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Are you sure you want to use de-interlacing? You’re effectively throwing away half the resolution and filling in what’s missing with what’s left.

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Mavimao said:

Are you sure you want to use de-interlacing? You’re effectively throwing away half the resolution and filling in what’s missing with what’s left.

yeah i second this. de-interlacing rarely improves quality. and if we are playing back on TVs, you won’t notice the interlacing if you have proper hardware. I hate interlacing, but once you have it, better to stick with it.

Totally understand if you can’t do your video editing this way though, your call.

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It’s not that I can’t edit, it’s just that one or two of the plugins weren’t happy with the source being interlaced. I’m sure I can work around that though, I just didn’t want to spend too much time worrying about that at the beginning, preferring instead to get the whole disc put together and always intending to go back and make improvements to the process.

My Projects:
[Holiday Special Hybrid DVD v2]
[X0 Project]
[Backstroke of the West DVD]
[ROTS Theatrical DVD]

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Zion said:

I just didn’t want to spend too much time worrying about that at the beginning

Sounds like you have your priorities in order! I haven’t checked this out yet, but I am glad that someone is putting the rifftrax on the newer release. Good work

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Zion.

While I applaud your efforts on the whole, in a side-by-side comparison with the EditDroid version the G-force cartoon loses quite a lot of the linework due to the heavy DNR. Even with the EditDroid’s serious aliasing (source related), I feel it is the better option.

Looking forward to seeing your future efforts with this project.

Regards,
Fritz

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Don’t be afraid to desaturate the reds and magenta’s even more. To me it looks like the tint needs to be shifted into the green side a few notches as well. Might as well go for broke since you’re going through the trouble and make it look as natural as possible!

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Thank you for the feedback, everyone. This is exactly what I was looking for with this initial release.

dahmage said:
Sounds like you have your priorities in order! I haven’t checked this out yet, but I am glad that someone is putting the rifftrax on the newer release. Good work

As someone with OCD tendencies, it’s sometimes easier for me to stay on a more familiar path in order to avoid spending hours or days researching and experimenting on a particular aspect without making much progress on the project as a whole. It’ll be right on the final release.

Video Collector said:

Zion.

While I applaud your efforts on the whole, in a side-by-side comparison with the EditDroid version the G-force cartoon loses quite a lot of the linework due to the heavy DNR. Even with the EditDroid’s serious aliasing (source related), I feel it is the better option.

Looking forward to seeing your future efforts with this project.

Regards,
Fritz

I appreciate the specifics on the key differences. I’m leaning toward switching back to the EditDroid version as well.

Dreamaster said:

Don’t be afraid to desaturate the reds and magenta’s even more. To me it looks like the tint needs to be shifted into the green side a few notches as well. Might as well go for broke since you’re going through the trouble and make it look as natural as possible!

Thanks for noticing. I’m thinking about shifting the green/magenta a little bit more in addition to some secondary correction to desaturate the magenta. I’ve noticed several instances where the magenta is still quite overpowering compared to everything else.

My Projects:
[Holiday Special Hybrid DVD v2]
[X0 Project]
[Backstroke of the West DVD]
[ROTS Theatrical DVD]

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Wow, Zion, this sounds great! I’m excitedly looking forward to the completion of this project!

FWIW, I second Video Collector’s suggestion.

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doubleofive said:

I haven’t downloaded, but do you have any kind of disclaimer saying that people should donate to RiffTrax (http://www.rifftrax.com/donate) if they don’t own the riff since they do still sell it (now as VOD somehow).

oh yes…zion has a plug for rifftrax in the presentation. I myself buy certain shows from them…even bought the rifftrax for STHS when they originally released it…I just HAD to (I’m a big MST3k/Rifftrax fan)

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1988_George_Lucas_testimony_before_United_States_Senate

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Finnius said:

doubleofive said:

I haven’t downloaded, but do you have any kind of disclaimer saying that people should donate to RiffTrax (http://www.rifftrax.com/donate) if they don’t own the riff since they do still sell it (now as VOD somehow).

oh yes…zion has a plug for rifftrax in the presentation. I myself buy certain shows from them…even bought the rifftrax for STHS when they originally released it…I just HAD to (I’m a big MST3k/Rifftrax fan)

Excellent! Then I won’t feel bad replacing my old Zion Hybrid someone sent me for some reason.

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I am not a member of my spleen. Is there anywhere else I could find this? I was actually chided by a friend a few weeks ago for the fact that I have never seen the holiday special.

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Flash said:

I am not a member of my spleen. Is there anywhere else I could find this? I was actually chided by a friend a few weeks ago for the fact that I have never seen the holiday special.

You can find the EDITDROID version on newsgroups that is where i got it. posted 114 days ago. [EDITDROID version is one of the primary sources for this version] I suggest you just go grab that for now.

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Someone was nice enough to link me a copy of the zion version, but I appreciate the suggestion.

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Could that kind person be kind enough to kindly link me a copy too, please? ✌️

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Hi Zion, any progress news 😃

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Just stumbled across this thread - my kids and I watch the Holiday special every year while we decorate our Star Wars tree. I am not on MySpleen (I do have a tehparadox account) - is there anywhere else I can find this complete version? I haven’t been able to find it on the normal torrent sites. Thanks!

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This seems like it would be the best possible version of the SWHS. When might it be made available outside of myspleen?

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I’d still love some of the features from Gormaanda Hybrid V2 / edit droid ported over.

Mainly being able to play the film without adverts, as well as just the cartoon segment.

Any extra specials are a bonus.

While we now have a great quality source I do think there is a tiny bit more room for improvement and hope Zion or someone else can provide 😄

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I was directed this way by some guys after asking about a Blu-Ray edit (Or otherwise highest quality version known) of the Holiday Special. I was told that this is probably the best we have and will ever get.
That being said, any further work done with it? And anywhere I can get it from?
I’m still needing to acquire a BluRay / DVD burner, for projects like this one.