few alternate versions of the TIE shot and I am sure one of my Lightwave friends would be happy to come up with a solution for the Death Star. We could probably fake something in 2D, no need to create a monster model.

It's up to you and Ady. We are offering.

PM me.


Dude, I would take this offer. It'll make an already perfect movie even better.
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#306433
Topic
God Bless The USA
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
Originally posted by: Davis
Originally posted by: C3PX

Anyway, I think the biggest problems right now in this country are

1. Loss of our manufacturing base (mostly to China)
2. A stupid public because of an deteriorated educational system
3. Breakdown of the family unit



I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT. I DO MY BEST TO KEEP MY FAMILY AS A UNIT. I SEND MY DAUGHTER TO TUTORING, BECAUSE SHE'S NOT LEARNING NOR IS SHE TAUGHT WAS SHE NEEDS TO LEARN. I ALSO TEACH HER ALONG WITH MY SON AT HOME.


That's basically what my mother did. After I was too old for Montessori school, my mother just taught me at home what they weren't teaching in schools (times tables, basic grammar, etc.) I'm glad that other people realize that this is a major problem.
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#306402
Topic
God Bless The USA
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Originally posted by: C3PX
Yes, God bless the USA. Because here we're free to post crap like this with out a worry. Because here even if you are dirt poor the means to a good education is still availible to you. Because here is the only country in the world that makes anyone from any where else feel like they belong. America is awesome. There is a reason why you can go just about anywhere in the world and American culture will follow you. From Disneyland in Paris to Coca-Cola in Hong Kong, as annoying as it is America is everywhere. People around the world can complain about the American cultural invasion as much as they want, but all they have to do is stop buying our products to make it stop. But they won't. And why not? Because they like them.

Ironic that is it the American ultra liberal who is the most anti-American. Sweeney is obviously American because all his pictures have to do with typical American anti-Americanism and not foreign anti-Americanism. What exactly has the national rifle association done to you sweeney? Why is it so wrong for me to have weapons to protect my family with? Or for me to use to hunt food with? Is it bad just because Michael Moore says it is? Is it so bad just because a very small number out of a very vast number use them for bad? Do you honestly thing violent crime would end if the NRA wasn't around and if firearms were banned from the USA? What do you ban next? Kitchen knives? All sharp objects longer than three inches in length? What kind of world do you want to live in sweeney? Why don't you take a look at the good America does sweeney instead of only focusing on the things you find negative? You don't deserve to live in such a country. Why don't you get the hell out. Do us a lot more good than the banning of firearms. Let's ban self rightous bigot ultra liberal anti-Americans. Why don't you move to Iraq or Iran? I think you will find them right up your alley. Or maybe China, I bet you would feel right at home there. Kenya is a nice place too. Or how about England, Germany or France? Those places are all perfect and don't have any dark moments in there history, nothing as awful as slavery or the KKK at least, right? Honestly, if you are going to piss on the US for its history, especially things that happened generations ago, you better have a good bladder full to soak the rest of the world as well. Why not wake up and hate mankind rather than spend your anger on America and Bush. They are only scape goats. You are never going to be happy in life. As you guys like to say, moveon.


Very very true. It's the blood of our ancestors that died to give you the freedom to put this crap out there and not be killed for it.

I'm sorry, but people like Sweeney really upset me. And they're all over the place. My high school history teacher is one of them. He's a big fan of China- talks about it all the time. Ooh- isn't he an intellectual.

Kind of funny since in communist China, he would have pretty much no personal freedom at all.

These people should move to China and see how they like it there. However bad it is, it MUST be better than our awful country. So get the hell out out of our country.

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Anyway, I think the biggest problems right now in this country are

1. Loss of our manufacturing base (mostly to China)
2. A stupid public because of an deteriorated educational system
3. Breakdown of the family unit
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#303927
Topic
I am Legend
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Best movie I've seen in the theater in a long time. Very atypical of modern movies, IMHO. It actually had style to it, and they weren't cutting away every half a second. The characters were the focus. If the dogs and the people were not CGI and the music soundtrack was better, it would have been perfect.

I hope it does well at the box office so that it sends the right message to Hollywood.
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#301300
Topic
Ian McDiarmid's performance in the PT (also the OT) is memorable and absolutely enthralling
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Originally posted by: C3PX
Originally posted by: zombie84
Its the director's job to guide the actors--to say "Ian, tone down the expressions, just play it straight." Its as much a directors job to weed out what is wrong as it is to include what is right--now, true there are some things you simply cannot control, but alas this is not one of them. Lucas allowed McDiarmid to fuck it up, because he is the director and could have directed the performance differently.


Even with the stories of the PT as screwed up as they were, imagine how different it might have been had someone other than George been directing. And even with George directing, how in the world did he let things deteriorate so much? Did he really think people would take these kinds of things seriously?


I was really disappointed that George directed all three, because his plan in 1995 was not to direct any of them. At most, he said, he would direct Episode I. Too bad it didn't actually happen like that.
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#300215
Topic
1997 SE TB Digital Broadcasts
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Originally posted by: skyjedi2005

who cares anyway these are the hated special editions anyway and not the oot.


See, I keep hoping that someone would do an NTSC conversion of the GKAR German anamorphic 1997 SE, which is supposed to be the best transfer ever of the 97 SE. Just splice in the English crawl and the English Greedo/Jabba scenes and you have a really great preservation. Seems like every time this is brought up, nobody cares because they're the "hated Special Editions". The thing is though, these actually received a theatrical release, and in my opinion they're much closer to the OOT than the 2004. Not to mention the colors are perfect on 97 SE.

The OOT and the 2004 SE are both available legitimately on DVD, but the 97 SE will probably NEVER see the light of day again. I just think it'd be great to have a high quality copy of the 97 trilogy, complete with the authentic 5.1 mix.

