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#321483
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.:. MoveAlong's - The Story of TESB/The Adventures of Luke Skywalker .:. Complete!
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I plan on doing Jedi eventually. I need to complete Galactus' Bounty Hunter 2 before starting anything else. Life is not really allowing me to work on projects right now. I'd like to get Bounty Hunter 2 done this year and probably start on Jedi in '09. I think Scotty Balls' Story Of Jedi is on Usenet. Although, I haven't checked in a while. As for the color correction, I appreciate the compliments. I ended up coming up with 5 or 6 different settings and used them throughout, like reducing the blue on Hoth (couldn't get rid of it completely, unfortunately!), getting rid of the red on Bespin, etc...
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#321206
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How do I rip files from a DVD for editing without losing any quality on a Mac
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For a lossless codec, I would recommend SheerVideo. It costs money, unfortunately there isn't anything free like HuffYUV on the Mac. I've edited both of my Story Of projects using the PhotoJPEG codec at full quality in FCP with excellent results. I would just google for a mac program that can extract your 5.1 file into separate files to use in FCP. I know one exists and have actually done it before, just can't remember right now. Good luck.
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#319180
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I'm right there with you carbonunit. On my cable connection I can grab a dvd5 from usenet in 2 hours. With that same connection, the fastest I've ever managed to grab a dvd5 from a torrent is a couple of days. And that's IF it's seeded well, which most aren't, at least not for long anyway. If you don't have the gumption to try to learn something that's pretty easy, well... then you don't deserve to get your download that fast. You deserve that 2 days to 2 weeks to 2 months to download something.

To keep this on topic...

Ady, what did you do to the Biggs and Luke scene to smooth out the original 12fps look? Also, I really like the addition of the music. Certainly gives it more of a cinematic feel. Also, what source did you use? Was it my Lost Scenes or someone else's?
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#319061
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Wookiegroomers 1080p Star Wars Saga
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Johnboy3434 said:

They're not available anywhere right now. On a.b.sw, all they have is RotJ (not enough to warrant the cover charge). Wookie Groomer has what is easily the best set, better than any of the supposedly 1080p transfers currently available. That's why I was asking for a torrent of all six. It would be a gigantic load, but I would seed it for as long as I could (I'd still have upwards of 20GB left on my HD, and I doubt I'd need more than that).


If you access a.b.sw through Giganews, the following are still available (I just checked), because of their 200 day binary retention:

All 3 13GB OT SE 1080P
Addicted to SW 6-in-1 1080P
All 3 OT v2 split screen 1080P

Even if you could find a torrent for all of this, it would take you 3 years to download! Giganews is your only realistic option.
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#318081
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Quick SFV:
http://www.quicksfv.org/download.html

From their website:

"Quick Creation - The same fast CRC engine inside QuickSFV can also be used to create .SFV files. From Windows Explorer, just select the files you wish to include in the .SFV files, right-click on them and select Create .SFV File."

I believe if you have your master folder, you can just right click on it and it will include all subdirectories and enclosed items.
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#318074
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ady, could you post SFV's for both the NTSC and PAL DVD-9's? Specifically, SFV's of the DVD files (VIDEO_TS, DVD_ROM, JACKET_P, etc.) that came straight from your authoring program's output would be really nice to know that we're getting the correct files. That, and I guess it couldn't hurt to have the exact layer break point # for both versions as well. Thanks again!

It's very weird that just RAR'ing up an ISO would change something within the disc files. Strange...
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#318045
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Sojourn said:

I'm really looking forward to your torrents, -1! I can't wait to get my hands on the DVD-9.

Also, MoveAlong -- have you checked out SimplyBurns (http://simplyburns.berlios.de/index.html), or Burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/)? I'm not sure if SimplyBurns is a universal application, but Burn is (I personally prefer SimplyBurns, though).

Take care,
Sojourn


Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give them a try.
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#318020
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Just downloaded both the PAL and NTSC DVD-9's from usenet. Ady, can you tell us specifically what the layer-break points are for both projects? I'm on OS X, so ImgBurn is not an option (old, non-Intel Mac). For dual layer discs I use LiquidCD, as it is the only OS X burning app that lets you manually set the layer break point, AFAIK. I know I've fawned over this project in previous posts, but I really can't put into words how impressive your work is to me. I can't wait to burn these and get them into some cases on my shelf. Thanks again!

EDIT: Well, I just realized that LiquidCD cannot accurately set a custom layer break point and doesn't recognize layer breaks in ISO's. It has a useless slider of a percentage of the disc to place the LB point. The author is adding that feature to the next version, whenever it comes out. So, nevermind. I'll either just burn it with a random LB point in Toast or break down and find a Windows box.
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#314866
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The Definitive Collection still photographs
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Very nice collection! Thanks for sharing, Darth Neo.

NTSC stills need to be resized for proper aspect ratio when viewed on a computer screen. Viewing a 720x480 NTSC still on a computer screen turns circles into ovals and makes people look shorter and wider than in reality. If someone wants to put these on a web page, they need to be resized.

Conveniently enough, I resized them to 640x480 and they can be found here.
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#313470
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Avatar Issues
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ChainsawAsh said:

I'm using Photoshop CS3 in OS X (Leopard) and every time I take a 28 KB, 395x360 GIF in to resize, I end up with a 80x72 JPEG that is inexplicably 64 KB.

