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#467904
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Star Wars OT & 1997 Special Edition - Various Projects Info (Released)
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to go from lossless AVI to x264, try meGUI.  Its pretty straightforward.  I recently did this for a 1080p fanedit I created.

When setting up meGUI, I think you have to place the x264.exe in the same directory (it should tell you this during install).  After that, just use the avisynth script creator tool in the menu to open the AVI and load it into meGUI.  You can then adjust the settings to whatever you want (it runs off of an avisynth script in the background).  A pretty handy interface for using avisynth and x264.

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#431296
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30th Anniversary DVD Idea
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So did Legacy Revealed get canceled?  Tech got an official release, and I retired my preservation of Legacy Revealed / Tech because both were to have official DVDs, but it looks like Tech is the only one that actually got released.

I really want to put a DVD together with the LR documentary.  I recorded it myself, but the cap isnt very good.  IIRC, there was a bad signal, and the cap is a bit fuzzy.  There is also an SD xvid AVI floating around, but its compressed.  I saw on a web search that there was an HD version floating around on newsgroups.  Did anybody grab this? or have it?

I'd like to get this preserved on DVD and even AVCHD (if the HD version is available).  I can resurrect bits of my old DVD, and I have some fun ideas for menus.  Any help?

 

EDIT: This topic should probably be moved to Star Wars Preservations? mods?

 

 

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#423830
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Info: Removed
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JediTray said:

With BIG ups to ThrowgnCpr, I now have the TESB Entertainment Utility.  It is very small, and essentially the same as the "Empire" portion of the Trilogy Entertainment Utility, but what makes this a gem is the fact that the audio clips are MONO!  That's right, there is no crazy-ass stereo action to the clips, making them ripe for you folks that may need sounds for your edits and other projects.  :)

glad to help :)

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#423420
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I agree that this is a forum, and things are open to discussion.  I was simply trying to give some history and perspective on a situation that was being deemed illogical.

RoccondilRinon said:

I wouldn't do any better to say anything there...

You'd be surprised.  The website is run for the community.  They do what they can (within what the feel is good for the site, and safe) to give the fans what they want.  The forum greatly affects what happens on the main website.

RoccondilRinon said:

...as I don't even use the site.

lol, then why concern yourself with whether or not the disc is available there?

I'm not trying to extend this discussion too much here, just explain why it was not available on the website before recently.  If you guys would like to see it on FE in the future, you'd do best to state your case there. 

Lets face it, not everyone continues to read this particular thread.  Of course Adywan monitors it, the mods here, and mostly people new to the edit.  A handful of others may faithfully watch it, but any serious discussions may get overlooked by a lot of people.

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#423418
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I'm not going to veer off into defend why FE omitted the purist edition, but please note that until somewhat recently (within the last year or so) Adywans ANH: Revisited wasn't even considered a true fanedit proper.  It was placed in the "Special Edition" category (he even won special edition of the year award for it).  Once FE was reorganized, including the creation of a sister site specifically for "Special Editions" and Preservations, ANH: Revisited was moved to the "True Fanedits" category because it was such a significant creation, even if it could potentially go either way (meaning is it a "true fanedit" in the sense that it alters the story, or a "special edition" more so because it is primarily effects enhancements, and is it different enough that Lucas isn't going to crash our party).

A lot has changed there since Adywan released ANH: Revisited.  The site was vastly reorganized, hosting services were changed, the owner (boon23) retired, and the former staff also stepped down to let a fresh crew take it.

As I mentioned before, and Frink pointed out - there is a new staff.  Maybe they feel differently about it.  But, your arguments here are rather moot. You'd do much better stating why you think it is "quite wrong" to the new staff at FE.  And if that doesn't do you any good, you could of course start your own fanedits site and deal with it ;) 

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#423416
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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RE: the purist editions exclusion from fanedit.org.  The wording there isn't the best.  The reason it was not included on the website is that it was decided it was too close to the original.  Fanedit.org is a big site, and is certainly watched by Lucasfilm as well as others.  We have received letters and threats in the past.  At the current time, the staff felt it was a little too risky to post the purist edition.  It wasn't that we felt it "wasn't an edit" - it was just a risk we were unwilling to take at the time.  The wording may seem "illogical" but why it was actually done is certainly not.

I agree that anything done to a film constitutes an edit.  But - In the past, edits that were deemed too close to the original (i.e., minor audio cuts where video was left completely in tact, syncs, color correction only, etc.) were not permitted on the website only for the safety of fanedit.org.  Yes, it's a fine line to walk, and some argue that the fact that FE posts any links at all is asking for trouble.  But, we found a system that seemed to work.  As I said, the studios know we exist, and you can bet they are keeping an eye on us.  We have gotten letters in the past, and FE will probably get them in the future. The trick was to avoid that as best we can while still providing the art and edits to the fans.

As Frink said, there is a new staff now, and maybe they feel differently.

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#414217
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SW Episode III - Reign of the Dark Side (* unfinished project *)
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Darth Timefiller or not, modifying his eye color doesnt change that.  He wasn't human. Yellow eyes are a part of his anatomy, not the fact that he is a Sith.  Giving him human eyes doesn't look better imho, it makes him look more like a human with facepaint and horns glued on his head.

If you think he was timefiller or intended cool factor, then by all means remove the character completely, don't justify it by changing his eye color.

Personally I dont have a strong opinion about the "Sith eyes" debate, or whether or not the human Sith should or should not get the evil eye once they turn to the darkside.  However I am against changing Maul's eyes to try to justify (or create) some bad storytelling.  It doesn't make any sense.

In the end though, its Bob's edit, and whatever he wants he should go with.  There are a ton of prequel edits and never will anyone be happy with the movie.  It just ain't gonna happen.  I've been thoroughly impressed with the things he has done so far.