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#478149
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GOUT image stabilization
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Moth3r said:

Uncompressed = no compression, huge files.

Lagarith = lossless compression, identical in quality, but smaller files (guessing around 60-80GB).

When I encode to an avi file, will I have to split the encode into smaller files or can I make a single 80 GB file? I encoded the GOUT with one of g-force's older scipts and HCEnc last year, but encoding of one episode took about one week. I would make encodings with the newer script but only if encoding would not take so long. So I should encode the movies to avi but I'm not sure, how the HDD would handle so lage files without splitting.

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#469328
Topic
GOUT image stabilization
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Rogue-theX said:

I have a few questions about the plugins you uploaded OldSchoolJedi

When the mask tools rar is extracted a few folders apear along with the dll "mask tools" "common" "avs25" in the mask tools folder there are these: "limited sharpen faster" "mfToon-v0.54" and "vmToon-v0.74" Should these be placed in the avisynth plugin folder aswell? And the dll that came from this rar is name mt_masktools.dll, Is this now the preffered version of the dll over the other dll on page 7 called mt_masktools-26.dll?

When i extract the removedirt rar 3 dlls appear: removedirt.dll, removedirts.dll, removedirtsse2.dll; do they all need to be placed into the plugin folder or just removedirt.dll?

Same question with the removegrain rar, several "removegrain dll"s, several "repair dll"s several "ssetools dll"s should they all be placed in the plugin folder?

OldSchoolJedi, these filters will work for the ntsc version right? I know you were making adjustments to figure out how to get the script to work for pal way back when however i am doing this to the ntsc and wanted to be sure.

Thank you :)

I used repair.dll, RemoveGrain.dll, Removedirt.dll. If you have another CPU, you have to use the .dll as Moth3r stated.

Make sure that you have only one .dll in your Avisynth-plugin-folder what means do not place removedirt.dll, removedirtS.dll and removedirtSSE2.dll all together in the plugin folder. Then you might get errors, only use the .dll your CPU can work with.

You can use the .dll's for both NTSC and PAL. I used these plugins and it worked well.

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#437861
Topic
Guide to convert the GOUT DVD from 4:3 to 16:9 using freeware-tools
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I may be wrong but from what I remember you get wrong resizing when you do not select 'convert from 4:3 to 16:9', because the ifo gives your DVD player the information if the image is 16:9 or 4:3. DVDRB updates the ifo when you select this option or leaves it untouched. This is also the reason why you have to remove the last line in the avs-files for the main movie, because otherwise g-force's script resizes to 16:9 and DVDRB resizes the 16:9 image again so you crop the 16:9 image a second time and will get wrong image resizing. Anyway, I really recommend to do the encodings like described in the guide and not to use DVDRB.

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#437289
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Guide to convert the GOUT DVD from 4:3 to 16:9 using freeware-tools
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Chewtobacca said:

Thank you, Oldschooljedi! Did you make an specific modifications to the script?

 

No, I made no modifications exept that I didn't use the subitle stage and I did also not paste the "mpeg2source" line into the script editor, you can see it in the script I posted above. As I said, it was a while ago and I'm not sure if I remember everything right. You should really preview the avs files in Media Player Classic before you encode to make sure that you get the right result before you encode this because encoding is really slooooow.

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#437006
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Guide to convert the GOUT DVD from 4:3 to 16:9 using freeware-tools
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I made some encodings with DVDRebuilder but more than a year ago. I cannot remember how I made it exactly but as far as I can remember I used the script like that:

 

 

#######################################################################################
#################### GOUT Filter By G-force V.14.05 USE ONLY ON ANH ###################
#######################################################################################

########## setup

########## cut off some of the black bars for faster processing (but keep mod 16)
Crop(0,96,0,-96,align=true)

########## black level/gamma, hue
Levels(10,1.08,255,0,255).Tweak(hue=-3)

########## de-ring
pm = last
h4 = pm.RemoveGrain(4,-1)
Median1(pm,  MT_Convolution(horizontal="1",vertical="  0 0 0 1 0 .1 -.1"  ,chroma="copy first"),h4,Chroma="copy first")
Median1(last,MT_Convolution(horizontal="1",vertical="0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .1 -.1",chroma="copy first"),h4,Chroma="copy first")
Contra(last,pm)

########## global motion stabilization
orig = last
temp = orig.TemporalSoften(3,255,255,25,2)
int  = Interleave(temp.Repair(orig),orig)
DePan(int,data=DePanEstimate(int,trust=0,dxmax=1,dymax=0),offset=-1)
SelectEvery(2,0)

episode==5 ? last.Trim(0,92103)++orig.Trim(92104,93601)++last.Trim(93602,0) : last

