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digitalfreaknyc

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Post
#1285250
Topic
RAW DV VHS transfers of ISD Executor and maybe more.
Time

adywan said:

There is Macrovision on the Executor box set. All the special features, minus the 4 “making of” specials were on the Definitive collection laserdisc set. Someone has already captured those and converted them to DVD but i can’t remember who’s set these were on. These would be higher quality than copying from VHS

But we also have 16mm transfers which is the highest quality we’re going to get right now, no?

I’m not seeing any new special features on these that weren’t on the laserdisc boxed set. Am I missing something?

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#1283658
Topic
Capture Device/Card suggestions
Time

So I’m looking for some suggestions for a new capture card.

Both of my current capture cards are external and Hauppauge devices.
I have the HD PVR (with component) and the HD PVR 2 gaming (with HDMI).
My problem is that these devices are notoriously bad at freezing up/glitching when there’s a break in the digital signal. For example, when I am capturing from a device and change from the menu on a particular app to the video program that I’m trying to play, it will load and the light on the Hauppauge goes off and goes back on. Whenever that happens, I’ll miss the first 10 seconds of whatever I’m recording because it’s too busy trying to stabilize the image. Even though I have the Apple TV set to send the signal out as 5.1 and 24fps, it still glitches.

Thus far I have tried two different devices:

  1. Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder - I never got it to work because it uses an old Thunderbolt. My laptop (which isn’t necessarily new - 2+ years old) has Thunderbolt 3 and was told that I have to buy a $50 adapter to make it work. It was returned.

  2. Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle - My next attempt was with the Shuttle. I never got it to work at all. Never got a signal from HDMI, S-Video or Composite. They told me that I was doing everything right. 😦

So I’m stuck now.
My requirements are relatively simple:
1080p 23.976 capture
5.1 (doesn’t have to be bitstreamed - I can re-encode)

I’d really appreciate any advice/help!

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#1281352
Topic
ALIEN (Preservation of various properties i.e. the Fan Bonus Discs.)
Time

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

If source is 1080p i.e. current shorts or promos not on disc, there should be a menu for BD25 instead of data files. Especially the ALIEN 40th Anniversary shorts.

Resolution doesn’t matter. There is no correlation between resolution and the ability to have menus. For that matter, you could have menus for the older files as well.

Then why not make menus for the older files? Re-encode them as AVC for BD25, no more archaic MPEG2 for DVD. No DVD releases whatsoever. Time to move on from that format.
If there’s going to be random data discs for the older files on BD25, why not use HEVC/H.265 with MKV? Better compression. No need for HDR10. IDGAF if it won’t play on Apple.

EDIT: This is only for those features not on ALIEN Covenant or any other disc. Easier to have 1080p/24 HD content to receive menus on BD25s compared to NTSC or PAL. So, all NTSC files to have its own BD25 with zero menus and the same for PAL files for BD25? 1080/24p with menus as its own Archival disc, NTSC as its own Archival disc, and finally PAL as its own Archival disc.
I can dig it.

Then do it yourself. I prefer everything in its original frame rate with as little re-encoding as possible

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#1280836
Topic
ALIEN (Preservation of various properties i.e. the Fan Bonus Discs.)
Time

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

If source is 1080p i.e. current shorts or promos not on disc, there should be a menu for BD25 instead of data files. Especially the ALIEN 40th Anniversary shorts.

Resolution doesn’t matter. There is no correlation between resolution and the ability to have menus. For that matter, you could have menus for the older files as well.

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#1280491
Topic
Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
Time

Cj6543 said:

Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Apparently all 4 are coming back to Netflix next month. Assuming 4 is the theatrical cut, I’ll capture it and upload.

It is!!! I just looked it up and it has Jakes uncut death and the original ending!!!

Yeah I checked it last night. I’ll grab it and upload to the usual place. Should’t take too long at all.

To MySpleen correct?

Were you able to capture it?

Yep. Just haven’t done the edit yet.

