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KillThad

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#1447528
Topic
Project <strong>4K80</strong> (a WIP)
Time

Williarob said:

There are several reasons why 4K80 is taking so much longer than the others:

  1. There’s only 1 person working on it right now
  2. Most of the prints are in pretty rough shape, compared to those we have for Star Wars and Jedi
  3. We keep getting more prints of Empire to play with and we want to use the best parts from each:

Currently we have the 16mm dupe, a 1980 Fuji print, a 1980 German print, 1 reel from a British 1980 print and a complete '97 Special Edition print, as well as the older scans we made for the Grindhouse. That’s a lot of film sort through, color correct and clean up. We also bought an Italian print of Empire back in June which still hasn’t arrived from Rome, and we know of at least 2 other prints we may be able to scan.

But 4K80 isn’t the only thing we’ve been working on. We also scanned some more prints of Star Wars this year: an Italian print, a low contrast Eastman print with good color, a Mono print with terrible Vinegar Syndrome but hopefully we can salvage the sound, 3 x 16mm prints, Another 97 Special Edition print.

And that’s not all, we scanned another original '83 print of Jedi (which turned out to be pretty beaten up) and we should be getting a '97 SE print of Jedi soon too. We scanned a Czech print of Phantom Menace and a Spanish print of Revenge of the Sith.

We also scanned two more 16mm prints of The Making of Star Wars, 1 more SPFX this week and 1 more From Star Wars to Jedi a few months ago.

Right now, I have over 200 TB of raw film scans backed up to LTO tape, most of which is Star Wars related.

If all of this is news to you, then you should probably head over to forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com to learn more and watch some previews. You can use this code to register: OT-21wceCpKFdYgD1FgHEkjSw4K77-80

“Right now, I have over 200 TB of raw film scans backed up to LTO tape, most of which is Star Wars related.”
God DAMN, that’s a lot of Star Wars.

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#1444136
Topic
Preservation of SE97 Laserdiscs (Info Wanted) (a WIP)
Time

ZigZig said:

I am really touched beyond words by your donation proposals, you are real gentlemen/gentlewomen!
A huge thank you.

But I don’t want to receive any money, you are not responsible for my hard drive crash, and this community has already given me a lot in terms of amazing information, learning, file sharing and friendship!

Sorry for necroing, but you doing alright? It’s been a few months since you posted, just want to know if you’re all good. I know losing a hard drive is really disheartening for a project, believe me.

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#1406275
Topic
Hellraiser (Clive Barker, 1987) – 35mm Scan Opportunity
Time

LucasGodzilla said:

So mixed news.

As it turns out, the rescan will require extra funds than I initially thought, so the end goal will be around $1,100 (about $100+ from my initial goal).

However, that being said, despite the price hike, I would certainly say that the investment is worth it as it ends up hiding even more damage than I initially thought having seen more preview material (from reel 2), making even some of the more heavily scratched areas look near-pristine.


So although there’s still a bit more fundraising needed, I can at least guarantee the results will look far superior.

Will definitely donate a little more tomorrow!

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#1384739
Topic
Preservation of SE97 Laserdiscs (Info Wanted) (a WIP)
Time

ZigZig said:

My external HD with ALL my preservation work, including the current captures of the SE 97 Laserdiscs (JP and US) just crashed. I lost everything.

I need now a couple of weeks to find the money and buy a new HD, then restart the complete capture process (all disks had been captured 3 times each, then manually detelecined)…

Sorry for this unforeseen delay, I’m pretty desperate.

Oh shit, that sucks, man. I had an external HDD crash earlier this year that had basically everything I had worked on since I was a teenager on it. Thankfully, I was able to get most of the stuff salvaged, but I totally understand your pain. Take your time, man.

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#1382312
Topic
Preservation of SE97 Laserdiscs (Info Wanted) (a WIP)
Time

ZigZig said:

Hi ShiftyEyes,

I did get the copy of the 2000 release.

Currently, I have finished capturing the original US version (in 3 passes) and the JP 2000 version (in 3 passes also), from my HLD-X0 via the comb filter of an ADV-7842 card.

I plan to now capture the PAL (UK and FR) versions from an LDV-4300D.

When everything is captured, I will then be able to offer an “ultimate” version with a mix of the PAL and NTSC ("PANuP) versions.

Cheers

Man, this release is gonna look stellar!

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#1269517
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project (a WIP)
Time

DrDre said:

KillThad said:

DrDre said:

poita said:

We still need another two 8TB Hard drives, the scan itself is finished, we just need hard drives to transfer the files onto so I can start work on the restoration.

I donated another 250 USD just now, so we should be nearly there… 😃

If we’re going off Amazon prices, we should only need another 250 and poita should be set. I could probably throw a couple bucks in if you guys want.

I added another 250 USD, so we should have the hard drives covered, such that poita can do his magic. 😉

Man, you really are the true MVP on this forum, you know that?

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#1269510
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project (a WIP)
Time

DrDre said:

poita said:

We still need another two 8TB Hard drives, the scan itself is finished, we just need hard drives to transfer the files onto so I can start work on the restoration.

I donated another 250 USD just now, so we should be nearly there… 😃

If we’re going off Amazon prices, we should only need another 250 and poita should be set. I could probably throw a couple bucks in if you guys want.

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#1267469
Topic
4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP)
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

Someone (who just had a baby, no less) working on a project they’re not getting paid for in their spare time that they’ll be giving you access to for free when it’s finished is not the same as someone making a product they’re being paid for that they intend to sell.

No one on this board owes anyone ETAs or progress updates, and comments like that just serve to piss them off and make them feel unappreciated. One or two people have abandoned projects altogetger in the past, or decided not to share them, because of attitudes like that from other members.

I was just making a Duke Nukem Forever joke because he said “done when it’s done”. I wasn’t trying to insult him…

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#1267462
Topic
4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP)
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

KillThad said:

DrDre said:

Brodnation said:

DrDre said:

Brodnation said:

DrDre said:

KranixZero said:

I was already excited for 4k77 but this looks amazing!! Will you be doing the same regrade for the DNR version when it comes out?

Thanks! I might, although it might actually be easier to apply DNR to the color graded version.

How will the cc be distributed as luts or as the video files

The plan is as video files.

How will these files be distributed and can I get an aprox date of completion

It will be done when it’s done. I’m pretty busy, so I can’t really give a reliable estimate.

George Broussard intensifies

Come on, man.

What? Low blow?

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#1267440
Topic
4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP)
Time

DrDre said:

Brodnation said:

DrDre said:

Brodnation said:

DrDre said:

KranixZero said:

I was already excited for 4k77 but this looks amazing!! Will you be doing the same regrade for the DNR version when it comes out?

Thanks! I might, although it might actually be easier to apply DNR to the color graded version.

How will the cc be distributed as luts or as the video files

The plan is as video files.

How will these files be distributed and can I get an aprox date of completion

It will be done when it’s done. I’m pretty busy, so I can’t really give a reliable estimate.

George Broussard intensifies