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  THX certification: which products deserve it?
Posted by: Koopa Luath - 8 hours ago - Forum: Everything else... - Replies (1)

Everyone knows THX has been the go-to standard for top-quality home theater product for over 25 years. However, a glut of inferior product with THX branding is also out there, if reviews are anything to go by. My question is, which speakers should I swear by when selecting THX-certified speakers and such?

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Thumbs Up Monster Trucks
Posted by: spoRv - Today, 01:31 AM - Forum: Movies, TV shows and other - No Replies

Never watched a trailer of this film before actually watching it, so I didn't know what to expect; my daughter insisted to watch it - she's a teenager, but she likes CGI cartoons - so do I, but don't tell anybody Wink

While I was watching at the cover, I thought it was another cartoon, so I was surprised to actually discover it was a live action film indeed.

I won't tell anything about the story because I don't want to spoil it, but I can say it's a very nice movie, refreshing, fun - even if it's a bit exagerated sometimes, nothing in comparison to superheroes movies by the way... very good FX, music, acting... great show for any creature lovers as we are here!

Last thing: if Rogue One used the same CGI, we would not hate Bor Gullet so much, I think...

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  Aliens (1986) [Fundamental Collection™ #002] V2
Posted by: spoRv - Yesterday, 03:44 AM - Forum: Released - No Replies

Aliens (1986) [Fundamental Collection™ #002] V2

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From the back cover: “Latest Blu-ray editions of “Aliens” have very good resolution, but they received a new color treatment, and almost everything is green tinted… In this edition, we used the same master found in the PAL LD, taken from the interpositive, as color reference, using our proprietary technique ColourMatch™, to obtain a more balanced image, closer to the theatrical representation, according to our renowned expert.

We also added the usual multiple languages tracks – English, French, German, Italian and Spanish – along with an English commentary as special bonus tracks; subtitles for all the languages, plus French, German and Italian for the commentary.”


Screenshot comparison: top Blu-ray, bottom Fundamental Collection

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Technical data

Format:

Blu-ray (BD-25)

Video:

1080p High-Definition
widescreen 1.85:1 original aspect ratio
framerate 23.976fps
AVC encoded 18mpbs avg bitrate, 38.5mpbs max

Audio:

DTS 5.1: English, French, German, Italian
DD 5.1: Spanish
Bonus tracks: DD 2.0 English commentary

Subtitles:

Full: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Commentary: French, German, Italian

Notes:

2K master from original negative for main video; LD master from interpositive used as color reference with acclaimed ColourMatch™ regrading technique

Release date: 2017-04-19

The whole movie in an image:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/208270

V1 Vs V2:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/208271

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  Recommended BMD setup for color grading
Posted by: Koopa Luath - Yesterday, 01:11 AM - Forum: Everything else... - Replies (11)

On BronzeTitan's recommendation, I decided to give my planned PC hunt its own thread, since it involves a certain something called Black Magic Design, or BMD for short.

Right now, I'm looking for the following specs in my next PC:

  • An Intel i7 Kaby Lake processor (if I'm to future-proof for 4K Ultra HD, of course)
  • An NVIDIA 1070 or 1080 processor
  • At least 16 GB RAM
  • At least 1 or 2 TB hard drive space
In addition, I'm going to need a second monitor and BMD output. Any recommendations for what the second monitor should be? And for the BMD output, as far as externals are concerned should I go with UltraStudio?

My goal here, in case someone hasn't figured it out, is to get myself a machine capable of top-notch color grading in Resolve for the projects I plan to release under the (tentative) Gold Standard Collection label, the first of which will be restorations of Sergio Leone's films. All GSC films I intend to release in at least 1080p HD, with maybe a DVD copy in the ISO format right along with each of them.

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  "thanks" problem
Posted by: spoRv - 2017-04-28, 06:05 PM - Forum: Bug reports and suggestions - Replies (2)

There seems to be a bug in the "thanks" system; I see some posts "thanked" twice of three times by the same user...

Feallan, may you check this? I saw the plugin has not any settings, so maybe it doesn't like the latest mybb version.

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  Vertigo and North By Northwest regrades
Posted by: PDB - 2017-04-27, 07:59 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (2)

I'm also going to tackle two of the Hitchcock greats. I want to try regrade Vertigo to the information that Falcon has, posted here:

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-223.html...=hitchcock

and regrade North By Northwest to the two laserdiscs (Criterion and MGM) which seem to match pics from an IB tech print I saw (like the crop duster scene being very brown). And of course add the mono for both.

