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#1520285
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BTS Star Wars Ebook question
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Bobson Dugnutt said:

Ronster said:
Put your mac screen in a NDI

https://www.ndi.tv/

then stream your epub book videos to a screen capture like OBS on another computer?

It’s honestly not really worth it for an extra 0.3mb/s. you’d end up losing any improvements over the screencapping anyway.

can you send in some screenshots of the roj deleted rancor scene if you have that version? I want to see if its any better quality than the ones on youtube.

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#1518793
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Does anyone have links to HD Return of the Ewok?
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Im going through searching for any high-quality rote clips and keep coming across old forums from 2005 where the links no longer exist and the user who posted them is banned. I’ve searched through youtube looking for any good videos but all are 480p highly compressed. I have contacted one of the two original restorers who has yet to respond and I’m not sure where to contact SKot Kirkwood.
I want to try and make another version that’s slightly better quality.

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#1512731
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Return Of The Jedi never released documentary
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Fruit672 said:

I was watching this video of behind-the-scenes talks of star wars when on the ROJ panel, they played a snip of an unused ROJ documentary with never seen footage. This video was only shared with Tom Spina and I can’t find his personal email so next I emailed one of the two people who owned the video. He replied by saying he’s never seen the video but he’ll ask the second owner if he’s got it.
It’s been about a week and a half and he says he still waiting for a response.
Here’s the panel https://youtu.be/RWw8-s_a0vM?t=226 they also have two others, one of new hope and the holiday special.
Ill update this post If I ever get it, and if so, start digitally restoring it.

Still no response

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#1511200
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Return Of The Jedi never released documentary
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Slavicuss said:

MonkeyLizard10 said:

Slavicuss said:

Finally got to see an outtake of Walrus Man’s severed bloody head. Great stuff!

I think there is some other youtube video that has that footage and a bunch of other stuff.

You wouldn’t have a link?

I remember seeing a fan reconstruction of the scene a few years back. Great to finally see the real deal. I wonder how many fan edits will make good use of the outtake?

https://youtu.be/qRmCUjvZti0?t=1290 here’s the shot where his head gets chopped off

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#1510831
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Star Wars Deleted Scenes Restored (a WIP)
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Sky_ said:

Fruit672 said:

Thats incredible, maybe just composite the shadows and coloring matching the reference and it should look good. Don’t know much about blending but maybe this can be used for other deleted scenes too… maybe deepfake could also help

Hay thanks for the Message. The Problem with DeepFake is that It needs a Face to Latch onto, There is no information in the original shot that it would understand where to put the deepfake, I’ve Tried

deepfake the added cgi head

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#1510643
Topic
Return Of The Jedi never released documentary
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I was watching this video of behind-the-scenes talks of star wars when on the ROJ panel, they played a snip of an unused ROJ documentary with never seen footage. This video was only shared with Tom Spina and I can’t find his personal email so next I emailed one of the two people who owned the video. He replied by saying he’s never seen the video but he’ll ask the second owner if he’s got it.
It’s been about a week and a half and he says he still waiting for a response.
Here’s the panel https://youtu.be/RWw8-s_a0vM?t=226 they also have two others, one of new hope and the holiday special.
Ill update this post If I ever get it, and if so, start digitally restoring it.

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#1510557
Topic
Star Wars Deleted Scenes Restored (a WIP)
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Sky_ said:

Guys I need your help

as you can see from the top image Luke’s face is really Dark, no matter what I do I can’t bring the face details out.
so I had to replace it with a CG Luke… but im not sure if this was the right way to go, there is a point where I tried to Blend CG luke with real Luke, but I don’t even know if that works, the Main reason is, the HAT is slightly different and this is because I can’t seem to model it correctly…
if there is anyone that can help me with creating that?, that would be awesome.
I also don’t know if there are enough people viewing this thread to see if I need help here, anyway worth a try

Thankyou For reading

by the way, the CG Luke was ripped off from the Star Wars Battlefront II game. The Hat and Goggles were created by me in Cinema 4D, and it’s an awful job as I can’t model for shit

Edit -oh Yeah Roto Still needs cleaning Im aware so Ignore that Part

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Thats incredible, maybe just composite the shadows and coloring matching the reference and it should look good. Don’t know much about blending but maybe this can be used for other deleted scenes too… maybe deepfake could also help

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#1507958
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35 or 16mm trailers of EMP or ROJ
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Ronster said:

This Empire Strikes Back Trailer has a lot of Deleted footage in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWLksS3wtWA

The Best bit however is Chewie Whacking the Storm Trooper In my Opinion But there is quite a few shots in it.

Next one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nccmNk8gsOc

This is the trailer with the Wampa Claw Deleted scene which is a Brilliant shot.

Then the next one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLhsM1NFKew

The Vivaldi Trailer This perhaps the best shot of the Shield generator Explosion?

The last one I think is the teaser which is Raplh McQuarrie stills

Thank you! Also I finally got my PC fixed so I can start restoring again!

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#1507680
Topic
35 or 16mm trailers of EMP or ROJ
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I was watching a 35mm trailer of star wars and realized they were showing off clips that had not been released in the final cut. So I want to try and restore/enhance some of these shots but Was wondering if there were any 4k versions out there?
Heres one that I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Nv2v5eHOs&list=PLF3yi1mU9hNgXFxYFVTr6KAOD6piLtrfC&index=51&ab_channel=StymyParsley

I want to try and find all trailers from ROJ/EMP so I don’t miss anything

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#1507486
Topic
Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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Ronster said:

Fruit672 said:

Guys, how do you go about downloading youtube videos? screen capture or just a converter somewhere? my laptop’s screen recorder is terrible and the website I usually go to for conversions got rid of its URL uploader.

