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#1286507
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Searching for <strong>the best quality</strong> A New Hope source for fan-edit.
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ChainsawAsh said:

Oh, sorry, I misread your post!

No worries. 😃

I actually tested the DNR Jedi 1.1 yesterday. Still prefer Harmy’s work. Must be something about these scans on a bright 4K TV from not horribly far away. Everything’s muted, the smoothed out grain still “moves”, etc. The resolution is there but is marred by age and dealing with all that grain. I’m sure they look fantastic projected though. 😃

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#1286467
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Searching for <strong>the best quality</strong> A New Hope source for fan-edit.
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ChainsawAsh said:

WishItWas1984 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

There’s also 4K83 DNR v1.1 that’s out now, which uses Skydude’s DNR settings and Sanjuro’s color grade, which is the best I’ve ever seen ROTJ look. But of course, that’s ROTJ…

I definitely need to track down this 1.1 release. I tested Sanjuro’s v1.4, and while amazing work, the grain kills it for me on my 4K set. I definitely need DNR for my situation.

I was talking about ROTJ (4K83). The original Star Wars/ANH (4K77) does not have a Sanjuro-graded DNR release.

I know you were. The first part of my response was a comment on that. My second part about v1.4 was simply a recent example of No-DNR I just experienced, to illustrate why I was eager to find a DNR version of Jedi.

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#1286310
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Searching for <strong>the best quality</strong> A New Hope source for fan-edit.
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ChainsawAsh said:

There’s also 4K83 DNR v1.1 that’s out now, which uses Skydude’s DNR settings and Sanjuro’s color grade, which is the best I’ve ever seen ROTJ look. But of course, that’s ROTJ…

I definitely need to track down this 1.1 release. I tested Sanjuro’s v1.4, and while amazing work, the grain kills it for me on my 4K set. I definitely need DNR for my situation.

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#1280658
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Bluto said:

I didn’t warm to it either… Interesting as a separate mini fan-film, but it seems out of place to me with the rest of Episode IV. I felt the same way about the end of Rogue One - while Darth Vader’s antics worked quite well in that film, they didn’t seem to flow naturally at all into the beginning of Episode IV where he calmly enters after his troops and does very little dirty work other than to pick up and choke Antilles one-handed.

Vader in this YouTube clip also lacks the stature of Prowse to be convincing; he’s barely taller than Alec Guiness. (That always irritated me at the end of RotS too.)

Bluto

I would argue that it makes logical sense as Vader was pressed for time and didn’t want to lose those plans. Want a job done right and all that. And even he came up just short. After that though, no reason to get personally involved. It’s a military operation and the cannon fodder will do nicely in overwhelming Leia’s ship and troops.

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#1268285
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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LordZerome1080 said:

WishItWas1984 said:

Mjvmovieman said:

I am stoked for Despecialized 3.0 - for all three films in 1080p - especially now that there are 4K scans of the originals available. Harmy and those behind the 4K77 projects are absolutely awesome!

Me too. It’ll be great to have the cherry-picked high quality 4K bits replacing sub-par 2.7 bits, for the best ANH version humanly possible outside of Disney.

Disney will never have as great of a quality as a fan restoration as we do this with love and tender care, while Disney would do it quickly so they could push out a profit.

Agreed. I only refer to them being technically able to do it. Hell, even ol’ Georgey didn’t care enough to put out a decent DVD of it.

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#1268268
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Mjvmovieman said:

I am stoked for Despecialized 3.0 - for all three films in 1080p - especially now that there are 4K scans of the originals available. Harmy and those behind the 4K77 projects are absolutely awesome!

Me too. It’ll be great to have the cherry-picked high quality 4K bits replacing sub-par 2.7 bits, for the best ANH version humanly possible outside of Disney.

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#1267870
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Harmy said:

And another question. What is currently the best place to upload to? Lots of my uloz links died and if there’s a better place to use for the uploads, I’d rather not re-upload to uloz.

Why not use Newsgroups and NZB/PAR files? No need to worry about seeders, and super-cheap newsgroup services have like 1,000+ day retention.

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#1246232
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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FN-2199 said:

Wow, way to go making this damn near impossible to download. I think if I walked around the world once barefoot it would be easier. I’ve tried the instructions before to no avail and just want to download this for my personal use. I own so many versions of SW already. I’m not very computer literate. I’m just an old school fan who can’t do new computer tricks.

Is there a simple way to download these like a link or a bittorrent link?

Something like this should not be easy and widely available for obvious reasons. However, finding it doesn’t take a Computer Science degree or the ability to enter The Matrix. Put your thinking cap on, use Google, click links from similar discussions and you may find what you’re looking for. Good Luck.

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#1238822
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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towne32 said:

WishItWas1984 said:

Ok, so I just compared the final 4K77 DNR release with Harmy’s 2.7 and I have to say that I think a combination of certain elements of it to a Despecialized 3.0 would be perfect, but I’m inclined to lean towards 2.7 being superior for noise, color, and lighting.

While I noticed insane improvements in Tatooine shots, Death Star shots or Falcon interior shots were either drastically blown out or too green/dirty. Plus, even though it’s DNR, the backgrounds still seemed to be fuzzy and constantly moving.

Curious to know what others think. I for one am happy to not have 4K resolution if it means a drop in other aspects.

That’s kind of you to say.

As for me, having just watched the “DNR” version, I’ve got to say it’s my favorite version so far. There’s a lot that Williarob improved in it over the standard 4K77 release aside from just the grain reduction, of course. The brand new color correction looks excellent. Very much the look I was going for with 2.7, and not always quite achieving. There are a few scenes, such as the Jawa/Canyon scene, where I was probably overly ‘anti-green’, and this new release strikes a nice balance. The contrast is generally excellent, though there are likely more limitations in that department for a scanned print compared to blu-ray as source.

I think it’s got a well-balanced grain profile. For standard, non-composited shots, I think it’s just the right amount of grain remaining, and a surprising amount of detail in the print. It’s true, of course, that the composited shots are softer and grainier, but it reflects the original look of the film, and that will always be the interesting trade-off compared to newer restorations of films with digitally recomposited elements.

But, taking that into account, the “DNR” release is great for its consistent look, throughout.

Yeah, the Tatooine stuff is amazing. I wish I had the time to screen cap each and post them online, but specifically, if you open two video player instances and check out the “Han in Stormtrooper armor sitting with feet up” scene and the “It’s not like dusting crops” scene in the Falcon, you’ll see examples (which permeate throughout) of way too much brightness and contrast. The Falcon example almost looks like a horror movie paused. lol A lot of detail loss.

The “Vader in Death Star hanger walking to the Falcon” scene is a great example of how murky and weird the “Death Star Green” coloring is in the 4K version.

Again, to each his own, but I will stick with 2.7. Once I finally get a 4K TV, I’m sure it will still look amazing.

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#1238791
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Ok, so I just compared the final 4K77 DNR release with Harmy’s 2.7 and I have to say that I think a combination of certain elements of it to a Despecialized 3.0 would be perfect, but I’m inclined to lean towards 2.7 being superior for noise, color, and lighting.

While I noticed insane improvements in Tatooine shots, Death Star shots or Falcon interior shots were either drastically blown out or too green/dirty. Plus, even though it’s DNR, the backgrounds still seemed to be fuzzy and constantly moving.

Curious to know what others think. I for one am happy to not have 4K resolution if it means a drop in other aspects.