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#765963
Topic
Clone Wars Movie Series - Episodes (Seasons) I to V released...
Time

Some feedback on Ep1. Was viewing on a 5.1 setup if that makes a difference.

1:07:30
After I surrender line, sound of Star destroyers entering frame at high volume

1:12:10
“Really” line high volume (Anakin), with background noise

1:12:29
“master” word high volume (mid-sentence by Yoda)

1:14:55
Grievous hologram is flipped mid-sequence (Jedi swaps from left screen to right)

1:28:53
“Yes master” high volume (Grievous)

1:29:57
“We’re right back where we started” high volume (Obi)

1:46:30
“The time has arrived, we go to battle” high volume (Grievous)

There were a couple of other instances in the first 50mins, but I need to re-watch that to note them down.

Post
#343903
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
Time
Bingowings said:

So one possible alteration would be to start the film on Coruscant with Queen Amidala protesting about the blockade of her planet. She goes (with a Jedi escort and the Gungan Ambassador Jar-Jar) to effect a liberation of her planet but is hijacked on route and forced to land on Tatooine which has already fallen to the Federation. They meet up with Anakin, gain the parts they need, Anakin joins the Jedi hoping to liberate Tatooine at a later date (giving Anakin a noble intention for leaving his mother behind rather than just seeing the stars).

They break through the blockade and create a hasty alliance with the Gungans. The Gungan's attack the bulk of the droid army, The Jedi attempt to shut down the shields for Trade Federation command ship and encounter battle droids (which should rarely if ever speak and certainly should not be the comic relief goons as seen in the theatrical version...incidently they do sound good in German) and finally the Sith Lord they first encountered on Tatooine, the Naboo fighters clear the path for the Jedi and take on the full Federation fleet (not just one ship making it an more hopless fight) and the Queen and her troops storm the palace.

Love the idea of restructing the story like this - it always bugged me that the film has the main protagonists going from Naboo>Coruscant>Naboo - with no reinforcements.  So the trade federation have invaded, you've told the senate, they've actively tried to kill the 2 jedi ambassadors, but you're happy to let them go back with one unarmed cruiser and start a war.

I'm looking at ways to do this in my cut, but I'm struggling with justification/scenario to have them hijacked and forced to land on Tatooine.  I'm toying with the idea of having a republic/jedi escort up to a point, then have Maul attack them, damage the hyperdrive, then trigger the "not enough power to get to //naboo//" scene. The space combat scenes I'm confident enough doing anew spliced with the existing cruiser being damaged footage, but it's the dialogue and character scenes that will prove problematic.  I figure there's a good amount of generic 'escort cruiser' dialogue in the X-Wing series of games that I could grab, but having the Cruiser's crew communicate is the issue.

The alternative is have Maul attack the cruiser as they leave coruscant...but again, it's a tough sell to have them land on tatooine rather than just go back to the capital...

 

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#321775
Topic
UPDATED v0.4 Star Wars Opening Crawl After Effects Template SEE FIRST POST
Time

I've tried rendering out the HD version...not sure if this affects the SD too, but the zoom on the 3d crawl seems slightly off.  If you compare against a frame from the original crawls, the text doesn't fill the frame as much horizontally.  Could this be fixed by just squeezing in the Illustrator image?  The font's actually wider per character than the original as well, so maybe that would fix both the perspective and improve the font...

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#320989
Topic
Any Suggestions for Better Uprez to HD?
Time
Here's what you need:

- AVI Synth latest version installed (http://avisynth.org)
- VirtualDubMod installed (virtualdubmod.sourceforge.net)
- various AVI Synth plugins. Once you have it installed, check to see if the files that I load at the top of the script are in the 'plugins' directory. If not, Google them and download them.

Then all you need to do is copy the above script and paste it into Notepad. Save it as a '.AVS' file rather than text - your system should recognise this as an AVISynth file.

The only line you'll need to modify is the following - simply link to your target file:

source=mpeg2source("sensor.d2v")


Then open up the AVS in VirtualDubMod and save it out in whatever format you choose. If you're going to be using this uprez'd footage in an edit, I'd recommend a lossless AVI format - Huffy, etc.

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#320959
Topic
Any Suggestions for Better Uprez to HD?
Time
Indeed there is - I got a very useful PM from Byakko that helped me finish off my AVS. I've seen very good results so far - obviously it still doesn't quite hold up to the more detailed HD footage, but it does sharpen everything up and blend pretty seemlessly.

