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Harmy

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#1103728
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ady, I hope to be able to scrape together some funds to donate soon. But as I now work as a VFX compositor in Nuke, I can also offer my help with the compositing side of things, should you want it - if you’re planning to recreate the edit pretty much as it was but in HD, there’s sure to be a lot of 2D compo work to be done on ANH:R HD.
Also, as you said you started working on grading ANH, have you seen this: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Neverars-A-New-Hope-Technicolor-Recreation-V1-Released/id/16256 ?
Neverar really managed to do something special there and I will definitely be using his grade as a basis for my next Despecialized version - even if you aren’t necessarily going for the Technicolor look, Neverar’s work would be a much better starting point than the raw BD and I’m sure he’d be happy to share the lossless files with you 😃

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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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You know, the problem is a link to the Ultimate Introductory Guide, which contains the links in it, is in the first post of this thread and it’s pinned to the top of the FB page - it would be hard to make it much simpler than that short of actually directly putting the links on FB, which is probably not a good idea, as someone mentioned above.

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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Another small issue I noticed was that in the shot at 01:18:33, which otherwise looks beautiful, the clouds in the bottom center of the frame have a very low-res-upscaled and over-sharpened look to them.
EDIT: Just blurring them out a bit helps a lot IMO:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/115179

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#1099921
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ady, there’s some funky low-frequency color noise in the background of the shot at 00:24:35.
I noticed it when watching on my projector and it was a lot more visible there than it is now on my monitor but it’s still there and it took me right out of the movie.
The artifacts are likely to have already been there in the BD but they were brought out when you added a more yellow glow from the sun.
A simple low-frequency denoise pass should solve it nicely without affecting the overall detail. I have some great tools for this, so if you send me an uncompressed version of that shot, I’d be happy to give it a go for you 😃

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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Tonight I’ll finally be watching this!
Can’t effing wait!!! Thank you, Ady!!! I’m way more excited for this than I was for Rogue One or even TFA!
Anyone in Prague, Czech Republic want to join me? I’ll be watching on a 100" projection screen 😃
Also, a question - seeing that there are quite a few subtitle options available - is there maybe some sort of script that can retime GOUT synced subtitles to work with Revisited?

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#1070437
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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No, seriously, I’ve got to admit I was playing a bit of a waiting game - I was half expecting them to announce an official release at celebration, so I thought I’d wait and see. And now, not only have they not announced anything at celebration, Kennedy actually specifically said they had no plans to release the originals.

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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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In v2.5 of Star Wars, there’s a lot of GOUT sourced stuff left. Like others said before, at the time I made it, there were only a few sample clips available from TN1 but most of the footage still had to be sourced from video sources, either the GOUT or the 97SEs, and there were a few specific cases, where there were only high-def still frames available, like the Dewback shot in front of the cantina. Now that we have full 35mm HD scans available, there 's no need to use the GOUT but the 35mm scans are often still nowhere near the quality of the BD, since that was sourced from the o-neg, so unless I get lazy, I will still be mixing the 35mm scans with the BD footage to paint out the changes in shots where only a small portion of the frame was altered in the SE, like the Ronto shots or the cell block corridor extension.

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#1053810
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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The DeEd version is just a 3D recreation using the letters extracted from the GOUT. It’s been done years ago and I did the best I could at the time but it’s certainly far from perfect. Today, I’d go about it very differently and would do a 3D track of the GOUT crawl. But I won’t have to, because we now have HD (and even 4K) scans of the original crawl, so there’s no need to recreate it.

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