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#1508818
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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ElectricTriangle said:

While I certainly appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm for the film, it’s probably time to make a separate thread for any different project you are working on.

For my part, I will be doing my own fanedit of the new master as detailed here:
https://fanrestore.com/thread-1745-post-83136.html#pid83136
I bought the UHD and was extremely disappointed to discover it had a bunch of DNR all over it. No timeline on this (probably not any time soon), but it will happen at some point.

Thanks for the heads up. It feels that we are close to an ‘ultimate’ version.

I’m a total amateur so I don’t consider mine a ‘project’ so much as an attempt at wish fulfilment that requires help!

I will definitely keep an eye on your new project. It feels like we are 95% perfected with the new version.

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#1506461
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Star Trek The Motion Picture - Special Longer Version - 720p HD restoration/reconstruction/fanedit Version 1.0 (Released)
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SpacemanDoug said:

Pauln6 said:

I bought the latest boxed set which has a 4k version of the SLV but I have neither a 4k TV nor a 4k player.

What are the odds of getting a version downgraded to HD?

I can’t testify to improved quality because I can’t view it doh.

The 4K version is actually preferable because it also fixes the infamously incomplete effects shot

Yeah I think I have seen some stills. Looks good. The 4k SLV is seamless branching from the 4k Theatrical Cut. I have watched the bluray of the Theatrical. I’m interested to see if they managed any colour correction or fixed the dirty footage of McCoy in Kirk’s quarters. Or even if they equalised the background hum and effects.

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#1502971
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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OK I have the boxed set. Sadly I have, too late, realised that my player only upscales blurays to 4k and doesn’t in any way play 4k discs. Sigh. I will see what I can do but it will otherwise be several weeks before I can check this out.

I have watched the bonus disc bluray and I have tweaked the scenes into a format where they can sit alongside the movie. The obituary has a music track so that will be the tricky one.

Edit: https://youtu.be/rwj0aCbt3W8

I tried to fill in the dialogue but it might be easier to edit the original by adding off camera dialogue. Going to check out that option next. Kirk does mention Phillips in the Ultimate Computer but it doesn’t sit well next to the Security Officer from the Savage Curtain.

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#1502795
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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Early reports suggest that the security guard scene is missing phaser shot and documentary doesn’t contain any new memory wall footage. That’s sort of a disappointment and a relief.

I was looking forward to seeing what could be done with the Memory Wall - I even prepped some pre-emptive dialogue but it would have been a huge challenge. I wonder how easy it will be to add a phaser effect? It may depend on how easy it is to stitch the new scene and log entry into the existing soundtrack. There is a separate. Music track in the set but still.

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#1502021
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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This is quite interesting. Looks like we will be getting HD footage of Scotty and Ilia, plus the killed security guard (presumably without effects) and alternate log entry including the dead security guard.

Also some HD memory wall footage will be included as part of the documentary, although it’s unclear how much, or whether that will include any kind of dialogue or post production effects.

This does raise the tantalising possibility that a version of the Memory Wall could be cobbled together.

My own intended version was to put Janice Rand in Spock’s space suit (since most characters are required elsewhere for the story). It might be possible to use deep motion to synchronise a CGI avatar (I have one in Character Creator) which can be further enhanced by Deepfake but that still leaves the issue of scaling (she is 6 inches shorter than Nimoy) and special effects for the light bees.

I’m very interested to see how much there is to work with.

For the officers lounge, I’m starting to wonder if the best option is to relocate the scene to an alternative lounge lower on the ship and change the star field to a side on view. Not many square windows though.

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#1495201
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

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Fullmetaled said:

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Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

I meant in regards to the effects that had no work done on them a look bad getting fixed. I can’t talk about the quality of the movie because I never seen any of og Star Trek same goes for most of Star Trek the next generation.

Actually Star Trek the Motion Picture remains a visually impressive movie even before you take it into account that it is 40 years old. They mostly just improved overall picture and sound.

There are still a few minor issues and many people find the movie itself to be a bit slow, but those that love it, really love it.

The only scene that needs significant polish in the new version is the officers’ lounge. Personally, I think the original was fine, but some people were confused about where it was on the ship. Picking one of the smaller lounges elsewhere on the ship and picking a star field appropriate for that location would be fine.

