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cosmicjazz

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#1325648
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (Updated)
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b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

When I first did my edit it was only the second time I had attempted such a thing. For ages I wanted to at least go back to my original files spread across 20 DVDs and at least do a remaster. But I recently imported those files to my PC and I’m not happy with the quality. So I’m doing a reconstruction from better source materials. This will included fixing some glitches and making some changes to my edit.

Stay tuned.

Looking forward to this, are these from BD or DVD sources?

Bluray for the regular footage. But most of the deleted footage is SD quality. I’m finding lots of little glitches from the initial edit that I’m fixing now as well.

Would Topaz Gigapixel AI be of use in dealing with the SD deleted scenes?

Never heard of it actually

https://www.google.com/search?q=Topaz+video+Gigapixel+AI+&oq=Topaz+video+Gigapixel+AI+&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-hp.12...0.0.0.2590.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0…0…1c…34.mobile-heirloom-hp…0.0.0.h5mEXch0Svg

Have you ever used it? And are there any limitations using the free beta version?

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#1325635
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (Updated)
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b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

When I first did my edit it was only the second time I had attempted such a thing. For ages I wanted to at least go back to my original files spread across 20 DVDs and at least do a remaster. But I recently imported those files to my PC and I’m not happy with the quality. So I’m doing a reconstruction from better source materials. This will included fixing some glitches and making some changes to my edit.

Stay tuned.

Looking forward to this, are these from BD or DVD sources?

Bluray for the regular footage. But most of the deleted footage is SD quality. I’m finding lots of little glitches from the initial edit that I’m fixing now as well.

Would Topaz Gigapixel AI be of use in dealing with the SD deleted scenes?

Never heard of it actually

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#1323343
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (Updated)
Time

b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

When I first did my edit it was only the second time I had attempted such a thing. For ages I wanted to at least go back to my original files spread across 20 DVDs and at least do a remaster. But I recently imported those files to my PC and I’m not happy with the quality. So I’m doing a reconstruction from better source materials. This will included fixing some glitches and making some changes to my edit.

Stay tuned.

Looking forward to this, are these from BD or DVD sources?

Bluray for the regular footage. But most of the deleted footage is SD quality. I’m finding lots of little glitches from the initial edit that I’m fixing now as well.

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#1304046
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (Updated)
Time

When I first did my edit it was only the second time I had attempted such a thing. For ages I wanted to at least go back to my original files spread across 20 DVDs and at least do a remaster. But I recently imported those files to my PC and I’m not happy with the quality. So I’m doing a reconstruction from better source materials. This will included fixing some glitches and making some changes to my edit.

Stay tuned.

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#1265525
Topic
ALIEN : VIRTUAL WORKPRINT V2 / EXTENDED WORKPRINT (working title)
Time

DestronTC said:

Work on v3 has begun, being built from the ground up! I Re-ripped and re-encoded all my elements in high quality and perfect 23.97fps! I’m already up to the transmission scene (which is now longer than before by a few seconds).

v3 will be much higher quality than before, and will include more alternate/additional video and audio. There will be two versions, 1080p and 480p. It will also have a 5.1 soundtrack to account for any deleted scenes that include surround sound. I’ve never done a 5.1 mix, nor do I have any way of testing such a track, so I may need some help.

The main source is the Blu Ray laserdisc regrade by PDB https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Alien-Aliens-Color-Regrade/id/17002

All the other sources are the same as they’ve always been. I highly doubt I’ll be using any of Giger’s Alien. I don’t like the idea of incorporating the 4x3 handcam footage never shot as part of the film into the movie itself.

can’t wait

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#1260030
Topic
ALIEN : VIRTUAL WORKPRINT V2 / EXTENDED WORKPRINT (working title)
Time

DestronTC said:

cosmicjazz said:
Giger’s Alien, that is, which I can get off the 'spleen.

Have you though about using any of the footage from the Alien Makers DVD series?

I’ve skimmed through those but never watched them completely. Never saw any footage in them, is there any?? That’d be bonkers.

Yes there is more Nostromo footage

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#1259348
Topic
ALIEN : VIRTUAL WORKPRINT V2 / EXTENDED WORKPRINT (working title)
Time

DestronTC said:

HEY, so story is, like I said in my previous post from two hecking years ago(!!!) I totally finished the Alien Uncut edit.

I just always hated it because the framerate is a not very consistent 30, the quality isn’t what it should be, and it’s a ridiculous 20 gigabyte file. I made the damn thing when I was just starting to get into video editing and I had no idea about anything.

That being said, from what I remember I was always happy with the way it was cut. I got all the shots just where and how I wanted them.

So I was skimming through some old hard drives randomly and decided “what the hell?” I’ll upload that Alien edit I did so many moons ago. When I rewatched it, all the problems I mentioned above really didn’t bother me as much as they once did. I also re-encoded it to a much nicer file size for you guys.

If anyone is still interested in this ridiculous behemoth, I hit up a 'spleen mod yesterday, so hopefully I’ll be putting it there.

I still maintain that I might go back and redo it from the ground up one day, but I thought everybody should at least see it as it is now.

I’ve always felt bad about not releasing this edit or going back to give it another shot. It makes me so sad - the amount of fan projects I see on this site that just drop off and never get finished with no closure at all, and I didn’t want mine to be one of those.

I’m really interested in seeing this to see how much more you have expanded it over my edit.

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#1156619
Topic
Star Wars: The Lost Cut
Time

darth_ender said:

benduwan said:

use only star wars stuff,not ww2.

Sounds good. I agree.

fill missing scenes with pics and use unfinished scenes or fx.

I have so many pictures that I might have to limit my use of pictures to the most important occasions, but I think I agree with you, I should use pictures to fill in some holes. Thanks!

i´m very interested in this.

I’m glad. No disrespect to any other editor, but TM2YC’s Lost Workprint edit was probably my favorite fan edit if all time. I love the inclusion of all these deleted scenes! Hopefully I can do justice to the edit in those portions I’ve taken on.

Was that edit released? Never saw it.

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#1156610
Topic
Star Wars: The Lost Cut
Time

darth_ender said:

cosmicjazz said:

One other thing I thought of in regards to the opening crawl. Would it be possible to recreate it by actually filming it like it was originally done. I’m sure there are people here that know what the complete text was. I think that would look better than creating it digitally. Just a thought.

That would be fun. Not sure anyone is willing to go to those lengths but that would be nifty.

If I knew the text I may give it a shot

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#1156374
Topic
Star Wars: The Lost Cut
Time

Are you going to remove the matte shots by utilizing old photos like this:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MERFX04Jndg/VngaAzjcp6I/AAAAAAAAh5g/ZC5LfA_qdjU/s1600/matte%2Bpainting%2Bstrange%2Btales%2Bharrison%2Bellenshaw%2Bsand%2Bcrawler%2Bstar%2Bwars.jpg

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--YRwKE0u5--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hsstfavfl3wxpxeoxd9x.jpg

http://www.blueharvest.net/images/set/tat/behind-lukeben.jpg