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#769347
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Star Wars 97SE in HD using super resolution & more
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ilovewaterslides said:

Anyway, I would almost prefer a raw scan of the print like that to a color corrected one. These colors look just too darn good for me :-)

 Me too. The colors of the raw scan look spectacular.

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#764250
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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hairy_hen said:

grifter said:

Still a big "meh" for me, don't really feel anything with this trailer or the last one.

It kind of looks like SW but more like "i'm watching a Dark Forces 2 cutscene in HD" SW...

Am i the only one to feel like this?

That was pretty much my reaction.

Parts of it kind of look like Star Wars, and some of it even sounds a bit like Star Wars, but . . . there's just something missing.  The sense that it isn't going to be ridiculously overblown, maybe?

Actually, I got a more genuine sense of SW-ness from those DF2 cutscenes than I did from this.

And seriously, what the hell is going on with Chewie's face?

 Yeah, there is something off about the style and aesthetics of the movie. And Chewie looks younger. Babyface.

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#762198
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ESB Grindhouse Fan Colour Correction
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So, I just made a color correction LUT for the Grindhouse release in DaVinci Resolve. It's a quick solution to fix some color degradation problems and can be applied in almost every modern video editor, like Premiere or Final Cut.

Here are some examples with before/after comparisons: http://i.imgur.com/0w17vDs.jpg

And here's the LUT for download:
https://mega.co.nz/#!hsBDHKKY!kuTxtlqZf2lc9UG8iPjx-_rO3_L7FOd-CwGt6fD9cdE

I am not quite satisfied with this results yet because I think it degrades the greens a little too much (see Bobba Fett).
I will give more details of how I did it later so that people with more experience can try to do it better than I did.

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#717108
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/true-original-star-wars-trilogy-blu-rays-coming-in-2014-or-2015-from-disney.324294/

Funny bit (from user Vidiot, page 6):

Even in the 1980s, Disney made an effort to at least screen a studio print of old movies they were remastering for home video. [...] We also did that at ILM for the transfers of Star Wars and Jedi that I worked on [2004], where they had prints up in the Stag Theater across the hall to use for comparison. At any moment, we could stop and say, "whoa, is that supposed to be green?" and then check the print.

More recently, many studios have even more precise methods for simultaneously projecting prints and A/B-ing them against digital copies to make sure they're much, much closer in terms of color, brightness, and contrast. [...] There are rare cases where studio execs or creative people (directors, etc.) get hold of the new transfer and push it in a different direction for specific reasons. But I don't believe Disney does this -- they really do try to preserve the intent of the original theatrical release.

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#717105
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

I have a new theory about the folks at Lucasfilm that colortimed the 2004/2011 master. They were trying to save the originals by making the SE so bad that people would rise up and demand justice. Think about it. It's actually quite difficult to accidentally crush blacks and blow out whites on professional color correction systems (especially correcting with scopes), so they had to know what they were doing. Having gotten away with it on Star Wars, they went crazy with Empire.  "Surely people won't stand for this and demand refunds" they said. "Surely they will demand a proper restoration after this" they said.

Nope.

 The colorist of the 2004 master talks about it in this podcast...

http://www.fxguide.com/thevfxshow/the-vfx-show-133-star-wars-blu-ray-release/

...and he doesn't seem to think he did a bad job at all. In fact, most of the time, they discuss about how great this BD release is.

Although, I think your theory might be right in some aspects. We have countless examples, but what stands out the most for me is the fact that all of the 2011 changes are so bad and lazily made that I can't believe they were done by professionals.

EDIT: This is shocking! Read all the posts from Vidiot (pages 5-7):

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/true-original-star-wars-trilogy-blu-rays-coming-in-2014-or-2015-from-disney.324294/page-5

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#716366
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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imperialscum said:

bttfbrasilfan said:

Definitely this new transfer looks much better than the 2011 BD. Finnaly some decent colors!

For example:

(Check the BD, these colors are missing/muted.)


http://i.imgur.com/CylRno6.jpg?1

Well the colours in the marked areas are distorted mainly because of the lower resolution of the upper video. It is not due to any technical improvement. They downgraded the scans to fit LD capacity for 1997 release.

Perhaps this would indicate they are working with the scans done for the purpose of 1997 SE.

 I'm sorry. I didn't want to compare the new transfer with the 97 SE.
I just wanted to express how I'm glad that these colors are back.
Maybe this represents a better comparison:

http://i.imgur.com/Fh8KnD5.jpg

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#702697
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

That has to stay as a flipped shot for continuity. Not all mistakes can be fixed

 Well, that's fine. For the great amount of fixes that we're getting, this shot can pass unnoticed.

I'm also wondering if there will be an in-depth "vfx breakdown" -or even better: a masterclass- in the bonus features. Simple tools like AE and Photoshop can do wonders. I mean, no complicated node-based compositing software like Nuke was used during this fan edit, right?

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#698226
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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yoda-sama said:

[...] Also, in viewing it this time (and now that I think about it, with a Firefly/Serenity comicbook expansion story coming to mind), could Admiral Oswald, rather than being clumsy or stupid, instead be a highly placed Rebel plant or a Rebel sympathizer, and that is why he both tried to overlook their actual location and arrived close enough for the fleet to be detected?  Instead of being a moron, he may actually have been a Rebel hero, murdered by Darth Vader, who probably figured out all of this and killed him without letting anyone else know why (so as to keep up moral, as best one can while still seeming to kill off officers at will....).  Just a thought.

 I thought that too at the second time I watched ESB.

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#690449
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Last movie seen
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"The Lego Movie" (2014)

I am really surprised at how entertaining and creative this movie is. It has a major Spoiler, so I can't write too much about it. But I would say that it's smarter than it seems. Brilliant writing and directing. If you have kids, younger brothers or if you just want to have a great time at the movies, definitely go see it. It will surprise you.

5 stars out of 5.

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