These shots are the only ones that I think are bad in the director’s cut not sure if there’s more.

https://i.postimg.cc/bDJNtGb7/4595-F073-F14-E-4-C41-9990-2-E077-F1-AE744.png[/img][/url]

https://i.postimg.cc/xkg18GkG/C035-BC64-C3-B2-42-B6-A0-E1-0-C08080-B0621.png[/img][/url]

Yes the problem I found was that due to aspect ratio and colour grade of the various existing versions it meant that it’s not possible to just fix the problem frames. You have to do the whole shot.

David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort.

I hope the improvement is actually good and not a garbage rush job. I hope we see it sooner than sept.

Release date is 5th September 2022. I’m not expecting any changes but you never know.

You said this. David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort. So are those shots what he was talking about or not?

Yes he was referencing the lounge scenes but they would only be improved if the Paramount release was ahead of schedule i.e. before the project was finalised. There was no additional budget for a do-over.

So it’s always going to look like garbage good job paramount.

Too soon to say. My own version will be the version of the scene I like the most. The rest of the release is fairly close to perfect with more than a few wow moments when I saw it for the first time. One slightly dodgy scene doesn’t detract completely from all the other great stuff in this release.

What’s the version of the scene you like look like?

I never really had a problem with the original but I admire the effort they put into the others. I think it will depend on whether I can merge the different versions or not.

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#1494826
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

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Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

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Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

I meant in regards to the effects that had no work done on them a look bad getting fixed. I can’t talk about the quality of the movie because I never seen any of og Star Trek same goes for most of Star Trek the next generation.

Actually Star Trek the Motion Picture remains a visually impressive movie even before you take it into account that it is 40 years old. They mostly just improved overall picture and sound.

There are still a few minor issues and many people find the movie itself to be a bit slow, but those that love it, really love it.

The only scene that needs significant polish in the new version is the officers’ lounge. Personally, I think the original was fine, but some people were confused about where it was on the ship. Picking one of the smaller lounges elsewhere on the ship and picking a star field appropriate for that location would be fine.

These shots are the only ones that I think are bad in the director’s cut not sure if there’s more.

https://i.postimg.cc/bDJNtGb7/4595-F073-F14-E-4-C41-9990-2-E077-F1-AE744.png[/img][/url]

https://i.postimg.cc/xkg18GkG/C035-BC64-C3-B2-42-B6-A0-E1-0-C08080-B0621.png[/img][/url]

Yes the problem I found was that due to aspect ratio and colour grade of the various existing versions it meant that it’s not possible to just fix the problem frames. You have to do the whole shot.

David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort.

I hope the improvement is actually good and not a garbage rush job. I hope we see it sooner than sept.

Release date is 5th September 2022. I’m not expecting any changes but you never know.

You said this. David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort. So are those shots what he was talking about or not?

Yes he was referencing the lounge scenes but they would only be improved if the Paramount release was ahead of schedule i.e. before the project was finalised. There was no additional budget for a do-over.

So it’s always going to look like garbage good job paramount.

Too soon to say. My own version will be the version of the scene I like the most. The rest of the release is fairly close to perfect with more than a few wow moments when I saw it for the first time. One slightly dodgy scene doesn’t detract completely from all the other great stuff in this release.

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#1494593
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

I meant in regards to the effects that had no work done on them a look bad getting fixed. I can’t talk about the quality of the movie because I never seen any of og Star Trek same goes for most of Star Trek the next generation.

Actually Star Trek the Motion Picture remains a visually impressive movie even before you take it into account that it is 40 years old. They mostly just improved overall picture and sound.

There are still a few minor issues and many people find the movie itself to be a bit slow, but those that love it, really love it.

The only scene that needs significant polish in the new version is the officers’ lounge. Personally, I think the original was fine, but some people were confused about where it was on the ship. Picking one of the smaller lounges elsewhere on the ship and picking a star field appropriate for that location would be fine.

These shots are the only ones that I think are bad in the director’s cut not sure if there’s more.

https://i.postimg.cc/bDJNtGb7/4595-F073-F14-E-4-C41-9990-2-E077-F1-AE744.png[/img][/url]

https://i.postimg.cc/xkg18GkG/C035-BC64-C3-B2-42-B6-A0-E1-0-C08080-B0621.png[/img][/url]

Yes the problem I found was that due to aspect ratio and colour grade of the various existing versions it meant that it’s not possible to just fix the problem frames. You have to do the whole shot.

