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#760543
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Star Wars ROTJ beta v2.0 now completed. (Released)
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I've always thought that the best and simplest solution for making Star Destroyer's crash into the death star look better is to slow the entire explosion way down. I would love to see how it works even though I'm not sure if it's possible to retain smoothness of motion when slowing down, because it's only 24 frames per second. Anyway, I 've just remembered that Adywan did slow down the slug from TESB indeed perfectly.

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#758266
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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
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Greetings, Exalted Ones. This is my first post in here. First of all, you must know that English is not my native language, so please excuse me if I'll be occasionally or constantly murdering English, I'm not perfect at using it. I have decided to post, because I feel that I need to share my irritation with others, as to how devastating all this digital tinkering that has been over the years is. It's not that bad when it comes to colour, then it is reversible, at least theoretically, however many editors handle that. The worst could happen to a picture, is such a big increase of contrast, that results both in crushing the blacks and the effect of overexposure, which means irreversible loss of details in shades and lights. Green lightsaber in ANH is thousands times better than this, because you can fix and restore that very easily by using appropriate editing tools, whereas once lost details will sadly never be retrieved.

Here are some examples of shots I tweaked in Photoshop, in order to make crushed blacks come out (Image->Adjustments->Shadows/Highlights)

GOUT and 04SE

GOUT and 04SE

The same after Photoshop

Look at Han's and Leia's hair, C3PO's head and back, the seats, the left side of the bridge (by the way, are these stars visible through it in 04SE?)

Again GOUT and 04SE

The same after Photoshop

This one really freaks me out. The whole bottom of the star destroyer is nothing but the deepest blackness (ignore JPEG artefacts)

97SE and overexposure in 04SE