The goal of this fanedit is to be a sort of quick and dirty HD Theatrical Version of the Phantom Menace, done with similar methods to Harmy or the D+ projects, but less meticulously and painstakingly accurate. Something that’s good enough for someone who just wants the movie.
There’s a few minor changes that are still in this, but only the stuff that’s not particularly noticeable.
There’s plenty of TPM restoration projects that are nearing completion now in 2021, which will render this project obsolete very soon. This project was only ever really meant to tide us over until those are done.
Basically what I did in this project is that I took Schormann’s Preservation of the 2001 HDTV version of the Phantom Menace, plopped it into Sony Vegas, matched it roughly to Adywan’s (SD) Reconstruction of the theatrical movie… and also edited out the ugly as hell subtitles burned into Schormann’s Preservation and replaced them with ones that look kind of like the font in the Original Trilogy and the new movies, using Blu Ray footage (which doesn’t have burned in subtitles).
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I’ve been working on a v2 that fixes some technical errors, but I have to start over from scratch since I’ve lost the files from the original project. But that’s probably for the best.
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