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  1. Bobby Henderson

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - True Romance -- in 4k UHD

    It's likely True Romance had a 6-track print master created during its original post production phase. Mag print masters would be created in post production and the 6 channel variety would keep the options open for 70mm mag audio release prints or digital audio on 35mm. If a 6-track mag print...
  2. Bobby Henderson

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - True Romance -- in 4k UHD

    Incorrect. True Romance was released theatrically on Sept 10, 1993. 35mm release prints only had Dolby Stereo optical. No digital audio formats at all. Warner Bros distributed the movie. At that time Warner Bros was only supporting the Dolby Digital format on some of their releases, such as The...
  3. Bobby Henderson

    Movies you want on HD disc but don't expect to ever see

    The version of True Lies that has been played on cable TV over the years comes from an old and not so great video master. I don't know if the same source is being used for streaming.
  4. Bobby Henderson

    Movies you want on HD disc but don't expect to ever see

    True Lies and The Abyss are the ones I want the most. I still have the old non-anamorphic DVDs; but the discs are painful to attempt watching on a large HDTV. There's two choices: watch them window-boxed so they look like a bad YouTube video. Or zoom the image, which yields horrible results too...
  5. Bobby Henderson

    Is there a reason no (or very few?) David Fincher films are on 4K disc?

    Another thing to consider with Fincher's movies is all the digital-based visual effects. Seven wasn't so heavy with those kinds of effects, although the movie was digitally re-graded way back in the late 1990's for the 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD. It's very likely a new 4K version would have to...
  6. Bobby Henderson

    Amazon has officially acquired MGM

    I have mixed feelings about the buy-out. The MGM and United Artists properties have been kicked around for decades. MGM was once the biggest movie studio in Hollywood. Today the brand doesn't carry the same weight. Ted Turner sold off the famed studio lot and kept its original library. Kirk...
  7. Bobby Henderson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The HD to Blu-ray upgrade saga: Part 3 - The Untouchables – in Blu-ray

    I have an old DVD of The Untouchables, but never bought the Blu-ray version. Complaints about the transfer steered me away from buying that disc. Considering as many times I had watched the movie on VHS and DVD thru the years I had grown a little tired of it. Maybe if they do a proper 4K update...
  8. Bobby Henderson

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day 30th Anniversary (4k UHD Combo) Available for Preorder

    Adding to the never-ending nonsense, decent quality releases of The Abyss and True Lies continue to be M.I.A. Watching my old non-anamorphic DVDs on a modern TV set is like watching a window-boxed YouTube video. I guess we'll have 10 Avatar sequels before either of those movies gets a proper...
  9. Bobby Henderson

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- in 4k UHD

    I was fortunate enough to see Who Framed Roger Rabbit in its original 1988 release, in a good quality cinema: the City Cinemas Gramercy Theater on 23rd Street in Manhattan. The venue was one of a number of theaters in Greater New York that played the movie in 70mm. And it was conveniently...
  10. Bobby Henderson

    Alec Baldwin Accidentally Kills Cinematographer And Injures Director With Prop Gun On Movie Set “RUST”

    I don't agree at all with any notion that actors should be free of any burdens of following gun safety protocol when handling a tool that can potentially kill someone, including the actor himself. If he doesn't want any responsibility he shouldn't be handling a gun in the first place. Outside of...
  11. Bobby Henderson

    Alec Baldwin Accidentally Kills Cinematographer And Injures Director With Prop Gun On Movie Set “RUST”

    Guns don't fire without someone pulling a trigger. There is the old cliché of a gun being tossed thru the air and firing when it hits the ground. But that's really a bunch of hokey nonsense. It's not something that happens at all with modern pistols, particularly semi-auto pistols with various...
  12. Bobby Henderson

    Home Printers all suck

    I don't have a printer at all in my home anymore. And I design signs for a living. I've long had it with paper piling up and wasting space. That includes printed newspaper and magazine subscriptions. My shredder stays busy eating junk mail and other unwanted material that has my name printed on...
  13. Bobby Henderson

    Favorite Old School 70mm Cinemas

    A long time ago when I lived in Albany, GA one of the local libraries there had a very good NY Times microfilms collection that dated clear back to the 1800's. The image quality was pretty decent. It was possible to make prints of pages; the print output was similar to that of a photocopier...
  14. Bobby Henderson

    Favorite Old School 70mm Cinemas

    How do you access those images? Is that with a New York Times online subscription? If so, how good (or high in resolution) is the image quality? BTW, I vaguely remember that 2 page spread. For some reason it reminds me of Edward Hopper's classic diner illustration, "Nighthawks." There was a...
  15. Bobby Henderson

