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Post #1496328

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DrDre
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What was the exact process of creating the special editions?
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23-Jul-2022, 5:38 AM
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23-Jul-2022, 5:43 AM
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DrDre
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That’s not quite right. In the mid nineties the film was physically and the color photochemically restored. Only those sections/elements that required CGI updates were scanned at 2K, reworked, and then film outs were created that were inserted in the restored negative, replacing the original shots:

http://fd.noneinc.com/secrethistoryofstarwarscom/secrethistoryofstarwars.com/savingstarwars.html

The 2004 release was based of a 2K scan of the negative, while the 2019 release is based on a 4K scan done in 2012.