Sign In

cosmicjazz

User Group
Members
Join date
7-Feb-2014
Last activity
19-Sep-2020
Posts
59

Post History

Post
#1375449
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
Time

benduwan said:

cosmicjazz said:

b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

closer2god said:

I could put it on my google drive.

I’d have to use something like winrar to save it into chunks as I can only fit 2gb on my google drive

Why not on Mega?

How much can you upload to mega for free?

50gb

I tried uploading it last night and after 3 hours and 95% it crashed. So I will have to try another day.

Post
#1375183
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
Time

heathen3017 said:

cosmicjazz said:

I rendered it in 720 less than 4GB and am happy with the results. I really don’t have the ability to seed this thing. I was hoping to find someone who I could mail it to who could seed it out there somewhere.

What about 1080p?

It would still have to fit on a DVDR. So at 1080 the bit rate would have to be much lower to fit. And considering that 30 min of footage is extras and not in HD there comes a point what is the plus of 1080 when there will be constant quality changes anyway?

Post
#1353595
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
Time

b5historyman said:

cosmicjazz said:

RwAoNrDdOsM 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

I’d be happy to help you upscale some stuff, I’ve been messing around with upscaling DS9 and come up with some pretty good techniques to get the most out of Topaz Video Enhance AI. Just chuck me a PM if you’re interested

Do you have your own copy of Topaz? I downloaded it and it was too much for my PC. So I ended up paying Topaz themselves and uploaded a bunch of the cut scenes and I honestly didn’t see that much of a difference in the quality.

Topaz upscaled for you, how much was that??? Do you still have a kidney 😉 Would be interested in seeing the results of their work 👍

They upscalked about 10 min for me. It was about $20

Post
#1353498
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
Time

RwAoNrDdOsM 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

I’d be happy to help you upscale some stuff, I’ve been messing around with upscaling DS9 and come up with some pretty good techniques to get the most out of Topaz Video Enhance AI. Just chuck me a PM if you’re interested

Do you have your own copy of Topaz? I downloaded it and it was too much for my PC. So I ended up paying Topaz themselves and uploaded a bunch of the cut scenes and I honestly didn’t see that much of a difference in the quality.

Post
#1325648
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
Time

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?

Post
#1325635
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
Time

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

Post
#1323343
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
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.

Post
#1304046
Topic
ALIEN: REDUX - The Virtual Workprint (WIP)
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.

Post
#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

Post
#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

Post
#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.