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by Nick_M
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 120 Hz vs 60Hz with silent blurays
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 120 Hz vs 60Hz with silent blurays

120Hz would look more like film, since there would be no 3:2 pulldown. Each frame at 24fps would display five times.
by Nick_M
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 120 Hz vs 60Hz with silent blurays
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 120 Hz vs 60Hz with silent blurays

It will be the same. The duplicated frames will still be there and held for the same amount of time.
by Nick_M
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2596

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

I finally got it with GetRight
by Nick_M
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2596

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

Zepfanman wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:48 pm
EDIT: I went ahead and uploaded a copy myself... with permission from composer Donald Sosin!
But, being an LoC production, isn't the recording public domain? Nobody needs permission.
by Nick_M
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Warner Archive DVD Collection Query (Sales)
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Warner Archive DVD Collection Query (Sales)

I think I've seen them new at Amoeba here in Los Angeles, though not many. They definitely carry the BDs.
by Nick_M
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: COPYRIGHT LAW
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: COPYRIGHT LAW

It was those $5 mute VHS releases from GoodTimes that helped me get into silents as a kid. Nearly thirty years later, I regularly buy premium BDs and travel to see prints of silents. I'll never knock a bargain PD release simply for being. There's a market for a $1 The Lady Vanishes and a market for ...
by Nick_M
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: COPYRIGHT LAW
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: COPYRIGHT LAW

Techdirt has said that there's no active movement to extend copyright, and that there's even talk of reducing it: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180108/10560438959/copyright-maximalists-throw-towel-term-extension-admit-that-maybe-copyright-is-too-long.shtml Just be ready to contact your congres...
by Nick_M
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cinecon location
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Cinecon location

Not only Airbnb, but there are several hostels nearby. The Egyptian has great public transit access, too. A hotel along the Red Line or the several bus lines would be fairly easy to do.
by Nick_M
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cinecon location
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Cinecon location

The solution to being awakened is simple: sleep with earplugs.
by Nick_M
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Rohauer question
Replies: 28
Views: 5217

Re: Rohauer question

How long does a donor restriction last?
by Nick_M
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cataloging your disc collection electronically
Replies: 26
Views: 4714

Re: Cataloging your disc collection electronically

You should seriously consider using database software, or software that you control, instead of starting an inventory on another online-only platform. You already lost one online-only inventory, and are dreading inputting everything again. Why would you risk it once more? I use Microsoft Access, whi...
by Nick_M
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: PC: At Paramount Pictures, Movies Don't Preserve Themselves
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

Re: PC: At Paramount Pictures, Movies Don't Preserve Themsel

In one of the extras on the BD, they brag about giving it a modern DI (so it won't look so old), and it shows a tech brightening only an actor's face instead of adjusting the entire frame.
by Nick_M
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: What happened to all the theaters film projectors?
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: What happened to all the theaters film projectors?

As part of the deal to get video projectors, many theaters were required to destroy their film projectors.
Link with pictures.
by Nick_M
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?
Replies: 146
Views: 46544

Re: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?

All modern video formats and systems can play 60fps. The same is true with theatrical projectors, officially or not. DCP even has an Archival Frame Rates standard , but it's not mandatory. I've read of theatrical projectors being tricked into playing arbitrary frame rates, but I can't find the artic...
by Nick_M
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?
Replies: 146
Views: 46544

Re: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?

Wow, the included restoration of The Ghost of Slumber Mountain is terrible! It's severely cropped and had excessive motion-stabilization applied, looking like an unfortunate YouTube upload where the uploader checked the "stabilize image" box. Spot-checking The Lost World , it's mastered at 24fps wit...
by Nick_M
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Will Mickey Mouse Finally Enter the Public Domain?
Replies: 23
Views: 2643

Re: Will Mickey Mouse Finally Enter the Public Domain?

Technically, Steamboat Willie is already in the public domain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat ... ght_status. Hasn't been tested, though.
by Nick_M
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Need Help with Swank and Accompaniment
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

Re: Need Help with Swank and Accompaniment

The Alloy Orchestra played to it in San Francisco a little over a year ago.
by Nick_M
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino
Replies: 87
Views: 21211

Re: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino

What is "Step Printing"? Can someone explain? From what I can gather (I am probably wrong?) but are you saying that every 5th frame that comes along is then repeated twice? So in other words it would be as follows: [...] Is that right? If so -- wouldn't it be too fast to notice? Plus? Why do they d...
by Nick_M
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Tinted TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) with new music scores!
Replies: 41
Views: 8669

Re: Tinted TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) with new music scores!

I've seen Bromberg perform to this. He's good. I wouldn't turn down a screening where he's playing.
by Nick_M
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NEW National Film Registry titles!
Replies: 46
Views: 3852

Re: NEW National Film Registry titles!

Face it, Die Hard and Titanic are old enough to be classics, and it's hard to overstate how they're culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. The only surprise about Titanic is that it wasn't added ten years ago. Now this is interesting: Who set up the National Film Registry and why? C...
by Nick_M
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: KING OF KINGS Restoration Trailer
Replies: 43
Views: 12966

Re: KING OF KINGS Restoration Trailer

The SFSFF is going to show it in March at Grace Cathedral.
by Nick_M
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?
Replies: 146
Views: 46544

Re: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?

At least you can push the mute button. Here in Los Angeles, Cliff Retallick has taken over nearly every regular silent screening at all the theaters, and he's TERRIBLE.
by Nick_M
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Getting Technicolor Effect
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Getting Technicolor Effect

See http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/oldcolo ... color7.htm for a diagram.

Glare with red halos happens because, in the camera, the red layer is exposed behind the blue layer. Blue and green are equally sharp, but the red layer is comparatively blurry.
by Nick_M
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912

However...
DVDBeaver wrote:The restoration is [...] an amazing 1080P presentation. [...] It can, predictably, be a bit jerky in motion and contrast levels have minor flickering but the 100-year+ visuals...
That's where we are now. It's again accepted that silents are jerky.
by Nick_M
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino
Replies: 87
Views: 21211

Re: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino

Disc 2: HARAKIRI 1919 Germany 87 Min. Color Tinted Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann THE WANDERING SHADOW (Das Wandernde Bild) 1920 Germany 67 Min. Color Tinted Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann Note: Both films on Disc 2 are standard definition masters that have been up-converted for Blu-ray release. Blech....
by Nick_M
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Best copyright issue ever.
Replies: 46
Views: 17490

Re: Best copyright issue ever.

The case has apparently been settled, and it appears the human photographer will keep the copyright, only donating 25% of fees to groups protecting macaques. https://www.yahoo.com/news/fight-over-rights-monkeys-selfie-ends-settlement-215010152.html" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" t...
by Nick_M
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?
Replies: 146
Views: 46544

Re: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?

However, a DVD sent USPS First Class costs about the same as media mail
by Nick_M
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Criterion ~ The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Blu-ray
Replies: 48
Views: 13621

Re: Criterion ~ The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Blu-ra

Oh, wow! I'd never seen Kino's Nosferatu. I thought the Eureka disc was "passable," but that's awful!
by Nick_M
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Criterion ~ The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Blu-ray
Replies: 48
Views: 13621

Re: Criterion ~ The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Blu-ra

Wouldn't you have to triple every single frame to reproduce 20fps at 60fps ? That wouldn't seem like a good idea to me at all. As long as each frame is held for (approximately) the same amount of time, then motion will be smooth and even. In this case, 1 frame at 20fps = 50ms and 3 frames at 60fps ...