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  Restoration, Preservation, Fan Edit – definitions
Posted by: spoRv - 2015-01-04, 03:37 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (3)

Definition of fan restoration categories:

1) Fan Restoration

Attempts to restore a film version, that had a full retail BROAD digital release*, to be as closest as possible to its original theatrical release, using best sources available.

This may include video taken from commercial releases, or TV broadcasts, and may consist of one or several of the following works: color regrading, frames/scenes replacing, aspect ratio correction, removal of scratches, tears, spots and dust, sounds/dialogs replacing/correction, entire soundtracks replacing etc.

It could also include restoring theatrical or director’s cut where the BROAD digital release* includes only the extended edition, or viceversa.

2) Fan Preservation

A fan-made release of a film version that has never had a full retail BROAD digital release*.

This is sourced from analog formats such as VHS, laserdisc or film print, but sometimes they can be sourced from captured TV broadcasts (both analog and digital) or NICHE digital releases**.

2b) Fan Enhanced Preservation

The same as fan preservation, but with some sort of enhancement (noise reduction, conversion from letterbox to anamorphic) not as extensive as a restoration.

2c) Fan Restored Preservation

The same as fan preservation, but with extensive enhancement, the same level of a fan restoration – the only difference is the fact that the film has not a BROAD digital release* (yet)

3) Fan Recreation
The most meticolous kind of restoration; it attempts to restore a film version closest to its original theatrical release, using various video sources (also different from the film itself like trailers, documentaries, and even other films), applying every kind of restoration work, and more, to obtain the best restoration ever possible.

For example, where a restoration will use a one-for-all technique for the whole movie, the reconstruction will use the best technique for each scene or eventually single frames.

4) Fan Extended Edition

It adds additional scenes where they fit, to have a new extended edition not available on BROAD digital release*.

If the additions require a few movie alterations for plot reasons, it still counts as an extended edition, for example if an alternate ending replaces the original one.

4b) Fan Restored Extended Edition

The same as fan extended edition, but the restoration is applied to the main features and extended scenes as well.

5) Fan reMux

A multiplexing of video and/or audio and/or subtitles taken from analog and/or digital releases, to obtain the best version possible.

This involves NO restoration at all, just a selection of the best/correct/alternative audio/video/subtitles streams from different sources.

6) Fan Edit

A fan-made alternative version for an existing film, made by the insertion, deletion or re-ordering of scenes within the film, or taken from different films, or a fusion of different films/TV episodes in a coherent version.

7) Workprints and Bootlegs

Low quality cams/telecines/television/VHS captures of alternative workprint versions or lost theatrical cuts.

8) Filmumentary™

"A format where the viewer can watch a film whilst additional material appears on screen including: deleted scenes, alternate takes, on set audio, text facts and information, audio commentary from cast and crew etc. The intention is to draw these resources from archival and contemporary interviews, documentaries, tv spots etc. to make the ultimate “making of” experience for the viewer." (Jamie Benning, http://filmumentaries.com)

9) Fan bonus disc

A collection of extras, like trailers, interviews, deleted scenes, storyboards etc. not available in a disc of its own; so the extra material, if from bonus BD or DVD, should be from different discs, or if just from one bonus BD or DVD it should have some material from another source like VHS, LD, web etc. in a consistent number; one fan bonus disc made using all the material from a retail bonus disc plus just one trailer from the web could be NOT considered a fan bonus disc...

10) Fan Mod

Modified version of a film; could include one of more of the following:
  • aspect ratio different from theater release - like open matte, full screen, UAR, hybrid, VAR etc
  • modified color grading - with incomplete reference like trailer or film cells, or custom
  • modified audio track - using elements from music soundtrack

10b) Fan Mod Edit

The same as before, but adding extended/deleted scenes and shots, even from trailers, documentaries etc.

* BROAD digital release = DVD, BD, digital download
** NICHE digital release = VCD, HD-DVD, D-VHS, UMD…

These are only initial guidelines, but could be a good start to look at when deciding how to categorize your project.

