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#1051283
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Song Of The South
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Colson said:

For what it’s worth, the person who did the scan gave me his blessing to distribute it privately.

In that case be prepared for an onslaught of Pms. (That’s plural of PM, not pms, just in case you were wondering, like I know you weren’t.)

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#1050266
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Song Of The South
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clutchins said:

http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/022417-0100

Bill Hunt says Disney has a 4K scan of SOTS but have no plans for it yet.

“FYI, a couple of other bits of interesting information that Chuck passed on to us from last night’s Wexler event: About 100 of the 400 or so classic Disney animated shorts have been scanned in 4K (at Warner) and restored. Also, new 4K restoration work has been done on Disney’s Song of the South to fix certain shots previously out of alignment (because of a faulty camera used during the original photography), though no public release is currently planned. Fascinating”

(I know this story has somewhat groundbreaking info on Star Wars, but I want to keep on topic).

Yeah it’s weird that they haven’t exactly kept this secret, given they have no plans to release it. They showed a couple clips of it at a small panel on restoration at the last D23 expo. The entire room got excited before the guy very quickly explained it was just for archival purposes.

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#1050180
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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towne32 said:

UnitéD2 said:

Oh, the real life strikes back ! 😉 Congratulations for you job !

Why wouldn’t Despecialized become a team/community work for the next edition(s) ? I know it is yet partly the case (the list of “special thanks”, Towne’s SW etc.), but what if guy who have the skills and the experience here work together for scenes replacement, rotoscoping etc. under your supervision ?

For the Original, since Neverar’s correction is coming soon and good 35 mm available references multiplicating, the OT community should move forward ! “On met la gomme Chico !”

Moving forward, the most useful sources for Despecialized will surely be cleaned up 35mm footage. I don’t think there could be any harm in lots of people contributing properly cleaned shots. But I don’t think there are very many people here who are particularly skilled at this. It would not be ideal to farm out the work to unproven people. While the initial learning curve is not too bad (and this is speaking from my own personal experience) for cleaning up quick shots, credits, etc, it is quite another thing to rely on us random folks for the bulk of the film. It can be a long and taxing process and it is easy to make mistakes that are destructive to the product. I am certainly not qualified for any kind of extensive restoration.

Training people in these skills is a project in and of itself. But if people took the time and effort to learned (and showed some example work based on any of the now available 35mm scans for quite a few films), I don’t think it would be unreasonable to get a few more people involved.

Anything to do with color correction, on the other hand, needs to be done by as few people as possible, in my opinion. As shown in the many color correction threads, we’ve all got different opinions. Most of the things we all come up with are honestly probably good enough. But the grading needs to be consistent.

Also: congrats on the job, Harmy!

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Hell, you and I have in the past debated extensively on which correction of one shot was more correct where the majority of people would see no difference at all. (Artoo in the canyon anyone? :p)

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#1049702
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I really don’t see any reason they wouldn’t want to release Mike’s project. If we are to assume that an OOT release is on the agenda for them, it would surely just save them a lot of time and money and be better than whatever half-assed crap they’d put out themselves.

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#1049697
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I doubt that Disney or Lucasfilm would ever release Mike Verta’s project.

How do you know?

I’m not aware of a major studio ever accepting something like that, especially since they have access to much better material and a whole department of people to work on it, let alone releasing it.

Actually, now that I think about it, didn’t he intend it to be a proof of concept rather than a finished product for them to release to the public?

He had said something along the lines of if they ever wanted to release it, he’d want to see what he could pull from sources they have in the archives (original negative, separation masters, etc.)

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#1049626
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I’d say this most recent rumor, coupled with the fact that Mike Verta has practically dropped off the face of the earth, is probably a good sign.

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#1048900
Topic
GOUT Technicolor regrade (single pass)
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Dreamaster said:

Gamma levels are PERFECT Dr Dre! I pulled 4% from the mid green channel to see if that made Beru’s hair and Ben’s beard more natural:

Imgur

Since we know tech prints to be green-shifted, this is probably a safe approximation of what standard prints looked like, or at least were intended to look like.

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#1047800
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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adywan said:

Darth Lucas said:

adywan said:

The X-wing engines were originally pink in ANH. The engine colour changed when it came to ESB & ROTJ, when they became red. But now, with Rogue One using the original colour for the engines, and the possibility of me doing an edit of R1 for personal viewing, it makes sense to have the engines the same colour throughout.

Would you change them to pink in ESB and ROTJ as well? Since the engines are pretty pink in TFA, would this not provide optimal consistency? Not that I am wanting to keep adding work on Empire but I would think that would make sense.

Check the x-wing pic from ESB:R a few posts back 😉

I feel stupid. Thought I was in the ANH thread for whatever reason. Carry on.

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#1047798
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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adywan said:

The X-wing engines were originally pink in ANH. The engine colour changed when it came to ESB & ROTJ, when they became red. But now, with Rogue One using the original colour for the engines, and the possibility of me doing an edit of R1 for personal viewing, it makes sense to have the engines the same colour throughout.

