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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP) — Page 28

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emanswfan said:

Been looking even further into both 4K monitors and televisions. My main focus seems to be on HDR and color gamut abilities. The new Asus PA32U arriving later this year looks the most promising so far.

-Optimized 384 zones direct-LED backlight matrix support and ASUS LED driving technology achieves 1 micro second operation for better HDR performance (1000 cd/m², peak)

-Quantum Dot tech. reproduces 85% of Rec.2020, 99.5% of Adobe RGB, 95% of DCI-P3 & 100% of sRGB color space

Having a full array backlight and a peak 1000 nits brightness is definitely a must if I really plan on going through with doing an HDR10 variant, and the color gamut range is equally impressive. That much of the Rec.2020 and DCI-P3 standards are what stand out most to me. From what I’m hearing it’ll be priced around $1600 which is not too bad considering these specs.

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/PA32U/

In terms of televisions, which I think would be in addition to getting a new monitor, I think I’m leaning best towards a 65 inch Samsung KS8000.

http://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/4k-suhd-tvs/65-class-ks8000-8-series-4k-suhd-tv-2016-model-un65ks8000fxza/

And yeah, I’ve started doing some work with the professional version of Video Artifact. I’m transitioning all my pre-grading source manipulation work to this. Already very impressed how much I can stretch the ability of the footage I shoot off my Sony NEX 5T with the program, and am excited to soon play around with some of the prequels blu-ray footage in it. Could also prove useful for the “Rogue One style” grade I plan to do with the ANH blu-ray.

I’ll hope to post some comparisons of what this can do with the material somewhat soon.

Nice Monitor, but you’re not going to hold out for an OLED vs LED TV? How come?

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Oh I’m holding out for the TV as well, just there’s not any info on most of the 2017 models just yet. The monitor won’t be out till Q3 of this year, which I’m sure will also be when the new TV models arrive.

And idk, I feel like the rate at which these standards and technologies are changing I personally will just stick with an LED for now over OLED. I might change my mind. Having a new display monitor is my first priority. I myself don’t necessarily feel I’ll need the TV till I’m further along in the project enough to do proper full playbacks of latter drafts of the grades.

And surely, I can focus my time on getting to know VA well and making an even better source to work my grade from.

Also, determined to lessen any unexpected delays, I’m sure to set up for myself a proper RAID setup to ensure I don’t lose any of my project files. The files can get quite big. Each film in the 12 bit 4K lossless form is over 2TB. Meaning 8TB minimum free storage just for the raw source material alone, not to count the space needed for saving renders and such. I plan to render out some large master files when the project is complete as well as means for archiving.

Of course for distribution, file sizes should be far more reasonable. There will be a 1080p BD compliant, HDR10 4K Bluray compliant, and smaller “streaming size” 1080p and 4K versions.

Workprints will most likely be in the smaller formats, until the sort of “final workprint”.

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Recently on Facebook somebody posted about having a 35mm print of Episode III they were going to scan. I told them to register and post about it here on the forums but so far they haven’t. Sucks cuz I’m sure it’d be of interest to this and other projects.

JEDIT: Just reread the post. He says 35mm trailer. Not full film. Either way, I’m sure it’d still be a good/interesting resource.

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NeverarGreat said:

I wonder if this is from a 35mm scan or a promotional image, considering how bad the Blu-ray looks

The difference is staggering.

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Not sure if it’ll help for reference or anything but I’ve been getting a bunch of film strips in the last couple of days and one was for Revenge of the Sith. Probably from a trailer, but gonna be scanning the ones I get:

ROTJ Strip

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“Another software to add to my collection.” ;p

Had this tool recommended to recently. It does a fantastic job at manipulating colors with minimal artifacting and is especially useful for color/tone matching shots. Unlike other software, the parameters for shot matching is quite extensive. Similarly it seems to do a good job at degrading and adjusting the tonal curves.

Each film has a unique blanket “degrading” input LUT applied to the film, followed by usually three or four levels of scene/shot specific grading tweaks, and then a unique blanket “film emulation” ending LUT. Using this in combination with the work I already have in Resolve is quite exciting.

http://3dlutcreator.com

On other notes, I’m continuing to figure out a new storage situation that will have redundancy in mind, as I’d rather not be the one to experience the loss of precious data if I have any hopes in finally completing this project one day.

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Yeah, he just posted an update. Don’t you see it?

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Very nice, can’t wait to see!

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Where are you guys seeing all these updates? I’m beginning to think I’m blind.

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NeverarGreat said:

I wonder if this is from a 35mm scan or a promotional image, considering how bad the Blu-ray looks:
Orange Menace
Blu-ray: Purple Mess

Yeah, Imma need prequel blu-rays in the quality of the top picture. That looks incredible and there is a stark difference forsho.

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Is there some news of this awesome project ?

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Are there any more VFX shots you need to do? I remember reading up on this a few years ago and the intention was to redo some of the VFX from the original films to make things look less perfect and shiny. If there is anything left to do, I’d like to help out.

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