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#1488801
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QXYOC7U5yuhQAr089jiWeXZpy7J0nY0M/view?usp=sharing

Here is a sample of Anakin meeting Padame from my 3-1 cut done in HDR.

The scene was cut to flow tighter and more natural, like the dialogue between Ani and Padame.

I guess some of the cgi didn’t age too badly or did you update it because watto and think even jar jar look ok for the most part.

I thought Watto and Jarjar looked better too. No cgi work, just HDR. This is from the 1080p blurays. The Hdr just really helped balance the levels better so they blend into the scene more.

I hope there’s a way to make them look that good throughout the prequel trilogy.

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#1488683
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QXYOC7U5yuhQAr089jiWeXZpy7J0nY0M/view?usp=sharing

Here is a sample of Anakin meeting Padame from my 3-1 cut done in HDR.

The scene was cut to flow tighter and more natural, like the dialogue between Ani and Padame.

I guess some of the cgi didn’t age too badly or did you update it because watto and think even jar jar look ok for the most part.

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#1488411
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

JKMaxx said:

It’s definitely good to see you’re alive and well, AlaskanSandman!!

Dazman has already said hello in this thread, but since he didn’t toot his own horn I’ll go ahead and do it! Have you seen his incredible work on fixing up shots and adding VFX throughout Phantom Menace?
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Phantom-Menace-Improved-Edition-10-years-on-the-forum-edit-Released/id/91544/page/2#1485011

A lot of his work overlaps with yours, such as city lights on the Naboo and Tatooine planets in space, nicer lightsabers, and so on. From his OP, it namely boasts hundreds of cuts, tens of added slight sharpening effects to blurry shots, about 75 Audition audio edits, about 170 After Effect shots, and new short shots from upscaled dvd footage, so far too much to enumerate, but from a casual watch I thought his work did a fantastic job at revitalizing the film after two decades!

While I can’t speak for anyone else, I definitely think the best TPM cut would be one that consolidates all of the visual work both you and Dazman have put in; is there any chance you’ve considered collaborating on that front?

I have not atm. Maybe after I finish my own work. I know there was another user named Snooker who had done some good work too like removing Yoda from TPM.
Right now im largely focusing on my own edit as I have a couple distinct story beats that are different, like the assault on Naboo and Escape from Naboo to specifically give my edit its own unique arch. Other things have been changed in my edit like Palpatine killing the younglings instead of Anakin, as this makes Obiwan’s accusation to Padame, questionable. Specially from Anakin’s pov, as Anakin know’s its not true. Palpatine frames Anakin essentially, and Obiwan bites the bait.
I don’t mind people using similar ideas, but don’t want to get bogged down in other peoples “vision’s” while trying to get out my own.

This makes anakin’s hatred of obi wan more reasonable.

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#1488331
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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CMMAP said:

[Fullmetaled said:](post/id/1488309]
Can this fix bad hdr grades like evil dead 1 and 2?

It depends all on the colorist and his monitor setup. The program which is used is secondary. What does it help when you have the best tools but don’t know how to use them?

I was asking because I’d love to see evil dead 1 and 2 and maybe ghostbusters 1 and 2 with better hdr grades.

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#1488309
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

Davinci Resolve added HDR since I last color corrected the Prequels. So this is a quick test of the HDR with out any color corrections. Hdr gives better control and more range to manipulate the different dark and bright areas of the image. Just playing around for now till I get a new drive.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11AiSeoySb2kk_vATvZNKEGYw0YK71NQZ/view?fbclid=IwAR3o_RGmtzbYmN0aEH4gWBy1bJnHQjJrj924v1stb2SGfggEmivyZyvumYI

Can this fix bad hdr grades like evil dead 1 and 2?

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#1488175
Topic
Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box 1080p Upscales of Movie 5, Movie 8, and Movie 12 With English and Japanese Audio Tracks
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Venny said:

PJ said:

Venny said:

Hey uhhh those movies already have higher quality 1080p Web-DLs. All the movies got new HD remasters from Toei in 2018
https://mei.animebytes.tv/urIYVRgsei0.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/QVLwnvFdQrL.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/1d83c38eff7be4312a224a0a47426b4ec29b7e32ad6eb0e5272d0020eb72683b.png

Interesting. I didn’t even know Toei did newer remasters. Given what little I’ve been able to read online, others seem to be in the same boat. Typical of Funimation not releasing proper releases done by them.

