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Star Wars: Episode IV (DEVASTATOR EDITION) WIP.

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Hello, Star Wars fans!
This edit will be a mixture of the SE and The original version, With some additives of course. The main source of this edit is The 2011 Blu-ray release, Color corrected by Adywan in 2018. I am hoping this edit will be a more purist version of the famous “Adywan Revisited”. All the basic info including the change list, Will be listed down below.
-That Guy With No Name.

Sources:
Adywan’s Color Corrected 2011 Blu-ray (Was made in 2018).
4K77 (1080p) non DNR
4K78 (1080p) non DNR.
Hal 900’s custom special edition.
Many 35mm cell scans and screenshots.

Tools (software Etc.):
Video Editing Software: Davinci Resolve 17.
Audio Editing Software: Audacity.
Color Matching software (for matching 4k77 to blu-ray): Dr dre’s color match tool.
Color grading software: Davinci Resolve 17.
Dust and scratches removal: Neat video 5.0

When released:
File: MKV.
Size: 70gb-90GB (ProRes) / 30GB-40GB (H.264)
Resolution: 1920x817 ProRes, 24 fps. (there will be an H.264 encode as well)
Audio Track: brand new mix with new sound effects and music 😉,(changes list below).

Video changes:

MAIN:
.New lasers/muzzle flashes.
.Smoothed jump-cuts.
.Contenuity fixes.
.Color correction
.Re-edited some scenes.
.slight lightsaber enhancments.

Specific:
.Tatooine matte altered slightly.
.The Tantive now has a red glow on its engines.
.Removed the blue haze from the star destroyer. (done by Adywan)
.The Tantive can be seen moving faster to match the previous speed.
.The laser that hits the Tantive has been re-positioned to hit the right spot.
.Artoo now flashes red and blue as he does in ESB and ROTJ.
.Lowered the intensity of the red flashes.
.One of the officers that get shot but no flash appears, That has been fixed.
.this same officer also accidentally shoots a laser out of the scope, That also has been fixed.
.fixed a jump cut where you can suddenly see a trooper has fallen.
.A laser bolt has been added to the officer that originally fell behind Threepio.
.Artoo now retracts his hand in a long shot (overwriting a bit of the next shot).
.The escape pod. now moves faster and goes down instead of up.
.New VFX for the shot of the officers arguing about the escape pod.
.The inside of the escape pod now glows blue.
.The pod hatch now has motion blur.
.cloudy skies on Tatooine have been replaced with real skies from Tunisia.
.Inside the Sandcrawler has been replaced with the 2019 Blu-ray for better quality.
.Threepio’s “switching eyes” have been corrected.
.The original Dewback scene has been reverted to its original timing. (thank Hal for this)
.All mistakes or continuity errors at the Lars homestead. have been fixed.
.Scan lines have been added to the Leia hologram.
.The rocks in front of Artoo have been removed
.Bens hut is now the original matte painting.
.The hut scene has been re-edited.
(And many more changes too much to list.)

Audio changes:
.Music cues all over the movie have changed.
.New Tantive Iv alarm.
.Threepio now says “there will be no escape for the princess this time” as he does not recognize her later.
.The officers now scream as they get shot, Instead of just opening their mouths.
.The blaster sound effect has been changed into one Uniform sound.
.There are now wind/desert sounds in all shots of Tatooine
.Lightsabers now have a uniform sound.
.Mos Eisley has now more sound effects of ships taking off, alien language Etc.
.The cantina song now sounds more like a band In the background, rather Than just an added track.
.Greedo sounds less like a digital voice.
.All explosion sounds have been enhanced with new sounds, Except for the death star explosion.
.The death star now has a uniform buzz sound throughout the whole film.
.The control room door Now has a uniform sound.
.The officer getting punched sounds more brutal and loud.
.Announcements can now be heard in the death star corridor.
.Threepio’s extra lines have been reinstated from the mono mix.
.The stormtrooper door bump sound has been removed.
.The lightspeed tunnel sounds louder and more Psychedelic.
.I removed the digital voice of the rebel announcer with The normal version from the mono mix.
.Lukes’s “blasted biggs” line has been corrected to “blasted wedge” using the mono mix.
.when biggs gets blown up, Luke now screams “Biggs! Biggs!” (From the radio drama).

Blu-ray case: (This case is a criterion case.)

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Sounds good ThatGuy, looking forward to your Gout preservation also.

Out of curiosity will you be fixing Vader’s chest control panel, so it has the blinking lights like ESB and ROTJ.

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Atom-88 said:

Sounds good ThatGuy, looking forward to your Gout preservation also.

Out of curiosity will you be fixing Vader’s chest control panel, so it has the blinking lights like ESB and ROTJ.

Sure, I was originally going to include that but I thought it would be too tacky.

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Will you be upgrading the lightsaber effects? Especially the falcon training scene! I don’t understand why Lucas never fixed this in the special edition

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Crossvader said:

Will you be upgrading the lightsaber effects? Especially the falcon training scene! I don’t understand why Lucas never fixed this in the special edition

Yes of course, I didn’t include that because I thought it would be self explanatory.

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Will you edit or change the lightsaber duel in any way? Not SC 38 Reimagined, although if you want to do that it’s fine. What I mean is are you gonna edit it kinda like Adywan did, with things like speeding the duel up or adding Battle of the Heroes? Also, will you keep the Jabba scene?

“No one is born ugly, we just live in a judgmental society.”- Kim Namjoon

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Also, cool title, DEVASTATOR EDITION. Has a nice ring to it. 😉

“No one is born ugly, we just live in a judgmental society.”- Kim Namjoon

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Grand Master_ Luke Flywalker said:

Will you edit or change the lightsaber duel in any way? Not SC 38 Reimagined, although if you want to do that it’s fine. What I mean is are you gonna edit it kinda like Adywan did, with things like speeding the duel up or adding Battle of the Heroes? Also, will you keep the Jabba scene?

The duel will be changed slightly, sped up in some scenes, and polished,
No music will be added though.
also, the Jabba scene is going to be pulverized.
Ps. “Devastator” is the name of the star destroyer at the beginning of the movie.

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Cool clip, glad you removed the Dewback walking across the screen. Why there is no audio? The same thing happened with the GOUT clip, except the GOUT clip had music.

“No one is born ugly, we just live in a judgmental society.”- Kim Namjoon

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Grand Master_ Luke Flywalker said:

Cool clip, glad you removed the Dewback walking across the screen. Why there is no audio? The same thing happened with the GOUT clip, except the GOUT clip had music.

I haven’t done the audio tracks yet, so that’s why you cant hear anything.

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What was the process for that scene? Did you do any stitching of multiple sources or clean up a single source?

It’s probably a good sign I can’t tell.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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Hal 9000 said:

What was the process for that scene? Did you do any stitching of multiple sources or clean up a single source?

It’s probably a good sign I can’t tell.

No stitching In this shot. I just replaced the shots that were altered with the 4k77 source.
I then cleaned it using PFClean. And color corrected it With Dr. Dre’s Color Match Tool.

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I have finished about 21 minutes of the film and I am now at the tatooine shots (video-wise)
Everything is going great except for grain, Which is why I need Neat Video,
But for now, this will have to do, Have a great day.

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Those look amazing! I love how thick and red they are. Impressive. Most impressive.

“No one is born ugly, we just live in a judgmental society.”- Kim Namjoon

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Lasers and image look amazing That Guy👍

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Looking great, Is this edit going to be available in 1080 full HD
Really looking forward to seeing this.