    Favorite Old School 70mm Cinemas

    Yep. "Alien Nation" definitely had a 70mm print at the Criterion. I can't remember if it was the only 70mm show in Manhattan. It's kind of tough to dig up NY area newspaper ad images from 30+ years ago.
  16. Bobby Henderson

    Favorite Old School 70mm Cinemas

    IIRC the original, and very abbreviated, public release of "Heaven's Gate" played in 70mm at Cinema One. I don't think it even lasted a full week after that blistering NY Times review. I think only four or five days later the print of "Heaven's Gate" was pulled and replaced with a print of...
  17. Bobby Henderson

    Favorite Old School 70mm Cinemas

    In terms of 70mm movie-going I was in hog heaven when I lived in New York City 30 years ago (mid 80's into early 90's). Manhattan alone had dozens of screens equipped to show 70mm. At least a dozen of those venues played movies in 70mm on a frequent basis. Some really big releases placed 70mm...
  18. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    I would never recommend someone buy (or get a subscription of) Adobe Audition just for the purpose of ripping Red Book retail music CDs. That's like using a 155mm Paladin Howitzer cannon to kill a mosquito. We've only been talking about Audition since Mike happened to already have a copy of it...
  19. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    IIRC Adobe still has its Adobe Camera RAW utility that can read a really wide variety of both old and new digital camera models and convert those RAW files in lossless fashion to a DNG (Digital Negative) format for Camera RAW or Lightroom like processing. I remember using the utility when I...
  20. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    I wasn't meaning to imply you were using cracked software, but Adobe's software has been very popular with software pirates. As much as I paid for my copy of CS5.5 Master Collection it seemed worth it to mention it being legit. Regarding the auto-naming of files when they're ripped from a...
  21. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    I'm pretty sure Audition CS5.5 still has Batch Processing functions under a Batch Process panel. Options for adding files to a list and doing various things to them via the effect rack or running export operations should still be there. I'm not sure which version of Audition it was that added...
  22. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    Here's what to do in Adobe Audition: Rather than export one song at a time (which isn't hard to do quickly using the Ctrl+Shift+E keyboard shortcut) you can export all audio files currently open, such as an entire album, in one operation. Go to the File menu and select "Save All Audio as Batch...
  23. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    I would not make two different collections of MP3 files. The term "high rez MP3" is kind of a contradictory one. The original CD quality WAV is the "high rez" thing. That's something worth archiving. The amount of lossy compression applied when deriving an MP3 from it will reduce quality to some...
  24. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    Having the Sirius|XM subscription is more about variety rather than quality. I agree the audio is severely data compressed. I don't think it sounds as bad as AM radio. It compares okay to broadcast FM radio, and at least the reception is good out in the middle of nowhere. I mainly advocate...
  25. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    I have that disc. What's really unusual is that the music looks brick-walled in terms of dynamics compression. Yet the peaks are not blown all the way to the 0+/- db level. The peaks stop at about +/-3db. Other albums I have from 1995, such as the debut of Garbage or "The Downward Spiral" from...
  26. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    Looking through my own CD collection and pulling song files into Audition, the whole brick-walling thing seems to have really taken hold around 1995.
  27. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    For MP3 files, I would use 320kb/s constant bit rate or 256kb/s variable bit rate. Anything lower is garbage, IMHO. Mike said he has a copy of Adobe Audition. It can export MP3 in those quality levels. It also has AAC export capability, but as MPEG-2 audio. Not M4A. You can choose a variety of...
  28. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    I still have a Sirius|XM subscription, mainly to have as a listening option for long road trips between home and Colorado. There are plenty of zones on that 600 mile drive where there is no mobile phone coverage or decent broadcast radio stations. Having a lot of music stored on a flash memory...
  29. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    The standard music player in my old Galaxy Note 5 can play MP3 files in gapless fashion. Once in awhile there might be a slight hiccup, but there's nothing on the order of second-long gaps of silence. I can listen to an album like "The Wall" by Pink Floyd and not hear any hiccups between MP3...
  30. Bobby Henderson

    Looking for Advice on Ripping my CD Collection

    It's really a bit of both. Song files will be named like "01 Hells Bells," "02 Shoot to Thrill" etc. Audition usually does this automatically when you're using the Extract Audio from CD function while connected to the Internet. You'll get a preview of the file names as it previews the tracks...
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