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#1373373
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Help Wanted: 'Anne of Green Gables' (1985) Bluray image restoration project
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ykarus1974 said:

Hello friends!

This is my very first post 😃

I was curious if anyone would be interesting in helping me (no money needed - just some constructive comments would suffice).

I am a huge fan of the Anne of Green Gables series (1985).

I own the DVDs released back in 2001, original full screen edition (it was made for TV).

Sullivan Entertainment released the Bluray version a few years back, but Alas…

The framing looks good, but its obvious that it’s cropped from its original 1.33:1 presentation (I read somewhere that the video is a scan of the original negative, then cropped to fit our widescreen screens). It seems the original negative is somewhere between full screen and widescreen, because upon comparing the TV version and the Bluray version, the Bluray version has more information on the left and right sides of the image, but crops a bit on top and bottom).

That part is not too bad… The worse is that in this bluray presentation, the image is very dark and muted in contrast. Quoting a comment found online : “Outside daylight scenes look like they were filmed under twilight”. To my observation, it looks like they scanned the negatives and never bothered adjusting anything before realeasing it.

This is why I thought about this forum 😃

This is my plan : I would like to adjust the video to its intended beauty. The scenery is absolutely incredible, and it’s a shame the bluray is so poor in quality. I’ve never done this kind of project before, but I have a bit of knowledge with Adobe Premiere Pro and I found lots of tutorials on Youtube.

Would anyone be interested in helping me ? I would like to post some screen captures and you could tell me what you think of the quality. I hope I am not biting more than I can chew but I want to give it a try.

How about this first steps :

  1. Get an uncompressed copy of the Bluray using MakeMKV
  2. It seem Adobe Premiere Pro has trouble using MKV files, so I would convert the resulting mkv to MT2S file… this would be the file I would use in Adobe Premiere Pro.

any thoughts?

Ykarus1974.

I recommend converting the MKV container into a MP4 container using FFMPEG.

Here’s the code I would use: ffmpeg -i “input.mkv” -codec copy “output.mp4”

That should copy everything over? (I don’t think subtitles will) But I would keep the original MKV just in case.

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#1371337
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My 4K AI processed/upscale of Harmy's Star Wars Despecialized 2.7 (Released)
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sade1212 said:

It’s still strange to me that he’s redoing the entire thing to bump it up from 576p to 720p in an era when 2160p sources are available.

To my understanding, it comes down to resources and rendering times. He does alot of modification to those films, and they take forever to render even just at 720p. 2160p would be just insane.

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#1360131
Topic
The Incredibles 2 - Theatrical Recreation v3.2 (Released)
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JonathanArthur19 said:

That sounds cool, any idea for the release date?

Tomorrownaut said:

I saw this movie 7 times theatrically. The preview of v3.1 looks much closer to what I remember.

Spookyking said:

NICE! Can’t wait to see the improvements of this latest version.

Version 3.2 is now available! It can be found in the same spot version 2.3 could.

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#1327995
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The Shining - Mono Mix - for anyone who wants it (in English or Russian) (Released)
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While working on a project for The Shining that may never see the light of day, I knew it would be important to have the mono mix. I sadly don’t have access to the laserdisc, so I ripped the AC3 track in English and Russian from the 1999 NTSC DVD and sync’d them to the new Blu-ray. Feel free to message for a link.

Edit: Please say which language, English or Russian, you want so there is no confusion. Thank you!

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#1301087
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The Shining (1980) - Zemastered Edition (Released)
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Turisu said:

I meant post it in the Projects section of the fanres forum. The guys over there are really supportive of new projects like yours and I’m sure you’d have no trouble getting the audio you need.

Ah, thank you for the suggestion. I have no idea why it didn’t come to me before. Hopefully I can get what I need, I’d love to see a finished version of this amazing movie.

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#1301048
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The Shining (1980) - Zemastered Edition (Released)
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Turisu said:

Why not post your project in the Projects section of the forum? I’m sure members there will gladly share the mono audio track with you.

I didn’t realize that I had posted it under the wrong section. https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Shining-1980-Zemastered-Edition/id/70150 I reposted it in the right one. Thank you for letting me know.

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#1300596
Topic
Restoration Of The Star Wars Deleted Scenes (a WIP)
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UncutIsSuperior said:

ZigZig said:

Please just wait for the next DrDre’s tool: it will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them in HDR.
And besides, this tool will be compatible with Mac OSX.

PS: it even seems that it will be able to possibly fix The Last Jedi.

Can this tool match the colors of a video with those of another video? That is what I want to do with the deleted scenes and the footage that I already have.

After my few encounters with you, I have to ask. Are you dense? Do you not read these posts?

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#1300595
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The Shining (1980) - Zemastered Edition (Released)
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The Shining (1980) - Zemastered Edition v2.2

Description:

I was disappointed, but not surprised to see that the 1972 Warner Bros logo was not restored on the 4K release. This sparked a simple project to recreate the logo, and add it to the start of the film. Soon after I started working on this project, I discovered the ABC broadcast from 1985 and the 1985 Laserdisc have blue credits at the end. I felt it gave the credits an even more unnerving feeling, so I added it back to the film.

The shots with snow are very white in the 4K remaster. When I was watching the 4K remaster, I always thought the snow should be shifted more blue instead of being sharply white. The 2007 Blu-ray had too much blue in my opinion, but I don’t think it should be eradicated completely.