David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort.

I hope the improvement is actually good and not a garbage rush job. I hope we see it sooner than sept.

Release date is 5th September 2022. I’m not expecting any changes but you never know.

You said this. David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort. So are those shots what he was talking about or not?

Yes he was referencing the lounge scenes but they would only be improved if the Paramount release was ahead of schedule i.e. before the project was finalised. There was no additional budget for a do-over.

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#1494138
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

I meant in regards to the effects that had no work done on them a look bad getting fixed. I can’t talk about the quality of the movie because I never seen any of og Star Trek same goes for most of Star Trek the next generation.

Actually Star Trek the Motion Picture remains a visually impressive movie even before you take it into account that it is 40 years old. They mostly just improved overall picture and sound.

There are still a few minor issues and many people find the movie itself to be a bit slow, but those that love it, really love it.

The only scene that needs significant polish in the new version is the officers’ lounge. Personally, I think the original was fine, but some people were confused about where it was on the ship. Picking one of the smaller lounges elsewhere on the ship and picking a star field appropriate for that location would be fine.

These shots are the only ones that I think are bad in the director’s cut not sure if there’s more.

https://i.postimg.cc/bDJNtGb7/4595-F073-F14-E-4-C41-9990-2-E077-F1-AE744.png[/img][/url]

https://i.postimg.cc/xkg18GkG/C035-BC64-C3-B2-42-B6-A0-E1-0-C08080-B0621.png[/img][/url]

Yes the problem I found was that due to aspect ratio and colour grade of the various existing versions it meant that it’s not possible to just fix the problem frames. You have to do the whole shot.

David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort.

I hope the improvement is actually good and not a garbage rush job. I hope we see it sooner than sept.

Release date is 5th September 2022. I’m not expecting any changes but you never know.

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#1493923
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

I meant in regards to the effects that had no work done on them a look bad getting fixed. I can’t talk about the quality of the movie because I never seen any of og Star Trek same goes for most of Star Trek the next generation.

Actually Star Trek the Motion Picture remains a visually impressive movie even before you take it into account that it is 40 years old. They mostly just improved overall picture and sound.

There are still a few minor issues and many people find the movie itself to be a bit slow, but those that love it, really love it.

The only scene that needs significant polish in the new version is the officers’ lounge. Personally, I think the original was fine, but some people were confused about where it was on the ship. Picking one of the smaller lounges elsewhere on the ship and picking a star field appropriate for that location would be fine.

These shots are the only ones that I think are bad in the director’s cut not sure if there’s more.

https://i.postimg.cc/bDJNtGb7/4595-F073-F14-E-4-C41-9990-2-E077-F1-AE744.png[/img][/url]

https://i.postimg.cc/xkg18GkG/C035-BC64-C3-B2-42-B6-A0-E1-0-C08080-B0621.png[/img][/url]

Yes the problem I found was that due to aspect ratio and colour grade of the various existing versions it meant that it’s not possible to just fix the problem frames. You have to do the whole shot.

David c Fein described the rotoscoping as ‘quick and dirty’ so I am going to wait and see if it gets improved in the 4k release before putting in too much effort.

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#1493639
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

I meant in regards to the effects that had no work done on them a look bad getting fixed. I can’t talk about the quality of the movie because I never seen any of og Star Trek same goes for most of Star Trek the next generation.

Actually Star Trek the Motion Picture remains a visually impressive movie even before you take it into account that it is 40 years old. They mostly just improved overall picture and sound.

There are still a few minor issues and many people find the movie itself to be a bit slow, but those that love it, really love it.

The only scene that needs significant polish in the new version is the officers’ lounge. Personally, I think the original was fine, but some people were confused about where it was on the ship. Picking one of the smaller lounges elsewhere on the ship and picking a star field appropriate for that location would be fine.

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#1493463
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

So this should be the best version of the movie then.

Hmm, I like a lot of the edits in the DE but I also like the character scenes from the SLV. You won’t find any consensus over which version is best.

Post
#1493393
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Fullmetaled said:

Pauln6 said:

Looks like we are getting a 4k version of the SLV and bluray versions of the deleted scenes.

Any word on if those few bad shots are being fixed?

Nothing official yet. I’d be surprised if they did but then I’m surprised they are releasing it in 4k at all.

