Yeah, they got back to me pretty quickly and the page seems to be back up!
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.
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.
Just read the quote in 44rh1n’s post 😉
Here’s the promised video: https://youtu.be/5ByflKACiBQ
Thank you! I will be posting a small video later today 😊
I decided to go 4K in the end 😃
OK, converting with FFMPEG seems to have solved the problem. 😃
Oh, yeah, I know that and have that turned on 😃
Thank you! I’ll give it a go 😊
OK, I see 😃
Just a hypothetical - if one used a LUT on an adjustment layer above everything and then graded everything so that it looks good with the LUT and then exported a 10bit file without the LUT, could this be used as HDR output?
I figured as much 😃
OK, I’m testing the command line now - we’ll see tomorrow, I guess 😃
Yep, I’m using the same settings but the job won’t start.
I’m trying to download some alternative sources to see if they have the same problem.
Looking at the artifacts, they look like compression artifacts, so maybe it’s something to do with the h265 decoding.
Hmm, I’m seeing those same artifacts in the screenshot you posted.
Yeah. I converted it to ProRes and I’m getting the same artifacts there. Though I did the conversion in Adobe Media Encoder, so that might be the problem. But when trying to do the conversion in ffmpeg, it always crashed after a few minutes. Or rather it said it had finished but the resulting file would be only like the first couple of minutes of the movie.
OK, 44rh1n’s LUTs make it look more or less correct but the artifacts are still there.
When I look really closely, the artifacts are there even on the flat image and when I increase the saturation on the m2ts, they come out as well. Could there be something wrong with the file I have?
I was wondering if you guys could help me out with the HDR stuff - I’m working in Premiere and I don’t have DaVinci studio.
I remuxed the mkv to mp4, as per the guide and when I import that into Premiere, I do get the flat-looking image but when I try to make any adjustments to it, it brings out some really awful color-artifacts.
Interesting thing is that when I remux it to m2ts in tsmuxer, Premiere will read it as well and it displays the proper colors but it’s incredibly slow and buggy.
Could someone maybe provide me with a LUT that would work in Premiere or something like that?
EDIT: I just noticed 44rh1n already provided some LUTs in his post, so I’ll try those.
Hello, guys. So, as I said before, I’m getting this month off from work and I’m planning to work on Despecialized.
Now, the reason I’m writing this post is to ask you guys for donations. I hate to do this but as I’m a freelancer, being out of work means I’m not gonna be getting any income and right now, the VFX industry is kind of f*cked, because all filming has stopped due to COVID, so I’m not even sure there will be much payed work for me in the future. Luckily, if it comes to that, I can survive on savings for a while but I will have to cut any extra expenses, so I could really use some help with the software and hardware expenses for Despecialized.
Any donations to firstname.lastname@example.org are welcome and, of course, any donors will get their names in the credits.
Just to be upfront about this, I can’t actually promise any delivery date on Despecialized - I’m starting over with an all new set of sources and right now, I’m still trying to figure out how to properly work with the HDR sources and it’s a bit frustrating. But I’m talking to some guys about possible collaborations, including oohteedee and DrDre, so hopefully, we’ll figure it out together.
UncutIsSuperior, as a non-Jewish European, I must agree with your user name 😉 😄
Sorry, couldn’t resist 😄
I prefer the 97 version too. But I guess it’s probably just nostalgia - I was a kid when the 97SE came out, so I do have a certain level of nostalgic feelings towards it.
Oh, I see, it’s not finished yet. HDMan72 made it sound like he already had it.
Hm, doesn’t seem to be on the spleen and even google didn’t find anything under 4K97_IV.