what happend with your restore of deleted scenes?
nah man just havent had the motivation to do it
Those frames are some of the easiest to repair. It is a small scratch that wanders. It is merely a matter of filling it with the right color to hide it and you have adjoining frames to work with. It is all the dirt and other junk that I have problems with. The scratches and other damage are what I’ve been working on for years. I have a great photo of my great-great grandmother and her 4 children and it has a scratch right though one of her eyes. I was able to eliminate it and no one who sees my correction can see the fix. In this case, it is just a few frames and I could do that in an afternoon. I’ve been dying to start working on this, but I’ve been distracted by color correcting the various versions of the finished films.
i’ve been trying to avoid painting out scratches and just trying to use adjacent frames but it seems like i’m gonna have too
say you can’t fix all the frames, perhaps you just excise a few or even double up a frame?
Just my 2c
nearly all the frames of luke at the catching the binoculars have big ol scratches down lukes body and it would and i might be able to fix it if i had another source. nice idea but i dont think it would work
Film Damage Catalogue
484: black horizontal line and what i can only assume is an ilm employee’s pubic hair
567: black horizontal line and another pubic hair
568: back horizontal line and pubic hair
757: remanants of a black line automatically cleaned
800: bhl (got sick of typing black horizontal line)
801: oh heres a change its a green horizontal line this time
845: some one at ilm has dipped their finger in alien cum and smeared it on the frame
900: holy shit 2 black lines in 1 frame mum get the camera
955: black horizontal squiggle
956: big fuck off scratch
957: line and squiggle
1528-1533: massive scratches
2853-2857: scratches running through luke (perhaps unfixable)
done a second automated clean up attempt using the film9 tool for virtualdub and it looks a lot better than the original clean up attempt but its not perfect just yet.
results of second clean up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiuxL6YAaNY&feature=youtu.be
i now need to go through and manual clean up individual frames that are really badly damaged as well as replace a few frames with the originals because the dirt remover has caused motion smearing similar to that of the gout.
^an example of the damage that requires manual fixing
Good idea for a project. I’m not sure if it’ll help but Blackmagic has a couple of free tools that might come in handy. The first is Davinci Resolve, which is excellent for color correction. The second is Fusion, which according to the manual, has some frame repair and cloning tools. I’ve never used Fusion, so I can’t vouch for how good they are, but both programs are Mac/Windows compatible. They’re both pro tools, so they’re not exactly easy to learn, but they might be worth a look.
Best of luck! 😃
thanks man ill be sure to try them out
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looked through all these but i dont think they are active anymore plus if they are ill just do my own take on scenes
I’ve started doing it. It took me about 6 months to clean the first Luke on Tatooine scene and I still am not satisfied with the quality, so I just gave up. Hope you will be more successful.
did you do it all manually and what software did you use also is there anywhere i can see your work?
in this project i will be trying to (to the best of my ability) clean up and colour correct a few deleted scenes of the trilogy.
ill be starting with a new hope and working my way through. as of now i have preformed an automated clean up on a small bit of the tosche station scene aswell as a small bit of colour correction (if anyone has any colour references it would be greatly appreciated)
here is my test/proof of concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A58W2eX94WY&feature=youtu.be
i now be starting on trying to manually fix the more damaged frames and trying to get a better dirt cleaner.
if you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment.
virtualdub with the infognition dirt cleaner plugin
sony vegas for colour correction
this mainly applies to star wars but can also apply too other films, i was wondering where i could find the actual 4k files of film scans. (who too ask, where to download)
anyone else pissed that they aren’t bringing back more things from legends?, i appreciate things like thrawn and his body gaurd being brought back but i dont like how they keep making new planets when there are plenty of planets from legends to choose from, i mean did they really need to make jakku and scarrif when they could of just as well used legends planets (i understand disney are trying to make star wars their own thing but as ashoka says “there’s always a bit of truth in legends”)
bloody hell man i can not believe this, the video rivals that of the blu ray and apart from the red “flaring?” in some scences (i think it might be damage on the original film and not a product of the color correction) the colours far outdo anything on the blu ray. keep up the good work man.
i don’t think the prequels are bad movies i just think they were bad in comparison to the original trilogy, i mean seriously how are you supposed to follow up probably the best movie trilogy ever? i think that episode 3 was a pretty good movie despite creating a few plot holes and the overuse of cgi (oh and padme dying of a broken heart/losing the will to live what ever it was that was dumb)
doesnt sound like a bad idea
apparently lucas has said in the commentary that obi wan and yoda taught him during his final moments
the most pointless in my opinion is all of the slapstick cgi humour like the floating ball droid laughing and then getting bashed on the entry too mos eisly as well as the big ol fucking dinosaur and the jawas falling off it they both look like shit and dont fit into the theme of the movie
its still possible for people to become more powerful in the force and learn more about it while your a force ghost so it makes sense that a force ghost could also be pulled to the dark side and since anakin wasnt as powerful in the light as he was in the dark at the time of his death he could still be being pulled by the dark side when he is a ghost
i think it would make sense to see a still conflicted anakin and it would be an interesting development in the story
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it would be cool too see a force ghost that is torn between the light and the dark like in the concept art
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hey i’ve been lurking through this forum for a little while and have become really interested in film restoration (particularly star wars) and i have learned alot from this forum such as the fact that the star wars that i watched when i was little isnt the same one my father watched in the cinema all those years ago.
i would love to keep up with all the projects that come up from this forum and see the results a myspleen link would be very much appreciated