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LeeThorogood

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#1021626
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:

Unfortunately my daughter has been sick for the last 24 hours and she has been transferred to Randwick Children’s Hospital, so I will once again be out of touch for a little while.
Hopefully it is something that will respond to antibiotics and we will be home again for Xmas.

Sorry to hear this Poita, best wishes to all involved!

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#915231
Topic
Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
Time

DrDre said:

I probably overdid the contrast and saturation for the Tarkin shot, but imo the other corrections lack depth, and Tarkin’s face lacks definition. In addition I think Peter Cushing’s hair wasn’t as grey as these corrections suggest. I’ve redone the regrade, and here’s my second attempt.

Bluray:

Bluray regraded:

Much better DrDre! 😄

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#901296
Topic
Encoding tips and ideas
Time

madcrow said:
I use Linux, so MeGUI isn’t an option. X264’s commannd line options are pretty straight forward, but I’ve never had a problem with Handbrake before so I haven’t learned them. As for size, when I did a CRF 20 encode I got a 5.5 GB file that looked great at 720p. It was only when I found that the lousy FAT32 file system used by USB sticks won’t hold the file that I started looking at making an AVCHD disc. Maybe I could try making an AVCHD structure on USB, though I’m not sure how many players can handle such a beast. As for 480p, I didn’t think that was legal for AVCHD.

What are you using the USB for? Instead of burning a disc for playback on a BD Player or to transfer to another PC? If you’re transferring to another PC you could get around the 4GB file size limit of FAT32 by creating a multi-part RAR archive. As I work in IT I know better than to suggest you format the USB as NTFS! 😉 If you’re using the USB instead of burning a disc for playback on a BD Player than I don’t know what to suggest, sorry.

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#901142
Topic
Avisynth gate weave stabilization
Time

AviSynth is a great tool to have in your arsenal, as with any software there is a learning curve when you first start using it.

# Define orig
orig = last

# Remove Noise/Grain
temp=orig.TemporalSoften(7,255,255,25,2)
rep=Repair(temp,orig,mode=16).TemporalSoften(1,255,255,25,2)

# Merge DeNoised/DeGrained Frames into one sequence (3 frames for every 1 original frame)
source=Interleave(rep,orig,rep)

# Stabilize Video
mdata=DePanEstimate(source, range=1, trust=0, dxmax=1, dymax=1)
DePan(source, data=mdata, offset=1)

# Every 3 frames discard the 1st and 2nd frame
SelectEvery(3,2)

You probably don’t need all of the above, I’ve added comments to explain whats happening at each stage.

# Stabilize Video
source = last
mdata=DePanEstimate(source, range=1, trust=0, dxmax=1, dymax=1)
DePan(source, data=mdata, offset=1)

This is the stabilization part. If it’s not making a difference you may need to try playing with the settings, here is the explanation for the DePan plugin: http://avisynth.org.ru/depan/depan.html

Good Luck!

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#900781
Topic
Star Wars vs. A New Hope
Time

I make a point of only referring to the OT films as STAR WARS, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Interestingly and I’ve only just realised this but I tend to refer to the PT as Episodes 1, 2 & 3, rather than The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Thus far I’ve only referred to The Force Awakens as The Force Awakens.

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#900633
Topic
Averaging the various versions of the 2004 master
Time

About 3 years ago I experimented with producing a median average of the 4 different DVB releases of the 97SE of Star Wars. It had been suggested at the time that the smearing in these releases was the result of the capture cards/equipment used, rather than DVNR in the broadcast master.

I seem to recall the averaging did improve the picture, just not very much. 😦