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#1091884
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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I just had a funny thought. Ady could complete the Wampa into a full body costume and go up in the snowy forest somewhere and use the Wampa as the abominable snowman and start a whole new set of conspiracy theories, this time with clear footage. Or he could make a viral video of the wampa scaring hikers and tourists. It would be great if this could be done in an ice cave. Just make sure nobody is armed with weapons.

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#1079862
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Prequel edit - Advice for newbie
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I would suggest Adobe After Effects. You can create what is called a Mask by drawing lines around the objects you want to either remove or add from/to the scene. You can apply other effects to blend it in as well. After Effects works with layers so you can put stuff on top of other stuff in any order and duplicate layers and so much more. You can get a 30 day trial I believe when you first install it. Watch youtube videos on how to work with masks in after effects.

Good luck!

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#1024797
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Carrie Fisher Suffers Major Heart Attack
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So sad about Carrie. I am glad that I got the chance to see her in Anaheim. She is a class act and great with the fans and a “real” person. 2016 has been very rough. The list put out earlier was missing Glenn Frey and Alan Thicke. So many shockers and it reminds us how delicate life is, and hopefully we will remember that before we do or not do things that we could later regret. Carrie will always have a place in my heart because of her role in Star Wars and how much it affected my childhood and the rest of my life. I still hold onto that sense of wonder and excitement and belief in the supernatural, even though in my head I know they were make believe.

As a side note, I have been thinking about how this might affect the movies. I don’t know what is going to happen in Episode 8, but I hope she was a big part of it, and that in Episode 9, they can keep her in the story in the way that Luke Skywalker was in Episode 7. Talk about her and keep her as a major part of the story, but she won’t have any screen time unless it is a brief CGI cameo or if they can reuse some that was meant for 8. I don’t want them to rewrite the originally intended story for 8 or 9, unless it make it better and would have happened regardless.

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#1015444
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:

Feel free to do so, I won’t be using any output created from the community for what I am working on, but I’m more than happy for people to try their own thing on it. I tend to find Photoshop fixes result in weird crawling generally, but it sounds like you have a good system, so by all means give it a shot.

You will need to PM me for access to the full files, but here is a short 1080P sample
https://infinit.io/_/VTNTxB6
I’m rendering it out fairly flat, with the gamma a bit high, to give people maximum latitude to correct it how they see fit.

Thanks! Here is what I did with my trailer project. http://infinit.io/_/88wWy9j

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#1015317
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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Would you be interested in help with carefully performed content-aware photoshop fixing of nicks and scratches on each frame? I would be happy to help with this. I did this with my trailer project I was working on and the end result was beautiful. If we all helped, we could get through all the frames and have a near-blemish free final product. People would need to be careful not to fix things that are in multiple frames because they are supposed to be there but look like a blemish.

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#1014879
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The Ultimate Super Resolution Technique
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Mind blown
Would love to see this effort combined with a technique to discover the correct color using multiple sources and Dr Dre’s magic autocolor technique that I wish I could have a copy of. 😉

On my own, I discovered using After Effects, when I wish to color correct something, I can get really close by adjusting the levels with individual controls as long as the histogram of each color has room on either or ideally both sides of it. I just slide the right and left slider to just before the ramp up for each individual color and that gets it close. Then if it is too green or pink or blue, I adjust the center slider a bit until it looks right. It really makes the picture punchy and much more correct in color most of the time unless they intentionally changed it from the original color. This usually needs to be done scene to scene and sometimes if it is a long scene, it needs to be tracked and changed throughout the scene.

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#1002952
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Project #4K77
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Just saw the 4K video samples on my 2560x1600 30" monitor and they are AMAZING! I definitely prefer the non-DNR, but I saw that second and was blown away by the DNR version first. For those having problems playing this, use Windows Media Player, not VLC.

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#993163
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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The name came from when I was in college and started doing IRC. I had to pick a nickname and for whatever reason “Thor” popped into my head. The nickname “Thor” was already taken, so I added an r and made it a lower case t to make it different. When people asked for my real name, I would kid around and say it was Thomas Orr, and then they would say, “Oh, that makes sense why you have two r’s then”. Since then, I just kept it so I wouldn’t have to keep thinking of a new login name. Since y’all are taking an interest in my name, I thought I would share my history lesson with you. 😉

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#975869
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Estimating the original colors of the original Star Wars trilogy
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I was really looking forward to the automatic tool with no references. I know it isn’t always perfect but from what you have shown, I was very excited about its capabilities. There are many orange and teal and other things I wanted to try it on. Are you still planning to release it? I have tried using the color matching tool and it can be awesome, but takes a lot of time and effort to get it right. Thanks!

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#939211
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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Excellent quality! Thanks for sharing your progress with us! And thanks for the read-along records! I had both of those as a kid and the big record for ROTJ. I didn’t remember the voices being so different from the movie.

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#938655
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Really sad to see regulars leaving especially people like Adywan. I lurk here on a fairly regular basis and engage in conversations when I feel that I have something to say or am excited about the topic or just want to have fun. I usually can avoid getting upset by simply ignoring posts that start escalations. If everyone would do this, those starting trouble would never get a response or reaction and will hopefully just disappear or shape up and join the fun. This place is kind of like a small family and its sad to see it ruined by a few new troublemakers and/or misunderstandings or overreactions that can just be ignored and moved on from.

Edit: I started this response hours ago and finally was able to post it, so sorry if I am stirring the pot again.

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#933764
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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I edited my comment above with more thoughts and everyone is still posting, so I thought I would mention it lol. Maybe what I am thinking of as matte lines is something different than what they are. When I was scanning the SE trailer, the Millenium Falcon was flying away from the Deathstar and I saw lines around it. Is that a matte line?

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#933757
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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Interesting! I guess everyone has different opinions on what is optimal.

I never noticed the matte lines when it was in the theater, but I was not looking for them. I do remember noticing Vader’s eyes showing through quite well, but don’t notice it as much with today’s digital versions. I think the brightness/color of the bulb might affect what was seen and to what degree. If the matte lines were always visible, I guess they could stay, but they weren’t intended to be seen. I would definitely keep Vader’s eyes being seen since removing them would be altering it. Matte lines are more debatable for me at least.

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#933746
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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I am not sure why but I find all of this nitpicking entertaining, and I am happy to be a part of it. In my opinion, the best thing to do is to make it look as good as possible without changing what was originally intended. In other words, if there are color channel misalignments on the original negative, fix them. If there are scratches or burn marks, fix them. If there are matte lines, fix them. Fix any artifacts that are as a result of putting the movie together and something going screwy. Just don’t add, change or remove scenes like the SE’s did.

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