How do I make something *smaller*, yet get a *larger* file size? I'm saving at "Baseline (standard)," level 6 (medium). All I want to do is get it down to the 5 KB limit and it just won't do it.

Any help on this?


I had the same issue with file size problems. I'm using PS 7 (I know, way old). If I did a plain "Save As" and then selected JPG, I couldn't get the file size anywhere near 5K without horrible quality. I ended up choosing "Save for Web". This brings up a separate window with options. I just dragged the quality slider to the left until it was under 5K. I was able to get good quality (as my avatar shows). The weird thing is that I was able to go with the equivalent of "high" quality using this method, the same level of quality of my first attempted and failed method. Hope this helps. Your mileage may vary.

It might also be a problem with PS saving an icon of the image. That takes up file space as well. If you have the "Save for Web" option give it a try.
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#312925
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: gavin77
I know most of you guys are seasoned pros at all of this NEWSGROUP stuff, but I have been googling and trying to figure out how and what I need, without much success. I'm on a MAC so that complicates my choices.

I've been trying the torrent thing for this download and it is taking forever. At my current rate, I may have this thing by mid-next week sometime. (A week to download) I guess I'm thinking ahead to the DVD-9, and I do not want to go this route as it would probably take a month to download.

If anyone is willing would you please provide some guidance as far as the newsgroups? It seems like a way faster way to get this edit, and I'm sorry I know nothing about this junk.

Thanks, and to all of you veterans of this forum, I know these posts make some of you angry, (probably thinking, who would not understand this stuff, what a beginner loser), but I promise I'm not whining, etc., I'm just looking for some honest help!


You need to open (pay for it) an account with a premium usenet provider. There are several from which to choose. Giganews is generally considered the best, but they are not the only one, for sure. Being on a Mac (it's not MAC, btw) you'll want to download and register (pay for it) Unison, the easiest to use OS X newsgroup program. In Unison, you'll enter your premium provider's login/password/server info. Then, search for alt.binaries.starwars. Once absw loads, in the "Files" tab, look for what you seek and download. You'll find that most large posts (eg, DVD's) are collections of split-up RAR archives. For example, you'll see that the post that has ady's latest NTSC version, there are 86 .rar files roughly 50MB each. There are also .par2 files. You'll need to download these as well. Finally, download MacPAR deLuxe (free). Take all of the RAR's and PAR's you've downloaded and put them into the same folder. Double click the .par2 file. In the case of the latest NTSC posting, it is named "STAR_WARS_IV_REVISITED_NTSC_DVD_5_REPACK.par2" Let MacPAR deLuxe do it's thing and eventually it will prompt you for where you want it to save the unpacked RAR archive. In this case, it will be an .ISO disc image file. To play the movie on your Mac, double click the .ISO file. Once the volume on the disc image has mounted, open up Apple's DVD player. To burn to disc, use Apple's Disk Utility, Toast, or the excellent LiquidCD (free). Newsgroups seem really confusing at first, but once you get the few basics down it's really easy. At least on a Mac with Unison, that is. I've never done usenet on Windows, so I can't speak for that experience. Good luck...
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#312133
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: OBtwosy

my ISP has a free newsreader for customers and I'm using "Unison" for Mac - looking at a.b.starwars

still nada

should I be pointed somewhere else?


Unison is great, but you're wasting your time trying to get anything through your ISP (practically zero binary retention). You need to pay for a premium provider. I use Giganews. The files are on absw, just not available to you the way you're attempting. Unfortunately, usenet is only viable when you pay for it. That's just reality...
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#311682
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I'll give Episode One something...
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Went to see TPM with a friend my same age (29 in '99) who had seen it once before. On purpose, he didn't tell me anything of what he thought about it. When the SW logo and crawl came up I was stoked! When I was reading the crawl I was thinking "WTF? This doesn't make any sense". After a few Jar Jar'isms and horrible Lucas slapstick along with the BAD acting and dialogue, I leaned over to my friend and whispered "This is HORRIBLE!" I wanted to walk out half way through, and by the time it was over I wished I had. My friend said that he thought it was bad the first time he saw it but that he must have somehow just not "understood" what Lucas was trying to do. He understood after two times seeing it, for sure. I remember being so blown away at how truly awful and clueless GL had become and was insulted as a child of the 70's growing up on Star Wars. Little did I realize that that was only really the first salvo of insults headed my way....
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#311640
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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When people are copying discs in a PIF chain, mistakes will no doubt be made by people with limited knowledge using crap software to do the job (especially with DVD9 involved). And so on, and so on, and so on. Eventually, discs being copied around are worthless and unable to be played on many devices or missing DVD_ROM and/or JACKET_P contents (EditDroid, anyone?). I put my projects out in disc image format to avoid this situation, although that doesn't help when people start distributing copies that they've made. My point, basically, is that the only way to make sure that you're getting the genuine thing is to get it directly from adywan or download it from his usenet post. Now hopefully this will be put out in ISO or IMG format with an SFV or MD5 checksum for the contents of the DVD disc. If adywan doesn't put out an SFV, then the best thing would be for someone to create one from the contents of his usenet post and make it available (not that hard).

I am willing to bet that after the first wave of user created copies, most of them will not match up to an original checksum.

BTW, really looking forward to the NTSC DVD9!