<p>Also, did you just break the 4k oligopoly? For some jobs it might be preferable to buy an air ticket for the film. I know a teapot collector who once bought a first class ticket for a large teapot to fly it out from China!</p>
Congrats! Maybe Weta can throw you a couple jobs :p
One place that jumps out at me is the trash compactor scene in ANH. The red light when the walls start closing reminds me of the NTSC off red. I need to look at it a bit more closely though to confirm.
Wow, that explains alot! So movies that shoot a true red have trouble on NTSC sets. Very interesting.
<p>Thank you for the intersting input! The teaching in question was from the USA so NTSC for sure. <br /><br />I'll watch thru the Harmy Discs and point out the off red when I see it (even though this is not on CRT). </p>
The idea is that items that were filmed as fire engine cherry red (to show danger for example) were not reproduced as true red in the home (red in the theatre), more like an orange red. But, we perceived it as red in the context of the film, once one sees it though, it is hard to unsee.
I just watched Harmy’s New Hope (plus the making of youtube clip) and Empire which reminded me of something I learned in Film 101 back when I was an undergrad. This was back in the 90s so we are talking CRTs and VHS being the norm. I was told that home video could not replicate a “true” red, what we saw as red was a some sort of orange red that wasn’t the same (easy to spot if you compared the screen color to a red object). Once you see this, it is hard to unsee (much like macro blocks and smearing).
Do DVDs and LED/Plasm/LCDs still have this red limitation? The reason I ask this is that some of the magenta shots in the official releases have been recolored by Harmy and others, but in the 2.1 and Empire 1.0 it seems that what was once magenta is now either the old VHS “off” red or some sort of Venetian Red/Oxide Red/Burnt Sienna. Maybe these were the true colors as in the original prints? I don’t know. Perhaps this is why the official releases are shifted to magenta; it was a decision to shift them away from rust or orange.
Either way, thank you Harmy and all involved, the preservation are a pleasure to watch.
Could you at least share the Powerpoint?
Please send me the PM too. I would like to know. I don't have a Bluray to test, but they the stream files work on VLC. Should I just burn the BDMV to a DVD9 and call it day?
It is so cool seeing black hoses, black wires and dirty styrofoam everywhere. I am not sure if I have ever seen the OOT in such good shape other than when I was a wee lad long ago. I think the last time I saw the OT is was the SE on an official Asian VCD set back in '05 or so.
Thank you for the great work! My cousin who caught the Star Wars bug because I showed him the OOT VHS in the 90's just lost his grandfather (and my uncle). I am cooking him up a set of Harmy's discs as well as Q2's Fall of the Jedi run. I am certain he will enjoy them greatly and hope they can cheer him up!
Wow, I watched most of ANH via VLC on my high pixel count notebook last night. Really, really amazing work. The scene in Ben's house to me showed the Kurosawa influence that GL was under, it was like golden silverlight. Most impressive. I can see how the films really captured the imaginations of you 1977 youngsters!
Another thing was the whole analogness of the movie. In a digital world, I can see how that might want to suppressed by some, but analog is "real" and digital is "not." The new versions of the movie are not "real" anymore.
Look forward to whatever comes. Really enjoying Harmy 2.1 atm, and it is hard to fathom that something even better can come along.
Now that Disney has the helm, try never...
Holy crap! I fired up ANH 2.1, ESB and RotJ ye old VLC and mannnn do they look fantastic!
Wow, just image what ILM could do if they really wanted to?
Great job Harmy and thank you!
Looking forward to more on this project.
Nood question here, but are there any instructions on how to correctly burn these to DVD9 for playback on Bluray? I can watch these on laptop, but I want to gift them to my cousin on disc as well (yes he has official copies).
cdburner xp or other freeware preferred.
NVM found this:
Hope it works. How important is the certificate folder?