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Darth Editous

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#620322
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Info Wanted: Matte paintings / scene recreations for the original trilogy - help
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This:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Limited-Edition-Star-Executor-Collectors/dp/B000QVT2PM

came with a bunch of them printed on glossy card, though I don't know how well they might scan. If I remember rightly, there was the Ewok village, Jabba's Palace, and Slave One parked up on Cloud City among others.

But they all had black spaces where the live action would be, which is of course how matte paintings work.

DE

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#613416
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[OUT - ruLes] Original Unaltered Trilogy restored using Laserdisc editions - A New Hope (Released)
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Upscaling is, IMO, a bad idea. NNEDI3 is good, but in my experience TV and player upscalers are better, and all you're doing is wasting encoded bytes on pixels that don't contain any real information. Keep it at the original resolution, let the encoder spend all its bytes on real detail, and leave upscaling to the playback device.

DE

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#606935
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Michael Arndt heavily involved in writing the new SW trilogy
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Wow, this seems to me to be a tremendous and original insight into the success of Star Wars. Thanks for posting this.

I never thought of it like this. It still raises the hairs on the back of my neck when Han reappears, and I still breath the same sigh of relief as Luke.

There are similarities with - off the top of my head - Stardust and Fifth Element too. The emotional (internal) resolution directly resolves the external threat. Both are endings I've always enjoyed.

DE

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#603171
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Info: laserdisc captures - of resolution, resize and cleaning...
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(due to overscan, I presume).


It's not overscan, but nominal analogue blanking. When calculating PARs and DARs, only the central 704 pixels (702 for PAL) should be taken into account.

It's simpler to ignore width completely when trying to work these things out. To go from PAL non-anamorphic to NTSC anamorphic just multiply the height by the NTSC/PAL ratio (480/576) and then by the anamorphic ratio (4/3).

326*(480/576)*(4/3)=~362.

DE

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#571950
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All 22 Bond films coming to Blu-ray
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I'll wait for the individual releases to grab 1-20 because there might be some way to salvage the films with editing. I certainly won't ever buy a boxset that forces me to pay for the Craig films. Never.


It's going for £75/~$120 in my part of the world - $5.50 a disc. Why not buy the boxset and give the ones you don't want to a charity shop, rather than giving them even more money to make another movie that you'll hate? Everybody wins!

DE

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#571527
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Voice dubbing in the first film
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The Death Star officer who tells Vader "There's no one on board, sir. According to the log, the crew abandoned ship right after takeoff" is dubbed by none other than Harry Shearer, of "The Simpsons" fame. Only a couple places online mention this, but I spotted this one myself first.


[citation needed]! - not saying you're wrong, but it could just be a guy who sounds enough like Harry Shearer to be mistaken for him. A quick Google only turned up one other reference, and that's just a comment on a blog.

DE

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#570405
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SW fonts
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Whenever I've recreated a crawl I've assumed the camera to be parallel with the crawl, and then offset the render. So all you have to tweak is the offset (easy, because you can extend the sides of the crawl to find where the vanishing point should be), the FOV and perhaps the vertical scale of the crawl image itself.

DE

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#569520
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Info: Topher Grace's Prequel edit
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If we developed an indexing system for the ripped dvds, music files and sfx etc (Everyone would have the same stuff, with the same name in the same place on their own machines)


But which DVDs? The NTSC ones, with their lower vertical resolution but correctly pitched audio, or the PAL ones, with higher resolution but squeaky soundtrack?

Some kind of more abstract knowledge base would be useful though - if you want to get rid of Jar-Jar, you can do this, this, and this, but watch out for this, etc.

DE