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#731692
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Star Trek III 35mm print available!
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I'd encourage those who do have some spare funds to contribute to this, as no theatrical preservation has been done for any Trek film in regards to the original colortiming.

Here is a gallery of pictures that were taken during a showing of the print in question: http://jpegbay.com/gallery/003943756-24.html

If you compare this to the colortiming of the BLU-RAY or the DVD, you'll notice it is quite different (more of a natural look).

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#731667
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RELEASED: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Special Longer Version)"
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FanFiltration:

I'm curious if you still have your copy of the SLV LD's audio track? I'm currently working on my own version of this film and am seeking a hgher quality source than the low-bitrate DD tracks included in the DVD release. I'd use the one in your edit however I prefer working with lossless copies if possible.

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#731259
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Star Trek: TMP Edit <em>Not Dead yet!</em>
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If you want to see the detail, here is a link to a 220MB MOV that showcases the restoration work. I've recolortimed the shot to remove the elevated black level (artifact of optical compositing) while still keeping most of the detail (something the blu-ray's colorist didn't seem to care about), and adding a bit of green to the cruisers as they seem to be green in most other shots save for this one.

Here is the link! The levels in this video are PC and not video, btw.

https://app.box.com/s/sgmebk8xrrooe2vb2a6u

Yes that area at the top is extra info from the BLU-RAY; different scans were used for the BLU and the HDTV (I believe the HDTV scan was the same as the one used for the Director's Edition DVD).

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#730942
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Star Trek: TMP Edit <em>Not Dead yet!</em>
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I think I've arrived at a process that achieves a good balance between alignment and time spent. Here is my first composite using the process, and while the clip hasn't been color timed, it's pretty close. It uses the shadows and highlights from the HDTV broadcast and the mid-tones from the blu-ray. The HDTV clip was put through a good amount of noise reduction, and a nice layer of film grain was added to the final result (can't really make it out in the youtube encode).

http://youtu.be/I64atQCpKYU

Thoughts?

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#729933
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Blade Runner Color Regrade
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Y'all need to keep in mind that none of the transfers are really representative of a release print or negative simply due to the drastically different color spaces consumer video and film use, and the evolving methods of mapping film colors to consumer video color spaces. These sorts of factors will drastically effect the look of the resultant transfer.

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#729890
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Star Trek: TMP Edit <em>Not Dead yet!</em>
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Buuuump!

I've started dabbling with this project again, and have hit a snag: I'm trying to conform the geometry of the blu-ray scan with that of the scan used for the HDTV broadcast. Timing wise clips match up perfectly, however the geometry of the frame is somewhat different due to the different scans.

Does anyone have some advise on how I would be able to align the two video clips successfully using After Effects? This is important as a lot of the blu-ray footage is missing highlight and shadow information due to it being clipped out by the colorist.

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#729806
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Team Negative1 - Return of the Jedi 1983 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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I don't understand the desire for a blu-ray level 50gb file; you most likely won't be able to notice the difference! Most films on a BD50 only take up 25 to 35 GB on the disc after special features and aux audio tracks...

If you're going to spend the time and resources to create that big of a file, why not make actual use of the extra space and create something that exceeds blu-ray (circa 2008)? Hell, create a 264 encode with 2K resolution that uses P3 color space @ 4:2:2, 10 bit, and you have a file that'd be worth downloading due to it looking better than any Blu-Ray. 

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#729733
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Team Negative1 - Return of the Jedi 1983 - 35mm Theatrical Version (Release Details and Updates)
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For the high quality file, encode to 10 bit 4:2:2 HD for video, and 16bit/48Khz FLAC (shaped dither) for the audio tracks. That level of quality would be professional level/optimal for future fan edits, show-able on large screens, and would make a 50GB MKV justifiable.

Please do not waste time and data encoding the audio to DTSMA as it's efficiency is somewhat below FLAC, or rendering to anything higher than 16bit/48Khz as that'd be sheer waste.

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#728798
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Koyaanisqatsi LD Digital Audio Preservation
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While I've been enjoying the Blu-Ray a great deal due to the fantastic image quality presented, I've found the audio to be very much lacking in several areas. When I compare the tracks to the truncated CD release from the 80's the score sounds very unbalanced in terms of frequency response, with some cues having very scratchy (or missing) highs, booming bass, and a lot of time or phase issues, with the instruments blending together during the busy passages. This is also a problem on the complete soundtrack release from 2009 as that release was created from a scan of the film print. I've tried my best to recut and remaster the soundtrack using the original CD release, but the CD doesn't cover the full score.

Given that Koyaanisqatsi was a low budget production, it's my theory that an older release might offer better quality on the audio side of things as the film wouldn't have become deteriorated as much at the time of scanning. From what I can tell, the two USA laserdiscs were made in the late 80s and offer digital audio tracks (made 5 years after its release vs. 30 years).

If anyone has this LD and would be kind enough to do a bit-perfect rip of the score, I'd be glad to cut it as a stereo flac for syncing to the blu-ray as well as preform any restoration work that may be required. Completion of this would be of significance due to the importance the soundtrack plays in this film, not to mention the lack of stereo sound on the blu-ray.

Let me know!

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#711453
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Cinerama 70mm 2001 preservation. Is it possible?
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I saw a fresh 70mm print of 2001 in the Seattle Cinerama last month. Two observations:

-Smilebox looks nothing like what one sees in the cinema, simply due to the differences between having the curve in the center of one's vision vs. in the peripheral.

-The color was, to my memory, close to the blu-ray (though it's hard to judge as the gamut of film is somewhat larger than REC709).

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#711118
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Are you one of those folks who enjoys dishing out sex (most likely mixed with violence) to those who most likely do not want it, like it, or who've been enslaved since childhood to receive it? Do you think it's funny?