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Harmy

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#1417779
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. How much different would a theatrical timing be for SW?
TBH, I’d actually rather stick to GOUT for backwards compatibility - I really doubt anyone is going to miss those extra frames when watching the movie. I was just afraid that any new audio preservations would be done to the new standard but it seems that no new standard actually exists, whereas the GOUT actually did present a tangible standard.

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#1417772
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Hi, guys, here’s my new update video:

https://youtu.be/1RBGGB8tgzU

And I wanted to ask - the comunity is slowly but surely shifting away from the GOUT standard and I will probably do so for Despecialized 3.0 as well.

But, my question is - what exactly is the new standard? I would imagine it would be the 4K## projects but which versions, and also, what about Empire?

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#1396419
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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So, I don’t have an hdr TV but my folks do, so I took my UHD player along with my LOTR UHD BDs with me for Christmas. We’re watching FOTR now and I definitely don’t like the new grade so far - the Shire looks bland and desaturated. And I don’t like the hdr either - the brighter scenes seriously hurt my eyes and it makes it uncomfortable to watch.
I will keep the UHD Blu-Rays but only so that I can download any fan-versions sourced from them.

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#1392273
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Yeah, the more I look at these, the more disappointed I am. I think I actually will be sticking to Blu-Ray for my viewing, at least for TTT and ROTK and for FOTR, I might actually stick to 44rh1n’s version, because I looked at it again yesterday and even though the detail level is noticeably worse when comparing it to the UHD or even the EE BD, on its own it just looks beautifully film-like with lovely colors. This sort of really shows the rule of diminishing returns with 4K - sure, in direct comparison, there may be a difference in detail but when I’m watching a good 1080p transfer, not comparing it to UHD, never do I think “I wish I was watching 4K” - what I think is “this looks gorgeous” but if I was watching a DVD, I certainly would think “I wish this was HD”.

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#1390429
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Yeah, there is grain in some shots and then the next one will be completely grainless. Also, in some scenes, there’s grain in the background but none on people’s faces. Also, most of the time, the grain that is there appears to be the same in all channels, which makes it look more like added digital noise and less like film grain.
Don’t get me wrong, I still think it looks pretty fantastic and it probably will become my go to way to watching the movie but it just could have been better 😁

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#1390412
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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I also finally got a look at it. I still prefer the theatrical colors when looking at it side by side but on its own, it looks great. The only thing that bothers me is that to my taste, they went a little over board with dnr. It’s really good state-of-the-art dnr, so it didn’t really remove any detail but it looks a bit clinical and digital.

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#1357889
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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CatBus said:

IIRC there are a few places where the heavy cropping has a significant impact on content. I think ESB is worst affected of the three films, and I think there’s one scene where Leia is cropped out of the image altogether. But as far as I know, nothing of that scale in Star Wars.

Ah, well, I guess where that’s the case, it would be worth doing.

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#1357872
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Unless it’s shots like the Falcon cockpit shots in Empire, where the frame was zoomed in a lot for creative reasons, I’ll be leaving the framing as it is in the UHD version. It would be way too much work to go shot by shot and restore the edges in the whole movie. If someone else wants to do it, I’ll be happy to use their project as a source but looking at some comparisons, the croping looks fine to me,even if it is slightly tighter in places than the 2011 BD.