Just an update:
The Mandalorian has now been completed and uploaded. I spent a good while trying to get a good middle ground when rendering the project. I’ve managed to get the mp4 to a nice 12GB with only some of the darker backgrounds showing some small visual compression. I have created a link sheet to all the edits that will be uploaded onto my Google Drive. To anyone who views them, the video will look better if you download the video, since I believe when the videos are processed on there, it compresses them further.
I’m now starting Mandalorian II which will be a little harder to construct since there are a lot more relevant episodes in the season the will need splicing up. So this edit could do a bit of 'Rise of Skywalker’ing (jumping to a planet for 10 minutes to chat with someone before moving on).
My plan is to make S02E01 the first act of the film, requiring it to be cut to about 40 minutes. The Second act will a little longer, splicing E03, E05 and E06 togther, giving us our journey to the seeing stone. E08 will be our final act which I think runs slightly short of 40 minutes.
Looking forward to seeing how the Obi-Wan series will shape up since I am planning an edit of that too. As a bit of fun I checked them into Vegas and managed to get both E01 & E02 down to 50 minutes, assuming certain plot points will prove relevant throughout the rest of the series. I’m very conflicted on Obi-Wan so far, it feels like it’s trying to appeal to the prequel era kids like myself, but it’s coming off like a fan serivce reunion show (just me?)