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Star Wars: A New Hope in Dolby Vision (Released)

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So I have a hard to find copy of a New Hope in the form of a Dolby Vision Web-Dl, but unfortunately it had a lot of issues so I needed to do my own little restoration project to bring it to where it needs to be. This included learning how dolby vision worked which was a pain in the ass but ultimately I’m glad I was able to do this. This Project contains all the audio and subtitle tracks from the 2020 UHD BD and Regular BD. Subs for the BD have been darkened for proper display on Dolby Vision screens. Both those discs have an extra 38 frames in the beginning so I had to adjust all the BD tracks by -1585ms to get them to sync correctly. This is a Profile 5 single layer DV file, so unlike blu rays, it won’t fall back on HDR10 if you don’t have a DV display, so it’s really only going to look right on those displays. Big thanks to Schorman for creating the forced subtitle track that matches the UHD BDs, since this version uses soft subs as opposed to the harcoded one’s on the BD. I have only tested this on the 2019 nvidia sheild using the Dolby Vision build of Kodi, but it plays perfectly fine on that and it looks and sounds great. It seems this is the only film that exists in a DV web-dl which is a shame, but it’s still cool to have regardless. PM me for a link!
-Dylan

(Previously Pickle2503)

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Honestly no 😕 it seems that when playing a single layer Dolby Vision file on a non-Dolby vision display, the video displays itself in sort of a false color mode, so you can’t really tell the differences between the DV version and HDR10 versions without just viewing them on your own DV/HDR10 displays. However, speaking from my own perspective, the DV version only looks marginally better than the HDR10 version, I just thought it’d be useful to preserve it.

(Previously Pickle2503)