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#1352873
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Avengers: Cosmic Quest (a WIP)
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Cameron Samurai said:

Obviously I missed my Christmas release window, that’s because the DVD came a little late (sometime around mid-January), and I got caught up with other projects. I recently found the time the last few weeks, I pieced together the edit on it’s own, but then a different idea occurred to me, and I might end up combining it with Infinity War.

I’m probably going to do a combined 2-in-one edit where past Thanos doesn’t show up after Thor kills the present version , and when the world is restored by Hulk, there is no final showdown.

Is there any chance of you doing both versions? They both sound interesting.

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#1351100
Topic
Doctor Who Edit Ideas
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Deep Breath is a bore already, and it certainly doesn’t need 76 minutes, so you could easily cannibalize bits of it to sprinkle throughout Series 7 to establish that she’s still living in Victorian London. The Crimson Horror would flow very naturally with that, being the equivalent of modern day stories for other companions. It’d be nice if we could show or at least imply her family living in that time (and remove them from Time of the Doctor, of course). The Bells of Saint John could be moved to right before Name of the Doctor, and Danny Pink could be introduced there. Nightmare in Silver could be edited so that the children she’s babysitting are from Victorian Times, with a line to address their modern wardrobe (and Clara, for that matter). Then by Day of the Doctor she’s all settled in modern times in the hopes of winning the heart of Danny Pink, and Series 8, minus the bits moved to 7, plays out the same as in canon.

At first, I was thinking that making Victorian Clara the only Clara wouldn’t work because of some of the knowledge and familiarity that modern Clara routinely shows toward the 21st century, but then I came up with an idea. Maybe the part in “The Bells of St. John” where Clara gets uploaded into the Internet, then downloaded back again (resulting in her developing computer skills) could also be used to explain why she has the knowledge of the modern era that she has.

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#1287814
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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lansing said:

You can try out this avisynth plugin, I never tried it so I don’t know how it does. It doesn’t have the warping feature though, so if one of your images has some type of distortion it will not work.

https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=175247

It looks promising, but the few attempts that I’ve made at using Avisynth have been failures. I’ve never been able to successfully figure out how to use it.

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#1287711
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Is there an easy way (ideally through the use of automatic software) to align two versions of the same frame that have different framing and/or sizes in preparation for running them through Dr. Dre’s color matching tool?

I’ve been trying to manually crop and resize some versions of such frames to match different versions, but I can never get them to quite line up.

Here are two images that I am having difficulty with:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190704065018/https://images2.imgbox.com/ab/a2/u6rvG6i6_o.jpg

https://web.archive.org/web/20190704065052/https://images2.imgbox.com/96/84/THMFoysZ_o.jpg

I’m trying to resize and crop the former one to match the latter.

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#1183638
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kk650's Miscellaneous Regraded Films (Released)
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KK650, would you be interested in regrading “Thor: The Dark World”? It has a greenish/yellowish tint and is overall very desaturated and dull color-wise, which makes it feel less “alive”, for lack of a better term. I think that a regrade to remove the tint and maybe also bring it somewhat closer to the more colorful look of the first Thor movie would greatly help it.

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#1123294
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Wonder Woman: No Ares Twist (Released)
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While I like the idea behind this edit, the execution didn’t work for me. Several edits were choppy and obvious, and certain things made no sense. The explosion at the top of the tower happens out of nowhere now, with no explanation for what it is or why it happened. Also, the shot in which Steve runs to Diana as she is lying on the ground is confusing, as we don’t know how she got there. Diana also seems almost completely passive in the final sequence of events, which doesn’t seem quite right. Unfortunately, it needs much more experimentation and fine-tuning before it could work.

On another subject, the version of “Wonder Woman” that I’d most like to see is as follows:

It would be a “Golden Age Edition”, set entirely during WWI, with no modern-day sequences and no events that wouldn’t happen in a truly standalone version separate from a larger universe. Most notably, Steve wouldn’t die. Steve’s death is actually my biggest pet peeve with the movie - killing him off in an origin story is, in my eyes, like killing off Lois Lane in the first Superman movie (without having Superman go back in time and save her, that is). I’d like to see the early scene of Steve stealing a plane and bombing the gas factory tinted and darkened (to turn it into a day-for-night sequence) and edited into the final scene. My idea is that when he asks if the gas is flammable, he then steals the plane and bombs either the factory or the large plane stocked with gas, then flies away from the explosion.

The scene in which Steve and Diana stay the night together in a house would be removed. It felt very out of place to me.

If possible, it would be implied that the version of Greek mythology that the Amazons believe is, at best, spotty, and that the “gods” may not be what they seem. All references to Zeus being the creator of humans would preferably be removed. If at all possible, Ares would be cut out of the movie. If that wouldn’t be possible, then his scene would be fine-tuned to remove some of the worst lines and trim a bit of the CGI excess. It would also have to be re-edited so that Diana’s reaction to Steve’s death is no longer included. Preferably, it would be turned into less of a physical battle, and more of a temptation/resistance battle of wills.

The overuse of slow-motion would be remedied by speeding up certain shots to regular speed. The movie would be color-graded to remove the blue tint and give it an overall more colorful look (preferably something reminiscent of three-strip Technicolor). Also, this is the least essential change, but it would also possibly be re-scored with some more classic and less Zimmerish.

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#1104875
Topic
Superman (1941) (Mild-Mannered Edition) (Released)
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davextreme said:
I’m aware I’m losing some quality over Blu-Ray but the tradeoffs, for me, are tremendously worth it.

I see. For me, it’s the opposite. There’s something about physical items that I can hold in my hand or put on a shelf that, with few exceptions, I like much more than digital items.

By the way, I’ve updated an article that I wrote about Superman’s creation and proliferation to include your Mild Mannered Edition versions of the Fleischer cartoons under the Superman Resources section of the page. I’m not sure about the etiquette of posting links to such things in the forum, so I sent you a private message with the link.