Edit: Apparently David C Fein confirmed on Twitter that they added digital effects to the airlock scene! That bodes well for a cleaned up version!

Post
#1491271
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

I am working on fixing them but the scene is technically so complicated and the various versions have slightly different aspect ratios, so I can’t just try my own rotoscoping from earlier versions. I think I’ve decided the only way round it is to put the window back in so they’re in a private room at the top of the officer’s lounge. Frustratingly, the nacelle is just obscured by the window.

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#1481363
Topic
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

I did a quick 10 minute experiment with the DE and remastered TC and it looks as though frame blending might help improve the rotoscoping in the lounge scene. The TC has a different aspect ratio which needs a bit of work to get the frames to match but once that is done, I think layering the DE - TC - DE might work. Blend the TC over the DE using the lighten blend mode, which pulls up the figures against the darker background (but also the stars) and then block out the actors only on the top layer to get rid of any stars. There is a slight chance some stars close to the actors might bleed through but can probably mask them individually either a blocks or rotoscoping with wider feathering.

I expect that the new CGI with the much larger window might throw up a few problems but I’m sure they could be overcome them really easily.

Anyway, it certainly looks like this will be possible with a bit of effort.

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#1478853
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RELEASED: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Special Longer Version)"
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It seems that they found better sound quality for the SLV scenes included in the DE. Not only that, the scene with Scotty and Ilia in engineering has been restored and will be in the outtakes. They didn’t just join up the dialogue, they went to the trouble to add background special effects too!

If they found ADR for all the SLV scenes, we can hope that they added the improved audio to all the outtake scenes. I have no idea if that is a vain hope.

I was really hoping that they might also have found some more of the rough footage of the Memory Wall. That would be my holy grail. I guess if it not in the September release, we will never see it.

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#1478763
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

Still not able to see the new DE in the UK but the reviews are coming in. A few people unhappy with the masking in the lounge scene. Looks like the remastered TC was cleaner so maybe one tweak we can try is merging those two using say After Effects to see if it’s possible to improve it.

That said, my record with After Effects as has been variable to say the least!

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#1477573
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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heathen3017 said:

Pauln6 said:

heathen3017 said:

Pauln6 said:

ElectricTriangle said:

We finally have a release date for the new 4K/HD master of Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director’s Edition, releasing April 5th on Paramount+ with a disc release later in the year! Produced by the orignal team, this release is very exciting, and I can hardly wait. Obviously the new master will have different creative decisions with regards to how best update the old CGI, (from the trailer, some of it very nice and some is quite iffy) but irregardless, the general quality of the new edition should thoroughly exceed my old fanedit and will be the one to watch. This project will still remain up for posterity, but for first-time viewing, I will direct you to what hopefully will be the definitive edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The trailer looks awesome! I am still hoping to finalise my hybrid cut. There is even a possibility that the scene in Engineering with Scotty and Ilia might be in the outtakes as it looks like they found the soundtrack!

Can someone please spell out specifically what the differences are between the Director’s Edition and the Purist Edition? I’ve read the readme files for both, and absolutely nothing about specifics is given with respect to each’s build. There is only general ideas and concepts, but nothing to establish what content is either in or left out of either version.

TIA

The movie itself was the DE with a slight tweak to the opening credits to include Grace Lee Whitney, I think. I think it was more that it was composited using HD footage from the only existing version - the Theatrical Cut - where possible with maybe some colour correction. The new version coming out in September has had the new DE special effects recomposited from the original so everything should be crisper. I want to do a hybrid cut re-adding in scenes from the Theatrical Cut and the SLV so that should be a fun challenge trying to upscale and colour correct the SLV so that it doesn’t look too weird in comparison.

Thanks for the info. Once you start developing your hybrid, if you need a beta-watcher, by all means let me know. I’ve previewed several items in the past for various users and many were thankful for the feedback that I gave. If not, I understand. I look forward to your project.

I have never shared my full version as it was mostly Electric Triangle’s awesome version anyway with extra scenes clipped in so I have only ever hosted my specific hybrid SLV and Deepfaked scenes on YouTube. As far as the remastered DE goes, I think it’s important for fans to buy it to justify all the effort they have gone into before any fan edits come into play.

I will be working in HD not UHD as I have no UHD TV and I doubt I could get the SLV scenes to look ok in UHD in any event.