########## local motion stabilization/degrain stage
source  = last
sigma   = 5
fft     = source.FFT3dFilter(sigma=sigma,sigma2=sigma*.75,sigma3=sigma*.5,sigma4=sigma*.25)

fft.Clense(grey=true)
filt    = Contra(last.Repair(fft,2,-1),last).MergeChroma(source)

idx1    = filt.MSuper(pel=2,sharp=1)
bw_vec1 = MAnalyse(idx1,isb=true, delta=1,overlap=4,plevel=0,dct=1)
fw_vec1 = MAnalyse(idx1,isb=false,delta=1,overlap=4,plevel=0,dct=1)

idx2    = source.MSuper(pel=2,sharp=1,levels=1,chroma=false)
pcorr   = source.MDegrain1(idx2,bw_vec1,fw_vec1,thSAD=800,thSCD1=150,thSCD2=75,plane=0)
corr1   = Median1(source,pcorr,filt,chroma="copy first")

idx3    = corr1.MSuper(pel=2,sharp=1,levels=1,chroma=false)
corr1.MDegrain1(idx3,bw_vec1,fw_vec1,thSAD=400,thSCD1=150,thSCD2=75,plane=0)

Median1(corr1,last,filt,chroma="copy first")

Contra(last,source)

########## restore stars
prest = last
prest.MT_Binarize(threshold=20,upper=true,chroma="copy first").MT_Expand(chroma="copy first")
MT_Merge(prest,source.MT_Logic(pcorr,"max",chroma="copy first"),last,chroma="copy first")

########## additional "Lucasfilm" and "Along time ago..." stabilization
prest.Trim(0,265)++prest.Trim(266,687).TemporalSoften(3,255,255,25,2)++last.Trim(688,0)

########## anti-alias
NNEDI2(dh=true, field=0)
NNEDI2(dh=false,field=1)

########## resize to 16x9 AR, remove sides, add borders
Spline16Resize(728,388).Crop(8,10,-4,-14,align=true).AddBorders(2,58,2,58)

 

#######################################################################################

#######################################################################################
Function Contra(clip denoised, clip orig)
{# re-write of Didée's contra sharpening routine from TemporalDegrain.avs

rg12d = MT_MakeDiff(denoised,denoised.RemoveGrain(12,-1))
rg12d.Repair(MT_MakeDiff(orig,denoised),9,-1).MT_LUTxy(rg12d,"x 128 - abs y 128 - abs < x y ?")

denoised.MT_AddDiff(last,chroma="copy first")

Return(last)
}

#######################################################################################
Function Median1(clip input_1, clip input_2, clip input_3, string "chroma")
{# median of 3 clips from Helpers.avs by G-force

chroma = Default(chroma,"process") #default is "process". Alternates: "copy first" or "copy second"

Interleave(input_1,input_2,input_3)
chroma == "process" ? Clense(reduceflicker=false) : Clense(reduceflicker=false,grey=true)
SelectEvery(3,1)

chroma == "copy first" ? last.MergeChroma(input_1) : chroma == "copy second" ? last.MergeChroma(input_2) : last

Return(last)
}

 

Copy this an paste it into the filter editor of DVDRB.

Unselect 'one click mode' in DVDRB and hit the 'prepare' button.

You get several avs-files in the working folder that DVDRB creates, for every DVD chapter one file.

As far as I can remember you have to delete the last line in EVERY little script that RB created, but ONLY for the main movie, otherwise the lego commercial is unwatchable.

Choose another working folder in DVDRB and delete the script in the filter editor of DVDRB. Then make a second 'prepare' phase and copy/paste the avs files for the extras (lego commercial etc.) from you second working folder into the first working working folder you created. Just a important reminder: delete the last line of the avs scripts for the main movie in your working folder you first created otherwise the video is wrong resized.

You should preview the scripts in media player classic before you encode.

I cannot remember exactly if I made my few encodings like my little description here, it was too long ago. I really recommend to do the encodings like described in my first tutorial. If you decide to make it with DVDRB this is all help I can give. Good luck!

I forgot: DVDRB gives you the selectable subtitles, no need to use the subitle work in g-force's script here.

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#435357
Topic
Guide to convert the GOUT DVD from 4:3 to 16:9 using freeware-tools
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Pericles77 said:

I notice that in the screenshot of HCencoder on the first page that the aspect ration is set at 4:3. GOUT's script resizes the movie to 16:9. Is there a conflict here? Or do I just leave it set at 4:3 as in the screenshot?

Normally HCEnc sets the aspect ratio to 16:9 automatically when the avisyth-script is loaded in the encoder.

The screenshots of all tools in this guide are samples from other encodings, so don't be confused when something looks different on the pics than it is in the final process. Sorry for that, these pics are really only samples.

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#415125
Topic
GOUT image stabilization
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g-force said:

 Yeah, sorry man, there are just too many things that are specific to the NTSC version that I don't have the time to change them all for the PAL (hey, I don't even have time to do ROTJ and it would be about the same amount of work)

-G

No problem, I will keep my eyes open at the usual places then to get ANH and ESB then.

As you said your new daughter needs your time I knew what you meant, I have a little boy too.

 

 

 

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#373493
Topic
Anyone ever do Betamax transfers to DVD of the Star Wars Trilogy as a preservation?
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I have Star Wars (only ANH) on Video2000 here. I bought it in the mid 80ies and when my player broke I bought the movies again on VHS. I'm not really sure anymore but from what I remember the picture quality of Video2000 movies was a littlebit superior compared to the VHS movies.

As I said I didn't watch this one for decades and I'm not sure if it would still be playable.