Comparing the Dragon Box masters to the ones you’re talking about, the remasters definitley look higher quality…except for Coolers Revenge. Colors are odd and the picture looks weirdly sharpened. Perhaps this is another master from them that is different from the screenshot you linked, but frankly finding information on newer Toei remasters is surprisingly scarce. Any other info such as direct links you have would be nice.

Regardless, this is also just a means for people to experience what the Dragon Box masters have to offer but in HD. In regards to colors, grain or detail, really can’t tell how similar the newer remasters are to say whether you get the same experience but in better quality with those newer blurays if that’s what you’re getting at.

It’s not sharpened (at least not to an amount that would come off as distracting).

No but the blu ray versions not the Amazon prime versions have grain reduction.

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#1488066
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs …

No need to apologize. Happy to hear you´re well. You don´t owe anything to people in this forum.

Thank you and I figured most would be understanding but It is still unfortunate to have happen. A lot of people were going through more though so Im still grateful and looking forward to getting cracking at it again. The upgrades on the computer end will certainly help speed up production

Why don’t you do what adywan did and do a fundraiser for the equipment you need etc. also are you going to do a hdr grade if not because you don’t have the tech raise the money for that as well.

Tempting, but Ady has more time, experience and a larger following. Also, that puts me under more of a time constraint to get things done for the investors, and with the way the world has been so unpredictable. I would rather shoulder the responsibility myself

Maybe adywan can use his clout to help get your project fully realized.

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#1488039
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs …

No need to apologize. Happy to hear you´re well. You don´t owe anything to people in this forum.

Thank you and I figured most would be understanding but It is still unfortunate to have happen. A lot of people were going through more though so Im still grateful and looking forward to getting cracking at it again. The upgrades on the computer end will certainly help speed up production

Why don’t you do what adywan did and do a fundraiser for the equipment you need etc. also are you going to do a hdr grade if not because you don’t have the tech raise the money for that as well.

Tempting, but Ady has more time, experience and a larger following. Also, that puts me under more of a time constraint to get things done for the investors, and with the way the world has been so unpredictable. I would rather shoulder the responsibility myself

I understand. Ps. I wish there was a cgi fan edit team in the vein of corridor crew that could help make something like what cinematic captures did a reality for you and everyone else. My issue with cinematic captures update is they went to far and got rid of the real elements if they didn’t do that it would have been perfect. why did they get rid of the real elements anyway?

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#1487995
Topic
Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box 1080p Upscales of Movie 5, Movie 8, and Movie 12 With English and Japanese Audio Tracks
Time

PJ said:

Venny said:

Hey uhhh those movies already have higher quality 1080p Web-DLs. All the movies got new HD remasters from Toei in 2018
https://mei.animebytes.tv/urIYVRgsei0.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/QVLwnvFdQrL.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/1d83c38eff7be4312a224a0a47426b4ec29b7e32ad6eb0e5272d0020eb72683b.png

Interesting. I didn’t even know Toei did newer remasters. Given what little I’ve been able to read online, others seem to be in the same boat. Typical of Funimation not releasing proper releases done by them.

Comparing the Dragon Box masters to the ones you’re talking about, the remasters definitley look higher quality…except for Coolers Revenge. Colors are odd and the picture looks weirdly sharpened. Perhaps this is another master from them that is different from the screenshot you linked, but frankly finding information on newer Toei remasters is surprisingly scarce. Any other info such as direct links you have would be nice.

Regardless, this is also just a means for people to experience what the Dragon Box masters have to offer but in HD. In regards to colors, grain or detail, really can’t tell how similar the newer remasters are to say whether you get the same experience but in better quality with those newer blurays if that’s what you’re getting at.

That’s only the movies and I think the two specials. the og dragon ball and z have no blu rays from toei but they are just as bad as funi at least on the blu rays believe it or not the Amazon versions actually have the film grain.

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#1487929
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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EddieDean said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs and things to still get over but things in life have returned to normal enough to get back to this.
I suffered a computer crash during the pandemic that I didn’t have the available funds to worry about at the time. I eventually got a workable computer but not a good computer, just something I could go online with. Not anything that could do any real work though. I eventually was able to buy the parts to start building a better computer that was more than fast enough to handle everything I was doing. I still need to get some extra storage space in the next week or two, but after that I should be able to get back to work. The biggest thing to see still is if my old hard drive is still accessible as a slave to retrieve my old work files so I don’t have to start from scratch again. If I do have to its not the worse thing in the world for me as at least the work flow should go much faster than before. Im pretty sure the hard drive should be ok though.
I apologize for the absence but needed to focus my time and energy elsewhere during the pandemic and couldn’t justify getting a suped up computer at the time. I hope everyone else is doing good and I appreciate those who have shown interest in my edits. Soon as I can get some new content posted I absolutely will.

