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#1147443
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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ChainsawAsh said:

Did anyone ever get v2.0 to burn to a BD50 and work in a player? I wasn’t able to, either with the PCM audio or the AC3. Granted, I only tried it on a PS4, but I have no problems with my Despecialized discs which were burned using the same method…

I believe some of Hal’s prequel edits needed a couple of boxes checked in Tsmuxer in order to work on a PS4 (I don’t have it in front of me to check, but it’s been posted about a bunch on the forums). Without that, the video came out scrambled looking. I don’t recall if the audio worked.

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#1147387
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Episode VIII: The Ridiculest Jedi
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TavorX said:

Whenever Luke’s going to say, “Everything you just said was wrong”, cut to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQCU36pkH7c

Hah. Looping Luke moving his mouth for a very, very long time, I think it would be great to have him just say that to Rey.

I’m not sure that doing it again, with Kylo, works. But I didn’t think the 57th “now there are two of them” would work, and it did. Probably.

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#1147048
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STAR WARS 8 to be released in 4K ULTRA HD???
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Assuming the 4k and 1080p discs have the exact same sync (they certainly should), you can always edit the 1080p version and hang on to your project file. Premiere makes it very easy to simply replace a source. So, someday you can come back and upgrade it, tweak the project settings, upscale a few deleted scenes and render.

That will also save you from needing to scrub through the 4k version in the editing process.

Of course, those of you guys doing extensive work in after effects will have a bit more manual work to do. Might be worth starting those kinds of shots at as high a resolution as possible if 4k would ever happen down the road.

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#1146986
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Took a look at Ebay to see how bad the Despecialized selling is at the moment, and was quite surprised. Only one item (an AVCHD with the nfo shamelessly copied from the forum. You’re famous, Catbus!) https://www.ebay.com/itm/star-wars-despecialized-edition-Trilogy/122871793458 (feel free to report)

I don’t see anything else, and no blu-rays. Are we doing a good job of reporting them, or is Disney stepping in now that they’ve bought Fox?

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#1146950
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DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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ThiefCobbler4ever said:

The shot of Luke I was referring to was during the line “I copy Gold Leader”, I was just giving a visual so you can find the error on the Y-Wing prior to that.

And yes, I probably was watching the 1.0 version.

Nope, you were right. I was talking about a different shot.

Damn. Must have been something they fixed in 97 that slipped in.

Edit: Hmm. I swear I knew about this change, but I don’t think I see it in either Harmy’s Despecialized Gallery or doubleofive’s change gallery. That explains how it missed my spot checking at the end, but I could have sworn it was, at one point, in such a gallery.

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#1146570
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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Hal 9000 said:

That sounds like a good problem to have. Like SW Legacy but don’t want the films split up? Commission a team to get ESB and ROTJ done as well.

I interpreted it as the previous issue where Fox’s rights to two of the three expired, and Disney not wanting to commit to anything where it’s split in an unfavorable way for them.

Assuming the buy out is allowed to proceed, they’re now in the position to simply give a thumbs up, if they want.

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#1146386
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DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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Just to follow up on this, the error occurs after, “Red leader this is gold leader, we’re starting our attack run”, and before “I copy gold leader” (a shot back on the base), right? The error is present as it should be in 2.7. Are you perhaps watching v1.0 of Harmy’s or something? I’m also not sure what you mean about the shot of Luke, as I’m pretty sure that doesn’t occur at that point.

Thanks, though!

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#1146232
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DTS - Volume Loss
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I don’t have experience with DTSHD encoding, because the suite never did anything but freeze up when I tried to use it.

But I do have experience with Premiere exporting things with massive gain reduction for whatever reason. The issue, as far as I could tell, seemed to always be with what it was importing. Even though they were perfectly fine wav/mp3/ac3 files, its import function seems to be bugged. I fixed it by simply taking whatever source I was using, importing it into audacity, exporting again as wav, and then bringing into Premiere. I could then compare it directly to the previous, bugged import and see directly that the peaks were higher. And that carried over into what I exported from Premiere, now correct.

I don’t know if this is the same problem that you’re having with DTSHD. I assume that you know how to export the lossless audio from it and not just the lossy core (I’m not sure that I know how to do that). You say ‘demux’, but I don’t know if that means losslessly re-encode in this context. In any case, you could try re-encoding the wav audio and importing that into Premiere. Perhaps you will luck out.

Edit: Reading over in the other thread, it seems even less likely that this is the same problem, as you don’t actually notice the drop when looking at the directly exported Premiere audio. It only shows up after the next step.

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#1146092
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Banned members
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chyron8472 said:

I suppose where I’m at with it is this: People saying things need to be mature and sensitive of others; and people hearing things need to be mature and not overreact.

The arguments people make about offensive conversation seem to gravitate toward one side or the other, when I think both are exactly equally important. On the one side people accuse the offended as “snowflakes”, and on the other side people accuse the offensive as racist, whatever-negative-stereotype.

I think the important thing is to be mature about things, whether speaking or listening in equal measure. And that doesn’t mean people have to watch everything they say, but that they can also diffuse a tense moment quickly and easily when it happens by being civil and mature.

A: "[unknowningly offensive word]"
B: "Please don’t use that word. It’s offensive to me."
A: “Oh. Okay, I’m sorry.”

