Darth Bizarro said:
Are you going to be using any of the GOUT footage for the Rancor scene like you did in the theatrical reconstruction? The change over was really distracting. Since you did remove the garbage mattes in SW DeEd I don't see why you'd want to keep the matte lines in Jedi.
A) I don't see what garbage mattes have to do with this. Garbage mattes are something completely different than matte lines. Matte lines were visible in cinemas every time since opening day until 1997 or 2004. Garbagge mattes, under ideal conditions, should not be visible - they are there but you don't see them - and that's exactly what I did in SW DeEd: I adjusted the levels to make the garbage mattes invisible. If you pumped up the brightness in those shots, you'd find the garbage mattes are still there.
B) I don't think the original Rancor was distracting in the Reconstruction - all the shots except for maybe one blended in really well, because I used natively anamorphic footage from GKar 97SE.
C) The GKar footage would look like shit in HD and so does the GOUT in this scene, so after unsuccessfully trying to somehow restore the original compositing, while using the HD footage (like I did here or here for example), I decided to just leave in the 04SE shots. I'm seriously not happy about it but it seems like I don't really have a choice in the matter.