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Joshua_Blue

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#744068
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(New HD Version in the works) Sharkey's "Lord of the Rings" Purist Editions
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I was so glad when I read that HD versions are in the making. I've seen Kerr's book cuts I and II, and Sharkey's Purist cuts of TTT and ROTK, and I must say that they work. Less fluff, more true to Tolkien.

I am planning to re-watch ROTK  Sharkey's Purist edition soon, which brings me to one issue I remember - you have cut the WK breaking Gandalf's staff, but if I remember correctly, after the horn goes off in the distance and WK flies away, we see Gandalf on the ground where he would have been in the un-edited version.  Will double check this today.

I love that this scene has been put in in the extended edition, but no way should WK break Gandalf's staff or in any way scare him. Gandalf is the only one able to resist the terror of the WK and stands his ground ready to do battle, then the horn sounds and the WK flies away.

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#738164
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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I delved deeper into framerate issues only to find out that each source VOB file has it's own framerate. Now I regret choosing such a simple editor as KDENLIVE as I cannot make the different framerates work together.

I did however get an idea - I'll render separate parts of the whole project, each with it's own corresponding framerate and then join them in AVIDEMUX. I have tested it on two smaller samples and it seems to work.

I was almost out of ideas.

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#731423
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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oh_riginal, I am glad you liked the edit.

Ok, to address some issues, from small to the bigger ones.

Downmix to stereo: I have a quality HiFi system, but only stereo (for music I never liked surround), and editing in 5.1 takes more time than 2.0. Never really considered 5.1 audio edit.

slowing down Vader's movements and speech, aren't as noticeable, but they are there.

Some more, some less noticeable, but I do think that all those small changes amount to the stronger character of Vader.

And... as for the stuttering...it is slightly noticeable during the panning shots only.

This is my first edit, and I wasn't careful enough at the start of the edit. Somewhere in the middle I have noticed that I have both the progressive/interlaced and frame-rate set wrong. The change to progressive was not a problem, but I tried to set the project to the correct frame-rate, and the timing of the edited clip got all messed up. At that time my main goal was to finish what I started, and I deemed the small technical misstep acceptable.

I did notice it while watching the finished edit, and like oh_riginal, after the intro sequence, I forgot about it, so I guess it is not a big deal. On the other hand, I am mad at myself for this stupid mistake. Perhaps later on, if there is enough interest I could try to change the project to the correct frame-rate and then fix the timing of all the clips.

I anyone has downloaded the torrent, plz seed, so other can get it. SpeedyShare link should still be up too.

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#729051
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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4 GB file size limit? Really? I have a simple WDTV media player and never had any problems with file size. I use an external hard disk of course.

I just went for a large size to really minimize the re-compression loss i.e. to provide the best possible quality.

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#729039
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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@AntcuFaalb

Some people like like oranges, some prefer apples. Different people, different tastes...world would be boring I we were all the same ;)

@Bingowings

Yes, you should be almost done judging from the torrent client upload data.

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#725589
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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After considering things again, I have decided to cut the whole Tarkin/Vader tracking device/'This had better work!' dialog.

Lea already concludes that the ease of their escape was due to being let to by the Empire, and not much later we see a scene with Tarkin getting the news about orbiting a moon with the rebel base...

I am now working on adding just one line of credits for the "Stronger Vader" edit, and then I will be releasing the edit.

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#719811
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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Not a bad idea, I'll try that line.

Anyway, I think the scene works  even without the "This is the system line", but might be even better with the suggested additional line.

If it doesn't I can still just drop it, I do not think the debate over the tracking device is crucial. As mentioned, Lea already concludes that the ease of their escape was due to being let to by the Empire.

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#719778
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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A new idea (just a test video, audio/video not perfect):

http://www.speedyshare.com/gRpvV/test3.mp4

I have moved the 'This had better work!' scene and combined it with a later scene of Tarkin and Vader

It actually looks quite ok, what do you think? How I see it now, Tarkin has doubts about Vader's tracking device idea, but we are now already orbiting the planet and Vader calmly (and over confidently) rejects the worries, as if he knew all along it was going to work...

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#719696
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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I am thinking about adding some tremolo effect to Tarkin's 'This had better work!' line, while at the same time amping up Vader's breathing. Tarkin's tone is now weaker and sort of gives the feeling  Tarking is just actually beeing a bit afraid about this plan working out, without '...or else...' feeling at the end.

I'll try to play around with it a bit...if doesn't work out, I'll just leave it in or actually just cut the whole scene. We already have clues that the empire is tracking the MF, as Lea mentions it to Han.

I have tried cutting the whole line, but the scene then ends kind of abruptly you can feel something was cut, so this doesn't look promising.

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#718503
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ANH:R - Stronger Vader edit: *** Released ***
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I'll see what I can do with this scene. I might just take out the 'This had better work!' line, because I would not like to re-use the lines. The problem is that camera keeps moving so maybe I'll try to go to Vader's close-up after Tarkin says 'I am taking an awful lot of risk Vader.', just to end on Vader, not on Tarkin.

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