Just my two cents
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#298048
Topic
Prequelize the OT
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Better yet…

OOT Han Solo meets PT Natalie Portman (playing Leia)


Leia: Han Solo? Are you really going to leave? I cannot believe you would do that. It breaks my heart.
Han: Yeah, that bounty hunter we ran into on Ord Mantell changed my mind.
Leia: What?
Han: (ignores her)
Leia: We totally need you here, Han Solo.
Han: We need? What about you?
Leia: I don’t know what you’re talking about. And stop looking at me like that. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
Han: What kind of crap is that? I take orders from one person. Me.
Leia: I’ve HAD IT! This is so seventies. I quit this movie.
Han: Go kiss a Wookie.
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#298047
Topic
Prequelize the OT
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EMPIRE (Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman are cast as Han and Leia)


Han Decides to Leave:

Han: Good bye, m’lady. I expect I shall never see you again. (*walks away*).
Leia: Han Solo? Are you really going to leave? I cannot believe you would do that. It breaks my heart.
Han: I do not wish to sound crass, m’lady, but in my point of view, it would be very dangerous for me and my furry companion Chewbacca to remain here much longer. When we were on Ord Mantell, in the Outer Rim territories which has spice miners, I came into contact with a bounty hunter.
Leia: What?
Han: When I say bounty hunter, I mean a mercenary that tracks people down and either captures them or kills them…for a large sum. I’m sorry for the confusion, m’lady. The presence of the bounty hunter and the thought that he represents the looming threat of Jabba the Hutt causes me to have serious misgivings about staying with the Rebel Trade Alliance to which I have contributed over the last several time units.
Leia: We totally need you here, Han Solo.
Han: When you say “we,” are you merely referring to the Rebel Trade Alliance in which I have taken part, or are you referring to you yourself and only you? Please tell me; I’d die to know.
Leia: I don’t know what you’re talking about. And stop looking at me like that. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
Han: My heart is beating and my lips are parted, waiting for a sign, a kiss, something to show that you care. You are in my very soul…tormenting me. I shall do anything that you ask. Anything…
Leia: Then shut up! And stay here on Hoth.
Han: I’m sorry, m’lady. I will do whatever you say.
Leia: Anyway, I’d rather kiss a Wookie.
Han: I wish that I could just wish away my feelings! But I can’t! (*cries*)


Luke meets Yoda:

Luke: I don’t know. I feel like…
Yoda: Feel like what!?

(*Luke turns around and is confronted by a small CG creature holding a lightsaber*).
Yoda: Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! (*bounces forward and swings at Luke*)


The asteroid scene:

Han: Oh, no! Those are asteroids! Blast! I hate flying! I’ll go in anyway.
C3PO: But sir! This was already done in one of the prequels!
Han: Shut him up or shut him down or turn him off.
(*approaches the asteroids*)
C3PO: This is suicide!
Leia: You don’t have to do this to impress me.
Han: Really?
(*Flies out of the asteroid field*)


The confrontation:

Vader: The Force is with you, boy. But you are not a Jedi yet. Nor shall you ever be. My midichlorian count is higher than yours and I will dominate.
Luke: You’ll find I’m full of surprises.
Vader: I have more surprises. I’ll tell you in the next scene in case you haven’t seen the prequels yet.
Luke: I believe you are wrong.
Vader: Yes, but I believe you to be wrong.
Luke: OK. In my point of view, you are wrong.
Vader: There is no such thing as point of view. You shall see things my way.
Luke: Only a Sith lord like yourself deals in absolutes. That being said, you are pure evil and you must die.
Vader: Let this contest be decided by our skill with a lightsaber, then.
Luke: You turn yours on first.
Vader: No, you turn yours on first, boy.
Luke: All right, then. We shall stand back to back and take ten paces, at which point we shall turn around, simultaneously ignite our sabers, and begin the duel.
Vader: I do not think this is a good idea.
(*scene drags on for five minutes*)
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#296522
Topic
George Lucas jealous of Irvin Kirshner's Star Wars?
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Watching the lost behind the scenes video in the preservation forum, I couldn't help but notice there's a much bigger emphasis on Irvin Kershner- it seems almost like it's his movie. There's a lot of footage of him talking to each of the actors and doing everything himself. He obviously knew exactly what he was doing.

Link

And this....

Washington, D.C.: With all of the questions about Lucas's own lack of directing talent in comparison to the many areas in which he is quite talented, I was curious about your impression of how genuine directors feel about working with him. We all know that Lucas and Spielberg are (publicly at least) very good friends. What about others who have worked on movies that Lucas played a large creative/production role in? Kershner is the most obvious example, but not the only one.

Dale Pollock: Both Kershner and Marquand resented Lucas' interference with their methods, and Lucas resented their resentment. Kershner still feels he directed the best STAR WARS film with EMPIRE, and personally, I agree with him. I also think very few established directors would have wanted to direct EPSIDOES I, II or III, given Lucas' reputation for creative control of this franchise.

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New York, N.Y.: Hello. Same NYC poster as before, just wanted to ask a followup:

How/when did Lucas come to believe that Kershner ruined Empire? I ask because (1) a lot of people (me included) believe it's the best one, and (2) even after that, he still had someone else direct Jedi. (Thanks for taking questions, by the way. Very interesting chat!)

Dale Pollock: Glad you're enjoying this chat. Kershner said he would never work with Lucas again after his EMPIRE experience, and I think Lucas felt the same way. He felt Kershner went too emotional in EMPIRE, and put too much emphasis on Vader's struggle, and not enough on Luke's. It just wasn't the movie he would have made (I think many of us are glad he didn't make it!)






Is Lucas perhaps jealous that Kershner made a better film? Do we know anything else about this?