So I've reviewed the mess of ideas I've had going in my brain for the past few years. Tell me what you think of this one:
-Video: Adywan's AVCHD color corrected version of ANH, losslessly converted (for compatibility purposes) to 23.976 fps. I do not know if this will require simply converting the framerate or actually slowing down the video.
To "de-se" the source we'll use the GOUT, as cleaned up as we possibly can make it. G-force's thread is dedicated to stabilizing and cleaning up this material. There is also a new project that may in the future provide a new laserdisc capture that might surpass the quality of the GOUT. Video is synced to the GOUT so all future audio projects can be appropriated to this one (people's audio projects always seem to be synced to the GOUT right?)
-Audio: All the ANH mixes available as noted here, plus a track that utilizes the 1997 optical capture from Adywan's AVCHD version as a source, which is then edited and remixed to emulate the original 77 six track as a 4.1 mix (this will also require the subwoofer channel from another member's project--I'm sorry I forgot their username but the track they gave me was awesome). The source used to "correct" the 97 mix is the 77 stereo preservation of the six track mix, upmixed through the graphedit method Moth3r provided me with a number of pages back. I have gotten this all to work, I just lost everything during a reinstall.
-Method: Oh God I don't know...I'll use TSmuxer to get Adywan's video off the BD9. I believe I can change the framerate with this program without changing the source. This file I will import into Vegas 8 (although that's where one of my attempts got complicated. The imported video would play fine until suddenly the video ran at half speed and stopped after the destruction of Alderaan). In Vegas we'll bring in the GOUT or laserdisc capture and do the basic editing required to get rid of all the CGI and editing changes. BTW my computer runs much faster now so editing the HD sources might not be as impossible as it once was. A separate project can be dedicated to the 4.1 mix. With editing completed, we scale down everything to DVD resolution and export a real Star Wars DVD. Anyone with a better methodology please scold my awkward attempts and teach me! A blu-ray version might be nice, but we have to consider the source material. It would basically be the HD broadcast having gone through about 20 generations by the time I rapaciously steal it.
-What do I got?: Right now? I don't got much. I have Adywan's BD9/24p AVCHD project, and with it the 1997 mix. I have the GOUT of course. I also have a few shots that were donated to me by Adywan that reinstate the matte painting in the detention block at DVD quality. Very helpful. I have none of the audio projects I once had. Looking for:
- [not completely necessary] The 12 gig encode of Ady's AVCHD project (I thought I heard something about this existing and being available am I wrong?)
- Any of the sound mixes from the previous list I gave, and any new projects people have worked on over the past few months that I've been foolishly absent.
- [not completely necessary] A slightly smaller sized version of WG's BD project if the color correction (or "adjustment" as he likes to call it) was amply done by everyone's collective standards
- A capable partner to cooperate with.
- [not completely necessary] the new laserdisc capture if it becomes available in the future and proves to surpass the GOUT
I already stated that I'm not even sure if my methodology and computer capabilities are reliable with the video aspects. I'd be happy to double team it with someone else and work on the 4.1 mix while they work on the video or something. Maybe the problem with projects like this is that they are quite difficult, and we never reach out and ask for cooperative efforts. Let me know what you guys think.
BTW, I'd like to make it clear that I'm engaging in a project like this with all the humility of someone who has not done any of the actual work that people like Adywan, G-force, dark_jedi, Belbucas, or anyone else have spent on their projects that I have now appropriated for my own uses. I do this because I know you guys have done work better than I could have (and my record shows my lack of real skill). I do take pride like a good DJ in the way I sample and synthesize these wonderful contributions into a new whole. Thank you.