Your fanedit sounds great but could you go one step beyond if possible do two major things with this update the cgi with modern cgi and if possible update the lightsabers to look the way they do in the sequel trilogy because I think the effect is perfected in the sequel films it’s too bad the original trilogy lightsabers can’t be updated in that way. 😦

Somethings I will be trying to update as much as possible. As far as the Lightsabers, I am updating somethings to look more similar while one thing for sure, I am not. I am trying to add as much light cast from the sabers as I can, but as the old scenes were not filmed with an actual light up saber prop, there is only so much you can do in post. As for what im not changing to match, is the core of the saber. I don’t like the way it looks in Mandalorian when they swing the saber. This is more accurate to how a lit object being swung would look, I just don’t like it. I like the intense white core from the Og and prequel films that leaves a white streak when swung.

The only reason I asked about updating the cgi is things unreal engine 5 etc. really blew my mind and also the fan film vader when Vader goes to Naboo outside the palace of naboo looked better than it did in both ep 1 and 2. so yeah that made me sad lucas didn’t make the prequels later than he did in someways.

Yea I’ve seen some great stuff between Blender and the Unreal Engine but I don’t want to oversell myself just yet with no time or experience with them at the moment. I certainly would like to and I picked up the other stuff rather quick but we’ll see 😃

I hope you will be able to know use one or both of them one day for the prequels because it would be such a huge improvement for them this is what I also wish could be done for the good original trilogy cgi scenes. like cloud city the good parts of mos esley being expanded the Death Star assault using the original cuts song for jabba’s palace but just updating sly snootles and the return of the Jedi victory celebration keep the trash monster blinking I think it wasn’t a bad addition and remove the rest. maybe keep the Ewoks blinking I don’t know how I feel about that change.

I wouldn’t ask another editor to pick it up because it’s such a huge undertaking, but you’re right that we’re nearing consumer-available photorealism - especially of environments - with Unreal 5. Some of the environments they use in The Volume for filming the live-action TV shows use Unreal 5. I’d always swing in this direction, but maybe in the next breather when the dust settles on the current movies and TV shows, we should collectively try to deep dive and upskill in some of the new technologies. Unreal and Blender are free until you start making money off them, which is an awesome model for us editors.

I think mando used unreal engine 5 so yeah the tech is incredible i mean look at the matrix awakens that was creepily close to real. I can only imagine Unreal engine 6 when that comes out one day in the far future. I wasn’t demanding he’d pick it up i was just hoping he would.

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#1487923
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs …

No need to apologize. Happy to hear you´re well. You don´t owe anything to people in this forum.

Thank you and I figured most would be understanding but It is still unfortunate to have happen. A lot of people were going through more though so Im still grateful and looking forward to getting cracking at it again. The upgrades on the computer end will certainly help speed up production

Why don’t you do what adywan did and do a fundraiser for the equipment you need etc. also are you going to do a hdr grade if not because you don’t have the tech raise the money for that as well.

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#1487922
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
Time

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs and things to still get over but things in life have returned to normal enough to get back to this.
I suffered a computer crash during the pandemic that I didn’t have the available funds to worry about at the time. I eventually got a workable computer but not a good computer, just something I could go online with. Not anything that could do any real work though. I eventually was able to buy the parts to start building a better computer that was more than fast enough to handle everything I was doing. I still need to get some extra storage space in the next week or two, but after that I should be able to get back to work. The biggest thing to see still is if my old hard drive is still accessible as a slave to retrieve my old work files so I don’t have to start from scratch again. If I do have to its not the worse thing in the world for me as at least the work flow should go much faster than before. Im pretty sure the hard drive should be ok though.
I apologize for the absence but needed to focus my time and energy elsewhere during the pandemic and couldn’t justify getting a suped up computer at the time. I hope everyone else is doing good and I appreciate those who have shown interest in my edits. Soon as I can get some new content posted I absolutely will.

