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I think the hardware specs are not because of speed solely but also because of encryption modules that older hardware doesn't have. I forgot the name, but there's a technology by Intel to have "private memory" for software to store keys in so that other software can't access them, which is used by PowerDVD for example (afaik)
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... And the Drive also need some specific chipset... Or has to be a license information... But not every BD XL Rom is capable of playing uhd BD. Seems as if, at the moment capable BD Rom are only available in Japan.
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And with playing uhd on PC it us not as easy. The hardware specs are quite... Harsh. It seems as if AMD are not capable of playing uhd BD at all. So you need a new Pentium with a special on chip graphic processor in.
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@Jetrell: surely. But they are expensive, also. The newer Xbox One (it think it is the S revision) has an UHD capable BD drive, while the PS4 just got 4K,but no UHD capable drive, so it may run games in 4K,but can't play uhd BDs...
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I believe one needs a dedicated UHD player though, not a regular Bluray player.
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Afaik the HDCP version is independent of the content. It's just that all UHD discs use HDCP 2, not that UHD requires it. If you manage to convert HDCP version, you still need a display capable of showing the data. Although it's thinkable the Blu Ray player / software downscales automatically then
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I think it keeps the expanded color space though(?)
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You can play UHDs on a 1080p display it will just downconvert to 1080p SDR.
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For me it is more interesting to watch my uhd discs... I have no hdcp 2.2 compatible TV... And at the moment no player... With the box, I could invest in playing ability... And save some more u til I get a TV...
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They're doing both. All their releases marked "x265" are captures, the other ones are the real thing, probably using DeUHD
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They seem to crack them on a disc by disc basis. Works on a wide variety of drives, means that you don't need all the inane HW/SW requirements mandated by Cyberlink/BDA
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DeUHD software is able to bypass encryption on some discs
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I thought it was within the drives only that this access was accomplished.
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According to the interweb aacs2.0 may have been cracked
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So the HDRINVASION people are essentially just capturing HDR stuff?
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Ah... Damn...the BD Rom I was going to order was not capable of uhd video... Need to import something from Japan for that task...
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Is anyone able to do some upscaling for me?
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The HDRINVASION guys say they use a Revesun unit, which is much cheaper
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Yeah.... Quite pricey... Need to save up some money until I get it...
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The HDFury?
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There seems to exist a box that converts a hdcp 2.2 input to a hdcp 1.4 output...
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So... Just bought a BDXL Drive... Have to try if my Little PC is capable of playing 4K Media... I think it won't be... But I give it a try...
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There are people/companies who offer such services though.
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For 35mm I have a film scanner at home. Originally meant for photography, but surely works for movie film as well. For 70mm you might need one that is meant for middle format (which is around 6x6); though 70mm is 6.5cm from what I read, so I am not 100% sure it would fit in.
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What's the go to method for getting individual film cells (in this case 70MM) scanned?
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Literally nothing interesting, just security related fixes
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Just under-the-hood fixes or new ground-breaking features? (I hope #2)
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Updated to MyBB 1.8.14
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Gonna update the forum in like 20 minutes, expect 403 error. Should be quicker this time
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It's too early for Christmas films for me. I wait at least until the week leading up to Christmas.
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About 20 Years ago, my mother witnessed Christmas Music in a Mall... in July. The Played a Song from a german Punk-Rock Band "Die Roten Rosen" the Song was "Weihnachtsmann vom Dach" ("Santa Clause from the attic")
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A couple years back the seasonal music channel on my cable tv started the Xmas music at 3pm on Halloween! The horror...the horror...
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They were selling Christmas cookies 2 months ago here already
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I was going to say no but then I realized it's already Dec. Oi... So yeah, have at it!
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Is it too early to start watching the Christmas films?
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Yup.
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wow...
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LOL ... "Sodom And Gomorrah" (1962) directed by Robert Alfrich and starring Stewart Granger. Care to volunteer? Smile
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Honestly never expected a hobbyist film-restoration group to double as a conservative Christian podium...
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And speaking of TURDina ... alas poor DISNEY CORPORATION ... http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entert...77971.html ... "Sodom And Gomorrah" restoration anyone?
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Ha, i was looking at the same thing just yesterday.
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An interesting article on CDS Cinema Digital sound including some pictures of the equipment: http://www.in70mm.com/news/2017/cds/index.htm
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Okay, I did a little writeup of my findings in the technical discussions forum. Hopefully it will lead to a method being established
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This might be it: http://elastix.isi.uu.nl/
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I doubt it's the same program but all I could find
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If elastic aspect is indeed what poita is referring to, I'm unsure as to how that'd help.
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And it's mac only
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Elastix works well, but is slow.
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I actually tried the same two processes: f_align which I saw in the Mad, Mad World restoration doc when they aligned the LD to a film print and running an image sequence in a macro through PS
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@Synnove: I'd like a thread also since I have need of the same thing. Alignment of two very different pics.
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yes, but usually for official release, the distortion remain the same across the whole movie, so once you have found the right settings, it could work... let us know!
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Does that involve manually specifying the transforms?
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@Synnove: once I had the same problem, and solved it (with a LOT of work) using warpresize (http://avisynth.nl/index.php/SimpleResize) and reformer (http://www.avisynth.nl/users/vcmohan/Ref...ormer.html)
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Well my own playing around with it didn't really work so I'm going to post on Doom 9. If I find a method that works I'll for sure make a thread documenting.
