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#1272192
Topic
Open Matte Bond Movies
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AFAIK the open matte 007 movies are:

Golden Eye on 1.33:1 DVD
Casino Royale on 1.33:1 DVD
Skyfall on 1.78:1 HDTV
and of course as you stated in the first post,
Quantum of Solace on 1.78:1 HDTV
and as SilverWook said,
Casino Royale on 1.78:1 PSP

(curious to see the latter!)

not aware of other titles, but as some of them were released in 1.66:1 and 1.78:1, it is quite possible they were released in open matte - Skyfall and Quantum of Solace are 2.39:1 yet available in open matte, so… 😉

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#1271962
Topic
The Phantom Menace - upscale to UHD
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I recovered my old Technicolor-look-a-like-more-or-less regrade of A New Hope made two years ago, and upscaled the regraded HDTV using this technique:

comparison: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/131279
test clip: http://www.filedropper.com/anhuhdtest (again 10s, it takes so long to make it!)

Guess I went too far with the highlight, clipping some whites.

So, if someone downloaded the clips, how do they seem? Too fake, plastic-y etc. or watchable? Thanks for the feedbacks!

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#1271915
Topic
The Phantom Menace - upscale to UHD
Time

Sources went through temporal noise reduction, and when needed (usually with MPEG-2 sources) deblock and/or sharpening and/or dehalo.
Using more than one source helps to get some details back, even if the whole process is far from perfect - “guessing” details sometimes, losing them other times…

I downloaded Emanswfan’s 35mm 4K Filmized ROTS test clip; I like a lot his color grading, so I applied it to my test clip (just increased the gamma for the luma, though); added also a finer 35mm grain plate.

Comparison: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/131243
Test clip: http://www.filedropper.com/rotsuhdtest (only 10s, just to have an idea)

Opinions are welcome as usual.

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#1270339
Topic
The Phantom Menace - upscale to UHD
Time

The fact is, difference in the TPM comparison is so big because the source was quite poor - in comparison to BD, for sure, hence it looks… well, “better” - at least, watched at 1x; in motion “should” be even nices. I guess BD would look not so sharp, yet better than simple “go and upscale”. Color grading apart, of course.

I guess also TPM could have some value, until a 4K (or more) scan will be ready.

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#1270272
Topic
The Phantom Menace - upscale to UHD
Time

@DrDre & Turisu: thanks!

@Bobson Dugnutt: took a look, it seems great! Don’t know if this project could have a reason…

@RU.08: agree partially; it looks a bit platic-y, because I maybe exceeded with the sharpening, and also the fact source is HDTV instead BD did not help - indeed, previous comparison made using BD looks better IMHO.
But, sharpening it less, and/or blurring the image a bit, watching in motion, at the normal distance (not zoomed in, of course) could lead to a nice result. Of course, as usual, any feedback is welcome!

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#1269856
Topic
The Phantom Menace - upscale to UHD
Time

I’m 99.99% sure that Phantom Menace is not available in UHD (BD or WEB); yet, I’ve found that someone released a so-called UHD-rip… now, again 99.99% sure it is a mere upscale (and not greatly made, I should add).

So, I can’t resist to make an attempt to clean and upscale the BD - and also regrade, as I was there! 😃

Sadly, no BD player on my PC, so I just took the “UHD”, downscale it 50% with paint (!) and started to develop a suitable script… it took several days of trials&errors, but I think I got a nice result: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/130289

(Note: you can see some details lost in the dark areas, it’s due to my regrade choice, but this is out of the scope of this thread for the moment)

Problem #1: the difference, when zoomed in, is great, but at normal size it is far less impressive…

Problem #2: to render a single frame, my PC takes around 2 minutes (!) - so, at that rate, it will take around 8 months and half, 24/7!!! So, unless someone would kindly give me a powerful workstation as a gift (or more than one) 😉 that will reduce rendering time to a decent amount (“only” one month? two?), the whole project will not happen…

Opinions?

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#1268777
Topic
ZigZig's THE PHANTOM MENACE Theatrical reconstruction 1080p – V1.0 work in progress
Time

ZigZig said:

Here is the resut (compared to another project where a simple upscaled SD video seems to be used):

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/KKW7NNNX

Comparison :

SD upscaled :

ZigZig’s HD reconstruction :

I did it quicky without really adjusting the fine parameters, but the result seems to me already very promising.

I just took my TB copy (ORF is the same, by the way), upscaled on MSpaint to get HD size, and noted that in this shot, its frame is bigger on all sides, in particular on bottom…

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/129849

I also noted that Chewielewis’ frame size is a bit bigger, albeit your has more details; I wonder you have used the BD and overlaid the humans only, right? Why don’t you use both SD and Chewie’s versions to get added “borders”? Just my 2c, hope this could be useful!

Eagerly waiting to see this release - do not let us wait until 20th Anniversary! 😄

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#1267866
Topic
Jurassic Park - Open Matte / uncropped version
Time

The IAR (Intended Aspect Ratio) was 1.85; the 1.78:1 version shown on HDTV has a bit more image on top and bottom; the 1.33:1 fullscreen DVD has much more image on top and bottom on most shots, while loosing some on left and/or right side; but only the original film frame was full open matte, containing the whole 1.85:1 width, plus more on top and bottom - sometimes not intended parts, too, hence boom mics etc, that you will never see on any official versions.

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#1265049
Topic
The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
Time

Resurrect this old thread because I don’t think there is a need to start a new one…

Well, “ages” ago I was trying to regrade the WOWOW recording; the color target was a set of screenshots taken from the theatrical print (please do not ask me which one, because I simply can’t remember!); I used RaiTre recording as color reference, with few settings more to go closer to the target.

Top WOWOW, bottom WOWOW regraded:


http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/128073

do note that Luke in the jail corridor should not be so magenta; probably it’s due to out-of-sync problems, and the color macthing should have picked up a magenta laser (probably?)

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#1264115
Topic
Rogue One: * visual database * of shots not in the final cut
Time

oojason said:

Superb work ^…^ 😃

I think you’ve already covered most (if not all) of the publicised scene changes to Rogue One, though I hope this may be of some small help:

Going to steal’em all, and paste on the first post! 😉

Oh well, better to add a “simple” link to your post here! 😄

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#1263352
Topic
Star Wars: SDTV & HDTV digital broadcast * database *
Time

JayArgonaut said:

There’s also the ITV broadcasts too, if you’re interested? Previously, they were cropped to fill 16:9 but in the past 2 years, at least, the films have been shown in their OAR and appear to have been sourced from the same masters as the Blu-ray and post-Disney purchase.

If you can provide more info, I’ll add them.

Also, just received a confimation that a broadcast of EPII was in 16:9 (with SFX cropped); it will be great to have it capped, along with EPII (if in 16:9 as well)!