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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"ADYWAN - AVAILABLE NOW — Page 1414

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emanswfan said:

Hey, so I tried upscaling ESB:R to 4K. I denoised, upscaled, and regrained the footage all in After Effects.

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Honestly, I still have to mess around with the denoising and regraining, both of which might be overdone.

So essentially it’s very much a work in progress, but I’m using the same techniques here as I have for my PT regrades.

Cool stuff man. Is it weird that I still can’t believe this massive project actually got released?

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emanswfan said:

Hey, so I tried upscaling ESB:R to 4K. I denoised, upscaled, and regrained the footage all in After Effects.

https://i.lensdump.com/i/WOMeBC.png
https://i.lensdump.com/i/WOMnY5.png
https://i.lensdump.com/i/WOML2z.png
https://i.lensdump.com/i/WOMMJT.png
https://i.lensdump.com/i/WOMYSb.png
https://i.lensdump.com/i/WOMox7.png

Honestly, I still have to mess around with the denoising and regraining, both of which might be overdone.

So essentially it’s very much a work in progress, but I’m using the same techniques here as I have for my PT regrades.

I’m not sure what you’re doing: you’re upscaling in 4k the 720p mkv Ady released in summer 2017 (gosh, time flies…) ? How would it be possible to get higher resolution out of a 720p native resolution ?

I still hope a higher bitrate mkv is gonna be released soon.

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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Excited. Doing a chronological watch through with my kids. This will be the first time they’ve seen ESB in a year or two, and the first time with ESB-Revisited on the big screen.

TAFKA TheBoost

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Does Adywan have any intention of releasing a ~20gb 720p MKV? No menus or anything, just the video, like the lossy 8gb version already available. I assume he has a very high bitrate render already from which he produced the 8gb version, and running that through Handbrake or something oughtn’t take too long to render (though uploading may be a pain). I get that Adywan isn’t that fussed about resolution, and perhaps by extension things like bitrate, but it seems a shame to me to have the only version of this project available be noticeably degraded compared to what he actually made.

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I think he’s said that he won’t release a high-bitrate MKV, but that he still intends to release a high-bitrate 720p Blu-Ray that will probably be around that size. I don’t know if he’s holding off on that to release all 3 Blu-Rays at once when he’s finished with ANH:R:HD and ROTJ:R or if the ESB:R Blu-Ray will come sooner.

a trolling bantha

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RoccondilRinon said:

I believe he did confirm that the ESB:R Blu-Ray is on hold and will be released alongside the others.

That’s fair enough, I get why he would want to release all the Blurays at once, complete with consistent menus and everything. But it means it’ll literally be years before we get to see a version of ESB:R with fewer compression artifacts, even though it’s already done.

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I hate to clutter the thread with this, but hopefully after 10 years, I’ve earned the right to do it this once…

Is there any way to burn the MKV to a bluray disc?
I tried, but it looks very pixelated.
I know nothing about remuxing or demuxing or whatever it is I’ve seen mentioned, so maybe point your buddy toward a guide? or maybe a PM so this thread doesn’t get clogged up with my idiocy.
Thanks!

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Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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Not without reencoding, since the MKV doesn’t have the letterboxing bars required to get the vertical resolution to the required 720 pixels.

You’ll either need to use a Blu-Ray compliant h264 encoder and decent compression settings to reencode it while adding letterboxing, the output of which you can then remux using something like tsmuxer to make a BDMV folder or ISO image to burn to disc, or use a full-on Blu-Ray authoring program to do it all at once, but those tend to be limited on encoding options, leading to stuff like pixelation.

It’s something I haven’t toyed with in a while since I watch most of my stuff on my media player through rips I make of Blu-Rays I own rather than putting a disc in a player, so I don’t often burn fan projects to disc anyway.

Someone else will probably have more specific suggestions for you, but if I remember after work tonight or this weekend at some point I’ll do some Googling to see what the better (free) options are these days.

a trolling bantha

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You’ll have to spend a little bit of money but I do mine with Dvdfab. Fairly straightforward and looks good.

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I do remember DVDFab having halfway decent compression options, and it can do basic menus and stuff.

a trolling bantha