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#1218579
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4k77 released
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stretch009 said:

Dr Tarkin said:

Yes, MEGA still forces 3-6 hours (depending on what you use, I believe) of downtime after every 5 GB for non-premium users. For a three hour wait for the UHD version that’s roughly 30 hours of downtime. MegaDownloader supposedly bypasses this, but I haven’t been able to get it to work.

VPN or Proxies with Jdownloader2 or MegaDownloader

Yeah. They don’t seem to be putting up too much of a fight against VPNs. You can use their official app, logged in with your non-premium account, and switch your IP every 5 GB, and it will resume download.

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#1218292
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I need help with Star Wars 4k77 1080p from MKV files, SRT files?, to ISO file...
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If not, I’d recommend just giving it a try and see how it goes. If you run into problems, ask for help with the specific problems.

Importantly - when you get your finished disc image, just mount it in your OS and see if everything works properly. Don’t waste expensive BD50s until you have it right. That’s always a good idea when you’re creating new images instead of burning something others have already tested.

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#1218058
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I need help with Star Wars 4k77 1080p from MKV files, SRT files?, to ISO file...
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If I’m not mistaken, tsmuxer doesn’t work for sequential videos. It may even be mixing multiple video streams into one file. So, you’re playing through the film’s length while stuck on video track 1. You might even be able to switch to the feature’s audio.

Use MultiAVCHD. Its made for this and will convert that audio that wasn’t compatible.

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#1217805
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Doctor Who
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SilverWook said:

Is the omnibus an all new edit or a remastering? I seem to recall there being one before. My local PBS station would run an entire story in one afternoon when I was a kid.

And thanks for the heads up! Hopefully this won’t be scuttled for a technical snafu like the screening of the animated Power Of The Daleks I attended.

I didn’t make it to a screening, but I heard a number of them did have technical issues.

Anyway, the US set is shipping, now about $49. The UK one got delayed until July 2, apparently due to packaging manufacturing.

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#1216998
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

Pay particular attention to where the lightsaber blade meets the handle. The rotoscoping has been changed. I used Dr. Dre’s tool to colour-match the scan to the PAL broadcast, all screenshots are taken in AvsPmod (resize to 1080p) and are frame-accurate.

This was a previously unknown change. Everyone knew that the 1997 SE has done some new rotoscoping - but not that there two different versions done in 1997 - one that appears on home video and broadcast, and one that appears on the release prints. I could post some more screenshots if poita gives the OK, but these screenshots show the difference in rotoscoping quite clearly as it is. This is very exciting and shows there is still more to discover about the 1997 SE that has remained unknown to this date that poita’s scans are going to help uncover!!

Could you highlight the exact spot you’re comparing? Maybe I’m just not seeing it, but I’m not entirely convinced of a rotoscoping change.

It brings to mind the look of the first good quality film scans we got of the OOT version of this shot, and how they looked compared to the hazily defined blade in the GOUT. That almost looked like alternate rotoscoping as well (more so, even).

But again, I may just not be seeing what you mean to point out.

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#1216027
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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JaySway said:

Hello everybody, I just found out about Harmy’s Star Wars DE through a video on YT, so I’m a total noob at this. I have a comment and a question;

I downloaded the HARMY DEED IV MANUAL through a Download Manager app on my iPhone (took about 15 hrs to do so through ULOZ). Now that I have it saved on my iPhone, it keeps asking for a password in order to “extract files”. I typed “harmy” and it started extracting the files. But then it just asks for the password again without being able to view the movie. My question is, has anyone successfully downloaded the movie through an app on their phones and been able to view the movie? Or am I better off doing it through a computer?

I don’t have an answer for you about your phone (I don’t know if you managed to get the whole movie, if you have space to extract it, if it even extracted to a file, if you have the means to play it back, etc). But yes, you should use a computer. If you did manage to download all of the parts, just transfer them over to a computer to extract them. You can worry about trying to play back the file on a phone later, but you might need or want to convert it first.

