bryantmh, you have definitely squeezed more detail out of PT DVD deleted scenes that I have seen previously, nice work! I have one request though, would you be willing to upload the AOTC and ROTS upscales with higher bitrate? I think that would also help them blend better with other footage for faneditors using them.
I could do that, but unfortunately that would mean rerunning the upscale as I didn’t save the originals. Also, I don’t believe that would help, honestly. The uploaded version was ran through handbrake on the slow preset with an RF of 18, and to my eye at least is indistinguishable from the original upscale. I think the bigger problem is just how much detail the upscaling can actually add. Some of what looks like compression artifacts are actually artifacts of the upscaling process.
Going up about 50% produces results that are incredible, such as in my ESB upscale, Though even those could use a lot of manual work, which is why Adywan is taking it one step further with manual edits on his next version. For these deleted scenes, it’s a 225% increase, which as you can imagine, doesn’t work as well.