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well, this is dumb as hell. I no longer trust this guy https://www.joblo.com/james-cameron-4k-r...n-defense/
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I read that a red band trailer can become green, all they have to do is turn the blood shades darker.
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the new Crow trailer is MASSIVELY red-band material.. yet no red band (unless they fixed it)
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Interesting. Thanks for letting me know guys.
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@PDB nope... blood, like shown in the alien romulus, isn't an issue if trailers are shown in front of movies with a FSK12 rating and above.
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I do not think that this blood would be had to be censored, maybe they preemtively did it, to just be absolutely sure to avoid any issues. As the trailer does not get a FSK rating, it still MIGHT be considered harmful for youth, but only if some institution would file a report, to get that checked it might cause issues. Not by general law, as it is neither pornographic, nor glorifying any nationalsocialistic past...
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Nice.
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Since its a teaser not meant for theathers you can have blood for the US. I assume local laws in Germany would require censoring the blood?
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In the US if you do that, you can get a "Green Band" trailer that could be shown before any movie.Opposed to a "Red Band" that can only be shown before R rated films.
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Common trick in trailers is to color the blood to black so it looks like dirt for a trailer. See Kill Bill Part 1.
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Funny thing: The blood on the door in one shot of the teaser is colored black in the german version of the teaser.
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Fede Álvarez Reacts To The Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2PYIrvnX8I&t
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nooice!
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@HippieDalek sent u a DM
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@SpaceBlackKnight Yeah I bought it as soon as I could to check it out. I'm contemplating getting in touch with Entertainment Distribution to ask about it; I'd love for it to get a physical release (with the PAL speedup corrected!). If I could get my hands on a Web-dl of this it would make my International Cut HD restoration a much less painful task, and it would certainly help out with my fanedit.
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@HippieDalek, I sampled the trailer off PV UK, it's a legit recent HD transfer and totally different to any other masters out there. Looks to be off an interneg or IP. I'd rent it if i'd were you!
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PSA: The US Cut of Highlander 2 is suddenly available to buy and stream on Amazon UK! If I had to guess I'd say it's an old, fairly soft, HD transfer made for a DVD that was never released. It's certainly different from every transfer I've seen before. Bizarrely it's even got PAL speedup. I wonder if the UK distributor is planning to finally update their old pan and scan DVD.
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Damn, I've had to RMA a few drives before but never been sent a DOA replacement. A good reminder for everyone to make backups
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Ever since Seagate shut down all its live phone support (Chat only now; mostly India based) their support quality has TANKED. I have been fighting w/ them since JANUARY when my warrantied drive failed; they shipped me out a replacement drive that was DOA. Its now March.. *STILL don't have a replacement drive! Beware.. I've told them I've been loyal for 20 years but had to say I'm prob going to Western Digital moving foward. Sad. Fun fact: may have lost all my files for my fanedit I've worked on for over a year now Sad we'll see.
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I know each of their films (judging from how they printed out The Boy and the Heron) have two forms of 35mm negatives (standard colour and three-strip Technicolor). https://online.stereosound.co.jp/_ct/17650657
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Studio Ghibli still makes filmouts of their films to this day for archival purposes, they most recently did this for The Boy and the Heron. Unfortunately, digital prints are pure digital transfers that have the Ponyo Filter, instead of being scanned from the 35mm filmout OCNs.
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Even Earwig and the Witch (the Ghibli film that was 3D CGI) used the Ponyo Filter. But I would admit, filming out to 35mm is much better when done properly.
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The likes of Steve Yedlin's film emulation techniques were merely building upon what Studio Ghibli started with 2008's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. I know other studios can use their tech too, as Studio Ponoc uses this Ponyo Filter 35mm emulation tech.
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Before Studio Ghibli came along, it was some goofy and wacky effects that looked like Windows XP Movie Maker.
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I know Studio Ghibli invented the first actual good film emulation techniques for when they made Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. They called it the Ponyo Filter, and they used it for all their later films and remasters of their earlier digital films like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.
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nice!
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new controls to auto-convert SDR to HDR in MPC! https://i.imgur.com/BYzDA79.jpeg
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I'd image the cost would be pretty similar if not cheaper then filming on 35mm and scanning it for DI
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Weren't we told digital was superior in every way to film? Why emulate an inferior format
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Costly though I'd imagine.
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I really like the look of going from digital to film to digital. I'm surprised it isn't done more often
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They transferred the digital to film again, used anamorphic lenses for the 2.39 and spherical lenses for the full sensor for the 1.43 shots, the infared cameras, etc.
