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#1291768
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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HigHurtenflurst said:

Is there really a debate about fighters having hyperdrive?!

We see – very much canon and very, very plainly – a bunch of fighters jumping into hyperspace in ROTJ when they leave Sullust and coming out again at Endor to attack the Death Star. X-wings, A-wings, Y-wings, the whole lot I think…

There is NO question they all have hyperdrive.

That’s very much the point I think. Rotj is the first time we see this happen, and it seems to go against what is said by Ben in anh. “A fighter that size couldn’t make it this deep into space on its own.”

I don’t personally have a problem with it, but I get where people are coming from.

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#1286782
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Star Wars Crawl Redone (or, My Lame 3D Graphics Practice)
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So, I work as an editor for a lot of advertising work and whatnot. As more and more clients are looking for 3D graphics work, I figured I should start learning the basics. Rather than do something boring, though, i figured I’d do something fun with it, so I did a very over the top recreation of the Star Wars opening crawl. The kind of thing that it would probably be like if made today instead of '77. Thought you guys might get a little enjoyment out of it.

PW: OT
https://vimeo.com/344718407

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#1284748
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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jarbear said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Darth Lucas said:

Rogue One attempted to fix this continuity error by giving ponda a similar arm to the severed one shown in the Jedha scene.

Ady, I wonder if thats a change worth implementing in ANHR:HD? To change ponda’s hands BEFORE the arm is severed to match as opposed to changing the arm on the ground.

Would provide better continuity with Rogue One as well.

I’d rather cut the cameo out of Rogue One myself.

Agreed. Ady’s approach is the best approach in my opinion logically on what happens during that scene anyway.

Definitely cool with that. Just occurred to me that it was an option.

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#1284736
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Rogue One attempted to fix this continuity error by giving ponda a similar arm to the severed one shown in the Jedha scene.

Ady, I wonder if thats a change worth implementing in ANHR:HD? To change ponda’s hands BEFORE the arm is severed to match as opposed to changing the arm on the ground.

Would provide better continuity with Rogue One as well.

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#1282720
Topic
Project 4K80
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Williarob said:

Servanov said:

NeverarGreat said:

I feel like there has to be an easier way to clean a static starfield.

Since the automated dust cleanup presumably erases stars, have you considered stabilizing the shot, running the cleanup, and layering it over the original on ‘darken’? Then if you had just a single frame manually cleaned, it could be overlaid on top of that with the blending on ‘lighten’, which would return the accidentally erased stars.

True. This is actually a trick we’ve been taught at my film restoration business. We make two copies of the frame, and on one we apply an automatic dust and scratch removal, which removes some detail, but then put the dirty layer on darken and the quality is kept while only removing the dust.

So, limited success on this one… The main problem is that both the dust and the stars are “light”, so using the automatic cleanup and blending it with the original won’t work here. Most of the dark dirt is lost in the blackness of space.

To illustrate the problem, here is a raw frame (this is from the pandown, to make it more obvious which stars are missing, but the same is true during the crawl where perhaps only a single star is accidentally erased):

Imgur

And here is the same frame after automated cleanup:

Imgur

Now If I put the original frame on top of the cleaned frame and set the blend mode to Lighten, all of the stars return, but so does the red line - in fact it looks identical to the original uncleaned frame. If I set it to Darken, it looks identical to the cleaned frame - the line is gone but so are all those stars. (This is a technique I’ve used before, and it works very well on a lot of shots, but unfortunately not this one.)

However, Using a static stars frame (one taken from right before the pan down), and placing it above the auto cleaned layer with the blend mode set to “Lighten” does work pretty well for most of the shot - though of course it can’t be used until the Star Wars logo has gone, or it adds stars to the black area inside the words:

Imgur

And it’s only good until the pan down, but that’s still a lot of frames.

Every frame will still need to be checked, but this should save me some time painting out the dirt and dust, so thank you for your suggestions.

If that’s the only issue with the Star Wars logo shot, you could always create a mask around the interior of the letters so they remain black, or shoot it my way and I’d be happy to do so for you.

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#1281912
Topic
The Last Jedi- Full Movie Re-Edit
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SilverWook said:

MalàStrana said:

Couldn’t we just let this thread die ? There are plenty of interesting edits of TLJ around, radical or conservative edits to almost every taste, made by very nice people who don’t try to make profit out of it, so let us forget about whiny bi***** like Ivan, please.

Let’s rise above petty name calling. We’re better than this.

Are we though? C’mon silverwook, you’ve been here longer than most of us. You can’t have missed that this is pretty par for the course behavior 'round these parts.

