Warning: This may yet end in failure. These kinds of things happen all the time.
This is why I’ve been watching for Poita’s SE project and for 4K77. 😉
I made my first attempts at despecialization right when the DVDs came out, but at the time I knew nothing about video editing and all I had to work with was Virtual Dub. I’ve got a lot more resources at my disposal now, and I’ve started to wonder if I could pull it off now.
While I have tackled similar projects before with my current toolset (and they were larger in scope though simpler in nature; for example, I’ve done rollbacks of Pokémon) I haven’t gone back to do Star Wars. I think when we have a full scan of the 1997 edition, I’m going to do just that.
So let’s see, what would this entail sourcing?
- Obviously, the BluRays.
- An HD TS of the DVD master (2004). I don’t know what the best source of this is. I might even have access to at least one although if it’s Spike it might be cropped and thus less usable?
- Scans of the 97SE. Waiting on this.
- Scans of the OUT. In ANH’s case, I think I’ll wait for 4K77, but we do have the SSE too.
This would be a slightly different approach, I think, and will produce different results. I’m not trying to compete with Harmy, just take care of some unfinished business.
"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)