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#1367732
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Something like Photoshop's "Auto-align layers" for video?
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Hey guys,
I’m trying to restore missing picture information from a 4x3 source that was badly cropped to 16x9. Luckily, the original DVDs were in 4x3 so I’m using this to fill in the missing sections of the image.

I’ve been working on some shots manually by resizing and distorting one video layer, using the Difference blending mode to see how it lines up to the other. However, it takes too long for the amount of shots I have to do and the results are sometimes underwhelming for the time I put in.

I was wondering if there was a way of auto-aligning two identical video layers with After Effects, similar to the “Auto-align layers” feature in Photoshop? If not, I’m sure some of you know of another way 😃

Thanks for your help!

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#1361290
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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Dek Rollins said:

Explanation:

Dek Rollins said:

They attempted to digitally fix the registration error on the negative in this scene (the image goes in and out of focus every couple seconds for a few shots), and they made it even worse.

Watching the shots in motion, it appears they cut out parts of an earlier frame, and then animated that 2D shape over the image… poorly. Like, seriously, his eyes and nose just start popping out of his face, and they did the same thing to his shirt. In the torch shot, you can see the original torch moving around behind the photoshop image they stuck over it.

Again about the 35mm LPP scan, I wouldn’t really call it “unfaithful” to the intended look. It’s just a grungy print (a dupe of an original print as far as I know), so darker scenes are very dark and contrasty, and it’s too cool. There is also some sort of fluid stain that lasts the second half of reel 2.

Jeez…I bought the Blu-rays when they came out but never got around to watching them. I just popped them in to check out these shots and, my god, what a failure. I would take the registration error 1000 times over this amateurish After Effects nonsense. Thank you for sharing this.

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#1109264
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Video stream from BD is "Untranscoded" when imported into Encore
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Hi!
I’ve been creating custom Blu-ray discs of a series of movies for future preservations. I ripped the M2TS files from the retail Blu-ray discs and imported them in Encore successfully to reauthor them.

However, in the case of only one particular movie, the M2TS video stream-only file shows as “Untranscoded” when imported…I tried a few things but nothing worked. I’m wondering why this specific file doesn’t seem to be BD-compliant when no other showed any problem.

Here is some info on the file itself.

info

Thanks for your help!

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#1062988
Topic
Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie - Extended Cut (Released)
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Intro

FAN EDIT COMPLETED AND AVAILABLE NOW!

In 1996, the creative team behind MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 brought their small puppet show to the big screen!

But after test screenings garnered mixed reviews, Universal Pictures imposed trims, cuts and re-shoots. The result was a theatrical feature that was actually shorter than a standard episode of the TV series. Notably, a complete host segment was cut and the ending was re-shot drastically.

In 2013, Shout! Factory released a Blu-ray with deleted scenes available as a bonus feature. Sadly, the footage was in bad shape, but I knew there was a way around it….

OVERVIEW

Although little could be done to improve the host segments, the deleted scenes where Mike, Tom and Crow riff THIS ISLAND EARTH could be enhanced by keeping their jokes but replacing the picture with the original un-riffed film.

I then added the silhouettes back, taken from when Mike and the bots riff their own closing credits.

To help make the transitions with my reconstructed scenes seamless, I color-corrected the footage of THIS ISLAND EARTH to make it match its surroundings better. A friend of mine also rotoscoped the theater door for scenes where M&TB enter or leave the theater.

Since the deleted scenes included alternate versions of riffs, I included 2 audio tracks:

  • AUDIO 1 original riffs from the deleted scenes
  • AUDIO 2 re-dubbed riffs from the theatrical release

Finally, I re-ordered some scenes to accommodate the 3rd added host segment, based on their original placement.

