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#1046433
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<strong>Spaced Ranger</strong> BANNED/Silenced? - <strong><em>Au Contraire!</em></strong>
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Spaced Ranger
A post in “Off Topic - Politics” (then the “moderator hands-off” area) exposing the present day mass-murders of babies (which apparently has the support of higher-ups and lower-lifes of this forum) …
^(WARNING:^ ^this^ ^Google^ ^search^ ^of^ ^actual^ ^abortion^ ^photographs,^ ^used^ ^in^ ^the^ ^original^ ^post,^ ^will^ ^cause^ ^“snow^ ^flakes”^ ^to^ ^run^ ^screaming^ ^to^ ^their^ ^“safe-space”^ ^over^ ^the^ ^dichotomy^ ^of^ ^actually^ ^seeing^ ^the^ ^monstrous^ ^evil^ ^that^ ^they^ ^approve)^
… is echoed from history’s recent past of other deliberate mass-murders:
God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” -German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer (executed in Flossenburg’s Nazi concentration camp, April 9, 1945)
But suddenly that post was gone, and so was it’s poster.
Spaced Ranger
This user has been banned.
Well, you’d suppose that was the end of Spaced Ranger.
^(WARNING:^ ^the^ ^following^ ^YouTube^ ^video^ ^is^ ^safe^ ^even^ ^for^ ^“snow-flakes”)^
Au contraire mon Original Trilogy! He-e-e-e’s BA-A-A-A-CK !!
I’m forgiven! Jay and his moderators of The Forum have taken me back. I’m immortal again! Omnipotent again!
Oh don’t fret, Jay. My good fortune is your bad pron!
As myself, you have my ever lasting gratitude . . . in this my new icon of Honor, which I will proudly wear (notice my clever overwriting of your “ban symbol” with my original icon) . . .
Spaced Ranger
“Your love of the halflings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind”
Yes, once again, I’m posting in your forum . . . until your next arbitrary ban. Ah, but before I finish, there’s a debt I wish to repay to our “professor” of forum etiquette . . .
^(WARNING:^ ^the^ ^following^ ^is^ ^a^ ^one-size-fits-all)^

D’oh!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What can you do? These things happen.

Your IP address (50.116.49.225) has been banned.

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#1017151
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The Ultimate Super Resolution Technique
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That started me thinking (very dangerous) about the various sized “film grains” of the emulsion, that might hinder your idealized points (would you weight it’s size, which itself is the average of light that originally exposed it?). Those grains are large enough to be on pixel boundaries to have influence on multiple pixels, too. Also, the emulsion is thick enough to have multiple planes of unique clouds that might hide other clouds among the layers. (It quickly becomes complicated.)

I expect you saw this (or something like it), which contains quotes from the originating KODAK “H-1” tech publication:

Film Grain Resolution & Fundamental Film Particles 200704xx Tim Vitale states:

The Kodak publication itself is now only at Internet ArchiveInternet Archive - KODAK Motion Picture Film: H-1. PDF files also have been saved by IA but one is missing - pp.80-85.

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#1016744
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:
Look at the top corners of Luke’s canopy, there [is] … a failed attempt to address the transparency issue?

There’s another bleed-through after the rebels identify the Empire’s spy-droids.


Space is filled with the Empire’s Star Destroyer fleet, exhaust ports flair bright white. Another ship moves into view and eclipses all of them by it’s shear size. As the other ships are blocked from view, their engines flair are weakly visible through the new ship.


Is this on the original film … or is the scan pulling image from other frames (for noise reduction, or such)?

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#1014962
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Single Pass Regrade of Grindhouse ESB
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poita said:

I’ve talked to Ben Burtt and those scenes never even had the score laid down, or proper sound effects done, … when I ask if another cut could have been made with extra scenes added or removed from Star Wars, they literally laugh out loud.

Okay, you can tell us then … Luke did throw his grappling hook … twice, right? First time he missed and stepped back to reloop as the Princess traded shots with the storm troopers. Second time he hooks it. Right?

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#1014792
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The Ultimate Super Resolution Technique
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poita said:
I’ll whip up a quick example for a scene I have multiple prints of.

About that before/after demonstration … S T U N N I N G! I knew of this technique (from motion-compensated temporal “frame stacking” – but with the downside of noticeable temporal “grain crawl” at too-wide a range) but never thought to apply it in your manner (for multiple-source frame stacking). Absolutely stunning.

Even still, the blue layer always seems to be the worst hit …

Would any pre-processing (maybe some temporal stacking) help on the worse layer(s), while not negating the source stacking effectiveness?

