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Mavimao

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#1271667
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Has anyone tried up-scaling 28 days later?
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If you watch the deleted scenes, you can see that the footage went through a LOT of post processing to alleviate the harshness of the original video source.

It was also outputted to 35mm for release and judging by the quality of the home video releases, they scanned the 35mm negative instead of going back to the original DV tapes.

In a way…it’s already been upscaled.

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#1270737
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

pleasehello said:

Creox said:

I also think veering off too much and you have a SW indie film that a lot fewer people will want to see.

But would probably be infinitely more interesting. I’m probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a Star Wars story done on a smaller scale. You don’t need $200 million to make a good Star Wars movie.

I also don’t agree veering off would turn Star Wars into an indie film. That would imply that only by continually rehashing Empire vs rebels, Jedi vs Sith, and fallen apprentices Star Wars can remain relevant to a large audience. I believe other epic stories can be told, that expand the universe, and the lore without being so self-referential.

I agree with you Dré about this. After 9 main films, and 2 spin-offs, it’s time to move on from the Force and Jedi and Sith and the Skywalkers.

From what I’ve heard about the Rian trilogy and the Mandalorian, I think this seems to be the direction they want to go in.

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#1258101
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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fmalover said:

I must admit Rey being super-duper strong in the Force doesn’t bother me as much as her being skilled at pretty much everything, being a mechanical engineering genius with intricate knowledge of all types of spaceships, an expert pilot, an accomplished marksman by simply grabbing a blaster and so on and so forth.

But the thing that really bothers me about the ST is the First Order being so goddamn powerful and wealthy despite being a fraction of the Empire, and it only takes about a week to regain control of the Galaxy.

As a fan of the ST, I will admit that having the 1st Order as a band of underdog terrorists would have made a much stronger narrative than the superpower we have now. JJ just couldn’t help but reset the clock.

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#1257950
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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Re: Rey’s powers…

I honestly think the new makers want to re-shape the whole Force-training aspect of the original/prequel trilogy in order to move the narrative of new stories along faster.

Instead of having every new Force sensitive person having to dedicate a chunk of his or her life training (and thus taking up narrative time as well), we can do an X-Men-esque “awakening” in which characters are given raw powers but need guidance on what to do with those powers (so with great power comes great responsibility etc).

I understand fans’ frustrations with Rey’s sudden abilities, but did we really need another training montage?

“It’s the eye of the tauntaun, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of the Sith!
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the Tauntaun”

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#1257638
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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They don’t even MAKE the same filmstock anymore. It’s pretty much all Vision stock now.

And film negatives are cut still (the Orson Welles film on Netflix whose name escapes me) is the latest example. I know Paul Thomas Anderson’s film the master was done this way as well.

In terms of editing I really can’t think of anyone specifically who edits on a Steenbeck.

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#1256545
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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LordZerome1080 said:

screams in the void said:

I very much enjoyed The Last Jedi and Solo …Resistance I am not crazy about and will just follow the plot through online reviews . And no , Star Wars was not killed by Disney , It is very much alive and I hear they are even making books , comics , video games and a theme park .Just the facts folks .

The whole idea of this thread is subjective because to those of us who prefer and/or grew up with the EU only to see it and the original actors flipped off has killed Star Wars’ essence, now the only thing left is the bloated corporate shell.

When was Star Wars never a bloated corporate shell?

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#1256392
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Restoring the wondrously disastrous <strong>Star Wars Holiday Special</strong>
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Sishyo512 said:

Okay guys, this is actually really frustrating. An export of 26 minutes racks up to 650 GBs I have no clue why it does this, but I would really appreciate some help. If someone would be kind enough to PM me a link of how I can export this without bricking my PC, I will be able to show the world this monstrosity in full HD.

peace

This sounds like you’re exporting your edit at unnecessarily high settings.

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#1256309
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Project 4K80
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Handman said:

Dreamaster said:

Handman said:

You mention the 16mm has great color. Do you suppose you will utilize one of Dre’s color matching algorithms to match the 35mm print to the 16mm color?

Also, you’ve got a donation from me 😃

That could certainly be done, yes… but do you really prefer the 16mm colors as a reference?

I was under the impression that our 35mm sources were in much worse condition than they are. I really like the 16mm colors, but the 35mm looks good enough. I just grew wistful remembering an instance where color matching tools were used to reobtain original color from high quality black and white footage and a very low quality NTSC videotape.

It’s not “color matching” that’s being done here but rather frame blending. You take the b/w luma channel of the film footage and take the chroma channel of the video footage and overlap the two to recreate the color footage.

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#1256308
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Return of the Jedi - Mono Mix (4K83 sync available now. GOUT sync coming soon)
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CatBus said:

Mavimao said:

Instead of filling them in with an alternate source, I decided just to leave them as is in order to keep it as authentic as possible.

I honestly don’t remember, but did you do fill – or need to fill – for the ESB mono mix?

Good question… the only spot I really remember was the intro which was missing the entire drum roll and first opening notes of the 20th century fox fanfare. I spent a lot of time trying to get the stereo mix to match.

I remember Puggo saying that he had already patched 5 seconds of audio before sending me the audio but he couldn’t remember which parts.

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#1256025
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Return of the Jedi - Mono Mix (4K83 sync available now. GOUT sync coming soon)
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Hello! I present to you a 4k83 (and soon GOUT) synced release of the ROTJ mono mix as found on Puggo’s “Return of the Pug” 16mm project.

Many thanks to Jaxxon for supplying the print and to Puggo for taking on this project in the first place and kindly supplying us with the uncompressed audio files he captured from his equipment.

I do want to quickly cut to the chase and state that, unlike Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back, this mono mix does not contain any major new/alternate lines or sound effects. That is, non that I could discern.

On the other hand I can confidently say that this is not a simple fold down: sound effects that are buried in the original mix are louder, there are effects that seems to be missing and there’s at least one edit that is rougher on this mix: when R2 breaks Leia’s chains, she normally says “Come on, we’ve got to get out of here.” Maybe it’s me, but you can hear a ‘before’ as if they tried to edit out the rest of a sentence but didn’t bring the slider down fast enough. This seems to be missing on the original stereo mix. My guess would be that this was a hastily put together mix for 16mm prints.

I must also point out that there is some missing audio:

  • a few drum rolls at the beginning
  • the first reel change (on 16mm it’s after they leave Tatooine).
  • A second or so when the stolen shuttle lands on Endor (I am guessing this was missing on the original print??)
  • a second or so when Leia follows Luke outside. (I am guessing this was missing on the original print??)
  • a second or so when the superstar destroyer crashes into the Death Star. (I am guessing this was missing on the original print??)

Instead of filling them in with an alternate source, I decided just to leave them as is in order to keep it as authentic as possible.

Of course, keep in mind that this is a capture of an optical audio track from a 16mm print. The sound is never great on these types of prints: there’s a lot of distortion and wobble and there is barely any dynamic range so it’s very compressed.

I’ll give people a link to download the file if they wish. After that, you’re free to put it on usenet or mega or whatever.