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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP) — Page 43

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Rendering times take about 1.5 days for a 10 minute clip at standard level HEVC 10 bit 4K which is on par with the desktop I used to have, but it’s more problematic because my laptop tends to glitch out or crash when I push the CPU/GPU so long, not to mention the heating issues. 1080p H264 renders take less time but not by much due to my GPU still not doing a good job accelerating multiple lumetri color layers, color space conversions, and curves/levels adjustments.

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This is looking superb, mate. The color grade is gorgeous.

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Omni said:

Emanswfan, is there possibility of a lower bitrate, 1080p render with the colors and the grain? It wouldn’t be nearly as taxing, and I’m betting it’d still look wonderful.

Agree the bitrate could be lower for these samples, it’s hard playing just the clip on my laptop, 15mbps on the high end would still keep most of the important detail intact even though it isn’t lossless, about a quarter size.

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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Emanswfan maybe cap the bitrate for 1080p HEVC at say maybe 10mbps or so, like Act On Instinct said, “on the high end would still keep most of the important detail intact even though it isn’t lossless, about a quarter size.” and he is right, and if you also encode with HEVC it will keep the important details while making the file size smaller but still retains the high quality video source

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I’ll try and cap the bitrate for future previews, I just tend to render larger files for previews for internal purposes.

Anyhow, computer isn’t holding up so much these days as it creates a burning smell now if I try and do anything too resource intensive, but I should hopefully have a new machine by sometime this summer, which will be a beast of a desktop, and will be ridiculously more powerful than any machine I’ve personally owned in the past. A full TPM release will be ready soon after, the project files are just sitting on an SSD waiting to be rendered.

In the meantime, here’s a screencap I edited with my latest grade PRIOR to adding the print film emulation or film grain. I graded it to the german theatrical release as reference with further adjustments to give it more clarity.

TPM grade 01

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emanswfan said:

I’ll try and cap the bitrate for future previews, I just tend to render larger files for previews for internal purposes.

Anyhow, computer isn’t holding up so much these days as it creates a burning smell now if I try and do anything too resource intensive, but I should hopefully have a new machine by sometime this summer, which will be a beast of a desktop, and will be ridiculously more powerful than any machine I’ve personally owned in the past. A full TPM release will be ready soon after, the project files are just sitting on an SSD waiting to be rendered.

In the meantime, here’s a screencap I edited with my latest grade PRIOR to adding the print film emulation or film grain. I graded it to the german theatrical release as reference with further adjustments to give it more clarity.

TPM grade 01

Looks amazing! If you’re going for a film look, I would personally adjust contrast and saturation a bit:

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Absolutely stunning, so happy to hear from you again, emanswfan. That last screenshot is really exciting, can’t wait to see the full impact when it comes to episode II with the full film emulation.

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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DrDre said:
Looks amazing! If you’re going for a film look, I would personally adjust contrast and saturation a bit:

Totally understand, my graded screenshot doesn’t have the last two steps of my current grade, not to mention it’s a pre-converted HDR to SDR file lossless PNG screenshot since handling the full video right now kills my computer as I’ve explained, but I still have the project files that I can throw in screenshots into and don’t make my computer go nuts. My current full method in Premiere, takes the original HDR source uncompressed from the 4K blu-ray, applies highlight compression to put it into SDR range, apply color correction adjustments, convert to LOG, and finally make film print emulation grading adjustments close to Kodak 2283.

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emanswfan said:

Here’s the clip, apologies for the messed up audio.

https://mega.nz/file/rKpyFAhT#eprt0hVr9PcbomnJxGjFS8XA3nCBzZ4ONC4kLya8qws

Absolutely love it. Even the messed up audio with the score up front made me appreciate ROTS even more. To me, grain makes it look realistic and ties it all together. I believe it all. Man I love the way it looks. Also cements that old school Hollywood feel that these films were going for.

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Major bump.

I very much hope that emanswfan has been doing well these last few months, especially during such difficult times all around the world.

Just thought I’d interrupt the long stretch of silence to let them know that I am still eagerly awaiting any further news on the state of this project, and hoping that it hasn’t been completely forgotten! 😉

If you’re still struggling with computer issues mate, I’d be more than happy to give a little support your way to make things all the more easier, and I’m sure they’d be others who may be willing as well. 😃

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I just found out about this , of course the harmy star wars ot was totally awesome for hardcore sw fans
I have bought the OG trilogy in 4K , So i was hoping eps IV V VI 4K Despecialize versions are being worked on or are these available yet?

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I also hope emanswfan is doing well, this project deserves the attention and support.

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV