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#784910
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Info: Our projects released thread
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dark_jedi said:

dark_jedi said:

Does anyone here still have my real old HD2DVD project of The Gate? if so is it handy and could you possibly tell me exactly when the broadcast logo appears?

Thanks

Hey Guys does anyone have this handy? I still would really like to know this if someone could please let me know.

Thanks

Just grabbed my copy and watched it at 8x on my laptop. At 44:58 the Monsters HD logo appears, then turns into VOOM or something, then goes away at 45:20. Didn't see any others throughout the rest of the film.

Hope that's helpful -- I'd love to see what you guys can do with this movie! :) My wife and I actually just watched your "Maximum Overdrive" disc last night. Just amazing! Keep up the good work!

 

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#784859
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Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available] (Released)
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towne32 said:

hairy_hen said:

For now, though, the easiest way to hear them is to obtain the newest releases from Harmy or dark_jedi and watch/listen to the films that way.

 Thanks for all the work that went into these. It's great that countless people have enjoyed your tracks via Harmy's release.

I wasn't sure whether my question would be better suited for here (or the mono thread) or Harmy's thread. It will probably depend on the answer and where my problem actually is.

I'm trying to mux the tracks from Harmy's 2.5 into another project. I retrieve the DTS files via demuxing with tsmuxer. They can happily be re-muxed using that program. But if I try to use them in anything else (Encore CS6, VLC, etc), they all seem to play at the wrong rate. They clock in at ~3 hours, rather than 2:01. The AC3 tracks from Harmy's release are fine, but the 70mm and 35mm DTS have this issue.

Is there a way that I can fix the header to resolve this? Would obtaining the original files from a helpful person in this thread do the trick (as in something bad happened when the m2ts was muxed)? Do I need to extract wavs from these files and rebuild/re-encode the DTS? As you might have guessed, I have no experience with audio files. 

edit: Actually, I assume that the problem must be how it was muxed, or my general understanding of how to use a DTS file, as tracks from both Belbecus and hairy_hen are behaving this way for me.

Finally, unrelatedly, does anyone still have the DTS for catbus's fix of RoTJ? I see the ac3 is on myspleen. 

Thanks.

I've encountered this issue, too, and another member here named STENDEC offered this workaround: "export your project as a disk folder in Encore using temporary audio tracks in place of the DTS files (I used WAVs). Then you bring that folder into multiAVCHD and strip out the temporary audio tracks in the playlist. Finally, put the DTS files into the playlist in the same order as the temp tracks and then export. The resulting folder will play exactly the same as the Encore original, except now you have fully functioning DTS audio!"

I've not yet had a chance to try this out, but have no reason to doubt it will work. Good luck! :)

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#779838
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The Great Escape - Non DNR/Teal and Orange Preservation (* unfinished project *)
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jimbotron235 said:

I started working on this too.  When I rip to MKV, it's fine, but when I extract the h264 stream and when I insert into Premiere, it plays like garbage, often with missed or repeated frames.  I'm glad I'm not the only one as I was starting to question my computer.

Any idea what's causing this?

The ripped video stream seems to be correct about 98% of the time, but several times over the course of the film, some frames are duplicated, and then later on, some frames skip, bringing it back into sync.

 

Out of curiosity, have you tried working on it in smaller, uncompressed files, then stringing them all together with mkvmerge or something similar? I don't know what your hardware is like, so I'm just speculating, but I can imagine Premiere choking pretty hard on such a lengthy HD video file -- particularly one that's already compressed. Does the demuxed h264 stream play correctly in a media player outside of Premiere?

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#758587
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Info: Evil Dead (2013) - Extended Cut
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x5gb said:

I,m amazed like one of the previous posters that after two months of been shown this has still not appeared in a decent full HD cap or at least a re-encoded HD copy. Have no access to the Bits , does anyone who is a member know if it has shown up there yet. Also, would kill for an invite if anyone has one spare.

 An SD version is available at "the paradoxical place". The link still appears to be active and the listing indicates that it includes a 1080i copy of the alternate ending ...

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#752436
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Alien/Aliens Color Regrade (a WIP)
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I'm very excited to hear about your progress! I've been anxiously awaiting news on both of these projects, especially "Aliens". My unsolicited personal opinion is that I'd prefer to see the theatrical version of the film first, but I can certainly appreciate your decision to recreate the "TV" cut. I know it'll be great (the shots of your fixed Bishop scene look fantastic!), and I'm looking forward to the finished product.

Keep up the good work!! :)

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#745231
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Info Wanted: 'The Dark Knight' - and others with shifting IMAX ratio...
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Mass5160 said:

I read my earlier post back and hope I didn't come across as snobbish, I apologise if I did the voice in my head sounded very different at the time.

