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[proposal]Qualcuno in ascolto (High frequency) (1988)

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Yesterday I recorded this Italian movie (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095940) from an HDTV channel; quality is not anywhere real HD, though...

The good thing is that it seems a direct film-to-video conversion, with grain, scratches etc... and, there is even no retail DVD, just VHS.

Bad thing, it misses the end credits, but they could be taken from the VHS; color grading is different from VHS - that is obviously messed up; still don't know if the HDTV is the *right* one...

Thoughts?
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Found this unfinished project into one old HDD; it's almost complete, quality is not perfect, but still waaay better than the DVD of a analog broadcast; this HDTV is almost fullscreen - when stretched a bit, it seems to have the right aspect ratio - even if it was 2.35:1 in theaters, don't know if a home video with that AR exist; TV DVD, at the contrary, is 1.33:1 open matte, with more image on bottom and less on the sides; all in all, HDTV seems more right.

Colors: TV DVD looks like without color grading, while HDTV has a proper one IMHO - yes, the snow is blue, but only during the night! Big Grin

I leave it behind, as it will took weeks to render it with my actual PC at 0.07fps; it needs cleaning, delogo and grain plate; plus, credits from TV DVD are needed, and English track should be put in sync and replaced where missing. Maybe with the new PC...

I know nobody cares about this restoration project, but I think the movie is nice, story is not usual, and it's an Italian product with some English actors - I don't care about Vincent Spano, but Isabelle Pasco was/is a gorgeous woman! Wink

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/192189
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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I don't know if you know about this, but I found a different rip where the logo is placed differently.

[Image: vlcsnap-2016-12-04-20h12m42s208.png]

You could use this to mask out the logo.
Nice find, IcePrick! I was not aware about this version - that should be quite old; and obviously a letterboxed version; but this time, it works in our favor!

Please send me a PM with further info, it will be really useful!

Thanks!
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Thanks to IcePrick; he has provided a source that not only will help to clear out logo, but it has also the english audio track!!!
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog

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