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Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby snodge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:55 am

Though you might like to see my efforts, There was so much grime and mud on the original DVD copy that further cleaning
just makes all the defects even more prominent,That said i think its a bit more watchable than the DVD and with a more fluid video look, until a 16mm in good nick turns up that can be scanned with a wetgate scanner- this is probably the best that can be done.

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Go easy on me as my forum skills aren't the best and i hope the above shows up properly

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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:38 pm

snodge wrote:
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https://imgur.com/a/wWcGc

Not sure how to get the image to show in the post?


Like this...:

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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby snodge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 pm

Ha ha...cool, but how?
step by step please (non-Facebook,non social media virgin)


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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:15 pm

snodge wrote:Ha ha...cool, but how?
step by step please (non-Facebook,non social media virgin)


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Same here... I don't do, proper, social media...

You need to highlight the link - once you've pasted it onto the page - and then click the Img button above...
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby snodge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:18 pm

Easy when you know how!

cheers for that :)
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:19 pm

As always a favorite and vastly underrated episode, Homes Fit For Heroes.
The image is bent (and no burlesque jokes please) but that looks outstanding!
...I'd not noticed till now the 2 rubber hoses stuck in a bottle in the foreground.
Albert enjoyed his booze, but I didn't realize he'd go so far as to syphon a drink :lol:.
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby snodge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:37 pm

The image is bent (and no burlesque jokes please) but that looks outstanding!

Thank you :)
Most of the black and white Steptoes suffer from bad warping which looks worse when taking a snapshot of a frame
I guess i could of picked a better frame though !

Yeah whats going on with those rubber pipes in the bottle?

maybe part of a wine making kit :)
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:14 pm

snodge wrote:Though you might like to see my efforts, There was so much grime and mud on the original DVD copy that further cleaning
just makes all the defects even more prominent,That said i think its a bit more watchable than the DVD and with a more fluid video look, until a 16mm in good nick turns up that can be scanned with a wetgate scanner- this is probably the best that can be done.

Go easy on me as my forum skills aren't the best and i hope the above shows up properly

Regards

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Yes, this is brilliant work... Tempted to say, this is now the definitive edition! Sure no one else will ever get it looking this good...

I know how much effort you've put in to this.. So thanks you so much, for that - sure we all here, appreciate your hard work very much...

I, for one, will not be trying to make it any better...
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby snodge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:46 pm

Thank you so much,That means a lot coming from the restoration guru :)

Indeed many hours were spent trying to lessen those baked in black vertical lines,
tbh Even if a decent 16mmm turned up a it had a wetgate scan I'm not sure it would reduce those black lines
as they are more of a stain than a true scratch, But of course the extra definition from a decent scan would help
the restoration work for sure :)


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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:30 pm

snodge wrote:Thank you so much,That means a lot coming from the restoration guru :)

...Guru? It conjures an image of Pixel wearing a loin cloth, full lotus posture, surrounded by admiring supplicants waving their joss sticks. OH just kidding :o. Loin cloths might be inappropriate for those black tie occasions
but they're really quite comfy. I can’t wear them anymore, having reached a certain age I’m obliged to
wear an oversized Hawaiian shirt (not a muumuu, tsk) to conceal this tummy :roll:.
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:07 am

Dirty Old Yank wrote:
snodge wrote:Thank you so much,That means a lot coming from the restoration guru :)

...Guru? It conjures an image of Pixel wearing a loin cloth, full lotus posture, surrounded by admiring supplicants waving their joss sticks. OH just kidding :o. Loin cloths might be inappropriate for those black tie occasions
but they're really quite comfy. I can’t wear them anymore, having reached a certain age I’m obliged to
wear an oversized Hawaiian shirt (not a muumuu, tsk) to conceal this tummy :roll:.


As I said before, DOY, you certainly do have a way with words - which always, put a smile on my face... :)
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:03 pm

The Pixel Surgeon wrote:As I said before, DOY, you certainly do have a way with words - which always, put a smile on my face... :)

Are you certain it wasn’t just the idea of “admiring supplicants” that made you smile? :wink:.
Have you ever attempted full lotus? As you may know, it’s a meditation posture where the legs are affixed into an impossible position. There’s no doubting the great wisdom of questioning the ‘ego’, but tying oneself into a
pretzel never seemed to help me, and like Albert (see: The Three Feathers) I’ve tried it.
But unlike Albert, luckily I didn’t need to be untied by bystanders.
Fortunately there was a tin opener within reach :o.
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby alexcole » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:41 pm

considering the awful 16 mm source material after it was slapped onto a dvd...you have done an amazing job here. this is the version to watch from now on for sure........great job with the vidfire also....you're the go to go for vidfires from now on in my opinion....well done
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby snodge » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:35 pm

cheers Alexcole, Haven't heard from you in while..are you working on any new restorations at the moment?

Re DOY The Hawaiian shirt Lol... i cover up my modesty with a XXL steely dan T-shirt!
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Re: Homes Fit For Heroes (digitally cleaned)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:53 am

snodge wrote:Re DOY The Hawaiian shirt Lol... i cover up my modesty with a XXL steely dan T-shirt!

As someone who grew up thin as a nail, the weight gain is alarming enough.
But far more foreboding to male self-esteem is hair loss. I’m so bald now,
that I have to shave my goolies so my scalp will feel better about itself :roll:.

True story…many years ago an aged cousin who loved to laugh and was going through
chemotherapy...at a family gathering she came up to me, grinned ear to ear and
without warning fearlessly removed her wig…I didn’t know she had lost all
her hair, bald as a coot. My jaw dropped and without thinking, I said,
“It’s uncanny, but you look just like Sinéad O'Connor."
…It’d been a lot funnier if she knew who that was,
but mentioning Brian Glover would’ve been tactless :o.
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