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Wookie Groomer

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#290391
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Info: The Empire Strikes Back in HD Compromise
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I just edited a 1080p version of the Premier HD broadcast of Empire, which puts the Cinemax version to shame btw, I only replaced the Bobba Fett voice though. I am currently posting a 1080p version of A New Hope with color correction and Han shooting first. Granted these aren't major restorations but do make the revisionist editions more enjoyable. I haven't had adequate feedback on my releases so I'm not sure I'll post Empire. I would avoid the crappy 1080i Cinemax broadcasts if possible. In fact, I just released the entire saga in 1080p in a.b.starwars, I'm surprised no one is discussing them, almost seems there is no interest in such things.
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#277524
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WOOKIE GROOMER PRESENTS: ADDICTED TO STAR WARS
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Originally posted by: russs15
Originally posted by: Wookie Groomer
Oh, BTW, I'm not on the forums often enough to know this but are the crappy "original trilogy" DVD's that came out last year accurate enough to justify creating a new and accurate Episode IV splitscreen v2.0? I want to make it better and I would rather use retail quality stuff and not bootlegs. Also, if it is, are they DVD9 or DVD5? I would redo it as a DVD9 and would use the source DVD's as they are with no re-encoding to make the quality bestest as possible. I don't have them since they were not anamorphic.


My opinion for what it is worth is that an Episode IV splitscreen v2.0 is worth doing.

People will argue all day about this but in my opinion, allowing for all it's faults, the 2006 retail DVD is a better picture quality than the original TR47 you originally used.

Also, the 2006 retail DVD has the original 1977 crawl - albeit re-created - which would be well worth seeing in your split screen format.


If I were to see an unaltered DVD9 of 2006 Episode IV release in the bins you may see a new splitscreen v2.0 Since I still have all my assets from the "Addicted To" project now would be the time to do this before I wipe them out, all of them...

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#277463
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WOOKIE GROOMER PRESENTS: ADDICTED TO STAR WARS
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Oh, BTW, I'm not on the forums often enough to know this but are the crappy "original trilogy" DVD's that came out last year accurate enough to justify creating a new and accurate Episode IV splitscreen v2.0? I want to make it better and I would rather use retail quality stuff and not bootlegs. Also, if it is, are they DVD9 or DVD5? I would redo it as a DVD9 and would use the source DVD's as they are with no re-encoding to make the quality bestest as possible. I don't have them since they were not anamorphic.
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#277129
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WOOKIE GROOMER PRESENTS: ADDICTED TO STAR WARS
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Originally posted by: andy_k_250
Wookie Groomer - It is so crazy to me that you are (rightfully so) one of the more revered project-makers here, and yet you only have posted 9 times, despite having been a member for two years. Thanks for all of your contributions - they have been invaluable to so many people.


I don't have much to say, I speak through my gifts to the community

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#276978
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WOOKIE GROOMER PRESENTS: ADDICTED TO STAR WARS
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Originally posted by: Moth3r
Has Wookie Groomer forgotten his login password?

Nope, just monitoring things.

Someone here obviously likes AviSynth


Who would that be? I used something entirely different and it will be obvious once you watch it from the beginning.

A few more days on the post, I'm building a low power consumption PC just for usenet use and I'm taking my good ole time. You should see the electric bill I got after a month of working on Addicted To Star Wars! Luckily I had two PC's to create it with otherwise this would still be in processing.
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#102919
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WookieGroomer set
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I wanted to clarify that audio track 3 on both Empire and Jedi is not technically a "blend" of both tracks. The 2004 edition is in the left audio channel and the original edition is in the right channel. When using headphones you can distinctly and profoundly hear additional or modified dialog, effects etc... and that's is the purpose for that third track.

However, ANH track 3 is a true blend making it impossible to tell anyting apart. That was a fupar on my part.
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#92018
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Greetings from Wookie Groomer; Split Screen News
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I have to admit, I am a Star Wars fan but not to the extreme that most on these forums seem to be. Because I don't keep on top of the original Star Wars stuff I have a question. The mono track on the mysterious mysteries edition, is it the same as the pal mono track that was posted individually? I may consider adding a mono track to the final version of pre-ANH split screen if it is different or truly the original mono track. Is there a true original trilogy Star Wars available besides the mysterious mysteries edition? Any input?
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#91859
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Greetings from Wookie Groomer; Split Screen News
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Hello,

Some of you may have been watching the NG's and grabbing my split screens as they are made available. I wanted to inform you that a newly fixed Empire Strikes Back has been rendering for a few days and will be done very soon. I plan to up the newly fixed Empire in a matter of days. I originaly used Dr. Gonzo's as the 1980 version and it was nothing but trouble to work with. I now used the TR47 version and all seemed to edit smoothly. I would also like to revisit the original New Hope split screen and redo it with the original crawl edition posted as the "Mysterious Mysteries" edition and provide the 3rd audio track as a split mono just like on Empire and Jedi.

Any feedback regarding the split screens would be appreciated.