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NeverarGreat said:
In this example, there are only about 6 dye cloud centers, meaning that only 6 pixels are assigned values. With enough sources, the entire pixel grid can be filled in. … I’m the 1% inspiration guy …

That is excellent (and I love your visualizations)! The interesting thing is that this approach also might be useful in things like up-rez via vector reconstruction (must hit the math books for that one) or sharpening via vector calculus boundary redistribution (more math books).

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#1013598
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Tables &amp; Markdown-it
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It seems that advanced tables structure is now being applied to OT. I was using them as to how they previously worked. Now, all those tables, organizing posted content, look totally different. 😮

Looking at the markdown-it demo noted on each new-post entry page, their demonstration table follows the previous design. (Even then, only a few features worked on OT.) I guess they haven’t updated that old demo.

Is there a design doc, to post, which is the target implementation for OT? It would be helpful to future-proof postings while the tables are transitioning.

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#1013590
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Searching ...
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Until such time (if ever), a make-do solution can be used. Enter the site: parameter, with your other search terms, on search-engines that support it (Google, Startpage, and such), for them to do the heavy lifting. For example:

"Spaced Ranger" vignette site:originaltrilogy.com

will search only Original Trilogy for these search terms.

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#1013282
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:
I got a weird message from a user … that it was clearly just the GOUT with noise added …

Ah, the secret’s out! That is awesome quality you pulled out of GOUT with your proprietary process®! Seriously, hire the best lawyers you can to market this! And when you’ve made your billions please remember your poor friends over here at OriginalTrilogy.

here is Reel1 of the UK print with sprockets, soundtrack and audio.

My favorite extras! Thanks for an early Cyber-Monday gift.

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#1012926
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THX Italian 35mm - Feedback thread
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Doing this section, I noticed that when the 35mm-Italian substituted their Italian text graphics, they did not fully cover the original graphics frame-count. In this instance, which I noticed (difficult because the scan levels vary between the two films), they let the original “blank screen” continue for many frames before inserting their graphics; same thing when the original graphics stopped – they eventually stop their graphics and let the original’s blank screen continue into the next shot. My guess is happens all the time – so be on the look-out for it in all my previous (and probably wrong) divisions when the inserted Italian graphics are involved.

BTW, the forum’s table structure programming is being worked on. Just bear with it however it displays. 😃

This new section:

sync 35mm to 16mm - as 2 parallel streams matching where they can
10th 1000+ frames
[note: each 1000-frame section begins exactly on the new shot and ends on the completed final shot]

35mm frames description
89890-95926 match @ insides_missing
95927-95930 begin original LUH_location_readout
95931-96180 begin 35mm-Italian LUH_location_readout
96181-96212 ending original LUH_location_readout
. 00000-00288 spacer for 16mm-English LUH_location_readout
96213-101000 match @ THX_looking
(end of shot = 100084)
16mm frames description
91497-97533 match @ insides_missing
. 00000-00003 spacer for segment LUH_Lacation_readout
. 00000-00249 spacer for 35mm-Italian LUH_Lacation_readout
. 00000-00031 spacer for segment LUH_Lacation_readout
97534-102000 match @ THX_looking
(end of shot = 101694)
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#1012879
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Forbidden Planet 16mm Scope print for sale on eBay
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I didn’t think it’d be this wide, but …

green border = Blu-ray
yellow border = expanded 16mm

Too bad I couldn’t find a laserdisc letterbox cap of this, which I’d estimate would be somewhere in between these two.

.

BTW, in my search, I came across this title of a YouTube video:

FORBIDDEN PLANET - Capt Adams gets nude Altaira then burns her best cat friend alive!.HD

Must be a different Forbidden Planet

.

AND, could this be a long lost concept picture of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek?

AR15 Forum - Forbidden Planet:

Star Trek owes a hell of a lot to this movie. There are more than a few similarities

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#1012517
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Forbidden Planet 16mm Scope print for sale on eBay
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Of course, the snapshot could have been better (too bright a background light caused blow-out in the picture), but a quick color-correction (2nd frame) moved everything closer to normal:

But with 6 days to go, why is there a bidding duel? No one can win an auction at day 6 ! Don’t they know they’re only driving up the price? Snipe, people! At the last 10 seconds, take your best shot!

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#1012407
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AOTC &quot;mechanical hand&quot; shot reconstruction
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I made a quick resize and color correction just to see what it looks like.

