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Jeffgale26

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#945223
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Idea: Preserving the original trilogy 2 - Drafting a manifesto
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I feel that using doing a deep analysis of the footage may provide us a better oppourtunity to recover details that could be hidden.
The rotoscoping is going to be used to make sure anything the cinemetographer envisioned isn’t compromised. I thought it would be a good safety measure.
On the other hand it may make analysis of the element more efficient as well.
SR software is good when used on security cameras it’s not for a piece of art unless the art is analyzed in a way that provides less risk for the software sharpening parts of the shot that weren’t intended to be sharpened.

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#945219
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Basic.
I have a theory, rotoscoping the footage and seperating it into rgb layers might make it easier for the super resolution software to perform a deep analysis of the footage.
I want to run a test on a small sequence of footage of say 10 seconds 240 frames, I will then share my results.
I want to create a cut of the film that matches the TOA salvaging footage from my 3 resources BR, SSE, and SSE if the reults are worth it.
And finally, I love these films, I want to make sure we can all watch them in their original form as art.
I don’t play games and I have no social life, and I’ll be the bitchboy of the fan community, but I’m determined to get this done.

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#945187
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Idea: Preserving the original trilogy 2 - Drafting a manifesto
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My only other addition to this will be that my software will be.
Cinelerra
Blender
Infognition suoer resolution
Ffdshow
Avisynth
I want to be able to use open source software or affordable software.
I’ll post a pdf with my example video when the work if complete.
But my objective is this.
To see if more resolution can be obtained from the bluray, silverscreen edition and any other random sources.
To use software available to any consumer.
To hopefully prove my thoughts.
To create a higher quality version of the film for the purposes of archival.

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#945183
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I want to see if I can unify their techniques to produce a better result.
Don’t get me wrong they all have brilliant approaches, but if we all combined our efforts into one project
We could have a much better headstart on saving this thing since the powers that be don’t appear to care, Fox and Disney are two children.
If they do, and they show that they do, by some chance in hell then I’ll drop this SOB, and shut up.
But until then, I think their needs to be a new fedora looking for the ark ofnthe covenant.

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#945180
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Idea: Preserving the original trilogy 2 - Drafting a manifesto
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In a nutshell it is to increase the resolution and to create a sharper copy than what is currently available to the average viewer.
It becomes clear that doing a 4k restoration a year after the release of video from obsolete 2k masters, should probably be taken as an insult.
Considering that the only people who have a decent set of masters at this point id FOX, Disney, and GL and Mike Verta.
So I want to see if we can produce something of decent quality in the mean time.
That being said the only change is hopefully the way the computer interprets the grain pattern.
Basically I want to reconstruct a decent Anamorphic 2k master from an
804 x 1920 video source.
It can be fitted back into a ratio by rendering or by VLC media player.

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#945142
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Idea: Preserving the original trilogy 2 - Drafting a manifesto
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I understand that it’s a massive undertaking, but I believe my idea is genuine.
While, my idea is not so simple,
I want to at least see what the maximum amount of detail is that I can milk out of a downgraded obsolete master, and the silverscreen edition.
I want to at least get 10 seconds of footage rotoscoped into 3 layers, a foreground, midground and background and maybe more, I’m hoping that doing this may not compromise depth of field sensitive shots, and eliminate ghosting artifacts inherint in The GOUT uprez.
The idea is to minimize changes and artifacts that would occur.
So I would need to deblock the footage, and then convert it into an uncompressed Raw video format.
I at least want to test out my concept in the future and see the potential of it.
It may provide more benefits and I’m a bit skeptical myself.
I also wanted to see if I seperated this footage down to the RGB level if there was any potential of extracting more detail that was lost.
So I’m not trying to introduce any changes, but trying to see if we have anymore definition to gain. The only things we have access to at the moment.
I worry that we’ll probably not see Star Wars rereleased ever again on home video.
And if there is a potential perhaps I can assemble a team of people to assist me in such a massive undertaking.
If we could break down the movie into say 8 segments and recinstruct it in such a manner
It would take less time.
The 10 seconds of footage I want to use are Han shooting greedo first.
So my resources are only two.
After editing from them I will rotoscope this into the 3 sections and seperate them into 9 sections
And once finished I will reunify these elements to the original and compare.
I’ll be starting this project in 6 weeks, and I’ll share then bit I need to get a desktop first.
But it’s hopefully going to work and be a decent preservation attempt.

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#945021
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Idea: Preserving the original trilogy 2 - Drafting a manifesto
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One more resource that may be available is the 35 mm lut from team negative one.
But my main thought was to rotoscope each shot into layers,
If you could seperate Han Solo froma. Shot and Luke from a shot and have their video sections exclusive, we might be able to make the software run more efficiantly.
And we could track errors more easily.

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#944848
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Mind you, dicks usually get things done, and mike verta has done some amazing and admirable work.
Anyone who is willing to go through that frame by frame and face legal consequences for their actions even if the fans never get to see it, is a role model of mine.
so yeah, I’m a very nice guy, but saying he seems like a dick, that is from one very nice guy to the other.