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ChainsawAsh

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#1274186
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Any alternatives to tsmuxer for losslessly converting a mkv to BD iso?
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I can tell you exactly why for Revisited:

It’s not 1280x720 or 1920x1080. That is, the letterboxing is cropped off, but Blu-Ray format requires a full 1920x1080 or 1280x720 frame size, so black bars are necessary.

In other words, you can’t burn ESB:R to disc without reencoding.

As for Hal’s edits, even the full 1920x1080 versions don’t play nice with BD format and never have. I gave up trying a long time ago. Something to do with Hal making them on a Mac - there are a couple solutions that have worked for some people, but I’ve never been successful.

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#1273687
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The Last Jedi - Clean cut edition
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Assuming the YouTube link I just saw on Reddit is the same as your V8 - in motion it doesn’t look entirely convincing to me. It feels like a 2D image pasted on instead of a three-dimensional part of the scene.

Love the idea, and this is proves to me that it CAN be done convincingly, but it’s not quite there yet. I’m almost thinking it needs to be done like some of the Blade Runner Final Cut stuff, where they filmed new footage that was precisely timed and matched movement-wise to the original footage - so film someone holding a screen-accurate ROTJ Luke saber prop hilt and moving it in the same ways Luke moves the saber in TLJ.

Or maybe a 3D model manually adjusted and tracked instead of trying to get a still image (or series of them) to work (assuming that’s what was done here).

Not trying to rain on your parade or anything, it just isn’t quite convincing enough for me.

I will say, though, the green blade itself looks perfect!

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#1273008
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A simple ANH and RotJ idea
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The DS1 had many design/engineering challenges that took nearly 20 years to overcome.

When they built DS2, they could do it in a fraction of the time because they knew what hurdles to expect and how to overcome them.

Don’t get me wrong, I like this idea (and generally dislike the two death stars in the OT for story/repetitive reasons), but the “Why’d DS2 take so much less time to make?” argument has never really held water for me. DS1 was the prototype, of course the “production” version (DS2) could be made much more quickly.