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RIP Sad((
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RIP Morricone Sad((
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I will not, therefore, be responding to said PM, as you clearly did not get the message when you were directed to reading the rules, @320Driver.
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Note: posting one comment in a thread and then sending a PM asking for a download link is not really how things work around here.
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You would have known this, if you'd read our rules... Wink
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Thanks for the info Wink
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@320Driver you need to be active and participate in threads before pms work.
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Hi. WHy cant I send a private message to another user here?
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Aw, damn.
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RIP Joel Schumacher
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Aww, I liked him in Alien. Sad
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RIP Ian Holm
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hi bigrob, i'm interested in the The Armageddon VCD, any chance for a copy
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I'll do a list tomorrow
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I’m interested to see what you got Bigrob
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The Armageddon VCD is a bootleg which uses the VHS screener as its source. You get the warning go across the screen at the bottom during the film. You can imagine what the quality is like haha. The Mission Impossible 2 disc should be interesting as that had changed when it arrived on home video IIRC
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Picked up a bag of VCD's today off Freecycle. Mostly 90's films. Some look suspect but some look legit. If there is any interest, happy to create a thread and back them up to my google drive if anyone wants a copy
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My laserdisc player woes continue as I've completing given up on the Sony player working consistently for bit-perfect recording. I now have a Panasonic with RF Out and a AC-3 demodulator coming. Looking forward to ripping everything in sight.
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The current episode has Criterion's Lee Kline, talking about film restoration, even a tiny bit about the borrowing Scorsese and Taratino's 35mm prints of the Great Escape to help with that restoration.
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Continuing his great interaction with his fans: Roger Deakins and his wife have a great podcast called Team Deakins. It very informative on the world of movie making
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yes, precisely
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and down!
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and back up!
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And they're down again
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To all over at TheStarWarsTrilogy forums. They are back up!
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I'm curious about this but I feel like maybe posting a thread about it is overkill... y'know the team that is not Team Negative1 that does 35mm scans with very little cleanup? So, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Aladdin, etc. etc. Do they have a name or anything? the only username or whatever that I've seen explicitly tagged anywhere is on the Raiders of the Lost Ark scan which is attributed to litemakr... but for all I know that could be because that one scan is from litemakr and it's tagged that way because none of the others are
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Seems it was a software glitch that banned everyone. All sorted now though
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Yep. I've been banned as well. Definitely something going on there.
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Yeah, something cheezy is going on with blu-ray.com. I've been banned too. I think they've been hacked.
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I've been banned multiple times on blu-ray.com. Nice site, crap admins (a lot of them anyway). Not a fan of how that site is run.
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Wow. Woke up to find that i was banned from blu-ray.com for absolutely no reason whatsoever and no way to contact anyone
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I find it hilarious that the new BD release of "The Devil's Honey" is a clear example of how automated clean-ups can go wrong ( https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?a=1&x=468...0&i=1&go=1 )
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Oh I didn't mean to question your assertion that professionals do do it. I'm sure some do. I've seen professionals do the darndest things in general so there's that. Smile
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So would I. But the point is that it's a trade-off. Professionals can and do use minimal blending, on occasion, when transferring silent films to home video.
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I'd take judder over blended frames any day, heh
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Apart from judder...
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Well I was being rhetorical. I just meant to say I think it's not a good reason. Nothing wrong with good old duplicating frames.
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I see 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' is now available in its OAR
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Imagination isn't necessary. I already told you why: there's no perfect solution. Blending frames probably wouldn't be a solution I would adopt either, but it's a case of swings and roundabouts.
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I can't imagine why a professional would ever willingly blend frames. Or any person with a modicum of taste. Wink Just my opinion ofc.
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Minimal blending of frames (if that's what you mean) is sometimes employed when transferring silent films to home video, because their frame-rate is lower than that required for DVD/BD, so a compromise has to be made somewhere. In such (exceptional) circumstances, blending is looked on as an acceptable solution, including by professionals who know what they are doing.
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You might have more luck posting a thread in the tech sub-forum than asking in the chatbox.
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Hello people. Do we have some tutorial(s) that might help to "fix" or at least improve some motion blur/interlacing present in some silent movies available on Bluray (mostly Kino-Lorber) ? Because I would like to find a solution in order to going forward in a edit I'm doing (which I might be able to share here at some point, but someone here already did a similar project (with the same movie) and I don't want to hijack it/steal it. Hope that anyone here can help. Thanks (in advance).
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After tinkering for multiple days, I was finally able to make a bit-perfect recording. I will be offering up some recordings in the next week or so. So excited to be a part of this community!
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Presented without comment. Wink
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^^as long as the player is set to bitstream out you should be good. Ld players are bit-perfect by default, otherwise DTS laserdiscs wouldn't work
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^^ There's nothing inherently wrong with Sony's, any working player is a good player these days. Its just that if you get problems spares are going to be hard to come by beyond generic things like belts or circuit components. Pioneer basically kept the LD torch burning for as long as they could although spares are beginning to dry up now
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Oh wow! I totally didn't consider the idea of using a CD/DVD and that it was about the capture device/chain. Off to experiment even more!
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The intermittent loading issues could well be a worn loading belt, if it's stretched or dirty there won't be enough torque to complete the loading cycle . The laser most likely can't 'see' burned CD-Rs, but you should be able to play that in a CD/DVD player for your bit-perfect test (remember you're testing the capture device/chain) . Sticky discs holding onto the upper clamp could be the grip ring breaking down or just dirty.
