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#1314420
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Ronster said:
If you take the spliced in shots of R2-D2 on death star whilst playing chess on the millennium falcon. If I was right that those stop motion chess pieces time exactly with the spliced in shots of R2-D2 then we can confirm Special effects not completed and R2-D2 was spliced in to cover the unfinished sequence although it was shot just not finished. If you were going to do a Special Edition why on earth would you not restore those special effects shots restoring how the film was planned and “meant to be”

These aren’t unfinished effects. They probably just forgot to do closeups of R2 in the falcon. Whoever thought of using the Death Star footage for that scene was a genius, you’d never know if someone hadnt pointed it out to you.

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#1312427
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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The one thought i had throughout this film was “This is a childrens movie. How is a child supposed to enjoy this?”

Not as good as TLJ.

Far too much movie even for its massive runtime, just too many setpeices. But there were parts that I absolutely loved, so its a generous 7/10 for me.

Seeing it again on Monday but I feel that might be too soon.

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#1309304
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The Simpsons: Embiggened Edition
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Sort of, the big hurdle is the enormous amount of processing involved. the plan has been to upgrade my machine to handle this, Then I thought that the disney+ versions would be the 4:3 upscales we see on the BluRay masters.

Im interested to know if they will be doing 4:3 upscales or simply the Standard Def DVD masters that appeared on Simpsons world. Personally I think both will be inferior to the DVDs. The HD remasters on both the BRs and Disney+ are really overdone. The biggest problem is it takes soft blurry detail and rasterises it to sharp defined detail, which makes for an inferior presentation.

When i watch the DVDs on my massive 65" TV, they look fine. A little soft but definitely watchable. Id prefer to watch them than some over-processed garbage.

A set of 90s NTSC TX masters on Betacam/Digibeta would make my day however.

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#1306954
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Your eyes are great at white balancing. You look at something that is “white” and your brain will make it so.

I do have to disagree with Dr. Dres approach with TV settings. I have my TV set to appropriate settings for Dolby Vision and while every other film looks fine, these films are definitely undersaturated. Re tuning your TV should not be the solution here.

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#1306248
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[Official] All Star Wars films released in 4K HDR on Disney Plus: 4KSE with more changes
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I found what i believe is the first of many grading errors in Star Wars. It’s the scene where luke gets out of the speeder after the mind trick scene. The camera pans up with luke and so does a power window making the sky a shade of brown. Excuse the crummy photo but you can see it here.

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I couldn’t see it as much on my Laptop, might be on the Dolby Vision version only.

The desaturation is very apparent on my LG OLED and significantly warmer than my Macbook Pro. Which should be set to the same whitepoint (D65).

Also this is interesting

Star Wars in 4K HDR Dolby Vision on Disney Plus Analysis: Is It Fake HDR?
https://youtu.be/VGZmMjPJiAk

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#1284093
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Anyone working on a color correction and regraining of terminator 2 4k mastered?
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I recently saw a 35mm print of Terminator 2. I should have taken notes but a few things i can remember

  1. The laser bolts in the opening termination battle were purple like the old master

  2. All metal hospital scenes were cool, even the daytime ones. More like the 4K master than the old one.

  3. The daytime LA scenes like the canal chase were all nice and warm.