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Mackey256

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6-Apr-2003
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23-Sep-2019
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#998236
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16mm Cartoon & WWII News Reel Restorations
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Thanks for the info. That’s a huge help. 😃

There is a heavy Vinegar smell on these for sure. They were stored in a wood trunk for god knows how many years. I’m thinking this is end of days for more than a few of these reels.

For now they are sitting in my house at room temperature and I hope to get to them this weekend. At the very least I was planning to separate the Vinegar smelling reels from the others. Hopefully a few of these can be saved and scanned before they go completely.

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#957126
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16mm Cartoon & WWII News Reel Restorations
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We’ll see what we have to work with in a few weeks Wazzles. I got a great message from Williarob with a lot of information to start. Now it’s just a matter of finding the time to go through all this stuff. As you can imagine cleaning out a whole house is quite a process. I’ll be sure to update everyone. I’m glad that there is at least some interest in this stuff. From that feedback I’ll see what we have for WWII newsreels first and go from there.

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#956542
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16mm Cartoon & WWII News Reel Restorations
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This site has a ton of great film based restorations and with all my years on this site I never thought I might be able to contribute to anything film based. That changed this past weekend when we found a trunk full of 16mm films while cleaning our my grandparents house. I didn’t have time to really dig into it to see what was there but from a quick look it seems like mostly home videos, news reels from WWII and old cartoons. I snapped a few photos and will post them below.

I know the forum probably isn’t interested in the home videos but would anyone be interested in the cartoons or news reels?

From what I could see it’s a least one box full of cartoons and one box full of news reels. I saw labels for Popeye, Krazy Kat, Donald Duck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9T0dsLMCMY) & Pincushion Man. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fuqN8r4OlY)

It could be nothing but it could be some interested stuff.

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#908951
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Star Wars 1977 releases on 35mm
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This is absolutely heartbreaking to read. As someone who lost months of work in the past I can feel your pain. In fact I got out of working in 3D animation just because of how much stuff I lost to a hard drive catastrophe. If I can give you any advice it would be not to give up the hobby. It’s the one thing I regret more than losing all my work. Hang in there man, we’re all pulling for you.

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#906902
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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I always enjoy the comments that come in waves when Harmy releases a new version of these movies.

  • First comes the “When is this getting released?” comments.
  • Second are the “Where can I download this?” comments.
  • Third are the most intense… “THIS IS AWESOME! HARMY IS A GOD!”
  • Next come the crushing lows of “Are the colors right on this shot Harmy?” and “Is this an error or was it supposed to be here?”
  • Luckily, for Harmy, that wave of comments is usually followed up by a second round of “THIS IS AWESOME! HARMY IS A GOD!” posts.

I’m going to skip to that last round of comments and just say thanks. This is truly a the best version of Jedi that I’ve ever seen. As always this is greatly appreciated.

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#769043
Topic
Star Wars GOUT in HD using super resolution algorithm
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I'd love to see these restoration attempts compared to what DJ and his team were able to pull off.  I understand that this isn't a contest to see who can do better but if at the end of this you do end up doing better then the community as a whole benefits.

Open discussion and comparison to what has come before can only lead to a higher standard of restoration projects in the future.  I see no harm is using the TeamBlu projects as a baseline for amazing quality and attention to detail.

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#740541
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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bradt

Rats. I may be totally out of luck here (unless I go for a hardware purchase). I did upgrade the firmware; no luck. Thanks for the info, though.

When I had my old computer setup I had problems playing back DTS-MA tracks all the time.  I was able to convert the DTS-MA tracks to DTS using TSmuxer with ease.  It might be worth a shot if the file is still giving you trouble.

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#721347
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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deusxanime said:

I created an xdelta patch for going from the pre-fix version to the final fixed version (with correct audio labels, etc.). If you have the old version and don't want to redownload ~20GB or muck about with mkv editors, you can use this. Just extract it to the same folder as the mkv video file and run the .bat file. You need to make sure to have the same name as originally downloaded or to edit the .bat file if you've changed it. And be sure to have another ~20 GB available before starting as it will create a whole new file!

Dropbox link, hopefully will work here

I tested and verified, the fixed version should match the official md5 of 1e34878403b05924f71354e961016fce after completion.

 Huge thanks for this Deusxanime.  I had been meaning to change my file and start seeding but I was too lazy. This was the kick in the pants I needed to get this seeding again.  I really appreciate this.