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jzilli

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#1281884
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The Last Jedi - Isolated Score
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Last night I sat down to watch a little of this and ended up watching the whole movie. I’ve never seen a movie like this, with the dialog and sound effects stripped out. I found it fascinating, and hard to describe why. The lack of dialog makes everything more simple and kinda boils down the characters to what they look like and what the music is telling you to feel about them.

I’d love to have this isolated soundtrack for TFA, Rogue One, Solo, and the prequels.

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#1281763
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The Last Jedi - Isolated Score
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Jesta’ said:

I don’t understand why anyone would want to listen to the entire soundtrack considering every worthwhile cue is on the official release. Mediocre score for a terrible movie.

Lucas talked about how he wanted his movies to be coherent if you just have the visuals and the music. It’s at least an interesting experiment.

Also… Some people like the score and like the movie. Some people really like the score and the movie!
It would be great if we could avoid litigating movies in the movie preservation subforum.

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#1261550
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The GOUT Sync Thread
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hairy_hen said:

In the course of syncing audio for 4K83, schorman and I found that the audio sync issue is more extensive than previously imagined. While the NTSC GOUT is missing two frames in the middle of reel 3, its audio actually turns out to be missing four frames worth of material at this exact spot. Given that the GOUT audio and the print audio run at the same speed nearly all of the time, this means that the sync on the GOUT audio has been incorrect all along. It is not correctly matched to the picture, and was apparently kludged together in a way that just barely works.

After coming to this realization, have you fixed your GOUT-synced 5.1 tracks? If you have, I’d be very grateful if you could share them.

I’m remuxing the Despecialized Editions right now to add your tracks that were included with 4K77, update the subs to Project Threepio 10.1, and make the DTS-HD MA 2.0 track the default instead of 5.1. I’d really like to replace the tracks that are known to be a bit out of sync with fixed versions. Thanks!

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#913411
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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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Skyfocker said:

jzilli said:

Harmy I’m just curious, what video do you send people who ask “What’s wrong with the DVDs/BluRays?”
I know there are plenty of videos out there, but I’m looking for the perfect video that deconstructs the abomination that is the SW special editions and figured you’d be a great person to ask first. Thanks

I’ve used this one to give people the gist of it… doesn’t go into all the details of every special edition added scene, but gives a good idea of how George has withheld the theatrical version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXifjbxZDAM

EDIT: Hellogreedo’s channel on youtube has several videos that go more in-depth into some of the changes. Here’s a playlist of a bunch of them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xezn-0xottw&list=PLaqGKHBFQiztN7uoijEG9ZUw3PYrQ7Y0i

Thanks, didn’t know Harmy made a video like this. The HelloGreedo videos are nice too

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#913173
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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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Harmy I’m just curious, what video do you send people who ask “What’s wrong with the DVDs/BluRays?”
I know there are plenty of videos out there, but I’m looking for the perfect video that deconstructs the abomination that is the SW special editions and figured you’d be a great person to ask first. Thanks

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#907488
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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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MrPib said:

towne32 said:

Yes, it’s really great that they are two types of projects that are in no real way competing with one another. And obviously the benefits from collaboration are enormous.

Very well put. Back in the day, I had the Cowclops LD rips, and checked in on the X0 Project daily. I never dreamed I’d have two awesome HD versions to choose from!

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#906772
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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:

Often it’s not a matter of hardware. Most software just decodes the lossy core of the DTSMA track, but if you have something special that may be trying to decode the lossless file, it could be making a mess of it. Which is why I asked you to see if an AC3 track synced OK. The 93 English AC3 track is within a few milliseconds of in sync with the 5.1 DTS-MA track. If the decoder isn’t the problem, they should have the exact same sync issues.

Just tested on a laptop with headphones in VLC. Both the 5.1 and 1993 2.0 track seem equally out of sync (audio lagging behind video). The scenes I’m looking at are the beginning of the crawl, when Leia unfreezes Han, and when Vader talks with Luke in the Endor hallway after he turns himself in.

For sanity, I verified the MKV checksum. Is anyone seeing this sync issue?

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#906555
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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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First of all, Harmy, v2.5 looks spectacular. Well done! Thank you so much

Is it just me, or is the audio out of sync? I think the audio is behind the video a bit. I notice this whenever a human is talking, but also at the beginning of the opening crawl (“STAR WARS” is noticeably displayed before the audio comes in). I’ve only tested the MKV with the 5.1 audio - I can test the other audio tracks and the AVCHD when I get home tonight. I’ve tested on two different PC’s, using Plex and Kodi.

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#767437
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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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Darth Lucas said:

Was there some kind of popular article or something about Harmy recently or something?  What is with the sudden onslaught of people coming on the forum asking where they can get it?  I mean there's always a couple that pop up from time to time but recently it's been ridiculous!

 I posted this on the FB group; it probably contributed to the recent traffic:

Harmy, you and your projects were mentioned on last week's episode of This Week in Tech. Good to see more and more people recognize your work.
Here's the clip:

http://www.filedropper.com/twit0505-harmystarwarsclip

EDIT: ugh, link's dead.  I believe its about 1 hour into episode 505

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#736554
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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Tobar said:

So I was browsing around various Star Wars news sources when I discovered that Harmy did a podcast that was just released!

Haven't listened to it yet. I'll probably update this post once I have.

Good interview.  Cool to hear Harmy detail his opinions.  Interested in the LOTR color correction...

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#728681
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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hairy_hen said:

The proper way to do this is to use an SPL meter to individually measure the output of each speaker at the listening position, and adjust the levels of each in the receiver until they all measure exactly the same.

Thanks for the info, hh.  That's a great post for manually calibrating a surround sound setup.  As ScruffyNerfHerder recommended, I used Audyssey to auto-calibrate my Onkyo receiver a year ago when I moved into my current apartment.

Aside from my personal preference, the issue I have had with this audio track is that in one whole year, this is the only movie that I've watched in the living room that has woken up my girlfriend in the room across the hall.  This is why I'd like a 5.1 track that has bass levels on par with most movies.

I'm just curious if you have this track without the bass enhancement.  If not, no big deal :)

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#727858
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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hairy_hen said:

I should also point out—and please treat this information seriously—that the 5.1 mix was designed for high performance sound systems and may not give ideal results on equipment that cannot cope with wide dynamic range material and high levels of bass.  It will also not sound its best if downmixed to stereo.  Obviously I have no control over how people listen to it, so it was necessary to do a bit of tweaking to the surround channels in order to make stereo playback at least sound acceptable (it would have been quite horrible if I hadn't done this, due to excessive comb filtering from out of phase signals).  But since the 35mm stereo mix is itself very good, I must recommend that anyone watching the movie with a 2-channel sound system choose that version instead, rather than downmixing the 5.1 mix.  Content-wise they are identical, and the greater midrange emphasis of its EQ makes it more suitable for the kinds of sound systems people are likely to have.

hairy_hen, any chance you have the 1980 5.1 DTS-HD-MA track without the high levels of bass?  I have a fairly serious home theater setup, and this audio is just too intense for me.  It would be great to have this audio track, but with bass levels that are similar to other films.  Thanks!