…the moment you start flipping things around for no reason was the moment this turned into a fan edit.
Upscaling The Magic School Bus to 4k wtf?
I’ve heard people complain that some of the DVD releases were VHS quality. Upscaling isn’t going to accomplish anything. It would be better to just try to restore the original episode format while keeping it in SD.
There’s no reason for it to be 60 fps. It’s either 24 fps or 24000/1001 fps (23.976…), forgot which.
…if you’re trying to download an HD project, you need to own the official Blu-Ray first.
Are you sure about that? Stuff like the schorman HDTV preservations are overall closer to the DVDs than the Blu-rays. Perhaps the Blu-ray’s are “close enough” for the OT, but certainly not Ep 1 and probably not Ep 2 and 3.
I think 4k77 only had one DNR version, available in 4k and 1080p variants.
As for 4k83, I don’t know what happened to 1.0, but it’s irrelevant now. DNR 4k83 comes in three versions, v1.1 (Medium NR/Sharpness), v1.2.2 (maximum NR/Sharpness), and v1.3 (minimal NR), all with 4k and 1080p variants.
What master does the Disney+ version use? Is it the same as the 2011 master (or the 2011 master but upscaled)? Is it the 2011 master but at higher resolution? Or is it a new master entirely?
That’s what I meant, the 77 crawl. Must have mistyped.
“GOUT: unique pairing of original video with 1993 audio”
Don’t you mean unique pairing of 1993 audio and video with 1997 crawl?
So, if this is a completely new unreleased master that, additional changes aside, is objectively better than the 2004/2011 master, how will this affect the Despecialized editions and projects like it? Is Harmy going to cancel the 3.0 of ESB and ROTJ, and then do a 4.0 of all three movies based off these new masters (assuming they don’t appear in higher bitrate form on 4k Blu-ray or something in a year or two)?
Accidental double post. Whoops
So this is an upscale of the 2011 SE with a different color grade and (cringe) a further edited Greedo scene? I take it episode 2 and 3 are also upscales?
What about The Phantom Menace? Is that also an upscale of 1080p elements, is it true 4k… or is it an upscale of a 2k master?
Are you planning to also restore the Time-Life cut of Tom Baker Doctor Who (complete with narration and Latin Spanish dub)?
Sorry for necrobump, but I can’t find this anywhere. Neither Laserschwert nor TR2N have replied to my PMs, and the Myspleen torrent is dead. If anybody still has this, could you PM me?
The original trilogy? It’s never got any kind of IMAX release, and I don’t think the Pan and Scan exists in HD. Considering the 2004/2011 master was made with a 1920x1080 16:9 letterbox, any pan and scan masters made from it would, best case scenario, have to be cropped and upscaled.
@Mackey256 You forgot about the Renegade Grindhouse 1080p version of Empire Strikes Back (which could be paired with the no-DNR versions of 4k77 and 4k83 until 4k80 comes out), as well as the Dreamaster version (which could be paired with the DNR versions of 4k77 and 4k83 until 4k80 comes out).
Here’s my thoughts on the best 97se and theatrical prequel releases:
For 97 ANH you can choose between Harmy’s Respecialized version (which is a 720p reconstruction using multiple sources and masters) or the Team Blu version (a 720p upscale which limits itself to SD 97 SE masters, most notable some DVD recordings of SD DTV broadcasts). Both versions have the DTS Theatrical audio included. It’s not as fair a comparison as Despecialized vs 4k77/Grindhouse ESB/4k83 though due to there being no pure 97SE masters in HD/4k released yet. Waiting for a fresh 4k transfer.
For ESB and ROTJ my recommended choice for the 97 se is althor1138’s Laserdisc preservations due to them also including the DTS theatrical audio. If you don’t mind being limited to the Laserdisc AC3 audio you could also go with Adywan’s 1080p reconstruction of ESB. Still waiting for a fresh 4k transfer.
For TPM, the DTS audio has been synced to Adywan’s SD theatrical reconstruction. Whether you use the muxed mkv or mux it yourself is up to you. Still waiting for a fresh 4k transfer.
There aren’t any good theatrical sources for Attack of the Clones, and there aren’t any fan edits which try to reconstruct the theatrical cut for the purpose of syncing with the DTS audio. If you really want to watch this version of the film, your best option is probably either the Centropy SVCDs or the edited UAR version made by spoRv.
You picked a bad time to ask for episode 3. My suggestion would be to wait for v2 of Schorman’s theatrical reconstruction.
One more thing that I forgot. You’ll need to make crawl only subtitles for the fandub. It should simply be a matter of making a copy of the full subtitles and deleting everything after the opening crawl, but still.
I’m not sure if my post never appeared or if it was deleted for mentioning a file name that I shouldn’t have mentioned.
Along with again wanting an update of the theatrical reconstruction of ROTS, I’d like to see the Backstroke of the West fandub synced and included in all future updates of your ROTS encodes. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the original source for it is.
What happened to V2? Wasn’t there going to be a V2 that fixed various things like duplicate frames?
Wowow is based on the bluray mix rather than the DVD mix.
My one curiosity - will you be including a “fixed” dvd mix. If I remember correctly, the surround channels were swapped during portions of the 2004 audio master.
Didn’t that only apply to ANH?
Why resize to 720p? What resolution are you recording to anyways? You should just leave it in SD IMO.
Bit of a difference though. AFAIK Avatar and Clone Wars were mostly computer animated 2d, with some 3d CGI models. Droids and Ewoks were more traditionally animated, so I don’t think it’ll turn out as well.
[sarcasm]Nice necrobump BTW.[/sarcasm] Almost 8 years difference in between none’s post and utsnia’s post.
The DNR version of 4k77 reminded me of the earliest Orange Bricks of Dragon Ball Z in some ways: much of the grain was wiped out, but a lot of the dirt and scratches and stuff are still visible.
I don’t know how feasible it will be to remove that stuff in updates of the Non-DNR version (which also kept the dirt and scratches, but are less conspicuous on account of the grain), but I’m curious if the Skydude DNR version will fix this issue.
The address is https:// davidmdaut dot com/2019/01/14/star-wars-attack-of-the-clones/, but for some reason, it links to https:// davidmdaut dot com/2019/01/14/star-wars-attack-of-the-clones/%E2%80%AC , a web address that I’m pretty sure doesn’t exist.
edit: The problem appears to be with the originaltrilogy.com’s forum software.
Quirks like what, for instance?