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#175915
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*** Dr. M's Reinventing The Wheel Edition (PAL to NTSC+) - Completed!!! ***
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If you end up holding off on the video for a while due to lack of adequate sharpening methods, would it still be possible to eventually share the synced audio file itself (maybe via a.b.starwars) since you already put so mich time into it? I will be converting Jedi to NTSC anyway, and I know I would prefer the original PCM to the pitch-shifted track on Moth3r's PAL discs. If not, that's cool... just a humble request from a lazy guy...
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#121727
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.: Moth3r's PAL DVD project :.
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Originally posted by: Karyudo
You'd better be able to answer "yes, of course!" to the question, "You do have a commercial usenet server account, don't you?" before you start askin' for reposts...


Unfortunately, I am using my ISP's (probably crappy) news server. I've never had a need to download dvds that way til now, so I'm not quite ready to start shelling out for a pay account. I noticed there hadn't been any more files uploaded in many hours (or at least carried by my server), and it also appeared that a few files had been uploaded twice, so I figured I'd ask. Sorry if my repost request was out of line - I'm still new to the newsgroup etiquette thing. I guess I'll have to be patient until it hits MySpleen.

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#121637
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.: Moth3r's PAL DVD project :.
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Thanks so much Moth3r for all your hard work!

I've been downloading ESB from a.b.sw, but I was unable to grab all the parts for a couple of the RARs posted yesterday though (04,06,08,10,79,81,83,85,87,89), and I had been downloading the new headers from my news server pretty regularly - it just seemed like the parts necessary to complete those volumes never came through. Would it be too much trouble to repost a few of those (enough so the par2 files can make up the difference)? Thanks
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#100163
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limitedsharpen() with avisynth
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Mother, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe it's quite that simple to set up. LimitedSharpen() is not an internal AviSynth filter, so you have to load it somehow. Go to this site: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84196&perpage=20&pagenumber=1 and paste the code from the 3rd post into a blank text file and save it with the extension .avsi and put it in Avisynth's plugin directory. You also need something called masktools for LimitedSharpen() to function, so download that and load it in your script like any other external plugin. THEN you can call the LimitedSharpen() function.
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#78626
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HELP!!! No audio in VirtualDub
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Unless you have a really sweet machine (and even then, it's not recommended), you shouldn't be deinterlacing in real-time. The only advice I can give on the audio is to check the "volume meter" under VDub audio options and make sure the VUmeter is showing something during your preview. Sometimes, I've accidentally had the mixer control set to the dedicated mic-in instead of analog-in. Also, if you have the kind of capture card that has an audio input (some of them are only mono, actually), you might try just going directly into the soundcard instead.
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#77998
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***The MeBeJedi feedback thread ***
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I think that improving imperfections in the LaserDisc transfer, rotoscoping out scratches or dirt, for example, is completely acceptable. However, I do feel that the original effect shots, inconsistent lightsabers, matte lines, flaws and all, should definitely be preserved in an Original OT archival transfer project.

I think it's a small step into Lucas territory even when one starts fixing lightsabers. Which shots should be fixed? Should Luke's white-ish saber in the Falcon be color corrected? Should Vader's blade-less stick be painted over in the blast door closing bit? I think even if you decided to make a separate encode with these minor improvements/fixes, there would be disagreement over what should be corrected and what should be preserved the way we all remember it. Of course, it's your set...
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#77935
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PCM to 5.1
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Which decoder, specifically did you use to derive the ProLogicII channel dispersion (I'm assuming it's a DirectShow filter, since you said Graphedit)? Whenever I try to play back Dolby Surround matrixed PCM (for example, in the TR47 set, or in your samples) using AC3Filter (v1.01a) set to ProLogic II mode I only get 2-channel output.
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#76800
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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I've had very little luck capturing with VirtualVCR. I have a Bt-based Hauppauge card, running the universal WDM drivers. It took some doing, but they work in VDUB using the wdm-vfw wrapper, though only in preview, not overlay, mode. Still you can look at and adjust the cropping this way, and I've never had any missing picture issues. DScaler also has an overscan adjustment under the settings -> video adjustments menu, though I'm not sure if this is a global setting (I only know it doesn't affect virtualdub)
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#74540
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Wow, Laserschwert, those are some pretty impressive results with SangNom (the link you posted was to an AviSynth filter, not VDub, so I'm a bit confused). I starting playing around with it (and the antialiasing function script on Doom9) on some of my LD-caps, but I can't get anywhere near the quality of improvement evident in your sample. Could you please post or PM me the script you used? Thanks!
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#74436
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***The "official" Screenshots feedback thread ***
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The Farsight transfer is very bright, but I don't know if it's even that bright. I'd suggest VirtualDubMod as a reliable screencap program. It can parse VOB files, does not use any settings or overlays that can affect the brightness, and you can get frame-accurate comparisons easily. Just go to the frame you want and select "snapshot source frame" under the video menu.
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#72628
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Ash, it does look a little over saturated. Maybe I need to tone it down a little.


Maybe not just a bit oversaturated, but also it seems like there is a lot more detail lost between those two versions. Like the lines on 3P0's leg or the reflections in the blue parts on R2's dome. I don't know how much smoothing or noise reduction is necessary to eliminate artifacts introduced during capture, but personally, I'd rather keep as much of the original laserdisc picture detail as possible, even if that means some more noise.

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#70377
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Normalizing is a process which "standardizes" the volume level of a given audio file using peak levels. In other words, the loudest part of the track will be amplified to the highest level and the rest of the soundtrack will be adjusted accordingly. Personally I prefer a soundtrack normalized to something like 95%, which means I won't have to crank my TV set up to the point where I can hear it buzz to get the full dynamic range of the audio. How much normalization is actually applied depends on the volume levels at which the audio was originally captured - and it is important to find the right setting for this. If the analog-in is set too high, you will get breakup in the signal (normalizing can't help you then). Open up the soundtrack from any of the TR47 dvd to see some (albeit slight) examples of this.

If your audio recording levels aren't too loud to begin with, normalizing the .wav file will make the track as loud as possible without introducing any breakup. I'd recommend using 2-pass mode of Shibatch SSRC with BeSweet or a good wave editor to do this.
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#70186
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Unless Zion plans to use the entire 480 pixels of vertical resolution for the picture, he will have to encode some black bars into the stream. No black bars would mean a resized picture of approximately 1136x480 to achieve the proper aspect ratio! Some PAL 2.35:1 anamorphic dvds are close to this, but, then again, they have the original print to work from. In our case, this would be a bit ridiculous since nearly doubling the resolution of a ~720x272 source video picture probably wouldn't look good at all. NTSC 2.35:1 anamorphic dvds almost always have some black bars encoded into the streams, with actually only 360-416 pixels of the 480 vertical res being devoted to the picture.