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#1191190
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Mr. Plinkett's Prequel Reviews Remastered in HD?
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A couple more differences in part one…

The non title cards (ex. “Examples of Basic Protagonists”), are white in the original and have been changed to yellow.

The comparison photo between “Ewen McDonald” and Obi-wan uses a different picture for Ewen.

The lower res interview videos did stand out a bit, one idea to help minimize this would be to shrink them and enlarge the comparison footage (almost like a picture-in-picture kind of a thing). This would be an alteration from the original, but would allow much fuller use of the frame overall (as in some of the other replaced HD shots, which is definitely an improvement in my opinion).

I just want to say thanks again for doing this. It’s almost as if I’m watching them for the first time again, and I can’t wait to replace my old rips with the restored versions, even if they are slightly different!

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#1191184
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Mr. Plinkett's Prequel Reviews Remastered in HD?
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This is a fantastic idea, thanks for the project!

I just started watching and the only thing I’ve noticed so far is that the font for the title card recreations doesn’t quite seem to match up (title card number one, the “1”, “E”, “C”, “R”, etc. are different). The original seems to use a smaller kerning as well.

The change from vertical to star wars scrolling is also a little jarring (to me).

It’s hard to get used to watching these in such pristine detail after watching the grainy, washed out versions for so long 😃

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#998351
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How to build a film scanner (need advise & help, please)
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poita said:
Unfortunately the ‘white’ LEDs with high CRI ratings fare poorly. Partially because the CRI measurement system is badly flawed, resulting in poor reproduciton in skin-tones specifically. Hopefully the industry will switch to CQS which gives a much more true measure.

I see some manufacturers out there have been supplementing with R9 and R13 values over the last couple of years, but that seems like a patch to me. Since I only buy lamps for household (non-critical use) adding more skin tone colors into the rating system is probably a plus at the increase of more things to compare. CQS rating is not something I have come across until today, but it sounds like a much better system overall. I would also imagine (hope?) that the ratings are generally better for component parts than consumer products.

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#936652
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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CatBus said:

With SD to HD, the biggest difference to me was the reduction in compression artifacts (many of the initial HD sources were just recycled SD masters, so the difference in detail wasn’t as big as it could have been on a lot of titles, yet they were still distinctly better). From what I’ve seen of 4K (streaming demos), the difference in the demos seems almost entirely due to a better-quality 4K stream–possibly due to better compression, fewer artifacts, etc, but also quite likely due to higher bitrates too. Maybe there’s something perceptible in the resolution itself, but there’s so much apples-to-oranges in the comparisons I’ve seen (e.g. their 2K stream absolutely never has the same bitrate and encoding as their 4K stream) that I’m not sure I’ll ever know if I can see the difference on the resolution alone, under normal viewing circumstances.

I’m always skeptical of technology demos. They are specifically created to look as good as the technology possibly can. How many actual full length releases will stand up to that quality? Only time will tell.

That being said, the HDR demos at CES this year were fairly amazing (as was 8k). And I welcome the advances in compression technology (with reduction in artifacts) as well. I still have a couple of the original recalled Fifth Element BDs sitting around from the early days of Blu-ray.

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#936647
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Jumper edit
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I’ll give this a go. I always loved the idea of this story and was disappointed with the execution (and lack of a sequel). Kind of in the same boat as Hancock for me (not the execution part, but the sequel part). I enjoyed Hancock quite a bit. Before the films I hadn’t heard or read any of the original material behind them and found them to be fairly original, with great casts.

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#924665
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What is 2k DCP?
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It’s not all about resolution. Increased bit depth, color space, brightness, and compression algorithm efficiency can also improve quality quite a lot. This is true even if you are not sitting at the distance needed to discern 4k from 1080.

I always wonder when we will hit the point of diminishing returns, but saw some impressive demos at CEDIA this year in these areas.

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#919972
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Dolby matrixed audio on modern equipment
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Looks like there is an Audio Adjust setting for Dolby PL IIx Music (2ch Input) that can control Dimension (moves sound field front to back) and Center Width (center channel weight) which might do something like what you want.

Other than that there doesn’t seem to be any reference to this model supporting PLI which I personally find odd. I haven’t bought a receiver in quite a while, maybe this is the new norm?

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#880830
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Our projects released thread
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dark_jedi said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Sorry, I just saw this. If you still need me to, send me a pm, and I’ll send you my e-mail address.

😃

Yes I still need your email and guisers, so please send me the info at BT, we are needing those that have helped and are still helping with the Teams Seedbox, thanks.

Again send PM at BT please.

PM sent (from OT, need to dig up my pass for BT if this doesn’t work). I was having some trouble with BT in general with my router and haven’t sorted it out yet so I haven’t been over there in while.

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#880419
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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jadepraerie said:

  • I think it’s overall too long for most viewers. Perhaps time can be cut from the interview (sorry!), from before-and-after segments, and between all segments, to get it down to 15 minutes.

I actually want a longer version (as I would imagine most people would that spend the time to track something like this down in the first place). An argument could also be made for a condensed version (almost trailer like) to show before or after a presentation to the uninitiated.