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#1215240
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How to stop shaking credits
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It’s hard to say what is wrong. It could be that Premiere isn’t doing an adequate, smooth job of moving your png, or that something is wrong with the render. It could be that the rendered file/container’s frame rate flag isn’t being picked up by your playback software and your display isn’t switching to 24hz, while it does so correctly with the source video.

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#1214615
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4k77 released
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MrPib said:

Except that the revised crawl first appeared in theaters in 1981, so it’s still a theatrical preservation.

This is a 1977 theatrical preservation. It’s not 4k81 or 4k97 or any other revisionist versions.

This seems a bit over the top. No, it shouldnt have said A New Hope in the main release, but pretty much everyone who enjoyed the film on any home media release, before things started actually getting batshit in 1997, has memories of it that way.

It seems like the main thing going against it is what faithwyn suggested, where it reminds people of the later, terrible changes that would be made. But that sounds like a personal issue, and a side release wouldn’t affect anyone that doesn’t download it. After I did an optional ANH version of Despecialized 2.6, I made sure it was only done for 2.7 in secret, by PM, because of people getting irrationally angry about it. 😃

Agreed, completely. Trying for a little revisionism is like trying to get a little pregnant

That’s a cute thing to say and all, but not really a working analogy in any way. 😃

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#1214502
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4k77 - shot by shot color grading
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darthrush said:

DrDre said:

darthrush said:

Wait, I am a bit confused Dre. Sorry in advance for the dumb question.

I thought that your regraded 4k77 and Blu-Ray (btw I like the green cast as well), would be shot by shot and that is why it would take more than 6 months to complete. But it’s just a single set of adjustments with a LUT that you will release?

Just clarifying. Great work as usual.

No, it’s shot by shot, so there’s no single LUT, but roughly 4,000 LUTs, 2,000 for the 4k77 scan, and 2,000 for the bluray.

Okay, and I’m assuming you’ll just release a high bitrate video of it rather than thousands of LUT’s for people to apply.

Or at least a Premiere or Resolve project with the shots chopped up and LUTs applied. 😃

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#1213936
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New 4K releases - but are they any good?
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Handman said:

joefavs said:

I’m currently working my way through the Jurassic Park 4k set. The original film looks stunning. The second one looks pretty good too. There’s a massive drop off in quality with the third one though, it looks worse than a lot of 1080p blu-rays I’ve seen. Haven’t watched Jurassic World yet, but it’s a recent enough movie that I’d assume it’s original master would yield a fine UHD disc.

The third one was basically a direct-to-video kind of movie that ended up in a theater anyway, right? No one really seems to care about it.

No one cares about it because it was a mediocre movie and unlike the first two, lacked Spielberg as a director, any loose connection to a Crichton book, John Williams as composer, etc. But it was still a big Hollywood movie, with a larger budget than the first two, and decent box office success.

But yes, I was disappointed when I saw it in the theater.

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#1213475
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4k77 - shot by shot color grading
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dlvh said:

Dek Rollins said:

NeverarGreat’s version was not foolproof. Tech prints of Star Wars generally had a lot of green casting, especially in the dark areas IIRC. That shot may be an anomaly from that specific print, but even then, it would be generally accurate.

Oh no…I’m not saying that NeverarGreat’s is perfect, it may have its own “flaws”, but IIRC, it’s closer color and gamma-wise, to the theatrical version that I saw in the summer of '77, than the current ungraded 4k77. I however, had not see a Technicolor version until project 4k77, but find it suspect that it is cast with so much green, and believe that it was more of a mistake in rendering, than how it really should look. But I am thrilled that Dre can make it look so good with his Luts, if the rendering proves this to truly be how a Tech Print really does look.

It might seem surprising, but some of the shots are apparently that green. It’s not how my ideal version would look, but that’s how it is. Whether or not there it’s perfect, a few shots such as this one were likely very, very (unreasonably) green on tech prints.

I think the main instance that we’ve discussed to death on this forum is the corridor shot with R2.