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#1132316
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Attack of the Clones - TDS Regrade
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ATTACK OF THE CLONES is already a hard movie to sit through by nature, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look nice!

Utilizing a 1:1 Blu-ray rip of the 2002 film, I’ve started regrading the entire film to look less like digital, and fix the inherent color issues present in the 2011 Blu-ray. I’ve adjusted highlight values as well as the hue rotation to make something much more visually appealing.

Take a look at the comparison link below and let me know what you think. To quote Lucas himself, “I may have gone too far in a couple places”… only in terms of correction!

Regraded in Sony Vegas Pro 14.

Preview:

Comparison:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/123910

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#1119339
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Best LaserDisc Player for capturing?
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Currently in the market to replace my old CLD-980, which is a standard model at best. My budget isn’t strict, as I preferably want the best that I can get, but I’m not sure if I want to shell out $2k for an X0 just yet.

Currently on my radar:
LD-S1
LD-S9
X9
HLD-1000

Can anyone speak for or against any of these models? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the X0? My main prefernce is a model that a 3D comb filter, DNR, and S-Video out (seems to be common amongst all these anyways). I don’t need MUSE or AC-3 out, just want something that can deliver a better picture than what I’m getting from my standard machine.

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#1119097
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I'm finally getting the OOT on vhs
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rodneyfaile said:

I can’t imagine parting with anything Star Wars related. I don’t like the prequels but there is no way I’d ever get rid of my Phantom Menace VHS even.

Just curious, what would a VHS look like on a 65" screen?

Depends on your VCR. I have one of those fancy “pro-sumer” decks and it looks pretty decent, but I’d much rather play the LaserDisc on it instead… or the GOUT DVDs for that matter.

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#1088494
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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I believe that the DVDs have more resolution than the actual LaserDiscs, being that they were sourced from the pressing master used for the LaserDiscs – so this upscale does beat a LaserDisc rip by far. But even with upscaling, you cannot create information that simply isn’t there; the GOUT masters being non-anamorphic puts us at a massive disadvantage. That being said, this has made the GOUT look slightly better, due to the filers utilized.

Here’s where each iteration of the masters falls in line, in terms of quality (from best to worst):
Original Film -> Telecine Master -> Pressing Master (GOUT source) -> LaserDisc & VHS

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#1088460
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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Thank you all for your feedback. Very happy to hear that the GOUT is still useful even with all the other projects going on now.

There could be more done to these in the future, but the further you filter the GOUT, the more synthetic it looks… and it already looks bad! I don’t plan to make V2 of this project, unless there are errors in the encodes themselves, though there shouldn’t be.

For those who have surround systems, I hope you’re able to utilize the PCM mix with ProLogic. All three films have power sound, and need to be heard in uncompressed quality.

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#1088274
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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nightstalkerpoet said:

Definitely got that nostalgia feel 😄

My only small suggestion/request is that perhaps you could reinsert the Ep 4, ANH crawl. The XO project scan should provide an awesome starting point, though I think that’s NTSC sourced so you may want to look into a PAL laserdisc rip. Or not - this looks great and is an awesome GOUT project. Otherwise, perhaps I could get a lossless copy from you to assemble it for myself without re-encoding?

What were your encode settings for this, btw?

Very much looking forward to ESB and RotJ

I would like to put the '81 crawl back in (perhaps sourced from DeSpecialized v2.7?), but wasn’t exactly sure as to how it could be done. I’ll look into it for a V2 release. TESB will be up later this afternoon!

I did a double pass encode, average bitrate of 15mpbs, with a max of 25mbps.

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#1087836
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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nightstalkerpoet said:

After this, will you move on to ROPUT (Rise of the Prequel Unaltered Trilogy).

Ep 1: laserdisc
Ep 2: Centropy bootleg
Ep 3: screener

And perhaps you should release Star Wars first, that way you can get any feedback before encoding/ releasing ESB/RotJ

Tempting, very tempting. Only time will tell – I would love to at least preserve TPM though!

Good idea, I’ll start with ANH first, paired with the '93 LD audio in LPCM.

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#1087382
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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nightstalkerpoet said:

Very Cool. Are you able to import subs from Project 3P0? Would save you time from trying to do it from scratch.

Thankfully, I already created these GOUT-synced subtitles (utilizing theatrical placement and timing) a few months back for my Blu-ray project, so they’re all done, minus a blur effect. I will include English subtitles from Project Threepio, but not for the Alien subtitles – many Blu-ray players I’ve tested the MKVs on can’t display the text correctly for some reason…

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#1087045
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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Right now my plan is to only include the '93 Stereo mixes in LPCM. I am considering just muxing in the rest from Harmy’s DeSpecialized, but I don’t know if they’re absolutely necessary (makes the files much bigger). Being that it’s GOUT synced, anyone can add in what they want later on.

Here’s my latest comparison between the Original GOUT and ROTGOUT:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/214272

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#1086956
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation & Restoration
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nightstalkerpoet said:

They look great.

How much more work before release?

Would love these to be released with custom covers based on the Faces set ☺

I’m doing some more work to reduce shimmering (which will slow down the render speed considerably), but once that’s done, they will be ready for the Spleen. As a general question to everyone, which is preferred: a scope MKV or BD-compliant file?

I use Handbrake to create h.264 encodes, but I’m almost positive that it cannot create BD-compliant files…

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