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ChainsawAsh

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#1300317
Topic
Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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nl0428 said:

Hal 9000 said:

As obsessive as I can get about certain things, the reality is that I can’t be steward of this metaproject forever, and so with V6 I fully intend to set the prequels down and just let whoever wishes to take up the craft going forward cull whatever they wish from them. They’ll be my ultimates, of course, but there’ll never be an end of the line.
Even if IX ends up requiring me to go back again, say if the plot crucially involves midichlorians or something, I’d probably just reckon those as V6.1.

I can assure you that there will be no mention of midi-chlorians.

Didn’t know you were in the writing room on TROS! 😉

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#1299891
Topic
schorman's HDTV Star Wars Saga Preservation
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dgraham414 said:

Can someone explain to me what bitrate means? Are they of lower quality?

Overall, yes. Lower file size, lower quality. But that doesn’t mean bad quality - if you take care when encoding (which I’m sure Schorman has done), it will still look excellent.

The “full bitrate” versions are equivalent to Blu-Ray releases, and are 30-40GB (like Blu-Rays). The “low bitrate” versions are more equivalent to, say, iTunes/Amazon digital download or Netflix/Hulu streaming.

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#1299870
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schorman's HDTV Star Wars Saga Preservation
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I don’t plan on downloading the low-bitrate copies myself, but did you flag the commentary speaker subs as “forced”? That means the player will always turn them on automatically no matter what audio track is selected. The “forced” and “default” flags should both be set to “off” so the viewer can select them manually when changing to the commentary track.

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#1299438
Topic
Restoration Of The Star Wars Deleted Scenes
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I mean, come on - even if you thought a tool that will automatically restore footage and edit it back into the movie for you was possible (which kinda makes sense considering you still seem to think someone will just do all that work for you despite multiple people telling you multiple times that it won’t happen and you need to learn how to do it yourself if you want it done), the Last Jedi quote had to be a dead giveaway…

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#1299370
Topic
Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction
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WDW203 said:

trillary dump said:

the film is color timed to the 2004 versions (minus the botched lightsabers, those shots are replaced by the Blu-Ray).

Does this mean that the color is HDTV matched to the Blu-Ray in those shots or that they just use the Blu-Ray? IIRC, the HDTV version uses the 1997 recomposites, just with messed up color. The Blu-Ray uses new digital cores.

Yeah, it would definitely be more accurate to fix the color on the 2004 HDTV lightsaber shots than to use the Blu-Ray. However…were the lightsabers in Jedi actually ever recomposited before the cores were replaced in 2011? I seem to remember that only being the case for a few shots in ANH, with ESB and ROTJ’s lightsaber composites being untouched in 1997…

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#1299324
Topic
The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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NeverarGreat said:

NeverarGreat said:

I’ve been thinking about moving Snoke’s ‘Awakening’ dialogue (thanks RL!) and I have an idea for it that may greatly improve more than just the logic of that theme. Not to be cryptic about the idea, but I think it will be better just to show you. Unfortunately implementation will take a bit of work so I’m just going to let this idea sit here for now like a JJ mystery box. 😃

As promised, the idea:

Password: fanedit

I may have to go back into the Restructured workfile to rework the music, since the timing could be better.

As for the ‘training’ line, I don’t miss it, especially since TLJ all but discarded that plot point.

I like this a lot!

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#1299238
Topic
Best viewing order to introduce Star Wars to children?
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Release order. Easy question. First time viewers for any series/franchise should almost always use release order.

Weirdly, The Clone Wars (Filoni) I think benefits from watching its episodes in chronological order, making it a rare exception. But I also would stick to just the movies for a first time viewer experience and let them check out the supplemental material later if they’re interested.