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Does anyone know any estimated time of when ptp (passthepopcorn) tracker, will be up again? It's such a great tracker! The best really in my opinion. I hope nothing serious happened and it closed down.
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I appreciate what the Tekno3d is doing and wouldn't be against trying his program but those normal prices are a bit steep
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Tekno3d's doing a 1-week rental of that SDR>HDR program, $40, if anyone wanted to take the plunge
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blu-ray.com goes offline around 1-2am PST every night for maintenance, then comes back
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I saw a mentioning of a scheduled maintenance thing yesterday in the form of a black banner, but I immediately purged it from my head regarding deets LOL
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Last Down: 1 hour 25 mins ago
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Ah, it was down earlier
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Fine for me
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looks to be
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Are the blu-ray forums down?
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@PDB nice!
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One of the assistant editors on Oppenheimer explains that the 70mm 5-perf (2.20) version was used for editing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Otk_P68zfM&t
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@alleycat eagle eyed fans can notice the nuclear reactor fallout is still showing on the monitors in the Chinese embassy scene at the beginning, lol. I corrected that in my version
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Yes the DC fixes some changes that were supposedly forced on the TC. Originally a major scene took place in the middle but it was moved to the beginning as the producers wanted to keep people interested. In order for that to make sense some chinese dialogue scenes had to be altered. The DC puts it back to the original order, along with some less significant changes.
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I've only just seen that the DC is being included in the new Blackhat Arrow release as an extra, a definite turn-up for the books
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Toht's face melting in multiple formats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziy6wBEZXrc
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Normally I hate Mann's tweaking of his films but I'm willing to see what he comes up with concerning BH.
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2023 version of the D.C. Further Mann tampering?? https://www.bbfc.co.uk/release/blackhat-...c0zodgyntc
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Oh wow, that's a great lineup!
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Santa Monica, CA: 70MM July screenings! LAWRENCE, TENET, UNTOUCHABLES, SPARTACUS, 2001, THE WILD BUNCH, LAST ACTION HERO, APOCALYPSE NOW, BABYLON, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, 4 PTA films (& more) every Thursday! -> https://www.americancinematheque.com/ser...fest-2023/
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good Q
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I wonder if Darius Khondji will be consulted
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@Feallan I have a VCR that has s-vid out but its kinda broken, hopefully can see if I get that noise from it into the cap card. It seems like impedance mismatch, ghosting
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Nightbreed UHD on its way from Shout, but only the Theatrical Cut is 4K and no Cabal Cut
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So both the composite out on your device and composite in on your capture card are clean, but S-Video out to S-Video in gets you interference? Or is some adapter in place? FWIW when I was capturing VHS tapes a couple years ago, I used some chinese USB capture card and a VCR with SCART->S-video adapter. When the adapter was plugged in (just plugged in, not even connected to anything else) I got a lot of interference when capturing audio from the separate line out
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its not, I said the composite out works fine. When I take that composite out into the S-Video in on the card, then I get the interference. The composite in on the card is a clean signal, even from S-Vid out from the LD.
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maybe it's the source causing issues?
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Tough one here: getting interference on my S-Video in on my Diamond VC500 USB capture card.. The composite (RCA) in does NOT have the interference.. -Replaced cables, that didn't do it. -Moved the card around to different ports, nothing changed. -Tried turning off every device in my room.. nothing. -Uninstalled/reinstalled the driver.. still not resolved. -Tried 3 different capture programs. -Even replaced the cap card w/ an identical brand new one.. same problem. I don't get it. It worked a few months ago flawlessly in Win10 x64. I don't know whats changed?? Note: its not RGB aura lights (they're off just like they were 6 months ago when I last capped. Its not the wall outlet either, tried that. Nor the lights in the room.. same lights as last time.
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@Endocryne my friend is predicting a late summer release of Conan UHD
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3D is back baby. It's good again. Awoouu (wolf Howl)
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@Bilbofett no, just AVTR 2. AVTR 1 remastered doesn't get a 3D version anywhere... yet!
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It was the same for Gravity. Luckily (for me) I dont do atmos
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the atmos is exclusive to the 4k, so if you wanted to have the 3D + atmos you'd have to buy it twice
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if you can watch 3d at home then I can't see why you would want the 4k, as it's a true 3d built-from-the-ground-up movie. If it was an older film that had been 3d converted then i would get why you might want 4k as well
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@Stamper of both movies?
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4K + 3D is available in Japan.
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@stwd4nder2 that seems like a cash grab, and surely they considered it. Now u gotta buy both
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It's good there's going to be a 3D blu, it was pretty incredible in 3D at the cinema, especially the underwater scenes
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Great now do the Abyss and True Lies
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Sucks there's no 4k+3D combo
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Avatar 4K BluRay finally coming -
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RIP Ray Stevenson
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I hope it's not against the rules my asking, but is anyone at HDBits? I'm trying to locate a 4:3 Aristocats in HD, and apparently it's only there. (although I hear it's 25fps).
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HDR on Edge browser https://youtu.be/tchtbdPU45k
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I wish
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And I wonder if we'll ever see Part 1 in IMAX for home release?
