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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K

Twingo said:

ZigZig said:

Today is probably the good date to officialy announce that a scan in 4K, based on a 35mm in very good condition, is currently in progress.
And it will be done twice 😃

I received a few days ago from the lab in Paris a first test scan of reel 4 (made with a simple 720p scan), just to analyze the average condition of the reel before scanning it with a brand new 4K scanner. The lab scanned the entire reel… in 25 fps (the French standard) so it is not currently usable (there are ghosting artefacts and interpolated frames). Damn French people, always thinking that the world needs their own standards!

But It looks just gorgeous, even in 25 fps: the reel is in PERFECT condition, it looks like it was never projected before, the colors are perfectly preserved. The lab made NO correction at all (white balance, DNR or something else) and the rough result is astonishingly good.

The 4K scan will be obviously done in 24 fps, can’t wait to get it 😊

Happy birthday to TPM!

Any news about this 4K release ???

Eagerly awaiting news of this!

Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan

Maaga said:

Chewielewis said:

ZigZig said:

ChainsawAsh said:

A 35mm scan is in the works at the moment. I believe ZigZig would be the person to get in touch with about that.

The scanning process is currently locked down in a Parisian lab due to Covid-19…
But I’d be happy to share with emanswfan the rough scan of reel #4 (which was done 2 times with 2 different lenses).

Emanswfan, if you’re interested, please feel free to PM me.

I’d love a copy too actually.

Me three

me four!

Recreating the TV Edits of the 2003 Clone Wars Series (HD)

pufnstuf said:

I captured these when they originally aired using a Sony Digital-8 camcorder and transferred them via the Firewire to my PC… I believe D8 is 720x480. Not sure if I still have the original transfers, but I think I put them on DVD as individual episodes and my own version of a single movie. Useful for reference?

This is super helpful if you can get this uploaded!

Pickle2503's Attack of the Clones Theatrical Preservation(ish)

Pickle2503 said:

Ryan-SWI said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Are you sure? I thought we had cinema DTS tracks for the 97 SE’s and the PT. I know we have TPM and ROTS, I was pretty positive we had AOTC, too.

You’re right, I just checked the usual place and we do have the PT DTS tracks.

That’s my bad, I’ve been out of the loop for a little bit.

Are they on the spleen, I couldn’t find them. Under what name?

I’d love a link to these as well, if they aren’t on the Spleen

Info: Attack of the Clones 35mm found on eBay

poita said:

I got over the damn prequel poisoning, but then moved house to another city (which was a big move) and had some family crises that put everything else on hold for a while. I’ve only just started setting up my workstations etc again, and hope to have more time available for this in the coming months.

Clones is awaiting scanning, there are a few other movies in the queue, and I’ll need to get HDDs to store the scan (around 20TB for a scan of Clones), but it is on the list, and if there is interest here, it will get done.

Glad to hear you’re doing better!! The interest is certainly strong here, but your family and health comes first. 😃