I was able to get my hands on the mono soundtrack from the 1983 Laserdisc and the 1999 DVD. Sadly both are compressed, but it did not hinder my listening experience in the slightest. I recommend the Laserdisc mix as it is less compressed and sounds higher quality.

The Shining (1980) - Zemastered Edition v2.2

Video Specifications:

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Letter-boxed to 16:9)
Bit rate: 24.7 Mb/s
Codec: AVC
Frame rate: 23.976
Resolution: 1920x1038 (Letter-boxed to 1920x1080)

Audio Track Specifications:

1.0 Dolby Digital (1983 Laserdisc mono mix (2020 sync))
Bit rate: 224 kb/s | Language: English

5.1 Dolby Digital (2019 mix (2020 version))
Bit rate: 640 kb/s | Language: English

5.1 Dolby Digital (2007 mix)
Bit rate: 640 kb/s | Language: French

5.1 Dolby Digital (2007 mix)
Bit rate: 640 kb/s | Language: German

1.0 Dolby Digital (1999 DVD mono mix (2020 sync))
Bit rate: 192 kb/s | Language: Russian

5.1 Dolby Digital (2007 mix)
Bit rate: 640 kb/s | Language: Spanish

1.0 Dolby Digital (1999 DVD mono mix (2020 sync))
Bit rate: 192 kb/s | Language: English

2.0 Dolby Digital (Commentary by Stedicam Operator Garrett Brown, and Kubrick Biographer John Baxter)
Bit rate: 224 kb/s | Language: English

Subtitles:

English
English SDH
French
German
German SDH
Spanish

Notes:

This project completely syncs up to the 2007-2019 Blu-ray; this also may be Blu-ray compliant, but I am not sure on that.

Original Thread: https://pastebin.com/raw/tA88EY1s

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#1300522
Topic
The Shining - 35mm print opportunity (a WIP)
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SilverWook said:

Color correction work is still ongoing. It’s a long process as you can probably guess. The end result will be worth it though.

On a related note, I wish I could see this in person!
http://www.georgejenne.com/stuart-ullman-show.html
http://www.georgejenne.com/ullman-text.html

I was wondering if you knew about the snow in the maze at the end. Did it have a blue tint over it or is it white as the 4K reflects? If you have any idea, it would help a bunch with a project I am currently working on. Thank you in advanced.

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#1298001
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV & AVCHD (Released)
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CatBus said:

DrDre’s tools will likely do quite well, but you may discover you need shot by shot rather than scene by scene correction. Poita has some not-fully-corrected screenshots in his ESB thread that you can probably use for sanity checks. I think DrDre has even posted corrected versions of them.

I had meant shot by shot my bad. Thank you for the right direction on the color. I’ve started color grading in photoshop using Harmy’s and Adywan’s revisited for color direction. I’ll check out Poita and DrDre’s threads on it. Thank you 😃

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#1293718
Topic
Restoration Of The Star Wars Deleted Scenes (a WIP)
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UncutIsSuperior said:

Fine, no color correction at all then. Besides, it’s too expensive to even buy a single software for color correction.

You just don’t seem to be getting it. You want this edit? Put the work in. Browse these threads, look other places online. It’s incredibly rare that all of what you are looking for is just gonna be sitting right in front of you. None will do this for you. I wish you luck, but you are going to have to do the bulk of the work. Maybe all of it.

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#1292384
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4K77 - Released
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Willrow’s Ice Cream Maker said:

Hello there!

Recently found the no-DNR 4K77 whilst wandering the wastes of the internet and LOVED it.

However, I’ve come to learn that the version I watched is the no-DNR “1.0” version, while there exists a no-DNR 1.4 regraded version. Would anyone be able to PM me in the right direction (AKA does anyone have the file)?

Apologies if this goes against any sort of guidelines or something, I’m a bit new here. Thanks guys, and may the Force of others be with you!

Check out thestarwarstrilogy.com, you should find what you are looking for.

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#1291874
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team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (Released)
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jawa scrapper said:

do not go to forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com and expect to find links to the movies…i just registered and it was a complete waste of time.
jumped through all the hoops and there wasn’t anything worthwhile…so I spent a few minutes to tell others on this forum not to bother, hopefully save your time.

forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com = waste of time.

If you had taken the time to look around, and actually read the posts on forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com, you’d find what you are looking for. It’s not in a direct link because that’s just a stupid thing to do in terms of copyright. It’s almost stupid how easy it is to find what you are looking for.

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#1289833
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV & AVCHD (Released)
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CatBus said:

IIRC it was a mix of a color-balanced GOUT, Puggo Strikes Back (16mm print), and Harmy’s eyeballs. I believe there was an incomplete 35mm source from Poita toward the end of this that may have also helped.

For example, while I think color-balanced GOUT was the major reference, there were a few instances where the GOUT diverged widely from PSB and other theatrical prints (the warm orange glow sometimes seen in the Cloud City halls was a cool blue in the GOUT). In those cases, PSB/prints were the reference. I believe the prints were similarly used to “settle” the issue of bluish ice on Hoth, not that people don’t still complain about it.

Thank you for the information. I’m currently working on a TN1 ESB Grindhouse restoration as my medium for learning film restoration. I’m using Dr. Dre’s Color Correction tool to make LUTs for every scene so I thought it’d be nice to know where the colors came from.