[top - Centropy SVCD] . . [middle - Centropy fixed up] . . [bottom - HDTV test]

It looks do-able, but it looks like to be a Disney-style locked & filled-in background plate. Movement of the “hand” from set photos might be done link-by-link (twists, turns, perspectives), frame-by-frame. That would take quite a long time, unless someone figures an acceptably looking shortcut.

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#1011968
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita … YOU ARE THE MAN !!

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It’s probably the crush (about a 3rd of the picture area is in zero’s! – here highlighted) that makes the previous scan look like no dark detail.

The brightened scan still has a large area crushed, but it’s all in the background now. Using a gentle curve on it, weighted down at the low end, produces a beautiful shot that keeps the detail (even if I don’t know how dark the shot is to be targeted).

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#1011396
Topic
The Shining 35mm print opportunity
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SilverWook said:
… about how Shelley was treated, and attacking a man who no longer is around to defend himself.

Actually, Shelley, herself, defended Kubrick’s “treatment” on the set:

YouTube: Flashback: Shelley Duvall and Stanley Kubrick Battle Over ‘The Shining’

“If it hadn’t been for that, you know, volley of ideas, and sometimes butting your heads together, it wouldn’t have come out as good as it did. And it also helps get the emotion up and the concentration up because it builds up anger, actually, and you get more out of yourself. And he knew that. And he knew he was getting more out of me by doing that. … And it’s just the necessary turmoil to get out of it that you want out off it. … And I find I really respect him and really like him, both as a person and as a director.”

I’m with Shelley on this one. When “Dr.Phil fell back to platitudes and talked over her, as she demonstrated her competence to know what she once looked like and what she looks like today (“grotesque”), I’d say it is Dr. Phil who is mentally ill:

Shelley Duvall’s Controversial ‘Dr Phil’ Interview

I’d say Shelley should consult with a real doctor, a medical doctor, who also knows nutrition and deficiencies that may cause the body to malfunction. And with Shelley still in her right mind, I hope she and her agent negotiated a good cut from the TV show’s take.

You go girl! 😉

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#1011029
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Best DVD-R brands today?
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Don’t toss any “bad” discs. You may be able to painlessly recover your data with a program that repeatedly reads sectors until it recovers them into an ISO-format file, to re-burn on the same type disc (CD or DVD of the same capacity) …

VideoHelp - IsoPuzzle 1.7 writes:

IsoPuzzle is CD/DVD recovery software. The goal of this program is to recover as much as possible data of damaged, bad burned or scratched CDs or DVDs. This version is experimental and supports only data CDs and DVDs with sectorsize of 2048 byte - Audio CD, VCD and SVCD are not supported. Requires ASPI.dll.

The program requires wnaspi32.dll and the Nero link is bad. It can be found at: ftp://ftp6.nero.com/wnaspi32.dll. Works as advertised, though it grinds to a crawl (about 1 KB/sec!) on bad errors …

This program is a God-send. In the past I used to buy inexpensive CDRs and DVDRs. Now I’m paying the price with a good percentage of my old disks being unplayable. IsoPuzzle is the only program that I found that will consistently recover all of the data.

Further, different drives have fractionally varying alignments. A sector that cannot be read on one drive might be readable on another drive. IsoPuzzle allows you to move the saved-sector index from one drive to use for the continued recovery with another drive. Commandeer as many computers/drives as you can for tough recoveries!

The Internet Archived documentation page: https://web.archive.org/web/20091024204942/http://geocities.com/marsoupilamis/DocEnglish.htm

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#1010919
Topic
Best DVD-R brands today?
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SuperMediaStore - CMC Pro Taiyo Yuden (TDMR-ZZ-SB8) 8X DVD-R Silver Lacquer Media

Ever since their first recordable compact disc in 1988, Taiyo Yuden has continued down the path of excellence, and the Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 8X is no different. It’s no wonder that you’ve come to insist on Taiyo Yuden for your blank media needs, given their undeniable reputation as one of the industry’s leaders in providing top-notch optical media products. And when it comes to choosing your destination to make your purchases, do not settle for just any other vendor – insist on LINKYO, an authorized Taiyo Yuden distributor.

The Taiyo Yuden 4.7 GB White Premium Line Inkjet Hub Printable 8X DVD-R Blank Media Discs come in a 100 disc pack wrapped with sturdy plastic. The white inkjet surface allows for customization of the discs with the appropriate inkjet printers that have the disc alignment function. The versatility of this disc allows them compatibility with many industry-level DVD-R burners and drives alike. These discs offer a one-time write for 4.7GB worth of data storage and media recording of unmatched quality. Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD-R media discs are ideal for a variety of functions, such as making DVD copies, backing up or storing data, and personal or professional media recording.

