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#1144724
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

Yeah, you’ll be able to use the actual scan later for all those screenshots which will look a lot better.

A guy on DeviantArt made some high-res textless versions of the posters.
https://phetvanburton.deviantart.com/art/A-New-Hope-Hi-Res-Textless-Poster-380226123
https://phetvanburton.deviantart.com/art/The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Hi-Res-Textless-Poster-380226583
https://phetvanburton.deviantart.com/art/Return-Of-The-Jedi-Hi-Res-Textless-Poster-380227046

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#1144720
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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trillary dump said:

Needs a bit of work, but I like where it’s going.

Thanks! What would you suggest me changing?

Edit: I noticed the resolution is messed up in imgur. I’ll try fixing that!

Just kinda add some elements from the existing Star Wars DVDs to have it look a bit more proper (Example: http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d167/dragon_1987/starwars_rotj_dvdcover.jpg)

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#1141529
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Sure, I’ll swap.

I just finished lining all the windows with aluminium foil to try and drop the heat in here.
Its crazy.

On the upside, it will also stop all the alien transmissions affecting my brain whilst I sleep.

I DON’T LIKE ‘EM PUTTIN’ CHEMICALS IN THE WATER THAT TURN THE FREAKIN’ FROGS GAY!

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#1139251
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

Empire hasn’t been scanned yet, he was talking about the ANH:SE print. But the SE prints should all have similar detail unless they come from different labs around the world or something.

Ah, okay. Sorry about that.

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#1138887
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

RU.08 said:

Yeah I’m not sure what BrightestDayFan2814’s question was regarding either.

The SE scan actually has more detail in the shadows then I was expecting. I wonder how Empire’s detail will compare to the Eastman prints of the 80s?

The shadow detail is quite good, triple-flash makes sure we get all of it, the resolution on the print is a little lacking, but the dynamic range is quite good, and the print is in far better shape than any of the original releases.

I know you said no more public examples, but can we see a frame from Empire to see what you mean?

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#1134411
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

DrDre said:

NeverarGreat said:

That fighter take-off shot actually looks really natural on the print, despite the low contrast!

For comparison, here’s the blu-ray (and then some of my own adjustments):
http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/WL7NNN8X

This seems like a right time to introduce my new color matching algorithm. It’s based on the machine learning methodology used for the color grading bot, as such henceforth it shall be known as…the color matching bot.

Bluray:

Poita scan (corrected by NeverarGreat):

Bluray matched by NeverarGreat:

Bluray matched to scan with color matching bot:

Sweet! Looks great.

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#1130666
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

poita said:

That isn’t raw, it is pretty much matched to how the print looks projected.
The raw file is a 16bit log file and looks quite different of course.

The Tatooine scenes are probably intended to look sunblasted and a high key look to get across the hot, sunbaked, dry desert feel. The black levels are certainly very elevated on the print, and the image very soft.

Ah, okay. Sorry about that.

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#1129453
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

poita said:

Annoyingly, a hair got into the gate of the scanner on Reel3, and I have to rescan the entire reel.

Part of the downside of working remotely.

sigh

Anyway, here is a 720P sample, complete with dancing hair, nothing done other than a very quick levels setting, thought people might want to see it in motion.

https://we.tl/zp0MntsHeh

Note the Technicolor-style cue-dots/reel markers at the end. It’s about 200MB in size, I tried to make the file size small enough for anyone to get a look at it.

A higher bitrate and bit-depth version is uploading now for those who want something bigger.

EDIT: It’s up. 1.5GB. https://we.tl/SxaAFMqUAg

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