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#1592223
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Mean Girls (2004) - 4K Open Matte 35mm Scan [WIP]
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Cjmp475 said:

The DTS audio issues have been fixed, I will be sending out an ungraded and graded UHD version of the film with fixed audio.

The center track somehow snuck its way into the LFE track making all the dialogue overly boomy for people listening on a 5.1 setup. It also counts as doubling for people on headphones, making all dialogue way louder than it needed to be. The audio issues are now fully fixed.

The version I sent out before was higher quality than UHD but had a few exporting issues. I’ll be sending out the ungraded UHD version soon with one of the reels rescanned. The graded version will take a little longer but will also be out soon. If you haven’t donated and would like a copy feel free to PM me.

Has this version been released yet? Not sure if I missed it (I did donate).

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#1583457
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Napoleon Dynamite 35mm scan(V2.0 released)
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RipThomas said:

Does anyone know if this has been leaked yet? I’m looking for a link on RuTracker and Discord but haven’t found one yet. I’m interested in uploading this to the Archive.

Thanks

Are you joking? Go back just a couple of posts and you’ll see OP saying they DO NOT want the release being leaked.

Is it out of line to say that people who ask openly for this sort of thing should be banned from this site?

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#1583331
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Napoleon Dynamite 35mm scan(V2.0 released)
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imsorrydave2448 said:

rwzmjl said:

imsorrydave2448 said:

https://pastebin.com/MgZ4tyeE Here’s the mediainfo for the full quality open matte version. Figured 94 Mb/s is a good enough bitrate. VLC seems to stutter a lot so I recommend playing the full quality file with MPV. I did an initial DNxHR 444 12 bit encode of all 6 reels into a single file with Davinci Resolve. That file came out to 927GB. Then I did a x265 12 bit encode with Handbrake because I always seem to have issues with 265 encoding in Resolve. I had problems with the DTS track from the bluray so it won’t be included. Idk if it’s my bluray disc or what but every time I convert the DTS track into a wav file it gets messed up.

Handbrake is far better than Resolve when it comes to h265, especially if you set “tune” to “grain” under the Encoder Options.

Will the scan hypothetically sync up with the blu-ray audio track? Because I can try muxing them together. Shouldn’t be too difficult with MKVToolNix (and the DTS track doesn’t necessarily need to be converted to wav).

I’m pretty sure I have to convert it to wav because Resolve doesn’t support MKV or MKA files, at least for editing. And if I just rencode everything at 23.98 FPS so I can just attach it in Handbrake or MKVToolNix, I don’t know if it will end up slightly out of sync. When I convert it to wav, the audio starts when Napoleon and Pedro are talking about Pedro’s bike for some reason. But the MKA file is perfectly fine. When I do V2 sometime later I’ll do a test encode at 23.98 and attach the MKA in MKVToolNix to see if it’s out of sync.

I gave converting to wav a shot (via ffmpeg) and got a size limit error. Maybe that’s been your issue? I then converted the blu-ray audio to flac, and it seemed fine when I checked it out in Resolve. Here’s the 5.1 flac: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z2Dw6PJ-En1sq1CfZhFjmN2QVTvDXjlA/view?usp=sharing

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#1583175
Topic
Mean Girls (2004) - 4K Open Matte 35mm Scan [WIP]
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Cjmp475 said:

Update: A 1080p version has been sent out to all donors while I’m waiting to find a way to upload to 4K one. It’s 40GB which is huge, so I’ll probably start paying to keep it up in a Google Drive. Again, if anyone is interested in this print PM me.

You could possibly split the 4K version into a few rar files then put them on separate free Google Drive (or Mega) accounts. You can make multiple Google accounts with the same phone number (I’ve done it before).

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#1582699
Topic
Napoleon Dynamite 35mm scan(V2.0 released)
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imsorrydave2448 said:

https://pastebin.com/MgZ4tyeE Here’s the mediainfo for the full quality open matte version. Figured 94 Mb/s is a good enough bitrate. VLC seems to stutter a lot so I recommend playing the full quality file with MPV. I did an initial DNxHR 444 12 bit encode of all 6 reels into a single file with Davinci Resolve. That file came out to 927GB. Then I did a x265 12 bit encode with Handbrake because I always seem to have issues with 265 encoding in Resolve. I had problems with the DTS track from the bluray so it won’t be included. Idk if it’s my bluray disc or what but every time I convert the DTS track into a wav file it gets messed up.