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#1281648
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Sky_ said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Sky_ said:

does anyone know where i can get the HD version of this, I only have the DVD version when it first came out
thanks

Adywan is creating the HD version right now.

Ahhh ok that makes sense, thanks for the info dude

Just make sure it’s ready by my dogs bar mitsvah.

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#1281361
Topic
Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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ChainsawAsh said:

Animation looks great! I’m not super fond of the timing with respect to the music, though - I’d try to preserve the original timing of Tatooine coming into view on the “BWAM” and only after that do we see the Tantive come into frame. But of course, that’s just my preference.

Was about to comment this same thing. Looks great, but the timing should match the music, if not necessarily the original shot.

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#1280391
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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pehache said:

This is an old post now, but anyway…

oojason said:

ZigZig said:

  1. The official sources are/were TehParadox (which is closed) and MySpleen (where invitations are not available anymore).
  2. When a newbie asks “where can I get them” on this forum, the 2 ou 3 same guys always answer with jokes, or “read the first post” (which is outdated), or don’t answer at all, or forbid access to newbies (you must be a member for 6 months before getting the private links, which is quite justified and understandable, but can give the impression of a closed club).
  3. If you want to learn more about how to get the Despecialized Editions, you have to read 161 pages of private jokes. And do not try to give your opinion or to answer to a post, you’ll receive “get out of here” or “ridiculous” for answer from some people who think that this forum is their playground, even though the vast majority of members are kind and caring.

On the other hand, if you pay on eBay, you receive a beautiful package with a box, inner sleeves and beautifully printed blurays.

I am obviously outraged that people get paid on eBay for the volunteer and free work of other people like Harmy, Poita, Adywan or DrDre. No one should claim $ 100 on eBay for Harmy’s work, it is not fair. And I’m happy to be a (young new) member of this forum, where I can learn a lot of things about SW, and share my passion with people who are, for the most part, extremely sympathetic.

But I understand why many people end up finding eBay easier than this particular forum …

 

You raise some good valid points ZigZig - and I appreciate your efforts in here to try and come up with a solution to these issues.

To try to answer some of your points - and in the interests of clarity for others reading up about this topic…

 

Harmy’s Dspecialised Editions are widely available on both public and private torrent sites - in many differing formats and sizes. That new posters state on here that they searched ‘high and low’ on the public torrent sites and still can’t find them is somewhat baffling. Also baffling are those that say they don’t know how to use torrent sites and then ask to join myspleen…
 

In Harmy’s first post in his Despecialised Edition thread on this site is the linked ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ -
which chronicles how to obtain the DE.

Harmy also has a facebook page - chronicling how to obtain his Despecialised Editions - via ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ linked on it.

And a twitter page too.

There is also a youtube video out there with ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ linked in on how to obtain the DE.

I think (though am not certain) that the above video, with ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ linked in, is available on other similar video sites too.
 

As a kind-of-newbie, I think that this is indeed difficult to access the files. The information about them on this forum is spread over multiple topics and over multiples posts in each topic, and even some headposts contain outdated information. The guide: I followed it today to get ESB, and just failed (I can see files for TLJ, not for ANH or ESB). Public torrent trackers: mmh, there you can find multiple versions, without knowing if they are the “official” ones or altered in any way (for instance I can see a 1080p version of Harmy’s ESB, but as far as I know his version is 720p, isn’t it ?). Private trackers: probably a better source, but you have to be a happy member… Anyway, using torrent trackers if you’re not a geek who knows how to use a VPN or a remote seedboox, can get you into legal troubles in many countries. The truth is, many people don’t have many options apart from buying the stuff on ebay.

I don’t think anyone is blaming people who may not know any better who buy them. But the people taking this freely available labor of love thing and making a rather hefty profit off it is pretty despicable.

Harmy has even said he’s trying to figure out a way to make it easier to access. So hopefully that will help things somewhat once he does.

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#1278620
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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While I’d say it is possible to remove the Ronto and keep other elements, like the shadow under the landspeeder, I don’t think that’s the best way to go about it. The problem with the SE landspeeder shadow is that to do it, they cut off the bottom half of the landspeeder. It just doesn’t look right. It’d be better, in my humble opinion, to roto out the landspeeder entirely and then reinsert it to have more stable movement and a new shadow beneath it that doesn’t rely on cutting off parts of the speeder to begin with.

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#1278250
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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NeverarGreat said:

Very nice. What is the source of this artwork?

It is the mural displayed at Star Wars Celebration this year.
If memory serves, this is where I saved it from: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/bc37os/star_wars_celebration_mural_by_jason_palmer_hq/

There is also artwork for Clone Wars and Rebels in there, but I didn’t feel particularly obliged to create covers for those. Maybe I will someday.