TECH SPECS

http://i.imgur.com/eTKrrxV.jpg

SCREENCAPS

Caps

CHANGES

  • 00:00 – Replaced the modern Universal Pictures ident with the accurate 96 version
  • 17:00 – “Fries are up!” / “Sorry Joe…Been working long on that?”
  • 17:50 to 20:00 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 40:37 – “Can we still go out sometime?” / “Can I still use my courtesy fridge?”
  • 40:47 to 47:46 RESTORED SCENES & MOVED “SERVO’S ROOM” SEGMENT
  • 47:49 – “Oh hairball!” / “Hey get off my mousie! You’re on my mousie!”
  • 48:49 – “Uh, pudding?” / “Uh, jelly?”
  • 49:20 to 49:52 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 50:29 – “Now it’s time for the Brak Show!” / “Now it’s time for the Brak Show!”
  • 50:51 – “Eat my photons, small heads!” / “Eat my forehead!”
  • 50:58 to 51:30 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 52:00 – “Ooooh! Ahhh!” / “And his coffin will be made entirely out of coconuts!”
  • 52:06 – “I got tubes in my ear!” / “Saw a big old perch down there!”
  • 52:11 to 52:31 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 1:03:10 to 1:07:52 - RESTORED SCENES & RESTORED “STORM SHELTER” SEGMENT
  • 1:08:18 to 1:09:08 – RESTORED SCENE
  • 1:20:44 to 1:23:35 – RESTORED “MUT-ANT” ENDING

CONCLUSION

My goal was to make this the definitive version of MST3K THE MOVIE for fans of the series who wish to see the complete cut in the best quality possible. I hope you enjoy it!

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#342595
Topic
Reframing a 4X3 movie to anamorphic 16X9
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I work with Sony Vegas. I know how tedious it is: I've been doing this by masking the 4X3 image with black bars, exporting it, and then making it anamorphic. However, I think there would be less quality loss (due to the constant reencoding, converting, etc.) if I readjusted the framing directly in a 16X9 project. I just can't figure out which settings to use or check.

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#342074
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Reframing a 4X3 movie to anamorphic 16X9
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Hey, I know ADM's guide shows how to convert a 4X3 movie into an anamorphic 16X9 movie, but what I need to do is slightly different. 

I want to place black bars on the picture and reframe every shot in order to keep the pictural composition pleasing and THEN make it anamophic.  What are the steps and programs to do this, in order to have the least recompression and keep mostly the same video quality?

Thanks!

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#338852
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Settings for Best Rendering in Premiere?
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1- Hi, I would like to know what are the best settings to export a movie in Adobe Premiere.

2- I am trying to matte a 4X3 movie to 16X9 in Vegas by adding black bars and repositionning the shot to frame it better.

But in Vegas, the movements are very restricted while in Premiere, you can move the shot very precisely, making the reframing easier and better. Is there any way to acheive this kind of accurate repositionning in Vegas?

Thanks!

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#330714
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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Well, thanks for helping me out but I'm about to give up: when I load the inverse telecined file in VirtualDub (the same file I used to make the preview, which looked FINE!) to make an AVI, it now shows scan lines again, for no !@$% reason!

So unless there is another completely different way of getting a lossless video file on Vegas that you're willing to share, I'm thiiiis close to giving up...

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#330593
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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I followed all the steps from ADigitalMan's guide except the part where it shows how to crop a letterboxed video: I don't want to to that just yet.

Now, the small preview clip I did seems inexplicably fine: the aspect ratio is okay, it plays well in both WMP and Vegas, but the image has a slight blur which occured after the inverse telecine process I think.  Basically, the screenshot is very representative of the clip: perfect except the blur.

Here is the avs, don't know if it will help.

http://rapidshare.com/files/145900158/telecine_step2.avs.html

 

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#330506
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Can't import MPG with Vegas?
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If I understood your suggestion correctly, I applied the filter "swap fields" in VirtualDub, but the resulting picture was very blocky...

Finally, I re did every step of the inverse telecine process and converted a 10 second preview of the AVI. The speed seemed fine in both WMP and Vegas. I'll try to convert the whole movie again and upload it in Vegas, maybe it will (inexplicably) work this time.

Also, is it normal that I notice a slight drop in sharpness after the inverse telecine process?