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The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v1 (Released!) — Page 2

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That’s ZigZig’s project and it isn’t affiliated with the 4K## team, so it wouldn’t be 4K99. He’s got a thread for it floating around in this section of the forum somewhere, but as far as I’m aware there hasn’t been an update in a while. I imagine COVID likely stalled progress, but that’s just conjecture.

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Thanks for all the kind words about v1, the Palpatine office shot is my only annoyance with the project. I’ve experimented with adding 35mm grain to the BR so that it flows a little more smoothly, and so that the mild waxiness is toned down.

https://vimeo.com/446995177

With a v1.1, I’ll be putting it out in 5.1 using the track included with ZigZig’s LD, which I’m assuming it’s the Cinema DTS as I don’t have it otherwise. A larger bitrate would also be included, somewhere around 35gb or larger. Grain would also be added as mentioned to allow everything to mesh together.

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

With a v1.1, I’ll be putting it out in 5.1 using the track included with ZigZig’s LD, which I’m assuming it’s the Cinema DTS as I don’t have it otherwise.

No, I believe the cinema DTS is different. I have it. I’ll PM you.

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jzilli said:

Bobson Dugnutt said:

With a v1.1, I’ll be putting it out in 5.1 using the track included with ZigZig’s LD, which I’m assuming it’s the Cinema DTS as I don’t have it otherwise.

No, I believe the cinema DTS is different. I have it. I’ll PM you.

Is it synced to anyone’s own project or anything else for that matter? I can’t seem to get it to work with my project. I’m assuming it’s still synced to a 24fps timecode or something for that matter.

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Moiisty said:

was 4k99 ever gonna come out? cause I saw on the forum that a 4k scan of the prequels was happening

That’s on hold indefinitely. Poita (the guy doing the scans) went radio silent about a year ago. He was having a lot going on in his personal life and I imagine he just got burnt out. That, and on the first attempt scanning the film he got ill from the print itself. I really hope the cat is doing well.

Side note: I seem to remember ZigZig mentioning somewhere he got his hands on a 4k scan of a print but upon looking around again, I can’t seem to find where he mentioned it. If anyone could find that for me I’d be very appreciative. Take this with a grain of salt. I might just be having a burnout moment.

JEDIT: Oops didn’t even see page 2. Sorry about that guys.
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Thanks for finding that. I knew I wasn’t crazy.

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

jzilli said:

Bobson Dugnutt said:

With a v1.1, I’ll be putting it out in 5.1 using the track included with ZigZig’s LD, which I’m assuming it’s the Cinema DTS as I don’t have it otherwise.

No, I believe the cinema DTS is different. I have it. I’ll PM you.

Is it synced to anyone’s own project or anything else for that matter? I can’t seem to get it to work with my project. I’m assuming it’s still synced to a 24fps timecode or something for that matter.

I don’t know much about it, but these threads have some more info

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Phantom-Menace-Cinema-DTS-Audio-Track-Now-Available-in-DTS-HD-Released/id/17927

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Phantom-Menace-99-HD-Theatrical-Version-by-Chewielewis-a-WIP/id/60924/page/6

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J0E said:

Moiisty said:

was 4k99 ever gonna come out? cause I saw on the forum that a 4k scan of the prequels was happening

That’s on hold indefinitely. Poita (the guy doing the scans) went radio silent about a year ago. He was having a lot going on in his personal life and I imagine he just got burnt out. That, and on the first attempt scanning the film he got ill from the print itself. I really hope the cat is doing well.

Side note: I seem to remember ZigZig mentioning somewhere he got his hands on a 4k scan of a print but upon looking around again, I can’t seem to find where he mentioned it. If anyone could find that for me I’d be very appreciative. Take this with a grain of salt. I might just be having a burnout moment.

You are not mistaken. ZigZig announced it around the 20th anniversary of TPM:

https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1282169/action/topic#1282169

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I’ve gotten the DTS to sync up and am now uploading a 32gb copy of v1.1 to Mega. I’ll leave it on overnight and hope it’s done by the morning.

After this will be starting on the Puppet Yoda version and getting that all to fit in with the BR, which may be a pain to do but we’ll see.

EDIT: I just noticed a missing shot as the Trade Feds approach Naboo. Looks like I’ll be rendering out another copy…

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Alright v1.1 is now up, both on TSWT forum and avalible via PM.

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J0E said:

Side note: I seem to remember ZigZig mentioning somewhere he got his hands on a 4k scan of a print but upon looking around again, I can’t seem to find where he mentioned it. If anyone could find that for me I’d be very appreciative.

ZigZig is overseeing a scan from the film’s 35mm release prints.
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Phantom-Menace-Theatrical-version-scanned-in-4K-a-WIP/id/67543

…but that project had been stalled

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The scanning process is currently locked down in a Parisian lab due to Covid-19…

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Bobson,

This looks amazing! However, I and some others are having audio sync issues with V1.1.1.

Thank you again for all your hard work. It’s amazing how much better this is than the DVD!

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I don’t suppose anyone has a chapter list/file that will work with this? The chapters from Adywan’s old theatrical DVD might work but I don’t have it, unfortunately. Official DVD/BR ones will obviously be off starting at the podrace.

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FYI, I made a synced AC3 5.1 track from ZigZig’s bit-perfect laserdisc capture, that will work with v1.15 at least; that one still has sync issues with the audio track, and it’s AAC, which is a format I’m not a fan of within video containers.

I sadly wasn’t able to retain the Dolby EX/6.1 configuration, but it’s still the laserdisc 5.1 mix, and it’s synchronized to Bobson’s v1.15 release!

Anyone who wants it, shoot me a PM. Thanks to ZigZig for giving me permission to share this.

(For those who don’t want to bother with that, I believe you can just apply a delay in mkvtoolnix to the audio; someone said -500 ms over at a different forum, but I’m not positive if that’s correct, YMMV.)

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