Would you change them to pink in ESB and ROTJ as well? Since the engines are pretty pink in TFA, would this not provide optimal consistency? Not that I am wanting to keep adding work on Empire but I would think that would make sense.

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#1047573
Topic
Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan
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Recently on Facebook somebody posted about having a 35mm print of Episode III they were going to scan. I told them to register and post about it here on the forums but so far they haven’t. Sucks cuz I’m sure it’d be of interest to this and other projects.

JEDIT: Just reread the post. He says 35mm trailer. Not full film. Either way, I’m sure it’d still be a good/interesting resource.

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#1047571
Topic
The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

FVDnz said:

With speculation that Hayden Christiansen may return in The Last Jedi to reprise Force Ghost Anakin, will he remain at the end of ROTJR?! I know Adywan intends on reinserting Sebastian Shaw and all, but at the end of the day, he’s still not regarding the Sequel Trilogy is he? Maybe recreate a more decent looking Force Ghost version of Hayden compared to what we got recently possibly…

I can’t imagine that this is within the realm of consideration for TLJ.

Well it was conceptualized for TFA but ultimately not used. So it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility.

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#1045531
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ronwlim's custom bluray cases/box set
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Looks awesome! I’d definitely swap this with the Indy 4 film collection that was released a few years back. I love that book style set, but the box isn’t exactly durable. It’s pretty dinged up at this point.

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#1043593
Topic
GOUT Technicolor regrade (single pass)
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Everything’s looking great DrDre.

I also find it funny how the GOUT colors are giving me a sense of nostalgia lol. Anybody ever try color matching Despecialized to GOUT? We’d have a kind of home video/nostalgia graded version.

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#1041844
Topic
GOUT Technicolor regrade (single pass)
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Could it be that after all this time, the GOUT actually has accurate (albeit faded) color timing???

I mean, if you could reproduce the technicolor look throughout just by adding the idiosyncrasies we know come with tech prints, could it stand to reason that GOUT is actually fairly close to standard print colors?

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#1040985
Topic
The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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People tend to overcompensate for the blu ray’s issues I think. I know I’ve definitely made things too green in attempt to fix the magenta push, only to realize later id taken it too far. In this case, DrDre, I think your mind is saying “the bluray scene is too flat” and as such you’re pushing the contrast a bit too far. It looks unnatural now, which, unless it was by accident, would never have been done even in the late 70s.

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#1038099
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I’m not crazy about the title. I’m not sure why, I didn’t mind TFA, or even any of the prequel titles, but something about “the last Jedi” just sounds like the title of a crappy fan film.

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#1037378
Topic
The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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DrDre said:

Color balancing the raw LPP scan used by Team Negative1 for the Silver Screen Edition reveals a similar color palette:

I think this is the best looking (and probably most accurate) version of this shot to me. It’s dark, which makes sense because she’s doing this in the shadows, away from view of any storm troopers. The green is there, but it’s subtle, only peeking through in certain luminances and still reads as neutral overall.

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#1037312
Topic
Neverar's 1080p Star Wars Color Correction
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dlvh said:

Darth Lucas said:

On the Leia Artoo shot. It seems to me that the most accurate and in my opinion best looking correction is somewhere in between neutral and green. With the green only peeking through in the darker areas. That’s also consistent with film of the time, which we’ve found often turns shadows green.

On another note. These discussions of what “the correct color” for certain scenes seems to pop up every time there’s any kind of color correction project. It’s popped up in my thread, towne32’s thread, here, harmy’s, etc. Even in cases where it’s not exactly relevant. Is there currently a thread where the accurate 1977 color timing of Star Wars is the sole topic of conversation? If not, would we benefit from such a thread? Keeping it all in one place and all.

I’d like to see a thread on the '77 colors. Would you care to start one DL?

Looks like DrDre beat me to it:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-theatrical-colors-of-the-Star-Wars-trilogy/id/53541

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#1037286
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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timdiggerm said:

Octorox said:

Weird probably impossible idea, could C-3PO replace both TC-14 and JarJar in the Phantom Menace?

3PO belongs to the trade federation and greets Qui-Gon and Obi on the ship in the beginning (re colored and redubbed with an Anthony Daniels soundalike or Daniels’ voice clips from cartoons/radio dramas etc.)

Then he somehow accidentally stumbles onto one of the federation drop ships and winds up on the surface, saved by Qui-Gon instead of JarJar (would have to rotoscope out JarJar frame by frame and composite in new footage of an actor in 3PO costume). He accompanies them from then on, and his meet cute with R2 is moved earlier to the scene when Padme is cleaning R2 (3PO again replacing JarJar)

I like it, but how do you get them from the forest to Theed? Either you skip Otoh Gunga, in which case there’s no way of introducing the Gungans for the film’s finale, or you need to make up some way that a protocol droid goes with them to an underwater city they might not even know about.

3PO, being an interpreter, could potentially be made to have been to Otah Gunga many times to assist in political stuffs. The gungans can be made to speak another language. There would also be no need for subtitles in that case, because C3PO would just translate.

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