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Speculation about the 4K Future of AOTC and ROTS — Page 2

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I think the HDTV of AOTC has different cropping, so it might be closer to a full 1080p image with less scaling on most shots.

Of course, there’s more compression artifacting in the HDTV version, but it’s surprisingly pretty damn clean.

a trolling bantha

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Seems to me like there’s even less detail in the BR, despite the obvious compression artifacts in the HDTV…

a trolling bantha

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I’m guessing AotC just got hit hard with a DNR pass for the blu-ray, on top of the also weird color-timing that tints the image. I remember hearing it argued that the teal push might’ve been done to eliminate the magenta push we see in the old hd master.

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Yes, Blu-ray DNR helped kill how AotC looks for good, much like TPM. Is RotS the only film that survived the bloody transfer?

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Of the first six movies? Pretty much.

a trolling bantha

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Here’s an updated look at the HDTV master vs the Blu-ray:

Blu-ray: https://i.lensdump.com/i/WPdnTP.png

HDTV: https://i.lensdump.com/i/WPdvOm.png

As you can see the blu-ray smudges so much detail, and that once you clean out the compression artifacts from the HDTV master you can see all the missing fine detail.

So hopefully they will either make a brand new 4K DI with re-rendered CGI, and definately not an upscale of the blu-ray master.

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Hopefully they’ll go back to the 2k digital cinema master itself and make a brand new UHD transfer from that, being careful not to botch the upconversion process (see: Oblivion).

Other than that there’s really nothing else they need to worry about. The UHD transfers can still look amazing without them re-rendering anything.