Your fanedit sounds great but could you go one step beyond if possible do two major things with this update the cgi with modern cgi and if possible update the lightsabers to look the way they do in the sequel trilogy because I think the effect is perfected in the sequel films it’s too bad the original trilogy lightsabers can’t be updated in that way. 😦

Somethings I will be trying to update as much as possible. As far as the Lightsabers, I am updating somethings to look more similar while one thing for sure, I am not. I am trying to add as much light cast from the sabers as I can, but as the old scenes were not filmed with an actual light up saber prop, there is only so much you can do in post. As for what im not changing to match, is the core of the saber. I don’t like the way it looks in Mandalorian when they swing the saber. This is more accurate to how a lit object being swung would look, I just don’t like it. I like the intense white core from the Og and prequel films that leaves a white streak when swung.

The only reason I asked about updating the cgi is things unreal engine 5 etc. really blew my mind and also the fan film vader when Vader goes to Naboo outside the palace of naboo looked better than it did in both ep 1 and 2. so yeah that made me sad lucas didn’t make the prequels later than he did in someways.

Yea I’ve seen some great stuff between Blender and the Unreal Engine but I don’t want to oversell myself just yet with no time or experience with them at the moment. I certainly would like to and I picked up the other stuff rather quick but we’ll see 😃

I hope you will be able to know how to use one or both of them one day for the prequels because it would be such a huge improvement for them this is what I also wish could be done for the good original trilogy cgi scenes. like cloud city the good parts of mos esley being expanded the Death Star assault using the original cuts song for jabba’s palace but just updating sly snootles and the return of the Jedi victory celebration keep the trash monster blinking I think it wasn’t a bad addition and remove the rest. maybe keep the Ewoks blinking I don’t know how I feel about that change.

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#1487918
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
Time

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Fullmetaled said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs and things to still get over but things in life have returned to normal enough to get back to this.
I suffered a computer crash during the pandemic that I didn’t have the available funds to worry about at the time. I eventually got a workable computer but not a good computer, just something I could go online with. Not anything that could do any real work though. I eventually was able to buy the parts to start building a better computer that was more than fast enough to handle everything I was doing. I still need to get some extra storage space in the next week or two, but after that I should be able to get back to work. The biggest thing to see still is if my old hard drive is still accessible as a slave to retrieve my old work files so I don’t have to start from scratch again. If I do have to its not the worse thing in the world for me as at least the work flow should go much faster than before. Im pretty sure the hard drive should be ok though.
I apologize for the absence but needed to focus my time and energy elsewhere during the pandemic and couldn’t justify getting a suped up computer at the time. I hope everyone else is doing good and I appreciate those who have shown interest in my edits. Soon as I can get some new content posted I absolutely will.

Your fanedit sounds great but could you go one step beyond if possible do two major things with this update the cgi with modern cgi and if possible update the lightsabers to look the way they do in the sequel trilogy because I think the effect is perfected in the sequel films it’s too bad the original trilogy lightsabers can’t be updated in that way. 😦

Somethings I will be trying to update as much as possible. As far as the Lightsabers, I am updating somethings to look more similar while one thing for sure, I am not. I am trying to add as much light cast from the sabers as I can, but as the old scenes were not filmed with an actual light up saber prop, there is only so much you can do in post. As for what im not changing to match, is the core of the saber. I don’t like the way it looks in Mandalorian when they swing the saber. This is more accurate to how a lit object being swung would look, I just don’t like it. I like the intense white core from the Og and prequel films that leaves a white streak when swung.

The only reason I asked about updating the cgi is things unreal engine 5 etc. really blew my mind and also the fan film vader when Vader goes to Naboo outside the palace of naboo looked better than it did in both ep 1 and 2. so yeah that made me sad lucas didn’t make the prequels later than he did in someways.

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#1487911
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
Time

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Sorry for the lack of post or anything. I am alive and well and I am still working to get this finished. That being said, there were definite set backs and things to still get over but things in life have returned to normal enough to get back to this.
I suffered a computer crash during the pandemic that I didn’t have the available funds to worry about at the time. I eventually got a workable computer but not a good computer, just something I could go online with. Not anything that could do any real work though. I eventually was able to buy the parts to start building a better computer that was more than fast enough to handle everything I was doing. I still need to get some extra storage space in the next week or two, but after that I should be able to get back to work. The biggest thing to see still is if my old hard drive is still accessible as a slave to retrieve my old work files so I don’t have to start from scratch again. If I do have to its not the worse thing in the world for me as at least the work flow should go much faster than before. Im pretty sure the hard drive should be ok though.
I apologize for the absence but needed to focus my time and energy elsewhere during the pandemic and couldn’t justify getting a suped up computer at the time. I hope everyone else is doing good and I appreciate those who have shown interest in my edits. Soon as I can get some new content posted I absolutely will.

