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Mos Eisley - Restored Sequence (up on youtube - Released)

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I decided I wanted to use the new 4K blurays to improve the infamous Mos Esiley panning wide shot. But before I did I decided to look and see if anyone else has attempted it. And someone else has with really good results!

https://youtu.be/Yc9A54WgTrc

Comparing it with the shot in Harmys 2.5 the difference is quite amazing.

Does anyone know who this person is? Are they apart of TN1? Could anyone help get them in contact with Harmy to help on V3.0? I think this would be a huge upgrade to that scene.

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The person who made that says that it’s going to be part of an alternate version of 4K77 called the “Skywalker Edition”. I’ve never heard of it, but oohteedee did a similar restoration of the panning shot on his D+77 version.

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That is by SkyDude. I used the drive-by shot for D+77.

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The “Skywalker Edition” is a project made by SkyDude on thestarwarstrilogy forum. It won’t be finished for a very long time though, and last I checked he was still working on a 1080p proof-of-concept version titled “SkyMaster Edition”. D+77, if I recall, uses Skydude’s version of that speeder shot.

SkyDude’s projects are created using only the 35mm print scanned material with the exception of that shot, as far as I know. From what I’ve seen he doesn’t like the official UHD master.

I honestly don’t know who is actually considered part of “the team” if not everyone involved, but SkyDude has helped TN1 on the ‘official’ TN1 releases before.

EDIT: Sniped, that’s what I get for letting the page sit open without posting. :p

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I actually was the dude (I’m not sure if anyone else brought it up beforehand) who gave attention to this on the Star Wars Trilogy Forums on the D+77 thread (I think?) about how badly the vaselined shot was and even took a crack at restoring it for my cancelled ANH: “Custom Special Edition” fan-edit, which I only completed like 1 second of it because of how slow my computer was (aswell as my subpar VFX skills)

I later then talked to SkyDude on PM’s about the blurry shot since he could actually fix that shot and so the final infamous “Mos Eisley wide pan” shot was made by him.

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