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#1200507
Topic
Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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Mindless Philosopher said:

Looks great, much improved! If I can make a few suggestions for improvement on your “molested” version:

I would flatten out the colors on the background elements, especially the doorways on the houses at screen left. Nothing would be this black in the far background due to atmospheric haze, airborne sand etc, and likewise the highlights would be more obscured. I’d bring up the black output levels on those elements and bring the white output down. In After Effects you’d do this by adding a Levels filter and move the black and white output sliders in toward each other a bit. Note on the original vaporators behind Luke, there are no very dark areas on them although Luke has some quite strong shadows on his white clothing, and the farther vaporator shows an even greater flattening with dimmer highlights as well.

You may also want to desaturate the colors slightly. Likewise, the added vaporator ground shadows are very dark, and too angled toward the horizon. They should be much more foreshortened with greater distance. Note on the original vaporators, the shadows are very faint, basically a darker shade of sand, and they extend almost straight out to screen left.

I hope this is helpful, overall your cleanup job looks amazing, this is just nitpicking from a guy who’s worked in visual effects for 20 years!

Thanks man for your input I will defo bare all these points in mind

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#1199054
Topic
Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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BobaJett said:

Great job so far dude! Ive always wanted these scenes cleaned up and inserted into the original film to reflect the book and comic I remember as a kid. I would prefer the clean version though. Look forward to the finished product.

there will be a clean version available as i mentioned in a earlier post but im only able to clean it like 80 percent or more due to the quality of the original

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#1198957
Topic
Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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pittrek said:

Restoration - great.
Adding the buildings is in my opinion similar to Greedo shooting first. Why would the moisture vaporators be between houses? That defeats their whole purpose

few people have said this but i feel there kinda wrong in some sense, them water vaporator are everywhere, i used original set pics for inspiration for that
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#1198825
Topic
Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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^…^ said:

Just saw the images added in the first post, and I repeat: amazing, great job!

Please note that, in this shot, you added some space on top, where it should have been some image on top of the vaporator, there is now empty space - my hint is to cut out at the same point of the original frame. I appreciate the shadow, that is barely visible in the original, but I’d rotate it towards left, taking subsequent shots as reference, because the shadows there are more visible (so, also shadows in next “molested” shots should be fixed). I know they are small things, but probably you wanted to know our opinions, right? 😉

I must admit that, after seeing your great work, it makes me want to work back on that “always delayed” extended version! 😄

Last thing: I like the “molested” version, apart houses that should not be there; but the rest is good, perfectly in line with the Special Edition. IMHO, you should release the “molested” version without the houses.

Eagerly waiting to see the next restored scene!!!

im aware of all that points you made including the Vaporator, that does not show in the video as this frame is a few pixels bigger than the video frame, and the rest of the points you made im working on them, currently at this very moment intime im working on the the conversation Luke and Bigss have outside the station, its causing me lots of problems due to the quality and colors, so im having to Rotoscope the crap out of it as that Auto roto in After effects is not doing a great job, actually its terrible maybe its because of the resolution and all the colors seems to be blending into one another… damn, its getting on my tits