16mm scan? Here you are!
16mm scan? Here you are!
Have you tried the PaNup technique using both PAL and NTSC DVDs?
I remember I made some tests with The X Files many year ago - but then HDTV came, and subsequently Blu-ray, hence I quit - but results were quite good; can’t say if better than AI upscale, though, but it may worth a try.
Well, as both “The Thing” releases - one from Arrow, the other from Shout! - get the DP Cundey’s approval, and their color grading are REALLY different, I’d not trust him too much… 😉
As far as I know, the 4K99CS is the best theatrical version of The Phantom Menace so far - I’m not aware of other 35mm scans released or in the making, but I’m not up to date I must admit…
Said so, I thought to improve it just a bit; the 4K99EN would have:
This is just a proof of concept, first because I’m not sure if there is any similar project in progress, and second because with my current gear setup (19" 1680x1050 TN monitor and lack of HDD space) I can’t make it now, and frankly I don’t know when I eventually could - so please, don’t hold your breath! 😄
UHD fullscreen comparison between 4K99CS and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_1A.html
UHD fullscreen comparison between UHD-BD and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_1B.html
UHD fullscreen comparison between 4K99CS and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_2A.html
UHD fullscreen comparison between UHD-BD and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_2B.html
How does this compare to the 4k ?
Color wise? Better.
Audio wise? Better.
Definition? Worst of course; still some shots have bigger frame size.
Sorry, didn’t want to be rude, but as I’m not here any day, and all the time I log in I see a lot of messages asking for links to my projects, sometimes I just forget to answer to some of them.
To be clear: sadly I had an HDD crash some times ago, therefore I lost all projects, along with links to online versions; someone reported that few of them are still floating in the wild, but frankly I don’t know where…
Revised version by bronan:
I had few hours free, so I took it, cut the borders, increase the contrast - that had the welcome side effect to increase the saturation too - then I just corrected the colors a tiny bit and slight denoised; downscaled to 1080p, and muxed to mkv with ac3 sound (just to make it BD compliant, if someone would like to mux to .m2ts).
https://fex.net/s/nped5lc (AVAILABLE FOR JUST A WEEK, SO RUN!)
P.S. Note for the admins/modes: I know that direct links are not allowed, but the source is freely available on youtube, so I thought it is just an exemption to the rule. Anyway, if you think to delete the link, I’ll understand.
Test clip (top untouched, bottom regraded, 60s, no audio, few frames are wrongly regraded due to out-of-sync reference):
https://easyupload.io/vl4nm6 (online until August 8, 2021)
Waiting for feedbacks.
Now, if you want to see it finished, a good soul must step in to put in sync the reference video with the untouched one… 😄 😄 😄
A friend told me he found a… ehr… “theatrical version” that has colors that look very similar to the theater projection, according to him at least.
He provided it, and I tried to regrade the BD using it as color reference.
Now, I don’t know if this color grading is theatrically accurate, and if so, how much; if there is some interest in this regrading, I could do it BUT! I need help: the reference file is 30fps progressive and has quite many blended frames; if someone would step in to de-blend at least the ones in the shot changes, I’ll do the regrading.
erichf69, you did a great job, congratulations!
Now, as I’m more perfectionist than you, there are some really minimal problems - like reflections on Han’s back - but considered what it looked like before, well… I can live with them! 😄
I’m curious, is there any difference between those VHS and DVD?
Maybe you misunderstood… what I wanted to mean, is:
if your replaced parts in 5.1 (where there are dialogs, if any)) have the music in L R SL SR but NOT in C, where in C there is only the English dialog and NOT music, it should be trivial to replace the English dialog in C with, for example, French, or German, or Italian, or Spanish, or whatever else language.
Nice project, eagerly waiting to hear it!
About the replaced parts, are the dialogs on the center channel only, and music outside that? In that case, it should be “trivial” to replace the center channel with localized versions!
There is a Criterion version on laserdisc: https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/07786/CC1492L/Pink-Flamingos:-25th-Anniversary - dunno if it’s the same of DVD or not, though.
The web versions are the same, so just try to find them… 😄
I only use Audacity; surely there could be better software around, but as it is free, I’d give it a try!
You can try with AutoOverlay - an Avisynth plugin.
Out of curiosity, could you share the title of the movie?
I can see there’s no database for The Rise of Skywalker’s deleted scenes.
AFAIK there are no deleted scenes for The Rise of Skywalker.
Indeed, I made my homeworks, but could not find more info… maybe digging in some blu-ray forum would help to discover if it’s the Australian version!
Also Foobar2000 plus one of its plugins.
I’d start with something you could find here:
Welcome to this strange world! 😄