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#895773
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The Fall of the Jedi Trilogy (Released)
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Thanks for the updates on the BD25 uploads. I recently watched the 1080p MKV version for Fall Of The Jedi and let me say this might be my favorite fan edit series so far for the prequels. The pacing, tone, and overall feel is far better. I can finally watch these films without my head hurting so much. I am assuming the audio on the BD25 version is Dolby 5.1?

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#358352
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Superman by Taolar (Formally: Son of Jorel) WORKPRINT AVAILABLE
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First of all fantastic work so far Taolar. I really look forward to seeing the final edit. Anyways there is one thing that has always bothered me on the first Superman that is still there on the workprint cut. The Kryptonite rock around Supes after Miss Tessmarker saves him from drowning is no longer green. Is there any chance that could be fixed by putting the green back in the rock by any chance?

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#308140
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Just finished watching the xvid version via my XBox 360. I must say that this is one of the most impressive fan edits I have ever seen. The amount of work that went into this really shows time and time again. I lost track of how many times in fact my jaw dropped to the floor with all the changes both big and small I noticed. If anything this is what the real SE edition should and COULD of been. Amazing what one man can do compared to George Lucas and his army of thousands (along with his bigger wallet). Stuff from the better starfield to seeing the Millennium Falcon actually "do a few manuvers" after Han brags about this really is just an amazing job all and all.

There are two things that to me kinda stick out like a sore thumb on this edit tho:

A) The rearranging of the stuff during Luke and Obi-Wan's discussion at Obi-Wan's home seemed awkward. Having Luke and Obi-Wan talk about the Clone Wars after watching Leia's video didn't feel like it had a good flow to me compared to before. I will admit that I haven't read every post in this thread so perhaps there is a good reason behind this change that I'm not aware of but my first thought right away on this rearrangement while watching is that it didn't come across as well as it did before.

B) I will admit that the musical score added during the Obi-Wan/Darth Vader lightsaber battle is amazing. That really enhanced and made that scene even better than it was before (which is already powerful on its own). However the volume level of the score in the mix is very low compared to the level where the rest of the score is at. Its even more apparent when the original score kicks in right after Luke screams "NO" when Vader kills Obi-Wan.

Like I said this is an amazing fanedit. This certainly is one of the best fanedits ever done hopefully alongside the Superman: Son Of Jor-El one. The two things that I menton are very minor compared to everything else. Overall this edit gets an 9.95/10.
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#301122
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Sounds like one hell of an awesome project adywan you are working on. A few questions tho:

A) Will there be a fix to the countdown clock shown during the final Death Star battle sequence at the end? Numerous times we're told "5 minutes" when the counter on screen shows something else?

B) Any chance any of the pics/vids/etc can be placed in the first post of this thread? With there being so many posts I don't know where to look to see what kind of goodies have been posted.

Once again sounds like great stuff. Looking forward to watching this one for sure.
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#260976
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Just grabbed the xvid preview off of the SW newsgroup. Must say ADYWAN that your work is just.... I really don't know what to say besides this has potential to be the greatest single fanedit EVER. My jaw dropped so many times during the preview.

I saw mentions of donations and what not.... can I still donate money or anything towards this project?

Looking forward to seeing whatelse is planned on this. Great stuff ADYWAN.
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#247196
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Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (unfinished project; with info for another finished project)
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Thought I would give an update.....

Okay I finally got the Laserdisc and did a comparison between the versions... here is what exactly will be done:

- Title card at the beginning stating to the effect of: "The following has been re-edited to preserve the original home
video release of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. This is only for free trade and is NOT for sale. Therefore if you are selling this
on eBay then f**k you."
- The original opening credits will be reinserted. The "original concert footage" on the DVD has newly created title cards.
- The "On The Run" segment reinserted between "Echoes (Part 1)" and "Careful With That Axe, Eugene."
- One shot during "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" that looks like a painting. The "original concert footage" instead has footage of them walking around in this spot.
- The "Us And Them"/Band interviews segment reinserted between "Saucerful Of Secrets" and "One Of These Days."
- The orignial closing credits will be reinserted. The "original concert footage" on the DVD has newly created ending credits.
- A credit added to the end saying something to the effect of "Re-Edited By Demolition Man."

One thing I did notice that is missing on the Laserdisc is the first two minutes or so at the start. The "original concert footage" on the DVD has the screen blank as a heartbeat builds up in the audio ala "Speak To Me." This addition from the DVD will be left intact on my edit as I find it rather jarring having the concert start up right in the middle of the intro instrumental.
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#244568
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Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (unfinished project; with info for another finished project)
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Backround:
Shot on the beautiful yet mysterious settings of the Pompeii ampitheater ruins (along with a studio in Paris) this film directed by Adrian Maben combines extremely beautiful cinematography with the haunting music of Pink Floyd. In between the performances is interviews of the band as they were recording the now legendary “The Dark Side Of The Moon” at Abbey Road Studio.

