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  What software to use for this quick/simple job?
Posted by: The Griff - 2020-09-14, 04:15 AM - Forum: Audio and video editing - Replies (3)

Hey gang,

I've got a really simple project I wanna do but haven't done any video editing for years.

I want to take the main feature off a blu ray, trim the ending and then graft on the original extended ending that is available as an extra.

A/V stats are the same (1080p, ~24fps, LPCM).

Ultimately, I'd like to output the final product as an mkv with no re-encoding (although minimal re-encoding at the splice point would be tolerable).

Any suggestions for all-in-one free or trial software with a minimal learning curve to do this? I already have both clips demuxed and ready to go.


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  Dracula (1979) original Dolby Stereo track preservation
Posted by: Onti - 2020-09-13, 07:25 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (12)


Scream supplies the film's original Dolby Stereo as the default (and only) track on both discs: a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo (1614 kbps, 24-bit) on Disc One and a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo (1646 kbps, 24-bit) on Disc Two.

The Shout Factory (Scream) release contains two different cuts: theatrical and desaturated (both, 2.0 stereo mix) but Laserdisc 4.0?


How can that difference be possible? What is the real original Dolby stereo track? I was wondering if it would be nice to have a preservation with the LD track.

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  Eraserhead LD PCM mono track
Posted by: Onti - 2020-09-13, 02:34 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (14)

The movie was originally released with a mono mix, but blu-rays only features stereo tracks (and Criterion has missing shots). 


Anyone have the Eraserhead laserdisc and can capture the audio to obtain the PCM mono track?

I'd like to sync the original LD audio to the Capelight blu-ray. If you can capture the video as well, this would help syncing a lot.

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  Hi, everyone!
Posted by: Onti - 2020-09-13, 02:30 PM - Forum: Presentation - Replies (3)

 Hello! I've recently registered because I'm interested in audio preservations. 

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  The Leopard (1963) R2 DVD audio synced to Bluray
Posted by: sertoli - 2020-09-13, 03:53 AM - Forum: Released - No Replies

The Leopard (1963) R2 DVD audio synced to Japanese Bluray ([font="Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Remastered JPN Blu-ray[/font])
More noise. More details. Very better.

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  Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Posted by: alleycat - 2020-09-10, 03:11 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (7)

Hi All,

I don't suppose anyone has the blu ray of Lock Stock from either Hong Kong, Japan, Scandinavia or Thailand? Every other release uses VC1 but those releases use AVC. 

I'm planning a reconstruction of the director's cut using the blu ray and the extra scenes from the DVD, plus the color grading from the DVD. 

Also what are people's thoughts on the level of grain in the blu ray - see below? Would you leave it as is or try and remove a little? I read it was shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm so I guess it will never look great. 


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  Dawn of the Dead Japanese Blu Ray
Posted by: alleycat - 2020-09-09, 12:21 PM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (10)

I don't suppose anyone has this new and very limited blu ray do they?


It is supposed to contain a HD scan of the Japanese theatrical version with the explained opening.

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  Thor Ragnarok IMAX version
Posted by: awsmguy145 - 2020-09-09, 10:23 AM - Forum: Requests, proposals, help - Replies (9)

Hey everyone, I have the Russian Blu-Ray remux of Thor: Ragnarok which happens to include the IMAX scenes within it. However, the aspect ratio of the IMAX and scope scenes do crop out at the sides at times. Since I am horrible at this stuff, I can send the Blu-Ray file to whoever wants to have a crack at it. Just send me a PM. 

Thanks Smile

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  The Hobbit Original Structure?
Posted by: DarkLordRyan - 2020-09-08, 11:24 PM - Forum: Official and unofficial releases - No Replies

I was wondering if there was ever a workprint of the original Hobbit Two Film Structure that anyone knows of. I know about the "Two Film" Fanedit, but it cuts out scenes that were in the book which I don't think Jackson would've done in the Two Film version he made, given how faithful the LotR trilogy was. I was just wondering if someone had a general idea of how Jackson's Two Film Structure was actually composed. Thoughts?


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  [Released] The Matrix (1999) UHD Regraded
Posted by: sanjuro_61 - 2020-09-08, 01:49 PM - Forum: Released - Replies (15)

...using film cells as color reference.

Hello guys.

The goal of this regrade was, of course, to make it look like it did back in the theaters in 1999. For color reference I used a collection of Film Cells  although many scenes on the 4K UHD already looked pretty much spot on. Many scenes, but not all.

Important things wrong in the 4K UHD:

- Cyan push/cyan tint. The 4K has an extreme cyan push on some scenes. Way too much saturation that needed to be fixed. Some shots have also a cyan tint like first jump, woman in red, or the rooftop shooting. Based on the cells, those scenes are wrong (actually you don't need film cells to see some scenes are wrong right away...).

- Teal. Yeah, our old friend teal. Many scenes inside the ship are tealized. Not only tealized, but also have a slight blue tint. This has been fixed too.

- Green tint. This is more difficult to see, but it's definitely there. Also fixed.

And of course I did some minor corrections, for color consistency, mainly, also to fix some weird HDR glitches and even to fix a noticeable use of a "power window" for the blue pill...

Why not using the 35mm Version 2 print scan realesed a few years ago as a reference?, you might have wondered. (Gallery -> imgur.com/a/5mTFn)
Here's an interesting comparison between a few sources that speaks for itself:

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Well, as you can see, because it looks like crap. Colors are way off.

Something worth noticing about the film cells is that you can't just match the regrade exactly to what you see on them. There is a red tint, specially noticeable on darker shots, and a handful of them have also wrong whites. But the colors are there. They just need to be balanced before using them as a reference.

Some pics (jpeg): Gallery

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It's a SDR release. You can find the tonemapping luts I used on the Star Wars Trilogy Forums. The best one, for the most part of the film, is Lut1.


Quote:VIDEO : HEVC / 3840 x 2160 / 16:9 / 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS / 10 bits / 39.7mb/s / Main 10@L5.1@High / BT.709

  AUDIO 1 : English / TrueHD / ObjectBased/8ch / 4420kb/s / | Original l Atmos |
  AUDIO 2 : English / DTS / 5.1ch / 2498kb/s/1509kb/s / Cinema DTS
  AUDIO 3 : English / AC-3 / 5.1ch / 640kb/s / Cinema AC3
  AUDIO 4 : English / AC-3 / 2.0ch / 192kb/s / | Comm. Dr. Cornel West & Ken Wilber | |
  AUDIO 5 : English / AC-3 / 2.0ch / 192kb/s / | Comm. John Powers & David Thomson |
  AUDIO 6 : English / AC-3 / 2.0ch / 192kb/s / | Cast & Crew.By.Carrie-Anne Moss. Z.S.&.J.G |
  AUDIO 7 : English / AC-3 / 2.0ch / 192kb/s / | Comm. Composer Don Davis-Music Only |

  SUBTITLE 1 : Spanish / UTF-8 / Español
  SUBTITLE 2 : English / UTF-8 / English

You can find it on Blutopia.
It was my first upload there, so I hope everything is fine.

I forgot Blush : big thanks to TomArrow, BDGeek, and pipefan413 for the Cinema DTS track.

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