I’m guilty of over-reacting here as well. And, for me at least, it’s because for a long time, it was nearly impossible to get the moderation to do anything unless a post was really over the top vile (like the guy who posted 100 anime dicks). So things naturally escalated, and we would all just basically act like bigger and bigger (anime) dicks toward each other. Walking away was probably the right thing to do. But with little moderation in place, walking away might have felt more like just handing over the thread to people who are in the wrong. Frink may have felt that way at times, and I certainly think people have thought it when they’ve stood up to Frink at times when he hijacked threads.

We have moderation now. And Jason seems to be quite responsive. We should be able to deal with inflammatory posters in a reasonable way like many other forums do, now. Maybe I’m wrong, and Frink’s behavior doesn’t stem from this. I just think that a lot of the tension and escalation that happens here is due to it, previously, being a bit ‘wild west’ and people defending themselves instead of being able to rely on moderation.

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#1146022
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After 2 years - I'm done. All 9 films FINISHED. WHO wants to watch!?
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In any case, it would probably be best not to advertise that fact. As far as the DMCA is concerned (obviously not everyone is under that), there is a big difference between a torrented movie and a self made rip. Though I agree that the point is somewhat moot when the end product just gets torrented anyway.

You’re always a cheap drive away from a full rip, though. Unless you’re downloading a full BD ISO, you would be getting a (very, probably) compressed version that you’re going to re encode from. If you’re going to spend time on edits, it makes sense to do it from decent quality sources.

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#1145384
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Sometimes the post style reminds me of JMOW, but there have been some posts that are somewhat better written than JMOW was capable of. Plus several JMOW socks have come and gone since JMS has been here. I think that’s a bit too sophisticated for him…

Anyway, apparently Disney is putting out a 4K TLJ disc. So, maybe other Star Wars releases will follow.

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#1145126
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Ryan said:

android927 said:

Hi all, this is my first post, but I’ve been an admirer of Harmy’s work for some time. I really enjoy Star Wars Despecialized Edition, but I had one problem with it that was really bothering me: I think that for all of the mistakes Lucas made when he was creating the special editions, his decision to include the scene of Luke and Biggs meeting in the hangar was a good one. Up until that point we had only ever heard passing references to Biggs, and other than a brief line later on mentioning “beggar’s canyon back home”, there is really no indication that the Biggs who is flying as Luke’s wingman is the same Biggs he grew up with on Tatooine. The scene in the hanger firmly establishes that this is indeed the same Biggs, and it shows us how close the two of them really are as friends (this is even more important seeing as all of Biggs’ scenes from the beginning of the movie got cut in post-production).

The reason this scene is so vital is because it gives emotional weight to Biggs’ subsequent death during the Battle of Yavin, which otherwise does not have much more of an impact than the deaths of the many others who died during that battle. Remember that Luke grew up as an only child, and Biggs was the closest thing he had to a younger brother; by making us see Biggs as a close friend of Luke’s with whom he looks forward to spending a bright future fighting alongside, it becomes all the more tragic when that life is suddenly cut short so close to the end of the battle. I am firmly of the opinion that not only was it a good idea to add this scene back into the Special Edition, but that the scene should never have been cut in the first place.

I decided I wanted to do something about this, so I ripped the scene from the 2011 Blu-Ray version and went about editing it back into Harmy’s Despecialized Edition. This actually took longer than I expected, as I had to make a lot of adjustments to get the color to match with the rest of the film. In spite of this, and after a few hours of tinkering with the color balance, gamma, contrast, and various filters (and a few more hours of trying to get my cheap editing software to export properly without introducing any glitches or artifacts), I think I got it just right. It isn’t “archival quality”, as due to disk space restraints I was working with a 720p down-scaled version of Harmy’s original (which also helped to speed up the rendering time somewhat). However, it still looks great and is a reasonable enough size for anyone to be able to download. Below I have included a Google Drive link for a before-and-after screenshot, as well as a link for the file itself. Since I imagine that the mods would not be happy with me directly linking to the entire movie, I will instead link to a page on pastebin where the direct link can be found.

Screenshot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UarulnvFCf3-esqwC_BSp1h0rQjuDDHM/view?usp=drivesdk

Movie: link deleted by moderator.

Moderator Note: If members are in any doubt as to the site and fan edit / preservation rules - even after reading them, then please ask a moderator - BEFORE putting up links - thank you.

One problem with that scene is if I remember correctly, I believe Lucas had to edit out Biggs talking about Luke’s father or something. And so that scene in the Blu-Ray’s has R2-D2 looks like he jumps up when he is being raised up due to part of it being edited out. I’m sure though that could have probably been fixed by them isolating R2-D2 and his lift and rotoscoping it in so R2-D2 doesn’t have that jump up effect. I’ve not looked at it in a while, so don’t know if they’d have to CGI in some parts of R2-D2 depending on if actors are covering up part of R2-D2 to make that fix not work without CGI fixing it.

He said he doesn’t care or notice about the big R2 jump. And Adywan has indeed fixed this (I was impressed that I didn’t really see any seams/problems).

Anyway, I suppose this is off topic unless this guy makes a fan edit thread.

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#1144467
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Episode VIII: The Ridiculest Jedi
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In line with all of the neat little ‘hints’ that Luke was never really on Salt Planet, maybe give him a green milk mustache during his final confrontation with Kylo?

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