However in 2003 on the official DVD release he decided to do a new directors cut incorporating a number of new shots along with some new interview footage that was not used in the original cut. Along with that he also took the film from its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio to a matted 1.78:1 Widescreen presentation which losses 33% of the image at the top and bottom. This becomes very apparent at times with some of the closeups. The biggest and most noticeable one is during the first half of “Echoes” when we see the closeup of David Gilmour’s guitar solo. On the 1.33:1 you can the picture within the picture of Nick Mason drumming clearly. The 1.78:1 matted presentation has Nick almost completely missing.

Now while the DVD also contains the original concert footage itself in its OAR of 1.33:1 there has been a number of releases both on VHS, CED, Laserdisc, and even VCD that has had the original concert footage with most of the interview material contained between the performances.

The Goal Of This Edit:

The goal is quite simple. To bring back the true original version of Pompeii in its OAR of 1.33:1 with the interviews reinserted to it. I will be using the original concert footage version from the 2003 DVD alongside a Laserdisc edition (note: I’m awaiting for it to arrive in the mail as I just bought one via Half.com) for the source material for the interviews. I am also going to fix another jarring glitch with Pompeii - the audio issue of the pitch being a semitone too high. So finally yes you will be able to watch Pompeii for the first time with Pink Floyd actually sounding like Pink Floyd… and not the Pink Floyd Chipmunks Hybrid Band.

A Few Things I Am Considering For This Edit:

  • Potentially adding in the few new interview segments from the 2003 Directors Cut. However these segments will be letterboxed as cropping the sides would lead to a simular effect to what we have seen with the “Let It Be” film for many years (in other words matted for theaters then it was pan and scanned from that matted Widescreen edition). I could also just have the few bits stretched out but that would look aweful and even more out of place than leaving it letterboxed. The only thing I remember being added was a few Richard Wright bits but I’ll have to do an A-B comparison from the Laserdisc to the Directors Cut to confirm what else got added to the interview segments.

  • Adding a second audio track with the PCM Stereo track from the Laserdisc ripped along with it being pitch adjusted.

I’ll update as more comes along. Thanks so far to Moth3r for helping out with the pitch adjustment issue.

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#243994
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Odd PAL to NTSC question
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Here's Bitrate Viewer....

Num. of picture read: 48189
Stream type: MPEG-2 MP@ML CBR
Resolution: 720*480
Aspect ratio: 4:3 Generic
Framerate: 29.97
Nom. bitrate: 5000000 Bit/Sec
VBV buffer size: 112
Constrained param. flag: No
Chroma format: 4:2:0
DCT precision: 10
Pic. structure: Frame
Field topfirst: Yes
DCT type: Field
Quantscale: Nonlinear
Scan type: Alternate
Frame type: Interlaced
Notes:
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#243993
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: adywan
For the new emperor scene i want to keep the scene in ESB so it will be a completely new scene, if i decide to do it that is. Its still in its earliest stages and might not make it to the final edit.


I would certainly say at least check out how the addition to the ADM/Editous version is if you haven't already. If anything it certainly makes Vader's obsession of wanting to find Luke more easier to understand with that bit added in. Of course we all now know that Vader is Luke's father but still.....
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#243964
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Moving on to a different question for adywan... will you be potentially fixing some of the dodgy audio bugs on the 5.1 mix with your edit? In particular I'm refering to:

- The unstableness during Tarkin's infamous "Would you prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system!" line.
- The score during the Death Star attack.

Also I remember seeing somewhere in this thread talk of a scene with the Emperor being added in. Look no further than to the A Digital Man/Darth Editous edit which features a scene after the credits between Vader and the Emperor spliced together using footage from ESB. It works great too.

Anyways looking very forward once again to your edit.
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#243103
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Odd PAL to NTSC question
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I'm looking to do an fanedit of my own real soon of a fairly well known concert DVD. I don't want to say too much on what one I am going to work on at the moment since I don't want to get people's hopes up right away..... outside of the fact that the official DVD has a god aweful "directors cut" that most fans of this band really dislike.

The issue is that the official DVD's sound while the video *IS* NTSC on the Region 1 release the audio for some odd reason has the same speed/pitch issues that you would expect from a PAL DVD. In other words its playing a bit too fast. I verified this myself as I ripped the audio from the DVD to my system then slowed it down on Winamp until it sounded proper.

Anyways... is there a way I can get this adjusted to the video while keeping everything synched? My biggest worry is that the audio after adjusting it will no longer synch with the video. I will certainly be thankful of any suggestions, advice, etc....

Oh, and thanks in advance.