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Jackpumpkinhead

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#1325406
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Petrovelly said:

Yeah dude, this looks great. Have you looked into a render farm to assist in rendering your projects? Sheepit is free and has a pretty good community.

I didn’t but it seems to be a game-changer, thanks! Right now, one frame of this animation is rendering about 12 minutes (in ray-trace sampling 1300, which isn’t good enough), and I have about 470 of them to render, just for the one shot…

conversely, if you dont mind spending a little $ then https://www.conciergerender.com/ seems to be really cheap

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#1324604
Topic
Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Petrovelly said:

I’ve been experimenting with different lights and color grading. I also added some more details to the model itself.
Ps. This model was propably done in 3DSMax, I’m modyfying and rendering it in Blender.

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Yeah dude, this looks great. Have you looked into a render farm to assist in rendering your projects? Sheepit is free and has a pretty good community.

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#1314460
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The Sequel Trilogy: Trilogized * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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This sounds quite interesting. I like the ideas for TFA and TLJ. I would try and rework the crawl a bit for TFA though. But hinting to Palps from the beginning is a great idea. Especially the idea of adding him to the end of TLJ and Kylo on Mustafar at the beginning. I’m not sure how I feel about deleting Kijimi from the film. By doing this your not left with much of a movie after adding much of the beginning to TLJ. Also making Palp a clone is an interesting idea, but does open up the thought that no one could ever kill him if there is just an endless number of clones. But all in all I’m interested in checking this out

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#1307781
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Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist (COMPLETED)
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Darth Muffy said:

All your edits seem on point but would you for v2 consider maybe some harder changes like ones found in CarstenJ.dk of Solo edit here:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Solo-A-Star-Wars-Edit-Released/id/65231/page/1

eg:

  • After crawl and planet pan open with Han a Quira escaping on speeder and rework the crawls text to fit.
  • Less in your face lucky dice shots
  • Add deleted scene where he gets demoted to the infantry
  • No Han getting the blaster from Becket.
  • Cut most of Han speaking wookie.
  • When formerly introduced to Chewie, cut out Han saying “Chewbacca” as it sounded patronizing
  • Fix the over the top score which makes your ears bleed about half way through the train heist or cut heist down.
  • Val does not sacrifice herself stupidly she just gets blown up by the droids.
  • Cutdown the kiss between Han & Quira in the falcon by cutting to Becket as to similar to Empires Han & Leia kiss in falcon.
  • Cut L3 fist pumping the air and shouting “Rebellion!” at the spice mines

This might be close to what you are looking for
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Han-Solo-and-the-Kessel-Run-A-Solo-Edit/id/70917

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#1307780
Topic
Han Solo and the Kessel Run (A Solo Edit)
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The aim of this edit is to tighten up the pacing a bit, remove some of the unnecessary political aspects, and cut down on the hinting that Lando and L3 have a sexual relationship. Cut list is as follows:

  1. Cut expository title cards after “A long time ago…”
  2. Faded in the music from the cut title cards leading up to Han jump starting the landspeeder
  3. Cut main “SOLO” title card
  4. Cut children arguing over junk stolen for Mother Proxima
  5. Cut entire Mother Proxima scene. We now jump straight from Han and Keira to the landspeeder chase sequence. We just assume that the guys Han stole the coaxium from have caught up with him.
  6. Added subtitles to better match the OT
  7. Reinserted the “Corellian Chase” deleted scene.
  8. Cut Han’s whining “Kiera! I’ll come back for you!”
  9. Cut Han’s line “…the best in the galaxy.” when he tells the imperial officer that he wants to be a pilot.
  10. Added Han’s theme music once he is accepted into The Empire to lead into new titles.
  11. Added new title card displaying the name of this edit.
  12. Reinserted part of the “Cadet Solo” deleted scene.
  13. Removed subtitles when Han speaks in the Wookie language.
  14. Cut down some of Rio’s comedy during the campfire sequence
  15. Removed Beckett giving Han the DL-44
  16. Cut down on Rio’s comedy during the train sequence.
  17. Tightened up the train sequence a bit
  18. Removed Rio’s last words “…it’s not good to die alone.”
  19. Tightened up Mal’s death. She now just says “It’s been a ride babe…” before her death.
  20. Removed weird singer from Vos sequence that looked too much like something from Dr. Who
  21. Removed Lando’s “thanks love” to the robot pouring his drink.
  22. Cut down the overt droid politics from L3 in the bar.
  23. Cut L3 asking the crew to not look at her when she cuts the fence.
  24. Cut “equal rights” comment from L3
  25. Trimmed conversation between Kira and L3 so we don’t believe that Lando and L3 have sexual relationship 🤨
  26. Cut L3’s “I’m so glad we took this job!” line and any other droid rights/freedom comments.
  27. Trimmed Lando’s reaction to L3’s death.
  28. Cut Darth Maul.

