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#1336838
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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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

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#1336060
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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zzzonkers said:

SparkySywer said:

ZigZig said:

Indeed, Tantive3+1’s proposal looks very nice, but is moving away from the theatrical version.

Well to be fair, so is this entire project with AotC and RotS. It isn’t so much a restoration of the film versions shown in theaters, it’s an edit that makes them look like film, an entire third version.

A Theatrical Cut on TPM with this version as the base would be the perfect combo.

That’s exactly what I was thinking!

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#1334702
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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emanswfan said:

Rendering another preview, this time of the podrace. I’ve since done a major revision of the grade again, and I’m very happy with the results, though I find the colors of this section could really use a shot by shot grade, which is outside the intentions of this initial release, but will for sure be taken into account for the later releases.

JEDIT:

Here’s the preview:

https://mega.nz/file/PegmRQxQ#y8eTglgko0gIvgY2BR3304Bzzr4ZEO87ARoldr3JaY0

I’m loving these colors.

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#1334303
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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DrDre said:

Once a film has been color timed, the costumes don’t have to look like they did originally. In ANH the relatively warm color grading made the rebel outfits on Tantive IV almost gray, whereas they were quite blue in reality. So, the rich blues are likely accurate to the film, even if the colors differ from the actual costumes.

Spot on as always Doctor!

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#1333862
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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While most of this grade is perfect (seriously), there was one thing that bothered me. The scenes on Naboo and on the landing platform seemed desaturated. Oddly, this problem seems to be corrected in one shot on the landing pad. Is this baked into the material you have?

Desaturated
https://i.imgur.com/eVmDS6I.jpg

Near perfect
https://i.imgur.com/EhcQRcv.jpg

I’m starting to see why you chose to keep the shadows dark, I think that might actually be preferable.

There also seems to be a lack of rich blue that is suddenly corrected. Palpatine’s outfit turns really blue (and I love it) in one shot but that disappears in the next. I also miss the rich blue the royal guards had.

Woah, the DNR was REALLY aggressive. Maybe it’s best to use the HDTV broadcast for some shots.

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#1333513
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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emanswfan said:

Maaga said:

DrDre said:
Perhaps a tiny bit more shadow detail.

This^

Will do, I was trying to get the light levels just right. The shadows are darker than the original, so I can bring them back up. Should the highlights be brighter too, or are they at a good level?

The hightlights are great! Keep up the fantastic work! I’ve been refreshing this page multiple times a day to see if any new updates were made!!