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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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9-Dec-2020, 11:55 PM
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Jason0839 said:

Is it an actual 4K scan of the negatives? I’ve seen some people claim that it was a rumour and that its an upscale of the old 2K DI

And it seems to me like everyone who’s claiming this is using screenshots of shots that are VFX composites as evidence, even if they don’t appear to be VFX shots at first glance (remember, many shots are composites because of the height differences of the characters). Every screencap I’ve seen of a shot that is 100% for sure not a VFX/composite shot definitely looks like a true 4K scan to me.

I think people are really underestimating how many composites and VFX shots are in these movies, and it’s already been stated that such shots are either 4K scans of 2K film-out negatives, or upscales of the 2K DI.

So yeah - so far as I can tell, everything that is not a VFX or composite shot is true 4K, and everything else is some form of upscale.

There’s also the fact that these movies were shot Super 35 and cropped, meaning they’re inherently softer/less detailed than anamorphic 35mm would be.

Of course I could be wrong and I’ll absolutely eat my words if it’s shown definitively that this is entirely an upscale.