As of right now this is just a personal edit. I have yet to upload it anywhere and with the holiday weekend I won’t likely have it up until next week. But I wanted to at least let everyone know it’s gonna be in the wild soon.

Edit:
A 2gb tiny encode version is now available. If you are interested in this edit, please pm for a link.

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#1307779
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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I’ve been wanting to do a TMP edit for a while now, and the Naboo destruction is similar to what I was thinking as well. My only criticism would be that I think it is a little over the top in some areas. There are flames that appear to be 10 stories high. Other than that I think it looks pretty interesting. Just don’t get too carried away with the glows. Subtlety can go a long way. Great job

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#1293330
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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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iamweasel said:

You guys probably already saw this making off (and the completed scene of course):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8mfcS4vci4

I wonder if something like this could be done to ANH:R. For years I thought that new scenes could be added by filming with actors against a green screen, after all, anyone can play Vader and Obi-wan has his head covered, what makes it possible to have someone to play his role too. Not as it was done by FX if Ady doesn’t think it fits, but as something new that could be used to improve the original scene.

What do you guys think?

🤦🏻‍♂️

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#1288538
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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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adywan said:

Omni said:

dahmage said:

Omni said:

Adywan, Projects 4K77 and 4K83 are definitely 4K. They have less detail than the 1080p BluRays, but they’re absolutely 4K.

Adywan clearly meant that the visible detail level is less that what is already in the 1080p blu-ray, which makes sense as one is from negatives and the other from old release prints.

Sure he did, but he said “even the team would admit these aren’t 4K” and… well, they most definitely are.

No they are not. Just because they are scanned and released in 4k doesn’t make them 4k. Theatrical prints hold between 720p and at max 1080p worth of visual information. The team behind the 4k releases captured the film at 4k to try and squeeze the last bit of detail they could out of the prints. They did a damn good job, but they can’t magically produce detail that is on the negatives that isn;t present on an old theatrical print. The only way they could be 4k is if they were directly scanned from the negatives in 4k or above.

It’s a bugbear of mine with all these 4k commercial releases that are just upscales. It may be in 4k resolution but if the source doesn’t have the resolution to begin with, it’s not 4K. It’s so misleading and causing people to claim that 4k is a waste of time because most of what they are seeing were never even mastered @4k. The BBC here have been releasing old Doctor Who episodes on Blu-Ray from old TV broadcasts. 1080p, yet the source was 480p. And they’re calling them HD. They’re even going to release ones in UHD. It’s madness

#vindicated
😎

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#1288273
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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doubleofive said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:

Call me ignorant or whatever,

Ok

but I don’t see the benefit of 4K for these movies. They are old movies that, whether we all like it or not, will always look like old movies.

This is besides the point of a 4K fan edit, but you do realize that film resolves to a resolution of 4K if not more and that there is a fan preservation of the movies in 4K right over here gestures vaguely to the internet that looks like magic with automated tools cleaning them up. Or the fact that dozens of movies as old as or older than Star Wars get UHD releases every week and look incredible.

We can’t keep running around spreading this misinformation that Star Wars is somehow too old to be preserved properly. We can’t believe that, especially when LFL has already done it themselves internally.

Film resolves to 4K or higher because it is meant to be projected on 30-90 foot movie screens not on your 60” tv. I never said that these movies shouldn’t be preserved in 4K. I think it’s great what the 4k77, 4k80 and 4k83 projects have done/are doing. I was simply making a case for the topic at hand and my own personal viewpoint on the matter. Just because old movies get UHD releases, is a non-argument. Resolution of a picture and fidelity are relative to the viewer. Some people notice the difference and can’t get enough of it, while others aren’t overly concerned about the minutia of picture quality. It’s like wine tasting, as long as you are happy with your choice, that’s all that matters.

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#1288176
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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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Call me ignorant or whatever, but I don’t see the benefit of 4K for these movies. They are old movies that, whether we all like it or not, will always look like old movies. They were filmed on old medium, and meant to be viewed on a theater screen shot from a projector. Not on a tv screen from a 4K UHD Blu-ray player. No matter how many pixels you cram into it, it will always look like grainy film from the 70’s, so what’s the point. If 720 doesn’t look any better than 1080 (by what Ady says), why would 4K look any better?

If you are seriously worried that it doesnt look great blown up at 4,000+ pixels, then I think you are missing the point of the Star Wars films. I understand you want them to look their best, but I personally think what Ady is doing is making them the best they can ever be and if you really want 4K, I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will upscale it.

But that’s just my own personal feeling on it.