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Asteroid-Man

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#784940
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Star Wars: Renascent *** NOW AVAILABLE!!! ***
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LuckyGungan2001 said:

I can PM you a photo, don't know whether I could send money though...

Sorry.

 All good, I was just thinking out loud. I'm 99.9999999999999% sure I won't be accepting money as per always. I'll let you know when I have a link up.

RU.08 said:

I suggest just fixing the megashares links for the DLC package - or putting in myspleen. If you fix the DLC then I or someone else can up it to the spleen for you.

And... just because I can, lol:

https://i.imgur.com/UrQXiGY.jpg

-V

 

TV's Frink said:

Just use Mega.  50 gb for free.

 RU.08 said:

Mega is limited to 10GB of bandwidth per month though on the free account.

 Thanks guys, I'll look into Mega!

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#784918
Topic
Star Wars: Renascent *** NOW AVAILABLE!!! ***
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I've been considering getting WeTransfer plus. You can transfer up to 10GB at a time and keep it stored online indefinitely. That's an easy way of sending files off to people when they need it. 

I have two gripes about that - 

1. The cost of the bandwidth

I've been working in the film industry for a while now and get private clients so having a WeTransfer Plus account would benefit me. Still, a fifth of my online space would be limited by this being on there. So of that $10 a month, $2 of it every month would go to storing this online.

Solution

That being said, if people send a dollar or two when they download it, that would pay to keep the file online. Still, it could come off as super sketchy and falls into grey area, regardless of the fact that I would be making $0. 

Many of you know my position on receiving donations for this Fan Project (or any project for that matter) so I'll give it some thought.

2. Legality of file sharing

I don't wanna get sued lol

Solution A

I'd need people to PM me a photograph of their Star Wars DVDs/Blurays and a typed out "I am confirming that I do, in fact, legally own a copy of the Star Wars movies on DVD/BluRay/Digital Download". 

Solution B

Another way I could go about this in future releases, is to include audio commentary as an educational "digital workshop". Using copyrighted material for educational purposes can actually prevent lawsuits from having any ground. 

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#784436
Topic
Editing in Avid Media Composer (Blu-ray and beyond)
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vickunnie said:

As we all know, the most compatible video format for Adobe Premiere and Avid editing is MPEG and DNxHD MOV format. So we need to transcode the Blu-rays to the editable format first before import the Blu-rays to the editors. In order to perform the task smoothly, I recommend you a powerful Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac which has an exclusive function to support Blu-rays and DVDs to editing tools, such as Adobe, Avid even FCP.

 Can you go straight from Blu-ray disc to MOV DNxHD or to MXF DNxHD? If not, my method above is proven to work, while 100% of your posts on this website have been to tell people to download the Brosoft Bluray ripper.

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#770080
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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brimforge said:

 

There are multiple issues with this comparison:

1. Angle of your shots is different than the one in the film - follow the lines on the panels and you'll see that they're off

2. The size of your lens vs the size of the lens used in the film. They likely shot the scene on a very long lens (at the very least, 100mm), and with that perspective the engine would certainly not be visible in the foreground. The lens isn't wide enough.

3. The size of the model is different than the final product - now I know we're compensating for that with the crop, the problem is that the distance between the two engines being presented by the lens is different depending on the size of the ship itself - due to a greater distance being between the engines in the film, the engine in the foreground should be off camera. 

Blu-ray screencap is correct in it's perspective.

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#688027
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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TV's Frink said:

Asteroid-Man said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

DarkRha said:

Is ESB:R going to be available in both DVD and BluRay? if so, will there be differences among the versions? (beside the video quality)

 Yes.

The DVD will be as Adywan originally intended but will be at a low resolution and feature a sadly 'washed out' image. The Blu-Ray will be in full HD but will feature a new totally different colour-timing to the DVD, be heavily DNRd and Adywan will add in loads of extra changes that we all hate.

;-)

 What? Full HD? I thought he was only releasing it in 720p

 Check the batteries on your joke detector.

 Just replaced 'em. Haha, up to speed now. I was so sleepy reading through that. All I saw was "full HD" and my brain woke up for a split second.

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#687443
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ryan McAvoy said:

DarkRha said:

Is ESB:R going to be available in both DVD and BluRay? if so, will there be differences among the versions? (beside the video quality)

 Yes.