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Can not wait for this on the big screen - just wish there was an IMAX near me.
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Nicky90 welcome!
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hello everyone!
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^ good article on color. cleared a couple things up for me i only half-understood
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Great guide, thanks Hitcher
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lol the BFI has one of the few IB techs left of Suspiria but is screening the DCP, whichever one that is
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Did you already try Stereoscopic Player?
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I think thats more a question of what program would support it, and then which codec container when you encode
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Does anyone know how to display a 3D MKV file with both sides visible side by side?
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Warm Gun, some DTS-HD 24 bits are 16 bits into a 24 bits containers, It's rare, but this error can happen.
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https://www.americancinematheque.com/now...ad-4-9-23/ Q&A with filmmaker Richard Kelly. Moderated by MUBI Podcast host Rico Gagliano. Easter Sunday Double Feature!
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If you use Windows, I suggest to follow these install instructions: https://phoenixnap.com/kb/ffmpeg-windows . If everything went well, then you only need to go to the directory with the dts track in file explorer, type in cmd in the file explorer address bar to boot the command prompt, then type in ffmpeg -i input.dts output.flac
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Never figured that out. Too complicated. Would rather just keep 24-bit in DTS-HD then.
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just use ffmpeg
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Noticed fre:ac reduces my 24-bit DTS-HD movies to 16-bit when converting to FLAC. Is that normal? Is it fine?
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Damn.. PowerDVD 7 would work with HD-DVD. But not on my win 10... So far.
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PowerDVD 7 (and PowerDVD 8 Ultra with some hack) were capable of.. I ordered a PowerDVD7 CD with key at ebay.. i try it.. Smile its worth a try. Because I want to see the menus.. and not just be relying on ripping
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Hope you can work something out MrBrown, it doesn't look like there is much software out there that can play HD-DVD, and any older software may have compatibility issues with newer versions of Windows
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I do not use makemkv for ripping. I avoid that shady tool, as I do not trust it at all. I know I can rip stuff now, but I want to play it on my screen without needing to rip it ahead.
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Pretty sure you can rip them with makemkv
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Sadly all my HD-DVDs are all at another Place stored, I only have the 5 Disc Blade Runner HD-DVD Set at hand...
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That’s great MrBrown
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Yay! I recently received a HD-DVD&BluRay Kombo internal drive! Now I am able to check out HD-DVDs on my PC! Sadly no recent Software Player to be found that still supports them playing.
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dumb Q but anyone begun tackling Babylon? I wouldn't change a thing, but I can understand how a few editors might want to tweak a tad here or there. Its divisive, but I loved it
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You also have to take into account the content of the audio track, a relatively inactive track will compress to a greater ratio than a busier, more active one
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the filesize difference feels right. If the DTS-MA is a 5.1 (or 6.1 or 7.1) mix, you can replicate that in a lossless FLAC and save on the space. Some FLAC decoders might struggle a bit representing the discrete channels though
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Like Dolby Vision layer on top of the HDR10 base on discs. Kind of what I thought at another time. So because it has to max out the DTS core bitrate consistently there is often more than needed. Okay, now I get what stwd4nder2 meant.
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The core is the older DCA codec (full bitrate) and the extra information is used to reconstruct the lossy core into a lossless audio track
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Then the program fre:ac isn't messing up the conversion. Okay. Embedded DTS stream? I thought the DTS core was part of the same Master Audio stream. That when a device can't play MA, the codec simply tells it to cut off all the information above DTS core. Are you saying the core audio is redundant?
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I think its basically that DTS-MA is very bloated
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FLAC is much more efficient then DTS-HD, plus it doesn't have the embedded DTS stream which at full bitrate can take up half of that 1.9GB by itself
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Is it right for a three hour stereo DTS-HD MA track to be reduced from 1.9 GB to 250 MB when converting to FLAC? Is it really still the same quality? It's an old movie, Judgement at Nuremberg (Kino). I never converted any of my movies to FLAC until yesterday. Seems odd that there would be so much filler in the track.
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whats a good, short+sweet fast program to overlay/merge 2 (or more) vids together, like a melding, interwoven, combining both images into 1 (not append or stack!). I know Premiere can do it, but I have to setup a whole new project just to do that, or edit a timeline, its a bit much. Any other programs to do it, respect the colorspaces, not degrade the video quality, fast?
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IMAX scaled version of Justice League, Q&A w/ Snyder https://comicbookmovie.com/justice-leagu...ms-a201162
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I already added it to my watchlist captainsolo Wink
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If anyone’s interested I’m doing a worst discs of 2022 awards tonight: https://youtu.be/YcNq5AY_FFk
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Oh wow
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Rip Lance Reddick
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There are reasons why these projects were donors only and I can only ask everyone to keep their promise to NOT share them. It's not about being generous, it's about being respectful to those who made these projects possible.
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I got one on OT. He asked for a scan of The Lion King. I told him I didn't have it, but I'd let him know if anyone who got a copy for having donated to make the scan possible proves generous enough to make it public.
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He's asking for 35mm scans