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kearsarge007
04-09-2006, 04:49 PM
I found this great vids of the pacific war (in color)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiC9WaQyFa4&search=WW2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNgc8gh2Kc&search=WW2

But i'm just wondering,how did they convert it to colored vids. ???

Thanks!

kearsarge007
04-09-2006, 04:49 PM
I found this great vids of the pacific war (in color)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiC9WaQyFa4&search=WW2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNgc8gh2Kc&search=WW2

But i'm just wondering,how did they convert it to colored vids. ???

Thanks!

Rjel
04-09-2006, 05:25 PM
They didn't. Both films are originally in color. The Memphis Belle is well known. The second film is called The Last Bomb. Both worth having.

Look here for both -

http://wademeyersart.tripod.com/id69.html

kearsarge007
04-09-2006, 06:17 PM
Memphis Belle served in the pacific?

Esel1964
04-09-2006, 06:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kearsarge007:
I found this great vids of the pacific war (in color)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiC9WaQyFa4&search=WW2
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNgc8gh2Kc&search=WW2" TARGET=_blank>
&lt;A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNgc8gh2Kc&search=WW2%5B/URL%5D" TARGET=_blank&gt;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNgc8gh2Kc&search=WW2</A>&lt;/A&gt;

But i'm just wondering,how did they convert it to colored vids. ???

Thanks! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There's a suprising amount of color footage from WW2;even color vid. of Hitler,Eva Braun,and Blondie(his dog),at the "eagles nest" at Berchtesgarden.

Rjel
04-09-2006, 06:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kearsarge007:
Memphis Belle served in the pacific? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, but the link you posted featured that film.

T_O_A_D
04-09-2006, 06:45 PM
My question is how to save it to your HD?

FlatSpinMan
04-09-2006, 06:54 PM
Those were great videos. Thanks for pointing us at them. Especially interesting to see the strafing runs. I couldn't work out what all the stuff kind of "floating" around was. It seemed to be going in both directions - ground fire? tracer?

kearsarge007
04-09-2006, 07:44 PM
small arms fire!

P-51 kicks *** in both theaters HUH !?!

BfHeFwMe
04-09-2006, 11:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
My question is how to save it to your HD? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Toad, not to hard to snag the movies. First step, open the movie page and let it run. It deposits a temp file, as soon as you shut the player off it swipes clean, you can't grab it, or copy.

So you need to get it off the stream in it's wierd format. That means you need a converter once you do have it.

Go here,
http://rivavx.com/index.php?downloads&L=3

get the free 2.00 version, unless you want to buy one.

Once you have both up and running, clip the address for the page that's playing the embeded show. Trim the 'search =' stuff off so the address will work in the next magical page.

Go here

http://feelingtea.com/decode/google/index.php

Paste the address into the fourth slot for Youtube stuff and hit it. A download link will appear beneath, download the stream. Name it and type .flv as the extension, than save.

Once it's downloaded, open up Riva converter and drag the file into it, change the extension in the output slot to something like .mpeg, set the size and frame rate on the right. Hit encode and your soon done with a movie ready to burn.

Now how's about a title mate, hun above the sun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-10-2006, 08:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BfHeFwMe:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
My question is how to save it to your HD? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Toad, not to hard to snag the movies. First step, open the movie page and let it run. It deposits a temp file, as soon as you shut the player off it swipes clean, you can't grab it, or copy.

So you need to get it off the stream in it's wierd format. That means you need a converter once you do have it.

Go here,
http://rivavx.com/index.php?downloads&L=3

get the free 2.00 version, unless you want to buy one.

Once you have both up and running, clip the address for the page that's playing the embeded show. Trim the 'search =' stuff off so the address will work in the next magical page.

Go here

http://feelingtea.com/decode/google/index.php

Paste the address into the fourth slot for Youtube stuff and hit it. A download link will appear beneath, download the stream. Name it and type .flv as the extension, than save.

Once it's downloaded, open up Riva converter and drag the file into it, change the extension in the output slot to something like .mpeg, set the size and frame rate on the right. Hit encode and your soon done with a movie ready to burn.

Now how's about a title mate, hun above the sun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


One of the most helpful, relevant posts I've seen in awhile. Thanks

Chuck_Older
04-10-2006, 09:48 AM
Eastman Kodak started producing home movie cameras capable of using Kodachrome (color) film in 1936, in 16mm format

In the US, color film is thought to have seen it's advent after WWII, but in fact Gone with the Wind was made in '39

Here's an interesting website for you
http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/index.htm

kearsarge007
04-10-2006, 09:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">you need to get it off the stream in it's wierd format. That means you need a converter once you do have it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for that link! it's awesome!
colored film makes me feel as if the war happened yesterday!...I don't get that feeling on B & W films!

djetz
04-10-2006, 10:09 AM
According to that site: "Color movies date back to the 1890s in one form or other."

Which fits in with what I thought, that the first colour moving films date from around 1900 or so. I've seen pre-WW1 colour footage.

Chuck_Older
04-10-2006, 10:11 AM
Yes, it's a little surprising.

Rjel
04-10-2006, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
In the US, color film is thought to have seen it's advent after WWII, but in fact Gone with the Wind was made in '39
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Speaking of that, also made in 1939 was The Wizard of Oz. I knew someone once who insisted that the reason the part of the movie that is set in Oz was filmed in color, was simply because color film had been invented during it's production. No amount of reasoning or even explaning the idea the movie was trying to convey, could ever convince him otherwise.

Rjel
04-10-2006, 10:31 AM
I think most early 20th century color film was hand tinted, for the most part.

kearsarge007
04-10-2006, 11:06 AM
HITLER IN COLOR !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J3-kdk-r80&search=WW2

T_O_A_D
04-10-2006, 11:39 AM
BfHeFwMe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Ty very helpful indeed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GrinderX9
04-10-2006, 11:45 AM
After watching the Aviator I became interested in the movie thay was making at the start of the film, it was a ww1 movie. The movie was Hells Angels, they used 3 years to make it, and over 100 real ww1 planes was used. It was finicht in 1930 and was in production for 3 years. Not only was it one of the first movies to use sound, but it also has some parts in color. Most of those are hand painted, f.eks explosions is in color and so on, almost lik Cin city in a way... But there is also one longer part, about 5 min that uses real color.

strange I never heard eny one talk about this movie on the forum, best ww1 movie around, it is old, but very good. Can be found on dvd on Play.com