The DVD will be as Adywan originally intended but will be at a low resolution and feature a sadly 'washed out' image. The Blu-Ray will be in full HD but will feature a new totally different colour-timing to the DVD, be heavily DNRd and Adywan will add in loads of extra changes that we all hate.

;-)

 What? Full HD? I thought he was only releasing it in 720p

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#663407
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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muddyknees2000 said:

Several models are currently being built, for different parts of the film....and while the items currently being worked on aren't the last of the model work, the model work IS the last of the video work......once all models are finished, shot and inserted into the film we will have arrived at "picture lock" and then Ady moves on to the audio side of things.

Sounds good. Grazie, signore.

Bingowings said:

Rex Harrison asks :

When will it be done?

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#663320
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ronster said:

Asteroid Man... Model work is being done.

Audio has not been started proper

Ronster... that sounds wicked! What scene is this for, and is this the last of the model work? I've been absent for a while and just wanted to see how things were going. Keep up the good work guys!

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#640157
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

Asteroid-Man said:

timdiggerm said:

Given that DSLRs give good image quality, and they don't need to record the sound...why not?

DSLR has good image, but compared to 35mm film, it's laughable. The colour range is only 8-bit, which drastically limits what you can do with colour grading. Most DSLRs don't even have a full frame image sensor. 5D does, which it seems like is what they are using though. You're bound to get artifacting.

The contrast ratio with DSLR is also hysterically shitty compared to film. DSLR crushes the blacks on shooting. The colour range isn't true YCrCb 0-255, and regardless of what you do with it, you end up with RGB 16-135. 

Artifacting and brightness/contrast/colour aside, the grain on a DSLR compare to that of celluloid is an even bigger difference that Gorilla Grain can't meet, as much as it claims that it can. 

When you have virtually every cinematographer in the industry saying that Digital STILL doesn't have the same look as Film (and these are people comparing film to the likes of the Alexa) how on Earth do you expect a DSLR to do it? Granted, MANY cinematographers are beginning to shoot digital now over film (obviously excluding the likes of Wally Pfister), but if they were doing some inserts for a film that was shot, coloured and edited on film, do you think they would shoot digital, let alone a DSLR?

Are you serious? You are comparing a fan film with a budgeted studio production?

Well if you want to give us the money to rent a Panavision 35mm camera, the money for the reels of film, the money for all developing costs, the money for professional digital scanning and all the other things attached to filming in 35mm and we'll gladly use film. And all that just to film a hologram shot and a brief distant walking shot?

But in the real world we use what we can that can still give us the results we want at the smallest costs. Funny how i have already shown a clip a long while ago that incorporated footage shot with a standard consumer camera ( before we got the Sony Z1) , yet NOT ONE person commented that the footage didn't match the original and stuck out as being digital.

It's just a fan edit after all.

I can't give you the money for a 35mm camera, but I could have LENT you a 35mm camera and maybe even some film for the Montreal shoot if I had known prior to April. I could have scanned the film myself too. 

I'm kind of upset with myself now that I wasn't more up to date with this thread. 

Oh well, it's in the past. I hope the DPs did most of the colouring on location (with gels and in-camera colour temp) because grading 8-bit colour (specifically the 5D) is very limiting.

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#640124
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

timdiggerm said:

Given that DSLRs give good image quality, and they don't need to record the sound...why not?

DSLR has good image, but compared to 35mm film, it's laughable. The colour range is only 8-bit, which drastically limits what you can do with colour grading. Most DSLRs don't even have a full frame image sensor. 5D does, which it seems like is what they are using though. You're bound to get artifacting.

The contrast ratio with DSLR is also hysterically shitty compared to film. DSLR crushes the blacks on shooting. The colour range isn't true YCrCb 0-255, and regardless of what you do with it, you end up with RGB 16-135. 

Artifacting and brightness/contrast/colour aside, the grain on a DSLR compare to that of celluloid is an even bigger difference that Gorilla Grain can't meet, as much as it claims that it can. 

When you have virtually every cinematographer in the industry saying that Digital STILL doesn't have the same look as Film (and these are people comparing film to the likes of the Alexa) how on Earth do you expect a DSLR to do it? Granted, MANY cinematographers are beginning to shoot digital now over film (obviously excluding the likes of Wally Pfister), but if they were doing some inserts for a film that was shot, coloured and edited on film, do you think they would shoot digital, let alone a DSLR?