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#1206877
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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DrDre said:

poita said:

The speeder shot is probably never going to look much better than Harmy has done with it, but if it proves the most popular, I’ll do it.

If the purpose of the demonstration is to show the strengths of the software you have developed, I would suggest also picking a sequence where you expect the maximum benefit of the software.

is there an nfo on what the software actually does?

based on what DrDre said maybe we should look at a lightsaber shot? or a shot from the dogfight that was replaced in the SE

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#1206803
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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DrDre said:

poita said:

The speeder shot is probably never going to look much better than Harmy has done with it, but if it proves the most popular, I’ll do it.

If the purpose of the demonstration is to show the strengths of the software you have developed, I would suggest also picking a sequence where you expect the maximum benefit of the software.

With regards to the speeder shot, I’m curious to know the maximum image quality that can be pulled from the prints, without reverting to the in my opinion somewhat revisionist techniques employed by Mike Verta to clean up the speeder shot, and essentially remove all the color noise that most likely also existed on the original negative. The downside of removing all the color noise in my view is, that you will never recover the detail that should be associated with such a clean image, and thus the cleaned up image may actually appear less natural without the noise than the image with the color noise in it.

Would stacking multiple scans of those 139 frames (channel aligned, free of warping) help reveal detail?
I’ve watched a few of the videos and am still not sure if verta used more than one print source on that shot to get ride of the noise to get closer to what the original negative looked like.

Did Harmy rotoscope some of the recomposited blu-ray background (buildings, etc) into the TN1 scan laserschwert cleaned up?

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#1205650
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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still hopeful the whole 9-film saga gets released in 4k when the next movie is released on home video.
releasing Legacy would be most ideal at this point. if there was a 4k remaster done by the studio the colors would probably look weird or modernized again. maybe they’ll figure out seamless branching. dunno if that’s feasible with some shots being different lengths & requiring different audio, but i don’t know how blu-ray playlists work.

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#1201643
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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started collecting the various releases of the films on VHS and DVD this year

1992 fox fullscreen vhs box set
1995 thx ‘faces’ fullscreen + widescreen vhs box sets
1997 special edition fullscreen + widescreen vhs box sets
1999 phantom menace widescreen vhs
2000 special edition vhs in fullscreen + widescreen box sets (mostly because the art was cooler)
2005 fullscreen prequel trilogy dvds
2004 4-disc original trilogy widescreen + fullscreen dvds
2006 gout ‘bonus disc’ dvds
2013 6-disc original trilogy blu-ray/dvd combo

not many laserdiscs. only have a cbs/fox copy pan n scan copy of ESB right now.

hopeful there’ll be cleaned + color-graded preservations of the original trilogy on 35mm in 4k completed this year or next. in the market for a 4k tv that’s also 3d compatible.

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#1199067
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"Making Of Star Wars" documentary VHS question
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"The Making of Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition"
This VHS tape, “The Making of Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition” is included with the special edition collectors box set — Does it contain this ~30 min doc about the special edition changes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzApL8nUyT0) Is the video content also available in 3 separate parts on the laserdisc releases of the special editions?

Or is it just the original “Making of Star Wars” documentary? that’s available in the Complete Saga 9-disc blu-ray set (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSuDjjlIPak)
"The Making of Star Wars"

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#1193822
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Hux and Snoke allude to “having the resistance tied to a string.” Were the First Order locked-on to Finn-2-187 and tracking him through hyperspace? Since Finn had been abducted as a child and in their ranks as a stormtrooper for some time before The Force Awakens, did the First Order embed trackers into their soldiers and more easily seek out defectors?

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#1159048
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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wouldn’t be mad at disney updating the films unlike the special edition, by rescanning all the original elements and digitally compositing them again now with better tech and higher resolutions, while still ultimately restoring the film to the original theatrical cut, no ‘contemporary’ regrade.

and it’d be cool if all the lightsabers looked as good as they do in TLJ.

though they should probably just compensate mike for his work on Legacy when that’s totally finished and release that first.

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#1157780
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Collipso said:

a_o said:

Mocata said:

Okay here’s something I am not sure has been asked before, but in TLJ does young Ben Solo use Anakin’s saber to block Luke? Is this ever mentioned elsewhere?

nah. for a moment i thought it’d make sense for it to be the same saber because of Rey’s experience touching Anakin’s lightsaber in Maz’s castle in TFA but taking a second look…

https://imgur.com/a/mc3Ul

looks like kylo’s saber but not black/red with the guards.

I’m pretty sure he uses Anakin’s saber. That’s why he says “it belongs to me” in TFA.

kylo may have felt entitled to it because of his family, but he did not use it to defend himself against luke in that tent.

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#1156673
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

chyron8472 said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

Don’t Join

Yes, but I still don’t get it. He doesn’t like the Resistance or the First Order… so his nickname is “Don’t Join”?

No, don’t join is his motto, DJ is his nickname.

find it coincidental that the acronym for Master Codebreaker is MC, while acronym for Dont Join is DJ. Rian Johnson’s a big hip hop fan?

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#1156672
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Mocata said:

Okay here’s something I am not sure has been asked before, but in TLJ does young Ben Solo use Anakin’s saber to block Luke? Is this ever mentioned elsewhere?

nah. for a moment i thought it’d make sense for it to be the same saber because of Rey’s experience touching Anakin’s lightsaber in Maz’s castle in TFA but taking a second look…

https://imgur.com/a/mc3Ul

looks like kylo’s saber but not black/red with the guards.

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#1154172
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Combining two video sources to accrue detail
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^…^ said:

a_o said:

once I’ve got the videos decimated to the same 23.976 frame rate.

Are you talking about 29.97fps source, right?

yea the NTSC version of the episode, as well as the 25fps pal version.

On an unrelated project but similar note, I’m wondering if this is overlay method is possible to colorize the b&w section in Kill Bill Vol 1. using the 480p Japanese DVD.

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#1136480
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Editroid said:

a_o said:

The G said:

I like it but I still prefer McDiarmid as the Emperor in ESB. It would be awesome to see a “canon-friendly” edition with the good changes and fit more in line with the new canon without all the unnecessary scenes and continuity errors created by the Special Editions and Prequels. (Mostly the Prequels.)

palp’s ROTS makeup looked pretty crappy.

Despite it getting an Oscar nomination.

I for one agree with the academy: no trophy.