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#1189552
Topic
Attack of the Clones - Centropy UAR version
Time

Attack of the Clones - Centropy UAR version

What is it?

Just the Centropy SVCD, theatrical cut, deblocked, denoised, regrained, upscaled, and with the perspective fixed; this leads to a strange aspect ratio (that remains the same for the whole movie, though!); no color/contrast change.

Examples (top SVCD bicubic, bottom UAR):






so, do not expect a miracle; just a less blocky, slightly cleaned, perspective fixed version, that’s all - if you can stand the strange aspect ratio… 😄

File is AVC 1280x720 (so with added black bars on top and bottom) 3mbps, AC3 192kbps dual mono track; muxed in a .mkv file, BD compliant.

Released on the usual internal organ… enjoy!

Mediainfo:

General
Unique ID : 188879011467279507456637969786387064788 (0x8E18C63F69CA99FBB1BD03427F0867D4)
Complete name : E:\AOTC_Centropy_UAR.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 3.97 GiB
Duration : 2 h 15 min
Overall bit rate : 4 195 kb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2018-03-30 01:13:34
Writing application : mkvmerge v9.6.0 (‘Slave To Your Mind’) 32bit
Writing library : libebml v1.3.4 + libmatroska v1.4.5
Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 2 h 15 min
Bit rate : 4 000 kb/s
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.181
Stream size : 3.78 GiB (95%)
Writing library : x264 core 148 r2694bm 3b70645
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1👎-1 / analyse=0x3:0x3 / me=dia / subme=1 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc=abr / mbtree=0 / bitrate=4000 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 2 h 15 min
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 spf)
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 186 MiB (5%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

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#1188452
Topic
Rogue One UAR: anyone interested?
Time

Well, I tinkered with the idea of making a fan edit a long ago, so maybe UAR + color correction + (slight) fan edit (only added crawl, cut original title, Jedi statue flipped to have better continuity) could be a nice project.

So, at the end, there are four possible versions:

UAR (no color correction, no edits)
UAR + color correction
UAR fan-edit
UAR fan edit + color correction

I’m keen to release the first and the last.

Of course original audio would also be included - but it will be re-encoded in the (eventual) fan edit.

Opinions?

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#1188347
Topic
Attack of the Clones - Centropy Theatrical Telesync "Remastered"
Time

Bobson Dugnutt, I appreciate what you are doing.

But the perspective adjustment, even if technically correct, it is not the only possible way to fix it…

Yes, there is another unorthodox method to get the perspective right, preserving more details on both sides, at the cost of diagonal lateral sides…

top Bobson Dugnutt, middle mine (using PAL SVCD), bottom HDTV:



as you can see, the perspective is (more or less) in line, while there are more image on both “triangular slices” at the sides; also, image is a bit better due to increased resolution of PAL SVCD (480x576) in comparison to VCD (352x240/288). NOTE: final version will got both top quadrilateral vertices touching the screen sides, here they are moved to align with the HDTV.

Now, if someone could be interested in a such bizarre version (that, techically, is another UAR), please let me know.

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#1188087
Topic
Rogue One UAR: anyone interested?
Time

Added the crawl, and consequentely cut the title.

Test clip: http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/nKCrBCkx/file.html
just the first few minutes with the crawl and following shots, and the scenes before and after the place where there were the title - only UAR, no color correction for the moment.

Audio mix is what it is - less than perfect, but it works… all proudly done in avisynth!

Feedbacks are welcome!

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#1187898
Topic
The Force Awakens - IMAX Edition - Help needed!
Time

@Sir Ridley:

about WOWOW: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-SDTV-and-HDTV-digital-broadcast-database/id/17744

Agree that regrade in not really necessary, as overall colors are usually good; and yes, in some shots are clipped; it’s a compromise to obtain more details on darkest shots, and get that “filmic look” that I like; also, get rid of the magenta blanket is a nice result IMHO.

And, if someone would like to get the original colors, read the previous post! 😄

@schorman13: haven’t the possibility to burn a BD-R, so can’t test it on an hardware player, even if it would be nice if someone could do it! What I can say is it seems to work on any widespread free software players, but only for scenes "YAO"ized up to 1 minute long (if longer, some skip one frame every minute), while others works perfectly for any lenght (namely, MPV and SVPlayer); I usually build YAO subs with 1s/2s long subs, so if one would like to go FFW/REW, the eventual part without subs is limited to 1s/2s max.

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#1187810
Topic
The Force Awakens - IMAX Edition - Help needed!
Time

I guess if someone has ultimately done this project.

If not, and there is still some interest, I could do it (thanks do Adywan that kindly donated the restored scene), along with color correction (using the DCP trailer as a loose color reference), and with a YAO hack that will cover the “exceeding” image on top and bottom of the IMAX scene, leaving the movie OAR for the VAR haters (sacrificing only those three brief cropped shots inside that IMAX scene).

Also, BD image may be eventually improved using the WOWOW recording.


http://ultimateaspectratio.co.nf/comparisons/The_Force_Awakend_untouched_vs_regraded_moviefingerprint.html


By the way, I’ve discovered that the IMAX picture found here (http://media.washtimes.com.s3.amazonaws.com/media/image/2015/12/16/film_review-the_force_awakens.jpeg) - that is 1.33:1, by the way - has been recomposited (unless BD/HDTV were recomposited instead, but I don’t think it’s the case)



As you can see, Finn and part of the dust cloud behind him are the same, while the rest is different…

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#1187792
Topic
Movies in UAR - opinions needed
Time

@Ronster: watching a movie in VAR (variable aspect ratio) may be more distracting than watching one in UAR - depending on movies, of course!

@ThiefCobbler4ever: yes, “officialy” now U stands for Ultimate; unofficialy, you can always use your own preferred adjective - a bit like NTSC, Never Twice Same Color! 😄


It’s interesting to note that sometimes UAR has more image even on one side, in comparison to letterbox version:






Post
#1187296
Topic
Alien saga [Fundamental Collection]
Time

Alien: Resurrection - UAR test clip (1m52s, 135MB, 10mbps, no audio, no color regraded):
http://www90.zippyshare.com/v/fImMK1yV/file.html (temporary link, so hurry up!)

It’s rock solid stable, and the aspect ratio stay the same for the whole clip, despite a lot of shots; I briefly inspected the rest of the movie, and it seems most part will be the same, so a good change to watch an UAR movie for the people who suffer of “aspect ratio changes sickness”!

Feedbacks are welcome!

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#1184985
Topic
Star Wars: SDTV &amp; HDTV digital broadcast <em>database</em>
Time

Updated first post with the new Rogue One HDTV.

I wonder if there is a similar one for EP7.

Also, IIRC, there were cropped versions of at least the prequel trilogy, broadcasted many years ago; there is a VERY SLIGHT chance that, even if cropped, those retain a bit more image on top and bottom, as RO HDTV; if someone has them, please drop me a PM, thanks!

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#1184969
Topic
Rogue One UAR: anyone interested?
Time

Some screenshots:






In few shots, there is no added image, hence the aspect ratio is normal letterbox; in all the others, there is a small gain top and bottom, a bit above 7% more in comparison to BD (also in very few shots, like the one in the second pic, there is a tiny bit more on one side, too - we are talking about 2 or 3 pixels…)

CourtlyHades296 said:

Has anyone done a similar comparison between the blu-ray and hdtv versions of TFA aside from the imax scene?

Force Awakens was filmed in anamorphic Panavision, thus the HDTV is pure pan and scan.

Not necessarily… an anamorphic film could gain something, too - not only on top and bottom, but sometimes also on one side: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=132920