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#1274190
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Any alternatives to tsmuxer for losslessly converting a mkv to BD iso?
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ChainsawAsh said:
It’s not 1280x720 or 1920x1080. That is, the letterboxing is cropped off, but Blu-Ray format requires a full 1920x1080 or 1280x720 frame size, so black bars are necessary.

facepalm Don’t know why I didn’t think of that. Thanks. I just assumed it was blu-ray complaint for some reason.

I’m still not sure what’s going on with Hal’s but maybe I should just bite the bullet and re-encode.

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#1274181
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Any alternatives to tsmuxer for losslessly converting a mkv to BD iso?
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I’ve been running into a lot of problems with tsmuxer flat-out not working lately and I was wondering if anyone has experience with alternatives. I’m trying to put ESB Revisited and Hal’s edits on BD and not having much luck. Adywan’s converts to an iso just fine but shows no video when I play it on my PS4 (audio works fine). Hal’s TFA edit just stops at 90% due to an undisclosed error.

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#1274032
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The "Custom Special Edition" That Will Likely Never Be
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s the final dewback scene, for anyone still uncertain about it. If you do a direct comparison with the OOT version, it merely looks like the SE has chosen to minimally enhance the background dewback. The original shot was very static.

https://vimeo.com/325031952

Even though I don’t mind the SE scene, I have to admit that this looks pretty seamless now. Good work!

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#1273616
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The "Custom Special Edition" That Will Likely Never Be
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Have you considered using kk650’s semi-specialized edition as a base for ESB? I know earlier versions of his work on the OT skewed pretty yellow but the latest 2.6 version looks about as good as a blanket color-correction on ESB will ever look. I don’t think it’s possible to do much better without going shot-by-shot like Adywan.

As an added bonus, all you really need to do on that version is swap out the wampa scene and adywan’s emperor. The rest is already done.

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#1273388
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The "Custom Special Edition" That Will Likely Never Be
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So I’ve been thinking about the entrance into Mos Eisley, and wondering how feasible it would be to recreate the Adywan version of this sequence in HD. Hal, I think your solution of completely ommiting the helicopter shot is elegant, but it kind of takes away from the feeling that Mos Eisley is a bustling spaceport, which is what I think the special edition was trying to establish. It also has the side effect of making the Tatooine shot at the end of ROTJ feel more foreign, since we’d never really seen Tatooine from that vantage point earlier in the trilogy.

I’m also wondering why you choose to remove the special edition sequence of the Stormtroopers on dewback searching for evidence of the crashed pod. I know that the CGI is a little rough by today’s standards, but this scene at least shows that the empire is putting some might behind the search for the stolen plans, which doesn’t really feel apparent in the original theatrical cut. The larger landing party feels more appropriate to me, especially considering the number of troopers we see later on.

I also felt your usage of slowed down and reversed footage to alter the timing of the scene was a little jarring, as the trooper and the dewback seem to freeze in place for a few moments.

Of course, it’s your edit and these are your decisions to make. Perhaps I will try my hand at a hybrid ANH down the line.

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#1270760
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The "Custom Special Edition" That Will Likely Never Be
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Hal 9000 said:

With snooker having left for perhaps a long period of time for sanity’s sake, the hyperspace sequence is in a state of uncertainty. Sir Ridley has said he would like to tackle it, so we will see what happens.
I hope snooker gets to feeling better; none of this nonsense is worth real life trouble. Hopefully when he does come back, Ridley will be able to surprise him with a completed version of it.

I would like to do an updated version of ESB, using a higher quality source than Adywan’s old 1997 SE recreation. If DrDre ever publishes a finished version of his ESB SE regrade, that’d be perfect. The 1997 color timing feels so right, so that’s more important to me than technical picture quality (same as AOTC).

ROTJ will still need to wait on a primary source, most probably Adywan’s preliminary regrade.

I’d be fine with a V1 excluding the hyperspace sequence since it seems to push the boundaries of the project’s goals anyway. That way you can have a more radical V2 but still keep the V1 around for those who’d be interested, similar to your ST edits.

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#1268482
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I like the SE shot the best personally, I don’t think it breaks continuity with the prequels in any way because different areas of the planet can look different. As for the Battle Droid, I actually quite liked that little cameo but i won’t be particularly bothered either way.

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#1268223
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The &quot;Custom Special Edition&quot; That Will Likely Never Be
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a candidate for the entrance to Mos Eisley. I carefully blended Adywan’s color corrected BluRay master, NewGuy’s ANH, and the Despecialized. Sometimes I overlaid the first two in order to better blend between sources, since they align perfectly. A little film grain is applied in spots to help mask transitions between sources, also.

https://vimeo.com/310480965
password: fanedit

Do you plan on following Adywan’s lead in removing the little floater droid that passes by the Stormtrooper in the background? i’m finding it a bit distracting, especially since you’ve cut down on many of the other CGI additions.

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#1227322
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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - Faster, More Intense!
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NeverarGreat said:
-Neimoidian cuts are often good, though subtitling them as well would be better.

I really want to do this, partially so I can reshape their dialogue and don’t need to make so many cuts to them. My audio editing expertise is not quite up to snuff though. If someone could help me with this, it would be much appreciated.

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#1217662
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Octorox Prequel Edits
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Sorry about this. I had to take my edits off Google Drive due to copyright issues and I currently don’t have another solution for hosting them (besides myspleen). If someone would be able to help me with hosting them elsewhere, please PM me and I’d be willing to work it out. Until then I can’t really provide the edits to anyone who doesn’t have myspleen access.

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#1209110
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4k77 released
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corellian77 said:

NeverarGreat said:

I’d argue that there’s more detail overall in 4K77 than in the Blu-ray. The Blu-ray has been degrained, sharpened, and regrained so that the resulting image is very ‘flat’, meaning that fine details in already in-focus areas are distorted, whereas out-of-focus elements are sharpened. So whereas the impression upon seeing the Blu-ray is that it is sharper, you’re losing the natural depth of field from the original photography. 4K77 retains this.

The most noticeable issue with 4K77 is the inconsistent color grade, but that’s just how it looked on a Technicolor print.

Funny, I was just comparing 4K77 to Despecialized last night, and although there’s more textural detail in Despecialized (visible in characters’ skin, fabrics, etc.), I couldn’t help but feel that the overall image felt “flat” compared to 4K77. Thanks for explaining why this is.

I wonder if there’s a way to achieve more detail by overlaying one over the other.

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#1208094
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4k77 released
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dahmage said:

It’s a grainy film.

And I’m not saying that the team did a perfect job because I’m sure they didn’t, but the majority of the color issues are inherent in the print.

If you want a SE of this I think you know where you can buy one

I mean, I only brought it up because they’ve outright said they’re doing a DNR’d version. Also, any print is inherently going to have a higher level of grain than what’s on the negative, so I don’t think it’s unreasonable to desire a version that attempts to remove a little grain.

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#1207879
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Awesome! As someone that loved the movie and saw it twice in theaters, even I can admit it has some pacing issues, so I’ll be interested to see how your conservative cut works for me. I haven’t watched my blu-ray copy yet (although I pored over all the special features) so I’m debating whether I want to rewatch the theatrical cut again before I dive into this version. Either way, I’ll be happy to give feedback!