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#1275578
Topic
Analog Releases of Films That Contain Deleted, Extended, & Alternate Footage That've Never Been Released on DVD/BluRay
Time

Tantive3+1 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Tantive3+1 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Tantive3+1 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Sea of Love (Thrillers Edition) - VHS. Extended version of the film. Nothing noted on the box. Contains deleted scenes from tv version but uncensored.

I can’t find anything on a Thrillers Edition, Could it be the Collectors Edition?

This is it…

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372581935883

Great! Added.

It says 1 minute. That’s a gross understatement. I don’t remember how much difference it is but it’s probably closer to 10-13

Sorry, got the minutes mixed up. It should be around 40 minutes. Thanks for clarifying that.

Wait…huh??? No. It shouldn’t be 40 either.

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#1275566
Topic
Analog Releases of Films That Contain Deleted, Extended, & Alternate Footage That've Never Been Released on DVD/BluRay
Time

Tantive3+1 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Tantive3+1 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Sea of Love (Thrillers Edition) - VHS. Extended version of the film. Nothing noted on the box. Contains deleted scenes from tv version but uncensored.

I can’t find anything on a Thrillers Edition, Could it be the Collectors Edition?

This is it…

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372581935883

Great! Added.

It says 1 minute. That’s a gross understatement. I don’t remember how much difference it is but it’s probably closer to 10-13

Post
#1275458
Topic
Analog Releases of Films That Contain Deleted, Extended, & Alternate Footage That've Never Been Released on DVD/BluRay
Time

Tantive3+1 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Sea of Love (Thrillers Edition) - VHS. Extended version of the film. Nothing noted on the box. Contains deleted scenes from tv version but uncensored.

I can’t find anything on a Thrillers Edition, Could it be the Collectors Edition?

This is it…

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372581935883

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#1273109
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
Time

https://www.etsy.com/listing/659779959/the-unruined-despecialized-star-wars?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-books_movies_and_music-movies&utm_custom1=7527d8ba-070f-435d-ad9f-5dc0a9023b1e&utm_content=go_304501235_22745991995_78727221995_aud-318222619806:pla-106554966755_c__659779959&gclid=CjwKCAiAiJPkBRAuEiwAEDXZZfJ-TbPUJUZrpdsSzAlmJAhQfJ8by-o1bts--ErtmI_Aqd54KbYMIxoC5B4QAvD_BwE

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#1271902
Topic
THX Ultimate Demo Disc?
Time

Does anyone have a lossless copy of this!
It’s been OOP and the version on spleen (and elsewhere) is incorrectly labeled. It is not this version.

George Lucas: The Power Of Movies (0:33) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Podrace Sequence – Star Wars: Episode1 – The Phantom Menace (7:40) DD EX / DTS ES
Gary Rydstrom: The Power Of Surround (0:39) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
THX Surround EX Audio Demonstration (2:56) DD EX / DTS ES
Ultra 2 Featurette (5:16) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Gery Lux: The Power Of Music (0:46) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Big Phat Band – Sing Sang Sung (5:35) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Shankar & Gingger – One In A Million (4:29) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Rambient – Karma (3:26) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
David Becker Tribune – Blues For Albie (3:48) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Vivaldi – Allegro From Spring (The Four Seasons) (3:20) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
The THX Story (5:01) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Wow! (8:06) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Soundtrack! (12:55) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
THX Theatrical Trailers:
Wings (0:34) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Broadway (0:28) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Cimarron (0:41) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Grand (0:41) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
The Simpsons (0:34) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
TEX (0:47) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
TEX 2: Moo Can (0:33) DD 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Broadway 2000 (0:19) DD EX / DTS ES
Cavalcade (0:28) DD EX / DTS ES

Post
#1267807
Topic
Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
Time

Cj6543 said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Apparently all 4 are coming back to Netflix next month. Assuming 4 is the theatrical cut, I’ll capture it and upload.

It is!!! I just looked it up and it has Jakes uncut death and the original ending!!!

Yeah I checked it last night. I’ll grab it and upload to the usual place. Should’t take too long at all.