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#1359525
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Converting LaserDiscs to Digital Files
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I’m an amateur and I’ve pretty much hit a wall. I’ve had two methods of capturing LD content: 1, Recording on DVD in HQ mode (1 hour’s worth of recording) for each disc. 2, Using the Dazzle capture via RCA to USB.

The video editing software I’ve used was Pinnacle 16 Ultimate. Every single extract I’ve made to create a file always seems result in either heavy aliasing or the footage heavily flickers after a certain point in the video. I thought it may have just been a deinterlacing problem, but another method I’ve tried such as using Handbrake to create mp4s out of the DVD-Rs and import it onto Pinnacle still results in subpar video quality.

I assume I need to switch to different software. Can anyone help in that regard?

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#1284478
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Phantom Menace '99 - HD Theatrical Version by Chewielewis (a WIP)
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Count me in as someone interested in acquiring the download link. 😃

I’m planning to do a Star Wars countdown with friends over the months. The only theatrical cut I have of this is an old VHS widescreen copy, but if there’s a chance to get this in a quality relative to LD or HD…

Palpatine voice: I look forward to watching it with great interest.

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#708879
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Were they "mistakes"? I'd think that was just part of the nature of optical printing back in the 70s, not necessarily a goof somebody could have avoided (unless I'm wrong on that). I think digitally recompositing the effects to show them in the highest quality is very complimenting of the work that was originally put behind all that, at least for those that were done without any tinkering. That's just how I'd personally feel if I found out that all the work I put it was redone but now without all the generation loss inherent to optical printing. However, I understand the intent in restoring how the effects originally looked back in 1977 to truly recapture how the film was, optical print artifacts and all, all made by the very people that made it possible in the first place. Either way, I think it's all very admirable and I don't mean to knock on anything. I had a great time watching this last night and I look forward to watching the next two later. Good luck with finding ways make further revisions in restoring the look of those three films, Rancor matte lines and all. :)

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#708791
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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I'm really impressed with how the films were restored. It's nice to have the original versions in quality higher than those awful DVDs. The only oddity is that in come cases it looks like there was an attempt to retain many of the obvious flaws like optical printing artifacts (ex: when that second Y-Wing gets shot down by Vader) that were fixed for the SEs, but in other cases keep in what the blu-rays fixed such as erasing the matte lines from the Rancor when looking over on Luke. I would have preferred if kept in some of the fixes that the SEs did. Digitally recompositing some of the effects to do away the generational loss in film was one of the only things I thought was totally understandable for Lucas to go for, to give the films the best picture quality possible. It's something I wish was possible for the original STAR TREK tv series.