Your fanedit sounds great but could you go one step beyond if possible do two major things with this update the cgi with modern cgi and if possible update the lightsabers to look the way they do in the sequel trilogy because I think the effect is perfected in the sequel films it’s too bad the original trilogy lightsabers can’t be updated in that way. 😦

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#1487848
Topic
Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box 1080p Upscales of Movie 5, Movie 8, and Movie 12 With English and Japanese Audio Tracks
Time

Venny said:

Fullmetaled said:

Venny said:

Hey uhhh those movies already have higher quality 1080p Web-DLs. All the movies got new HD remasters from Toei in 2018
https://mei.animebytes.tv/urIYVRgsei0.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/QVLwnvFdQrL.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/1d83c38eff7be4312a224a0a47426b4ec29b7e32ad6eb0e5272d0020eb72683b.png

That’s great too bad the high quality audio tapes are rejected by the companies that own the series.😦

The movies already have high quality master tape audio in the Toei Blu-Ray

What about the two specials?

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#1487787
Topic
Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box 1080p Upscales of Movie 5, Movie 8, and Movie 12 With English and Japanese Audio Tracks
Time

Venny said:

Hey uhhh those movies already have higher quality 1080p Web-DLs. All the movies got new HD remasters from Toei in 2018
https://mei.animebytes.tv/urIYVRgsei0.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/QVLwnvFdQrL.png
https://mei.animebytes.tv/1d83c38eff7be4312a224a0a47426b4ec29b7e32ad6eb0e5272d0020eb72683b.png

That’s great too bad the high quality audio tapes are rejected by the companies that own the series.😦

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#1487361
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Omni said:

Fullmetaled said:

adywan said:

EvantheKidDS said:

doubleofive said:

EvantheKidDS said:

I know I shouldn’t bring this up again but, I did just realize something. Since you’re using Topaz to improve the existing 2011 Blu-Ray for ANH:R HD, why not attempt the same for ESB:R?

That is if you want to do it, as it is your choice and not mine, or anyone else’s.

(In some of the shots where Leia turns around to rescue Luke from Cloud City, the lighted buttons in the Falcon’s cockpit bleeds together.)

Didn’t you just ask this?

Yeah I know, but when I was reading back the update on ANH:R HD about how Ady was using Topaz to clean-up the 2011 Blu-Ray (when it was still on native 1080p) to improve the image quality for the same resolution, I thought about that when I was thinking that Ady used the 2004 DVD to create ESB:R, before he used Topaz to upscale from 720p to 1080p.

If i had used the 2004 DVD then it would have only been 480p, not 720p

I didn’t know a 1080p blu ray could be downscaled to 720p and question I have is why was it isn’t that a downgrade?

Ady has gone over this a bajillion times. He was working with sources not all in 1080p at the time so 720p would be - and was - an ideal compromise. But upscaling algorithms have reached a point that going back to 1080p not only made the edit match the quality of the original soure, but surpass it.

Ok that’s pretty awesome. 😃

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#1487305
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

adywan said:

EvantheKidDS said:

doubleofive said:

EvantheKidDS said:

I know I shouldn’t bring this up again but, I did just realize something. Since you’re using Topaz to improve the existing 2011 Blu-Ray for ANH:R HD, why not attempt the same for ESB:R?

That is if you want to do it, as it is your choice and not mine, or anyone else’s.

(In some of the shots where Leia turns around to rescue Luke from Cloud City, the lighted buttons in the Falcon’s cockpit bleeds together.)

Didn’t you just ask this?

Yeah I know, but when I was reading back the update on ANH:R HD about how Ady was using Topaz to clean-up the 2011 Blu-Ray (when it was still on native 1080p) to improve the image quality for the same resolution, I thought about that when I was thinking that Ady used the 2004 DVD to create ESB:R, before he used Topaz to upscale from 720p to 1080p.

If i had used the 2004 DVD then it would have only been 480p, not 720p

I didn’t know a 1080p blu ray could be downscaled to 720p and question I have is why was it isn’t that a downgrade?