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  Blade Runner Director's Cut Regrade (Warner Laserdisc)
Posted by: PDB - 2017-04-27, 06:19 PM - Forum: In progress - Replies (8)

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Project Info:

Picking up from here:

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-226.html

This is a sequel to my Blade Runner International Cut (IC) regrade. The goal is to regrade the BD to the Warner Bros laserdisc, which is very similar to the Criterion Laserdisc but varies in other small ways. Also I want to incorporate the more violent IC footage that was left out of the DC due to time constraints at the point of its creation.

For the audio I'll include the Dolby Stereo PCM 2.0 from the LD, a 5.1 from the BD and finally I'd like to try my hand at creating a music only isolated track. Never tried it before and might fail but I'd like to give it a go. Blade Runner would certainly benefit from an audio only track given the visuals and mood.

Video:
Blu-Ray of the Director's Cut (DC) regraded to the Warner Bros laserdisc with footage from the IC cut.

Audio:
1. PCM 2.0 (from the Warner Bros Director's Cut)
2. Dolby Digital 5.1 (from the Warner Bros DC BD)
3. PCM 2.0 (Isolated music score)

Rough Temp Pics:

BD/Regrade
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  Evil Dead Regrade (Japanese Herald Laserdisc)
Posted by: PDB - 2017-04-27, 05:58 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (8)

So I'm adding some of the long term projects I'm working towards. Since I finished a project for ED2 and AOD:

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1280.htm...vil+dead+2
https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1291.html

I'd thought I swing around and take on a Evil Dead project. Rather then upscale, I would use the 4:3 HD transfer and the colors from the Japanese Herald Laserdisc.

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-979.html...=evil+dead

The Japanese LD has a unique blue color timing unlike any of the DVD or HD transfers. To which I tried some tests in the past:

BD/BD regrade
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The LD might require some color adjustments since a few shots that have magenta skies. I'd also like try to fix some of Sam Raimi's fixes like Rob Tapert on the bridge by upscaling or matting the footage back in. Probably can't fix them all but hopefully most of them.

And for sound the mono from the LD.

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  Original Toy Story theatrical trailer--IN 3D
Posted by: Koopa Luath - 2017-04-27, 04:13 AM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - No Replies





What I would like to do is to recreate the above trailer faithfully using clips from the 3D Blu-ray, as soon as I can acquire it. I will also need someone better at 3D graphics than I for certain elements, including the film title coming in during the sequence depicting Buzz "flying" (or, as Woody put it at the time, "falling with style"). As for the PIXAR logo and the final tag, I think I can do them myself. In fact, I believe those will be the first elements I'll be able to acquire in HD at present.

When this project gets underway, I'll do different versions of the 3D recreation, including with different Disney or PIXAR logos, mainly for purposes of experimentation.

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  Timeline (2003) [Fundamental Collection™ #010]
Posted by: spoRv - 2017-04-26, 07:41 AM - Forum: Released - No Replies

Timeline (2003) [Fundamental Collection™ #010]

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From the back cover: “The movie was released only in Italy, Japan and Spain on Blu-ray, and there are no plans about future releases in other countries. It was filmed in Super 35mm, and in this edition you have the opportunity to watch it in full open matte; at the contrary of the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 as intended by the director to be seen in the theaters, here you get a 1.78:1 frame, with no image loss at both sides, and with more details on top and bottom, leaving no black borders when viewed on any 16:9 display.

Original source was the 2K scan of the original negative; colors and contrast were slightly tweaked, and a real 35mm grain plate was added at the end, to improve the video quality; this is, so far, the best HD open matte version of Timeline available!

As usual, multiple languages tracks are present – DTS for English, and DD for French, German, Italian and Spanish audio, full subtitles for all the languages, plus forced ones for German, Italian and Spanish, specially made for this edition.”


Screenshot comparison: top Blu-ray, bottom Fundamental Collection

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Technical data

Format:

Blu-ray (BD-25)

Video:

1080p High-Definition
fullscreen 1.78:1 open matte
framerate 23.976fps
AVC encoded 22.5mpbs avg bitrate, 40mpbs max

Audio:

DTS 5.1: ENG
DD 5.1: FRE, GER, ITA, SPA

Subtitles:

FULL: ENG, FRE, GER, ITA, SPA
FORCED: GER, ITA, SPA

Notes:
Full open matte 2K master from Super 35mm original negative

Release date: 2017-04-13

The whole movie in an image:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/207997

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