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10 foot hunk of 70mm print from Star Wars - and some still clips.

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I have this hunk - I used to go see the movie so often, I knew the projectionists. I have several frames, including the title centered! What is the best way to preserve these? The 10 foot hunk - that must be worth something. It’s the scene right after the milleneum falcon had landed in the bay of the Death Star after being ‘tractored in.’ Darth Vader is talking to a guy who is giving his ‘report.’ One of those guys who looks like he’s wearing a Peter Pan suit…

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I sent you a PM about a good next step for this. PM’s are accessed in the upper right hand corner of your screen, next to your profile avatar.

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Maybe williarob could help, if not for anything else other than as a test to scan 70mm.

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Would that 5 seconds of footage teach us anything new about the sound of the six-track mix, I wonder?

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LexX said:

Maybe williarob could help, if not for anything else other than as a test to scan 70mm.

They don’t have a 70mm scanner, unless you send it over to Europe or they set up the old system again.

KittyLeiaLady said:

I have this hunk - I used to go see the movie so often, I knew the projectionists. I have several frames, including the title centered! What is the best way to preserve these? The 10 foot hunk - that must be worth something. It’s the scene right after the milleneum falcon had landed in the bay of the Death Star after being ‘tractored in.’ Darth Vader is talking to a guy who is giving his ‘report.’ One of those guys who looks like he’s wearing a Peter Pan suit…

Unfortunately they did that with some 70mm prints - sliced them up and sold them as frames and clips in the lobby. Some places did that on their own once they were told to destroy the prints.

There aren’t many good 70mm scanners around. The Director is probably the only decent commercial scanner for it, especially for print.

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RU.08 said:

LexX said:

Maybe williarob could help, if not for anything else other than as a test to scan 70mm.

They don’t have a 70mm scanner, unless you send it over to Europe or they set up the old system again.

I know the scanner isn’t, but since this is so small it could be used as a test with the previous method or whatever just to toy with it if a bigger opportunity should arise.

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Williarob said:

We do have a 70mm projector though, so we can capture the frames the old fashioned way - with a zoom lens attached to a 4K digital camera pointed straight into the film gate, which was how we captured this:

https://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/2016/02/04/70mm-empire-strikes-back-in-4k/

I forgot about that clip. Now we only need 5 seconds from ROTJ 70mm and we’d have the full trilogy! 😄

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The older comparisons seem to still be broken. For example: http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/WK7NNN8X

Do you use the https://screenshotcomparison.com/ website to host the images? I know they routinely clear their database and wipe out old links.

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KittyLeiaLady said:

I have this hunk - I used to go see the movie so often, I knew the projectionists. I have several frames, including the title centered! What is the best way to preserve these? The 10 foot hunk - that must be worth something. It’s the scene right after the milleneum falcon had landed in the bay of the Death Star after being ‘tractored in.’ Darth Vader is talking to a guy who is giving his ‘report.’ One of those guys who looks like he’s wearing a Peter Pan suit…

Did you try to contact Williarob? If you want it scanned/digitized he’s your man.

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