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Oooo ... interesting. Maybe Synnove would make a new thread to document the info, developements, and testing (with lots of pictures)? Smile Possibly under "Requests, proposals, help" for the technique? Or elsewhere for the actual project?
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Hah!
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Wow that's a great idea! Inspired me to do some searching on Doom 9. Found this: http://forum.doom9.org/archive/index.php/t-154739.html
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Wild guess, but how about cleverly manipulating MVTools? They have frame interpolation. It's meant for time-based interpolation, but perhaps you could trick it into doing it for two differently warped frames and somehow morph one into the other.
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It might be worth trying a couple of still frames to see if the distortion is consistent throughout the film. Good luck!
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I know the proper process for combining the information from the two transfers to replace the missing blacks or highlights, but getting the frames aligned is the difficult part.
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It's Star Trek The Motion Picture; I'm using the HDTV cap and the Blu-Ray. The blu has many instances of clipped highlights and crushed blacks to the point where the information is completely gone. Unfortunately they are 2 diff scans so the frame geometry is different.
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@ Synnove "crushed blacks/blown highlights" -- this may occur on one of the R-G-B separations and might be fixable using adjusted values from a non-crushed/blown separation.
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@Synnove what film is this? Have you checked for picture info BTB and WTW
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@Synnove that sounds like a complicated undertaking. No idea how to do it personally but good luck
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I've tried using f_align in nuke and align layers in photoshop but they only do linear transforms; the geometry differences in the scans are non linear. I want to align them to restore the detail in the crushed blacks to the clearer blu transfer.
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Does anyone have a method for aligning two separate filmscans? I've two HD sources (one HDTV that has a LOT of compression and dirt), one that's BLU but crushed blacks/blown highlights. They are two diff scans so the geometry is slightly different.
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@Koopa Luath "I'm additionally considering removing [fill in the blank]'s name ...": -- :-O Slippery slope that (even for a fan-edit). Just ask GL.
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Once HBO and Fox cut ties with you, and an entire film starring you is shelved....yep
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Although not in the same league as Weinstein, what Louie CK did is still quite bad, and I don't see his career recovering from it.
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I don't see Affleck or Louie CK's escapades as even in the same league as Weinstien or Spacey.
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Hell yeah... More tempered movie releases to whitewash movie (producing) history... Like Disney's Fantasia... Heck the scandal should be resolved and worked on properly, that it is harder to happen again, and that victims have faith and find strength sooner to open up, but trying to delete the names of the aggressors from producing history, is surely not the right way, that just leads to forgetting things...
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lol
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I'm additionally considering removing Harv's name from my chroma-less open matte restoration of Reservoir Dogs.
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I'm considering doing a restoration of Princess Mononoke that replaces Miramax's logo with a contemporary one from Walt Disney Pictures.
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I personally think that once a film has been sent to the cinemas, that's it, no backsies, no replacing and no changing. And maybe in 50 years people could watch these films without the reservations of 2017 audiences.
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No getting Christopher Plummer to retroactively play those roles here...
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And to make it more relevant to our forum, what should be done with films made by and with people we know did terrible things? Views about removing Weinstein's name from his films have been raised, and while that can be made quiet easily, the same can't be said about Spacey in some films that I really like, like "LA Confidential"
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And Singer returned to the X men franchise, and that made money. Weinstein hasn't made a commercial hit in like 5 years, and James Woods said that it could definitely be the reason he was finally exposed.
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There was actually a documentary on that, "An open secret", which names people that were involved, but that was before it was trendy
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Corey Feldman started sort of a crusade against Paedophilia in Hollywood, and if that gets public, Singer will probably be exposed as well
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In any case, pedophilia of any sort can be a killer. Just ask Scott Freeman and the creator of Rurouni Kenshin.
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Oh.
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No, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14.
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I'm 27, and I can't see myself going for a 14 year old girl, it's clearly something with him
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26, huh? That can hardly be considered underage by any definition of the word.
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He was 26
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Remind me when he went after Anthony Rapp, again?
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Spacey went after underage boys (not paedophilia, but still). It's not the same thing.
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That is especially true in the entertainment industry, because creative people can't set boundaries to themselves, for good or bad
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Kevin Spacey proves that you can't behave around men that way, either.
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Personally, I think it's a trend that will eventually go away. It's lessons will be learnt, though. But I think that will mean less women in the top jobs, because we see it in the private sector. Men feel that they can't behave around women the same as they behave around men, and that means less women in the top jobs
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I'm pretty sure John Lasseter knew he was getting exposed and so he stepped down pre-emptively. I'm surprised Bryan Singer has been relatively unscathed so far.
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Even today, it doesn't look like the nuclear fallout from the Tungsten Bomb (W being short for both Tungsten and Weinstein) is going to stop anytime soon.
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But John Lasseter leaving Pixar before a single accusation was made...man...that hurts. He knows he done wrong.
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With every man that is exposed, it seems like he examined how the previous men reacted to the accusations and tried to do it better. Louis CK came out the best among those who's career is probably over because he figured that well, he can't deny, he can't come out of the closet, and he can't claim to have issues, so he just let some lawyers draft an apology.
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@ cs The thing about affleck's exposed groping (or, to be more precise, the reminding of said groping) is that he was one of the first to denounce Weinstein, and while hypocricy is a given in show business, when you grope women against their will and denounce another man for mistreating women, it's better if you keep your mouth shut.
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Oh, god, I forgot about the Cushing CGI face. So bad I suppresed it..
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R1 was OK, but I just could not stand the CGI Peter Cushing. Or that blind force-sensitive guy. Anyway, I'm not watching VIII.