Taiyo Yuden used to make their own disks. Then JVC picked up production using the same disc designations. Now I see CMC has acquired it, again the same disc designations. JVC had a good reputation, but I’m not so sure about CMC (in fact, I remember keeping away from a bunch bad discs including CMC brand). But apparently this is a special production version.

Media Supply - CMC Pro Powered by TY Blank Discs

Confused by the blank discs marked as CMC Pro - Powered by TY instead of JVC or Taiyo Yuden? Let us explain.

Taiyo Yuden has historically been the most reliable name in blank CD and blank DVD products, and quality conscious customers have sought that name for years. A few years back, Taiyo went and shook all that up.

Here’s the scoop: In 2008, Taiyo Yuden purchased JVC’s media group, and they became one and the same, taking advantage of JVC’s royalty deals and brand recognition. There was no change in manufacturing. Taiyo Yuden still made the discs at its factory in Japan, but the part numbers and labeling changed to reflect the JVC brand.

Fast forward seven years to 2015, when Taiyo Yuden announced that it would stop production of all optical media products at the end of the year. CMC, a well-established optical media manufacturer, recognized an opportunity, and quickly moved to acquire the Taiyo Yuden technology that made JVC/TY the most trusted name in the business. Under the guidance of Taiyo Yuden engineers, CMC built specialized production lines, dedicated to producing its CMC Pro - Powered by TY line of premium blank discs. CMC manufactures CMC Pro using the exact same processes, raw materials, specifications and strict quality standards established by Taiyo Yuden. In addition to its dedication to maintain Taiyo Yuden/JVC quality, CMC also committed to producing all JVC/TY SKUs, ensuring that professionals can continue to get the formats and print surfaces required for their specific applications.

In a nutshell, that’s the story of how Taiyo Yuden became JVC/Taiyo Yuden, which is now CMC Pro - Powered by TY Technology. Whatever you call them, at the end of the day, you’re getting a great blank disc.

So it looks like CMC’s Taiyo Yuden is good. In any case, always read the descriptions and get the “premium line”, never the “value line” (which are 2nds).

Having said and done all that, I’ve been thinking about “archive quality” discs.

Media Mega Mall - About Falcon

FTI - Falcon Technologies International

Commitment to Quality
As we believe that quality is essential, it has earned numerous international certifications including format conformance verifications from Philips, as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 credentials. Every FTI product delivers Certified Swiss Quality (CSQ), ensuring unsurpassed performance and reliability.

FTI - Falcon Technologies International

Archival CD-R & DVD-R Media

Users become more and more concerned about the lifetime of the storage medium used for their sensitive data.

FalconMedia Century offers the most reliable long-term storage solution for historical or sensitive data. FalconMediaCentury is certified archival grade blank media which provides the user with a safe, long term storage solution. Century blank DVD–R & CD-R media incorporates a special dye layer which provides maximum resistance against environmental degradation, and is manufactured with premium original OEM Japanese materials and technology to ensure superior archival-quality. The stability of both reflective and recording layers are the determining factors which ensure longevity of media and its data content. For extended and safe day-to-day use, FalconMedia Century is available with a UHC (Ultra Hard Coat) option – a protective layer that ensures up to 50x more scratch and smudge resistance compared to normal media.

All FalconMedia Century products have been tested and qualified for archival applications by the reputable French National Laboratory, Laboratoire National de Métrologie ET d’Essais (LNE).

I think I’m in love …

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#1010792
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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Well, then, it could’ve been the real thing!

Classic Driver - The police drove Lola T70s in George Lucas’s directorial debut

Given the values of Lola T70s today, you could be forgiven for writing off the two cars that appear in Lucas’s 1971 dystopian cult classic THX 1138 as glassfibre replicas, particularly as kitcar company FiberFab was listed in the credits. But at least one is known to be a genuine T70: chassis SL73/117. First sold as a road car in 1967, …

Hemmings Daily - Ask a Hemmings Editor: Were the Lola T70s in THX-1138 real or fake?

… THX-1138 was filmed in 1969 and released in 1971. Lola built the T70 from 1965 to about 1969. Thus the T70s were still relatively new, though recently made obsolete in sports car racing by the appearance of the dominating Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512.

… old race cars – especially ones that were considered no longer competitive – weren’t valued then the way they are now; … This all made the time Lucas was filming “THX-1138” the perfect time to snap up a couple Lola T70s for cheap from race teams looking to make room for more competitive cars.

Maybe you can pick up a couple, too? Hold one for me. 😃