Still when you look at the same scenes over and over, it can get tricky to spot imperfections, especially with lip syncing, so a fresh set of eyes might be useful. I have used The TC Bluray as the base for Kirk’s close ups in the Memory Wall (pasting the SLV space suit over the TC space suit where possible). Even though I can spot imperfections with the masking, I lack the skill to correct them in After Effects. The close up Janice Rand in Kirk’s quarters has probably taken 1,000+ hours of experimentation and it still looks a bit shoddy! Thanks for the offer.

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#1477434
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
Time

heathen3017 said:

Pauln6 said:

ElectricTriangle said:

We finally have a release date for the new 4K/HD master of Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director’s Edition, releasing April 5th on Paramount+ with a disc release later in the year! Produced by the orignal team, this release is very exciting, and I can hardly wait. Obviously the new master will have different creative decisions with regards to how best update the old CGI, (from the trailer, some of it very nice and some is quite iffy) but irregardless, the general quality of the new edition should thoroughly exceed my old fanedit and will be the one to watch. This project will still remain up for posterity, but for first-time viewing, I will direct you to what hopefully will be the definitive edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The trailer looks awesome! I am still hoping to finalise my hybrid cut. There is even a possibility that the scene in Engineering with Scotty and Ilia might be in the outtakes as it looks like they found the soundtrack!

Can someone please spell out specifically what the differences are between the Director’s Edition and the Purist Edition? I’ve read the readme files for both, and absolutely nothing about specifics is given with respect to each’s build. There is only general ideas and concepts, but nothing to establish what content is either in or left out of either version.

TIA

The movie itself was the DE with a slight tweak to the opening credits to include Grace Lee Whitney, I think. I think it was more that it was composited using HD footage from the only existing version - the Theatrical Cut - where possible with maybe some colour correction. The new version coming out in September has had the new DE special effects recomposited from the original so everything should be crisper. I want to do a hybrid cut re-adding in scenes from the Theatrical Cut and the SLV so that should be a fun challenge trying to upscale and colour correct the SLV so that it doesn’t look too weird in comparison.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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ElectricTriangle said:

We finally have a release date for the new 4K/HD master of Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director’s Edition, releasing April 5th on Paramount+ with a disc release later in the year! Produced by the orignal team, this release is very exciting, and I can hardly wait. Obviously the new master will have different creative decisions with regards to how best update the old CGI, (from the trailer, some of it very nice and some is quite iffy) but irregardless, the general quality of the new edition should thoroughly exceed my old fanedit and will be the one to watch. This project will still remain up for posterity, but for first-time viewing, I will direct you to what hopefully will be the definitive edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The trailer looks awesome! I am still hoping to finalise my hybrid cut. There is even a possibility that the scene in Engineering with Scotty and Ilia might be in the outtakes as it looks like they found the soundtrack!

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Idea: X-Men 3 - Deleted Scenes - fan edit?
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Pauln6 said:

This sounds intriguing. I bought a boxed set and I have never checked out any deleted scenes. I think X1-3, the Wolverine, and DOFP make a really satisfying story arc.

I wonder if it’s possible to create an ultimate edit, using deleted scenes and maybe even key scenes from the ‘less worthy’ movies.

Part of me would like to show Jean augmenting Magneto’s power to move the bridge in X3, maybe some opening shots of some X-Men at the mansion in the Wolverine, and Rogue using super strength to take down a sentinel in the Rogue cut. A very naughty part of me would like to show either a clone of Jean Grey or a test tube of Summers DNA at the Essex lab or a project marked Nathan Summers. Shots from Logan were re-used in New Mutants after all.

I’m amazed anyone still remembered this topic – I was here browsing for materials related to a project I’m collating (Spider-Man Rarities) when I saw this.

There are so many films that could benefit from an ultimate cut, it’s absurd.

I am working on a Star Trek TMP fan edit but I am waiting for the remastered version of the DE so was thinking about other potential projects. I started browsing and doing research.

I am a huge fan of the X-men so I am thinking along the lines of, can I add any of the training scenes from First Class to the training montage in X1, particularly including Banshee and Havok? Can any of the fight between Wolverine and Gambit be stitched into X2 or X3? There are multiple teases for Mr Sinister across the franchise. Can they be spaced out differently, alongside some scenes from Apocalypse to tease the existence of the two big X-villains without actually going all out towards the poorly executed confrontation?