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Totally understand the Sony hate. I bought it since there were so few affordable ones with optical out and then read a lot of the hate toward the brand. Frustrating that two months ago great Pioneer players were going for $130 shipped and now it is a crapshoot on eBay.
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If you are on facebook I would look at a group called laserdisc forever, a lot of people in there seem to be experts at fixing players and if yours cannot be fixed you will perhaps find plenty of people selling players. It's quite interesting really, they know certain belts that are the right fit for certain players and I've even seen people making replacement parts on 3D printers. Have to warn you though I don't think they have a lot of love for Sony players!
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It also sometimes just refuses to "let go" of the CD. It stays connected to the disc holder inside and the tray comes out empty. I've had to unscrew and remove the covering to get the CD. Sometimes it just falls into the machine.
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After about a day, I'm finally able to record down over the S/PDIF digital out but since I can't play a burned CD, I'm not sure how to test bit-perfection. It will play laserdiscs and regular CDs (although sometimes it doesn't even recognize either). Lots of the player not starting the disc properly, on/off, open/close, walk away for a while, try again later and THEN it works. Just needlessly frustrating.
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A wide range of issues. Some cosmetic and some just frustrating. The front try doesn't open properly (only one side) which means I have to "help it" open and close it by hand. CD-Rs don't seem to play properly (sounds like the lens is clicking on the CD) which makes it difficult to do a bit-perfect test. The front display doesn't work (knew that when I bought it but still kind of sucks). It sometimes just refuses to start the disc unless I turn it off and on again and sometimes have to insert the disc repeatedly.
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^^ what exactly is wrong with the player? It could be something as simple as a new belt
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Good luck, @alinskey, LD player prices have gone through the roof over the last few years. A player I bought for £1 about 10 years ago is now regularly priced over £500!
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The Sony Laserdisc player I bought for digital captures is on the fritz. It works properly about half the time and is becoming more trouble than its worth. Anybody have a lead on a sub-$200 (shipped) laserdisc player with an optical out?
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You guys might remember Mike Verta's Star Wars restoration from a few years ago; here he goes into detail about his (insane) process.
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Thanks Hitcher.
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Don't suppose anyone has The Warriors Theatrical Cut on DVD? I would like to compare the colors on the German Blu Ray to see if they have been messed with
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@Falcon. Check your PMs
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Congrats @alinskey! Looking forward to seeing/hearing your captures : )
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@Taboberu Just start posting on the forum.
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Thanks PDB! How long must I wait? I'm struggling to find info on this.
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So happy! I've finally finished my laserdisc audio capture setup! I've got a Pioneer LD-660 for analog (ripping at 96/24) and a Sony MDP-650 for PCM (test out bit-perfect as soon as I get a CD-R). Excited to help out with any and all projects!
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New members can't PM to prevent them from joining just to ask for one project. Hope that helps
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Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask.
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I joined yesterday, and have no clue why I can't pm anyone. Does anyone have a solution?
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Hello everyone
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Oh what!? Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea hasn't gotten a proper Blu-ray?
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Just a quick note -The old Warner DVD was a reissue of the previous MGM DVD.
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Thanks for the info, Falcon! Smile
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Many old French dubbing are only available on very old NTSC DVD
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All songs have been replaced with the original version on Warner editions. The MGM DVD is the only digital medium that has songs in French.
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Interesting, what was cut?
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Thank you HippieDalek, but only the MGM DVD has what I'm looking for (the French version is complete on this DVD, and incomplete on Warner's DVD / BR)
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Falcon, my Warner Bros PAL DVD has a French track if that's any use to you?
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Hello, does anyone have the old MGM DVD NTSC of Singin 'in the Rain please? I would need the French track of this DVD
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marin, that looks incredible.
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35mm Trailer Strip https://i.imgur.com/60Mu7hO.jpg Big Grin
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Hi Moiizty. Its worth indroducing yourself and reading the rules thread here https://forum.fanres.com/forum-5.html, people will be happy to help you with your queries when you have.
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can someone help me
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PREDATOR (1987) 35MM LPP Full Frame Preservation (IMAX) - Any Interest?
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He's my friend but the material might be from another collector. I'll ask!
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That trailer looks great. Evit, do you think you could talk that guy into sharing a prores or at least a high bitrate encode with lossless audio? Big Grin
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The description says it's an Agfa print from 1980, on polyester.
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Interesting... I wonder if it makes a decent color regrade source given it looks to be in pretty good condition–possibly resultant from it being an IB Tech print.
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A rare (and very long) Italian trailer for Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time in the West" from 16mm https://youtu.be/dYFiuZK51-A
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What if you used a HDMI capture card that you pop on the HDMI OUT of the Shield? Would something like this allow you to do so? https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Capture-HDM...B0754C5XLW
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I have it installed on my shield TV but no way of capturing that I know of? I have a free rental or 2 and they have some 4k movies not available anywhere else
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Good question, I hadn't heard of UltraFlix until you mentioned it today, Mike. Surely there must be a way to intercept the stream. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...x&hl=en_GB Is there any way of installing this on maybe an NVIDEO Shield and ripping it that way?
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I know they uploaded a film once without protection but are we able to rip from ultraflix?
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Don't, I'm getting PTSD from the memories.
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Dont forget all the times you end up selling something on ebay for 10% of the original price because nobody bids on it. It's a rollercoaster of emotions Big Grin
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Dont have a problem with it personally, just the free market really. Can be a tad disappointing for sure tho