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Star Wars Prequels Deleted Scenes (WIP)

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Hello. I´m working on improved versions of the Prequel´s deleted scenes, including upscaling them to 1080p. I think i´m obtaining really good results, however, some scenes have better source quality than others. At least the ones from AOTC, which are the ones i have been working with so far. I´m using Handbrake and Video Enhace Topaz AI testing different ways to upscale and fix them. The problem I´m having is that there is some kind of distortion in the eyes and faces, specially in movement scenes. It creates a “double image”, but only in some moments, and i don´t know the cause for the moment. Does someone know what may be causing this problem?
(Check Padme´s mother eyes and Padme´s face):

Here you have some comparison screenshots as an example of the results (Below are the improved screenshots):

*Should be noted that the DVD Ripped scenes are showed here in their source 480p resolution, but to compare how they would look in some 1080p/Blu Ray edit, we should put them here simply “upscaled” to 1080p, and they would look much worse.

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There was another user on here who was doing the same thing and getting the same results (blurry faces, ect).
I’ll say this though, blurry faces or not, these scenes look better then they ever have looked.

Excited to see where this goes!

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I think part of the problem is the early digital cameras that were used to film AOTC, they can’t really be “upscaled” past 2K and definitely have some issues with detail on faces, CG characters, and bluescreen backgrounds. Not really much any of us, or anyone for that matter, can do about it though. Either way this is still some fantastic work and I can’t wait to see more!

Use the Force, Joh Yowza.

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the deleted scenes of the prequels are really good

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Great work! I’m following this project! Good luck!

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Figuring out the best upscaling algorithms is always a worthy effort. Any updates on this?