Anyway, the beginning when the Joker puts that...gas spraying thing in the bank manager's mouth looks odd to me when cropping the BR to 2.35, as do close up shots of Bruce Wayne driving his fancy car (the top of his head is cut off). The alternate shot at the end as well, while very subtle, is still there. There could be more, but I don't really have the patience to check, I only found this one by accident.

No worries -- it's hard to convey tone through text in forum posts between perfect strangers.

I'll have to go back and check out those scenes. From past viewings I really don't remember anything seeming unbalanced, and from what I've read they took great care to preserve the framing.

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#745147
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Info Wanted: 'The Dark Knight' - and others with shifting IMAX ratio...
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Mass5160 said:

I said "a simple crop" -- as in, hacking the top and bottom of the BR scenes without shifting them would look odd, hence why I mentioned the action not always being in the middle. I guess I'll have to be more specific next time.

 That's what I understood you to mean. The Blu-ray releases of the "Dark Knight" films play just fine on a scope screen when performing the "simple crop" which you describe. My own home theater is set up for constant image height, for which I utilize my projector's vertical stretch option in combination with an anamorphic lens. The framing of these two films does not suffer by being cropped in this way.

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#745137
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Info Wanted: 'The Dark Knight' - and others with shifting IMAX ratio...
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Mass5160 said:

A simple 2.35 "crop" wouldn't look right, as for some shots, important areas would be clipped, and other shots would just look odd. It's quite uncommon for the important picture information to be directly in the middle on the IMAX scenes.

Neither "Dark Knight" film suffers visually when projected "cropped" on a scope screen. During production, the films were purposefully framed in such a way as to protect for either aspect ratio.

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#744109
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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ScruffyNerfHerder said:

applesandrice said:

I'm still trying to produce my own Blu-ray using Adobe's Encore, and I'm running into a new problem. I re-encoded the video (raising the bitrate slightly to prevent introducing new compression artifacts while setting the profile to "Main") into something Encore will accept, but now it's rejecting the DTS-HD MA audio tracks. Is anyone else using Encore and having some success?

What version of Encore are you using? DTS HD audio is listed as a new feature in CS6, so if you have an older edition that's the problem. If you are using CS6, I'd check Adobe's site; hopefully it's something simple. 

Sorry for the slight thread derail! :)

Thanks for the reply -- I'm using CS6. I'll see what I can find on the Adobe site. I was just hoping to see if anyone else here was using Encore and running into the same problem. Figured it'd help track down the source of the issue, in the event that it's with the DTS files themselves.

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#743904
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I'm still trying to produce my own Blu-ray using Adobe's Encore, and I'm running into a new problem. I re-encoded the video (raising the bitrate slightly to prevent introducing new compression artifacts while setting the profile to "Main") into something Encore will accept, but now it's rejecting the DTS-HD MA audio tracks. Initially, when importing the tracks as de-muxed individual files, Encore throws a warning about not being able to preview DTS files, but then goes ahead and imports them. Also, once they're imported, Encore reports their duration to be much longer than they should be. Once I initiate the "build" function, it quickly fails with an error message stating "This file is not legal for Blu-ray". Anyone have an idea of what the problem, or perhaps a work-around, might be?

I've already invested a number of hours trying to create a BD with menus and bonus features in MultiAVCHD, but have only managed to create a series of coasters. I've also considered just crafting a movie-only disc in tsMuxer, but I really want more on it than that. Is anyone else using Encore and having some success?

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#740447
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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CatBus said:

applesandrice said:

However, after de-muxing the MKVs and importing the video and audio streams, Encore still requires that the video be transcoded.

It's easy enough to create menu-free BDs using tsmuxergui, which is what I do.  Some authoring tools simply don't let you do anything without a transcoding step, and I'm not sure it's avoidable, other than using different tools.  There may be other tools out there that allow you to create menus without transcoding.

That's what I was afraid of. :( I did use tsmuxer to create a simple BD of v2.5 several months ago, but would really like to make something where I can include bonus features. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to put something together with multiAVCHD, as well, but didn't have much luck.

Thanks for the reply!

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#740418
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I'd like to create my own BDs of this and Empire using Adobe's Encore. However, after de-muxing the MKVs and importing the video and audio streams, Encore still requires that the video be transcoded. The reason given is that the video's Profile is set to "High" while Encore requires it to be set to "Main". Has anyone else encountered this, and developed a solution? I'd rather not have to transcode the video and risk compromising the quality.

Thanks in advance for any help with this. And thank you, Harmy, for the outstanding work you've done thus far!