Handbrake is far better than Resolve when it comes to h265, especially if you set “tune” to “grain” under the Encoder Options.

Will the scan hypothetically sync up with the blu-ray audio track? Because I can try muxing them together. Shouldn’t be too difficult with MKVToolNix (and the DTS track doesn’t necessarily need to be converted to wav).

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#1582527
Topic
Amadeus (1984) 35mm Theatrical-Cut (Anamorphic 2X). Help Needed! (Already in WIP)
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Restorations are always good news. Personally, I still see value in enthusiast scans even when good 4K restorations exist because there will always be differences. The grade and the image area is almost always going to be different.

We’ve known about this restoration of Amadeus for a while. It was reported that Criterion would release a 4K I believe a year or two ago. No idea when it’ll actually make it to home media though. Going from theatrical to 4K blu-ray can take forever (for instance, I saw the 4K restoration of Soy Cuba premiere at Lincoln Center in 2018 and it is only now being released in the US).

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#1581660
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Does anyone have Spider-Man Trilogy 2002-2007 in 35MM? Any type of file will be helpful...
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I did just find open matte copies of Spider-man 2 and 3 online, sort of. They’re not open matte in the same way as the first one. They’re 16:9 and look like studio transfers rather than an enthusiast 35mm scan, and they’re highly compressed. It does have more image area than the 2.39 film scan, though (at least on the shots I checked).

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#1581651
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Does anyone have Spider-Man Trilogy 2002-2007 in 35MM? Any type of file will be helpful...
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0x897673 said:

I was able to grab the higher encode and have open mattes of 2 and 3).

You have open matte scans of 2 and 3? From my understanding, 2 and 3 shipped out with only hard 2.35 mattes. Interested in hearing what you have though.

I have a 35mm scan of Spider-man 2 (hard matte), but it isn’t mine to share. OP, you’d need to ask the user Aluminum Falcon.

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#1578546
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JURASSIC PARK 35mm 4K scan + 35mm 4k scans of many trailers Mega Project including the rare Spiderman Twin Towers Teaser, Blade Runner, Pretty In Pink and numerous, some rare, others, see post (WIP - 6.5K scans of JP and trailers complete. Scan data now in hand! Funding of the project is a little past half-way now. Contributor only project for feature. I can't publicly distribute it. Small preservation project.)
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MonkeyLizard10 said:

rwzmjl said:

The scan looks gorgeous.

I’m not sure if putting an SDR transfer in an HDR wrapper really increases compatibility. Basically any player that supports HDR10 4K is also going to support SDR 4K. I’m curious if you have encountered a situation where that isn’t the case. Is the colorspace of the transfer rec 709 or rec 2020?

122Mb/s is fantastic.

Thanks!

The color gamut is that of REC2020 not REC709 so that is why I put it in the HDR wrapper (I believe every player automatically turns on wide gamut in HDR but even though they should be able to do SDR wide gamut, I think some players fail to turn on wide gamut when the SDR flag is there and then you’d have to manually select wide gamut on the display, although for an SDR wide gamut monitor you need to do that anyway regardless).

Ah, okay, then definitely keep in an HDR container to preserve the extra information of rec 2020.

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#1577953
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JURASSIC PARK 35mm 4K scan + 35mm 4k scans of many trailers Mega Project including the rare Spiderman Twin Towers Teaser, Blade Runner, Pretty In Pink and numerous, some rare, others, see post (WIP - 6.5K scans of JP and trailers complete. Scan data now in hand! Funding of the project is a little past half-way now. Contributor only project for feature. I can't publicly distribute it. Small preservation project.)
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The scan looks gorgeous.

I’m not sure if putting an SDR transfer in an HDR wrapper really increases compatibility. Basically any player that supports HDR10 4K is also going to support SDR 4K. I’m curious if you have encountered a situation where that isn’t the case. Is the colorspace of the transfer rec 709 or rec 2020?

122Mb/s is fantastic.

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#1574642
Topic
35mm Print of Eyes Wide Shut on Ebay!!
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The Aluminum Falcon said:

(4) I just need to get my encoding finessed as this is a grain-heavy print. A 4K encode alone takes 4 days on my system once it gets started, even without any of the testing.

Great update!

From my experience, H265 (x265) at around RF 22-24 in Handbrake (from prores 4444/422 HQ) does a great job maintaining grain in 4K. The key is using the “grain” option under “tune” in encoder options.

Looking forward to seeing it. I’d still like to donate if it’s possible.