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#90600
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***The "EditDroid" Trilogy DVD Info and Feedback Thread***
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I just watched it on another TV/DVD player, and I noticed the quality was significantly lessened - on this other setup the dot crawl is awful, but on my 20" Toshiba flatscreen TV and Toshiba DVD player going through a component output there was none. The other is an older RCA 48"(?) projection TV with an RCA DVD player going through an S-Video cable. I have to say, it looks bad with the dot crawl, but with a better setup and no dot crawl it looks amazing.
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#90436
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Originally posted by: zion
Ash, you just made me realize that I never commented on your post. Sorry about that.

Anyway, if and when I decide to do a purist version (which may be sooner than you think ), I'm going all the way and doing everything possibe to make it look and sound like the '77 version. Sorry to confuse you. My ultimate edition ANH DVD would have both the purist version with original crawl, mono track, and no video touch-ups save for your basic noise filters and spot removal, as well as the touched up version with fixed effects and 5.1 audio.


All right! That's exactly what I'd want - I'd like a purist version and an updated "capturing the experience" version. That's a great idea.
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#90231
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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Originally posted by: zion
you can't change anything about the film because it wasn't like that in '77.


Do I detect a hint of bitterness here? When I complained about your effects fixes it was because what you are doing with the pre-ANH crawl idea is preserving the original, and you should preserve everything else as well. If you were releasing not a pre-ANH version, I wouldn't care about that at all. Then there are people who say no matter what it has to be like it was released, but I think if you're going through all the trouble of making one thing identical to its release, why fix something else that was "broken" upon release?

As for Mike's alterations, let me say this: if he was distributing these, I'd get them in a heartbeat. This would be the ideal version of Star Wars in my opinion, but I think history should also be preserved as best as possible.
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#89655
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Originally posted by: zion
Depends on what shape the video is in. If it needs sharpening or denoising, I'll do that. Other than that I'll be doing color correction and spot removal.

For ANH, most likely I'll be doing two angles for the crawl, where one is the "A New Hope" crawl and the other is the original. Sabers will be redone also. What I'd really like to do is one of those seamless branching things where you can choose to view the film with or without my video enhancements. We'll see how that goes.


While I really like to hear the pre-ANH version, I have two concerns/questions:

1. The sabers. I say leave them be, or at least put them in as alternate angles or something that can be chosen as well because my take, especially on a pre-ANH version, is to preserve the original video and audio as much as possible, which leads me to my next point.

2. Soundtrack. Since there is a VHS tecline that I hear has a quite good copy of the original mono track and MeBeJedi is working to synch this with the video, will you be using this? I'd strongly suggest that as at least an option, as I'd love to hear all the old changes and this would be in line with preserving the original as much as possible.

But this is your set so of course I'm leaving this entirely up to you - it's not like I have any say in it anyway, haha, but I don't want you to think I'm pulling a DanielB and bitching at you for not doing it my way.
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#87889
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Any Interest In A Corrected 2004 DVD?
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I find this very interesting, but I myself am not interested in this; however I posted to say I never minded the "new" Vader voice; in fact I always hated the fact that it is completely different from the other movies. However, I believe in historical preservation *as well* as an artist's right to revise his work as long as the original isn't superceded by it, as Lucas is doing.
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#87731
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.: The Zion DVD Project :.
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Wow. Amazing. That's just ... wow...

Are you going to be putting A NEW HOPE in the SW menu? Wait, I'll back up - will your ANH/SW DVD have a pre-ANH version on it? I'd strongly reccomend one, just put the original crawl and the mono soundtrack and you have the 77 mono theatrical version, right? The crawl could be an alternate angle, so you wouldn't have to make two DVDs and everything. But what do you think about this?
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#87301
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***The "EditDroid" Trilogy DVD Info and Feedback Thread***
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Wow. Well, this looks great, but I really do want the original mono mix, so I'm going to be waiting till MeBeJedi gets that ready. I plan on getting the Zion set and if possible I'd like to do a little of my own personal DVD editing and use the MeBeJedi mono soundtrack and crawl with everything else from Zion's SW disc, except the menus modded a bit to remove the ANH from Star Wars. But if I can't figure out how to do that (which I probably won't), I'll be getting Zion's ESB/ROTJ and MeBe's Pre-ANH. And if that doesn't come to fruitition, I'll just get this. Unless, of course, Zion wants to make a pre-ANH disc...*hint*

By the way, I have TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6, and every time I add two videos to the same track the video becomes de-synched with the audio after the second track. For example, I got the new Battlestar Galactica miniseries and edited out the credits at the end of part one and beginning of part two, loaded part one onto a track in TMPGEnc DVDAuthor and then part two onto the next track. However, after the second half starts, the audio is out of sync, however if I skip back to the beginning of it the audio is back in sync, I just can't play it straight through. Not sure if this is the best thread for this, but anyone know what the deal is? Can I just not do this in that program?
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#86941
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.: The X0 Project Discussion Thread :.
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Well, I figured I was being rather childish in my leaving, and now that I see the asshole in question seems to be gone and Laserman is back, I figured I'd come back.

Thank you so much for reconsidering, Laserman! If I can in any way help out I will gladly do so, however I probably won't be able to donate much if any money. Anything I can do I gladly will do to help out.