Here's my AVS script:

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loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\DGDecode.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\degrainmedian.dll")
loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\nnedi.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\trickyloaders\mvtools.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\MT_MAskTools.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\RemoveGrain.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\LeakKernelDeint.dll")

function MVDegrain2i(clip "source", int "overlap", int "dct", int "idx")
{
overlap=default(overlap,0) # overlap value (0 to 4 for blksize=8)
dct=default(dct,0) # use dct=1 for clip with light flicker
idx=default(idx,1) # use various idx for different sources in same script
fields=source.SeparateFields() # separate by fields
backward_vec2 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = true, delta = 2, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
forward_vec2 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = false, delta = 2, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
backward_vec4 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = true, delta = 4, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
forward_vec4 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = false, delta = 4, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
fields.MVDegrain2(backward_vec2,forward_vec2,backward_vec4,forward_vec4,thSAD=400,idx=idx)
Weave()
}

function nnediresize2x(clip c, bool pY, bool pU, bool pV)
{
v = c.nnedi(dh=true,Y=pY,U=pU,V=pV).turnleft()
v = v.nnedi(dh=true,Y=pY,U=pU,V=pV).turnright()
return v
}

function nnediresize_YUY2(clip c)
{
cy = c
cu = c.utoy()
cv = c.vtoy()
cy = nnediresize2x(cy,true,false,false)
cu = nnediresize2x(cu,true,false,false)
cv = nnediresize2x(cv,true,false,false)
return ytouv(cu,cv,cy)
}

function nnediresize_YV12(clip c)
{
return nnediresize2x(c,true,true,true)
}

function Soothe(clip sharp, clip orig, int "keep")
{
Assert(sharp.width == orig.width && sharp.height == orig.height,
\ "Soothe: clip dimentions must match!")
keep = default(keep, 24)
keep = (keep>100) ? 100 : (keep<0) ? 0 : keep
KP = string(keep)
diff = mt_makediff(orig,sharp)
diff2 = diff.temporalsoften(1,255,0,32,2)
diff3 = mt_lutxy(diff,diff2, "x 128 - y 128 - * 0 < x 128 - 100 / " + KP
\ + " * 128 + x 128 - abs y 128 - abs > x " + KP
\ + " * y 100 " + KP + " - * + 100 / x ? ?")
return( mt_makediff(orig,diff3,chroma="copy first") )
}


source=mpeg2source("sensor.d2v")


mvdegrain2i(source,4,0,1)
dull=last
sharp=dull.LimitedSharpenFaster(SMode=4,Strength=250)
Soothe(sharp,dull,25)
Crop(0,72,0,-72)
spline36resize(1920,820)


LimitedSharpenFaster(Smode=4,strength=250)

AssumeFPS(23.976)

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Post
#320714
Topic
UPDATED v0.4 Star Wars Opening Crawl After Effects Template SEE FIRST POST
Time
I'm using WookieGroomer's 1080p footage as my base - but it's not actually letterboxed. The video format is all 1920x820 - full frame. Do you still need frame grabs? Not sure how to grab a single frame from a WMV...nothing much opens that format...

To clarify, my video format is:

1920x820
23.976fps
15mb/s bitrate (~14.5 for video)
WMV (although I'm importing a bunch of formats via AVIsynth into Premiere.)
Post
#314913
Topic
Help Wanted: with Wookie Groomer's AOTC 1080p audio problem
Time

I’m trying to extract the audio from the AOTC 1080p WMV using Windows Media Encoder - but it’s only picking it up as 2-channel rather than 5.1. Was this not a 5.1 release?

I see mention of an AC3 file that was packaged with some versions of the video to allow remux - does anyone have this? I’ve tried lining up the WMV footage with the DVD audio but it seems to go in and out of sync (dropped/added frames in the HD footage it would seem).

Post
#314777
Topic
Any Suggestions for Better Uprez to HD?
Time
Please forgive my AVS n00bness, but I've taken your advice above and have come up with the following script. Does this look about right?


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loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\DGDecode.dll")
loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\trickyloaders\mvtools.dll")
loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\nnedi.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\MT_MAskTools.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\RemoveGrain.dll")

function MVDegrain2i(clip "source", int "overlap", int "dct", int "idx")
{
overlap=default(overlap,0) # overlap value (0 to 4 for blksize=8)
dct=default(dct,0) # use dct=1 for clip with light flicker
idx=default(idx,1) # use various idx for different sources in same script
fields=source.SeparateFields() # separate by fields
backward_vec2 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = true, delta = 2, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
forward_vec2 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = false, delta = 2, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
backward_vec4 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = true, delta = 4, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
forward_vec4 = fields.MVAnalyse(isb = false, delta = 4, pel = 2, overlap=overlap, idx = idx,dct=dct)
fields.MVDegrain2(backward_vec2,forward_vec2,backward_vec4,forward_vec4,thSAD=400,idx=idx)
Weave()
}

function nnediresize2x(clip c, bool pY, bool pU, bool pV)
{
v = c.nnedi(dh=true,Y=pY,U=pU,V=pV).turnleft()
v = v.nnedi(dh=true,Y=pY,U=pU,V=pV).turnright()
return v
}

function nnediresize_YUY2(clip c)
{
cy = c
cu = c.utoy()
cv = c.vtoy()
cy = nnediresize2x(cy,true,false,false)
cu = nnediresize2x(cu,true,false,false)
cv = nnediresize2x(cv,true,false,false)
return ytouv(cu,cv,cy)
}

function nnediresize_YV12(clip c)
{
return nnediresize2x(c,true,true,true)
}

source=mpeg2source("c:\probe.d2v").Crop(0,72,0,-72).spline36resize(1920,820)
mvdegrain2i(source,4,0,1)

LimitedSharpenFaster(Smode=4,strength=250)
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