On that note, here is the new intro section that will be used on both Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the combined Deathly Hallows edit. The new intro includes the Dudley Redemption scene with green screens replaced. To accomplish this, I used Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI to upscale the footage to 4K and to smooth out some of the pixelation from the low res footage. This allowed for better masking of the green screen in some parts as well as allowing me to crop some of the green screen areas out completely.
I know that for some the intro will be way too long and the “flow” of it will have been broken by this addition. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, including whether to like this change or not. If you don’t like it, the current versions do not have this added in. To me, this scene is critical and should have never been cut. It had such an impact on me when I read the book the first time, so for v2.0 this scene will be there.
Wow! now we don’t notice at all there was a green screen in the HP-Dudley scene. Do you plan to increase a bit the luminosity on the last 3 movies especially DH ? Because I think we lose so much of the picture/details with this much darkness 😦 (I know it’s from the original movie, but…). Maybe even increasing a bit the contrast too?
I 100% agree, this intro section is critical to the movie and set the start of this new adventure outside of Hogwarts.
It seems like we are gonna have “never-before-seen clips” in this “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” show airing the 1st of January.
Maybe if there are news scenes you could add them to the movies 😄
Thank you for all your work, I really appreciate it, and your movie is my go-to version now. I wish there was the french audio track in it to allow my french familly to watch it. Maybe I could sync the french audio myself, any cues how to do it? I could also translate into french the added scenes.