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Good look at the production of Dune Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBqXCWaebuE
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Sweet!
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Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West Gets 4K Ultra HD Release Date
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Was a good source as well.
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@DoomBot yes. It upscaled an SDR 1080p image into 4k HDR in realtime and also captured it on that same card w/out dropping frames
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@Bilbofett is the source blu-ray?
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here's my auto SDR>HDR+1080>4k upscale test. My Nvidia screengrabbed this Superresolution upscale+HDR conversion on the fly from the card's output in realtime. This is pretty damn good https://gofile.io/d/3X2Xdb
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welcome @fanislive!
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hello all, just found out about this forum, what a wonderful collection of projects!
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^^Hack for Nvidia super-res (upscale) and realtime SDR>HDR conversion in Media Player Classic!-> https://github.com/emoose/VideoRenderer/releases
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Sad
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works in Chrome, Edge and special port of updated VLC 3.0 "Vetinari"
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Interesting. Only works in chrome though so not sure how useful it would even be. I'm more interested in them adding an AV1 encoder finally
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"Today also sees the release of RTX Video HDR for all GeForce RTX GPUs, laptops and desktops. This new feature automatically converts SDR video into more vibrant HDR video that can be watched on any HDR10-compatible display" https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/new...dy-driver/
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Usually CPC London post something online whenever they strike digital 35mm prints for new releases but they haven't mentioned Poor Things, so this may well be a legitimate 35mm print run (ie printed from an interneg)
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Pretty cool
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Saw POOR THINGS in 35mm last week and it was absolutely lovely!
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and the B&W scenes in Dune p2 might in fact be infrared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lDYXrR08IE&t
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Looks like Poor Things got a 35mm release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVHAd0dmTKo
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Happy new year everyone
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Happy New Year
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Happy New Year everybody
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Happy New Year FanRestorers!
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@marin888 saved and will use, thx!
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Here is FanRestore logo if you want https://imgur.com/1AKvcAo
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Merry Christmas!
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Merry Christmas everyone.
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Merry Christmas, y'all!!!!
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Merry Christmas!
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Murray Christmas!
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Merry Christmas to alll!
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Merry Christmas to all you good fanrestore folks
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Merry Christmas to you guys!
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In fact it will enhance them.
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Exactly.
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more compression or less compression will not change the AI look of alien eyes and wrinkles that should not be there
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It's going to be the same thing with better encoding. Ergo, Cameron's special sauce will look even spiffier.
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Why would it be any different?
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Let's hope the final blu ray doesn't end up like this
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fwiw the MA (Movies Anywhere) stream is a lot better compression-wise (and thus noise preservation)... won't help the master issues of course but a slightly more fair comparison
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and theres AI upscaling
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New True Lies master a bit of a mixed bag. Some shots have better color and detail than the DVHS, most look DNR'ed to hell with the bright teal look
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^^there's a standard edt for $30 less also
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That's funny because he got time to multiple projects like documentaries and other stuff, but remastering his films for the last 20 years took a backseat.
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who's seeing ABYSS 4k tonight w/me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cCVYAcIIAo
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you have to remember a week in Jim Cameron time is like 5 human years
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"Streaming started to blur the lines and say, 'Well, what is a movie? Is Birdbox a movie? It looks like a movie, and it quacks like a movie. It's got Sandra Bullock in it, but it was never seen in a theater." lol
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James Cameron on why his movies haven't been remastered earlier: "I think what people don't appreciate is that it is basically a week of my time to do a proper transfer" yeah, James, that's it, lol.
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I love James Cameron's films but man his arrogance knows no bounds.
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People are so used to Netflix and other digital look, they don't know film anymore or how it does look like for real, even on the O-neg.
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Now, when people get 4K remaster, and realise half the shot in the film are out of focus, or have blurry problems, they go apes--t.
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That's because 35mm use to iron out image problems like lack of focus etc.
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https://twitter.com/hdmoviesource/status...6453632280 So is this what we've come to? We kept asking for more resolution, more sharpness, more clarity; finally on UHD we're getting it, and now he thinks its too much and prefers the softness and bluriness of older media? JFC
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@The Aluminum Falcon I would kill for a nice 4k HDR of Magnolia. I knew Boogie Nights was a foregone conclusion since PTA has been screening a new 70mm print of it
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The Criterion Grading of Mean streets is SO RIP!