NOTE: it is always nice to state which kind of project you are working on, listing what you are doing!

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  [request] Cube 2: Hypercube (now in the 'In Progress' subforum)
Posted by: jedeitor - 2015-01-03, 10:20 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (44)

NOTICE: Finally the project jumps to the 'In Progress' subforum here: http://fanres.com/showthread.php?tid=96

You can still check this post for information about the process, but any advances will be posted there. Smile

Well, somebody had to start, so let it be me.

I love this movie, as it mixes the original Cube with time travel, parallel realities and all that sci-fi stuff I like.

Surprinsingly it hasn't been released anywhere on blu-ray that I know of, while the others have their release (Cube Zero is at least in Germany).

I have a 1080i HDTV mkv from the SilverHD channel which unfortunately displays a huge semi-transparent logo, as you can see in the picture below.

[Image: vlcsnap-2015-01-03-21h18m02s41_zps57a2e831.jpg]

So, anyone has a better source or is interested in this movie at all?

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  FanRes.com first impressions - feedback wanted
Posted by: spoRv - 2015-01-03, 09:44 PM - Forum: Everything else... - Replies (18)

Hi folks, what do you think of the site? Do you like the name? fanres stands mainly for fan restoration, but res could be also used for resolution, and some other words... http://www.scrabblefinder.com/starts-with/res/

What about the overall look? I know it's the usual, classic theme, but after I tested a lot (and I mean it!) everyone had some problem... so, should I continue to search for a better theme, or it's good as is? Of course, I could always change the color, which one do you prefer?
Logo: do you like it?

Thanks for the feedbacks!

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Question [proposal] Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997) - extended version
Posted by: spoRv - 2015-01-03, 09:33 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (29)

I own the JP trilogy on DVD, and, even if I was aware of the two deleted scenes on JP2, I haven't thought about to use them to make an extended version, until yesterday, when I discovered there is a TV version with those scenes reinstated... at least, now it's possible to know where those scenes should excactely be positioned!

I wonder if the JP2 BD has those scenes in HD or not; if not, I thought it's always possible to PaNup the NTSC DVD (or BD, as they should be the same) and the PAL DVD to obtain a better quality upscales for them, to be mixed with the BD.


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  The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th Anniversary Blu-ray
Posted by: Lee - 2015-01-03, 06:11 PM - Forum: Official and unofficial releases - Replies (9)

The Dark Sky US Blu-ray release has a few problems. One of the hitchhiker's photographs at the beginning of the movie does not fade to black and one of Sally's laughs/screams at the end of the film is repeated and out of sync. The UK version does not have these problems and it has a better encode.

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Exclamation New features added
Posted by: spoRv - 2015-01-03, 03:46 PM - Forum: Bug reports and suggestions - Replies (1)

These are the plugins added to the forum software to obtain new features - I think they are the most important ones to have:

  • View Unread Posts - it's not like the ones found on OT, but it's better than nothing! Wink
  • Thanks button - I like it very much!
  • AutoMedia - embeds automatically video files
  • Favorite Threads - unmissable feature!
  • Related Threads - to help find similar topics
  • Registered Links - hide links to unregistered users
  • Welcome message - to remember new users to read the Forum Rules

Last edited: 2015-01-22

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Posted by: Lee - 2015-01-03, 01:42 AM - Forum: Presentation - Replies (1)

Lee checking in! Glad to be on board!

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  Hi hi hi
Posted by: nirbateman - 2015-01-02, 09:06 AM - Forum: Presentation - Replies (5)

Hello and happy new year, it's good to be here.

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  Good Day to You.
Posted by: Booshman - 2015-01-02, 07:18 AM - Forum: Presentation - Replies (1)

Booshman from FE.org and OT.com here.

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  Live Chat
Posted by: DoomBot - 2015-01-02, 03:00 AM - Forum: Bug reports and suggestions - Replies (6)

It would be nice to have a live chat room, unless this can't be done here?

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