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#1113742
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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Poita, it’s great to see you back.

I’d definitely be interested in seeing the '97 SE scanned. With these three and TPM scanned, we would just be missing a couple shots from AOTC in HD.

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#1113738
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The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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I can probably donate an 8 or 10 TB drive if necessary. Also, if you’ve got the external drives, couldn’t you just disassemble them to remove the HDDs?

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#1112199
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Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
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If the glitch is in my source files, please send me a pm about it. 😃 It might be something that I’ve already fixed.

As far as the mono audio goes, using two channels is probably the best option, but the diagram should still be the single dot. This is pretty standard on commercial film releases.

Using only a single channel will force the audio to the center speaker. This is fairly straight forward when encoding to AC3 or DTS, but lossless sources like PCM or FLAC will require setting the channel mask bit on the file to 2. Without setting that bit, the audio may only be played from the left speaker. The disadvantage to using a single channel is that most users have better speakers for the FL and FR channels than they do for the center. Those users may prefer to have the audio coming from their better two front channels than from a single inferior center speaker. Many surround systems do not use a full range speaker for the front center channel. Using a single channel source, playback through the two front speakers may be difficult to achieve without altering the setup of your AV Receiver.

Achieving correct center-channel playback from a two channel mono source will simply require engaging pro-logic decoding. Since the Left and Right Channels are identical, the decoder will send the entire signal to the center speaker. The main disadvantage to the two channel format is that when encoding to AC3, it wastes useable bitrate and therefore quality on that second audio channel.

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#1088725
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Remastering the 1981 Episode IV Title/Crawl/Flyover
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The only little things I can see to change would be to smooth the edges around the larger moon, and maybe address the “blinking” stars during the crawl. That’s just based on the vimeo version, of course.

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#1088598
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lossless 5.1 surround sound for bluray?
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Ok, This will depend on the authoring software you use, but I’m going to assume you’re using TSmuxer on Windows.

  1. Download and extract ffmpeg. here

  2. Copy this text to a new batch (*.bat) file and save it in the “bin” folder where the ffmpeg.exe file is saved.

  3. Number or label your six wav files in the correct order 1-L, 2-R, 3-C, 4-LFE, 5-SL, and 6-SR, select all six files, then drag & drop them on the batch file you just created. The batch file will make a new output subfolder labeled “51” containing your 5.1 w64 pcm file, which is readable by TS Muxer.

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#1088587
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lossless 5.1 surround sound for bluray?
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The easiest way to do this will be to download ffmpeg and create a batchfile. You should be able to drag your 6 wav files onto the batch file icon and have ffmpeg output a 5.1 wav. I’ll double check this before I post an example batch file.

Edit: Another option is to use a program called wavewizard to merge the 6 files into one multichannel output. You have to be careful about files larger than 4Gb as normal wav files won’t natively support larger file sizes.

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#1082706
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Star Wars OT & 1997 Special Edition Info.
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Swift S. Lawliet said:

yotsuya said:

This thread appears to be upscaling the GOUT and 97 SE broadcasts. I doubt I have his skill, but I am attempting the same thing. For me it is more about the colors. I’m attempting to restore something close to the original colors for both versions. It is the first stage in restoring the colors to the Blu-Ray. For A New Hope that will be hard. But one thing I have found is that my efforts to enhance it look best at 720p and do not downgrade well to 480p Widescreen DVD resolution. I think I have the colors for the GOUT and am very close for the SE. Along with the SE, I’m including the broadcasts of The Phantom Menace and reconstructions of the theatrical version of AOTC and ROTS (using the extant theatrical camera print for AOTC and the Blu-ray of ROTS to correct the DVD versions) and using the cinema DTS disc audio for all but ROTS (where the DVD audio is the same as the theatrical). Plus I’ve found information that has led to me creating a slightly enhanced GOUT of the original 77 theatrical version of Star Wars (the no episode number opening crawl, 3 different effects shots, and different end credits). So I’m going to have 10 files in the end.

You can also use the cinema DTS disc for Revenge of the Sith since DTS is of a higher bitrate than Dolby Digital.

Also, make sure to convert it to DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 Matrix and not regular DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 since it’s presented in cinemas in DTS-ES 6.1 which is matrixed 5.1.
If you don’t make it 6.1 Matrix, then it’s not actually the theatrical version.

I’ve never seen any indication that DTS 6.1 existed in a theatrical setting. ROTS was presented in Dolby Digital EX, which is a matrixed form of 6.1, but there’s no indication that the DTS mix was done with this in mind. In my opinion, the better choice would be to prepare the DTS mix in 5.1 and then just use your receiver to upmix it to 6.1. The end result would be the same anyway.

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#1070333
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Remastering the 1981 Episode IV Title/Crawl/Flyover
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I really like the compositing. It’s definitely looking great. However, I’m not sure about the added gate weave. It seems unnatural the way the background elements move independently of the ships and other elements. I also think you could potentially increase the grain level on the background.

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#1066916
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AotC NTSC P&S + Pal Widescreen
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While that is admittedly an issue with the HDTV version of AOTC in particular, it’s much less noticeable on a tv vs. a computer monitor. Best bet would be to do a color regrade on the Blu Ray.

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#1062261
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OT Sound Mixes
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yotsuya said:

Good to know. That helps a lot. Sounds like for both TESB and ROTJ, there is the original theatrical and the 1993 mixes (plus the mono for TESB). I take it the 1985 mix for both films matches one of the other mixes and is extraneous.

Yep

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