Fang Zei said:
There was speculation on these boards as to whether or not the ‘97 cg shots were transferred directly from the digital filmout tapes for the 2019 4k version à la the 2011 rebuild of TPM or if they were simply scanned back in from the negative just like any other shot in the movie.
There was also speculation somewhere (maybe it wasn’t here) that the ‘97 re-comps were re-done from scratch yet again to take advantage of the higher resolution.
Has any evidence emerged to support either of these theories?
Can modern computers/software even read 90s digital rendering files natively? Do they (Star Wars or in general) keep old machines stocked for such purposes?
Edit: oh I see you said filmout flies, not the digital renders themselves. Still curious re my question, though.