Y2mate.com Is where I normally go to for general URL downloads. It is still active.

There is a Vimeo URL downloader too but I can not remember the name of the site. Just google vimeo downloader.

You can use OBS studio for decent screencapture it’s free app it will only handle up to 2 video sources.

When I go on Y2mate it says it’s been discontinued or is no longer working. I also got 2 security warnings before getting on there 😕
I might try OBS but I also remembered another software called handbrake which I used for conversions along time ago, although can’t recall if it did url’s

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#1507382
Topic
Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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kg1977 said:

You may want to start from scratch but here’s a video where I’ve already improved the quality and made it 60 fps, no scratch removal done. This may or may not be the highest-quality version out there you just may need to compare since it was a while ago that I posted this video.

I looked at the other hi-quality and it’s a toss up, but I like yours using the AI scratch removal…I would prob drop the frame rate to do the scratches, the color I can tweak…did you do all the clips for Jedi like this or only have the sandstorm?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOndD5NX-F8&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze

I think that’s my only ROJ one, besides one with the deleted rancor scene but I could improve on that one. I’ve got a little bit more EMP shots

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#1507381
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Enhancement of a deleted EMP scene
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WXM said:

That’s incredible! When I saw the source I wouldn’t imagine that was possible on non-pro/non-studio set-up.

For the color (ala your cheap laptop) I went and did a quick tweak that I think takes it closer to realism, but maybe not? I just reduced saturation a decent amount and also shifted the color a tiny bit from the red/magenta toward the green/yellow. This isn’t remotely belittling your efforts. Just seeing if you agree and if it’s perhaps a smidge of help (or maybe it’s just not)

https://mega.nz/file/ikZgCT7B#wHTZUKyerRw6KAZbfwgmFcHaqM-i9X6ISgWM7k5C4c4

Very nice! looks a bit too unsaturated to me though, somewhere in between
I’ll mix it with the higher-quality video later today/tomorrow

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#1507283
Topic
Enhancement of a deleted EMP scene
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdAGv6lVUHI&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze
So here’s the second color test. I didn’t try using the 35mm colored photo but instead a photo from the movie as a reference for the ai colorization to see how accurately it could get the colors.
Some things that would need to be either edited with ai or hand fixed would be leias hair color, their lips, and c3pos hand. Maybe I could put it into several different ai colonizers that don’t require a reference image, take that, mask out everything else and stack it onto the original.

Also, the video I sampled was the 60 fps version in lower quality so it’s quite messy in quality. And for the color grading Im currently using a cheap laptop with a screen that changes color/brightness on its level of tilt so my colors probably look more off than what you see.

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#1507263
Topic
Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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kg1977 said:

Fruit672 said:

You may want to start from scratch but here’s a video where I’ve already improved the quality and made it 60 fps, no scratch removal done. This may or may not be the highest-quality version out there you just may need to compare since it was a while ago that I posted this video. I’ll also see If I can do anything with the audio since there’s a massive fan blowing the whole time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOndD5NX-F8&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze
and here’s my test at isolating the dialogue from the loud fans
\https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtvHLjtHOrE&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze

Thanks I’ll take a look at version I have and compare. Just curious, what does converting a 23.97 frame video to 60fps do to help? I mean it’s more frame to edit if you have to go frame by frame for dust etc…just curious I see others have mentioned… I will also try a shot at isolation and see what I can come up with, have not tried it yet.

this one seems to be a bit better in quality, maybe in color too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJqRPV19vKM&t=181s&ab_channel=LEKHANHProductions

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#1507144
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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Update:
I got a response from the company and basically what they said to me was their copy came from a transfer of a 16mm film. And It’s in the public domain. Their restorer Robert Kauspedas passed away and they own the master copy of the restored version that he produced, which he said was “still not that great quality” and that their version is available to license if I want to.
Im just going to ask if I can see the video because I’m not too familiar with the business of licensing something and whether it’s free to do so.
Update #2
He replied by saying he’s going to ask for approval from a producer and that will be in touch.

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#1507117
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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Ronster said:

Out of curiosity reference the cantina…

How well would the drunk driving PSA advert upscale for the cantina band shots?

The reason I ask is those shots are passable as being accurate where as the holiday Special shots are not location acurate such as the lack of window behind them and positioning of the band members.

The footage is not the best from that advert.

Alright so I’ve spent some time looking through websites and youtube videos of the PSA videos and I think I have found the 3 best-quality videos for an upscale attempt.
The first one is the 16mm blue-tinted video where it doesn’t have the right color but has most of the right exposure to see everything there is to see in the frame, but it does have scratches.

The second video is a better quality version than the “remaster” version up on youtube which was posted a longer time ago with a lower maximum quality set at 360p but when compared to the “remaster” it has less compression and blockiness to the video. This one has color but needs to be color graded as it has a grey/green tint and has no scratches.

The third and uncertain one is a version that was posted by the company Motion Picture Video from 2 years ago as a youtube short. In its description, they say “The p.s.a. has been restored from a 16mm film print that was in pretty bad shape. Enjoy some rarely-seen Star Wars from MPV! Restored by our expert Robert Kauspedas”
Now the video has been posted as with an aspect ratio of a phone so we’re missing the sides of the video but the exposure and detail are almost as close as the blue 16mm version. It does have scratches but that’s an easy fix. I have emailed the company asking if they still have the video In its original quality and aspect ratio, and if not, if they can give me the email of the person who restored the 16mm film (Robert Kauspedas). Now their company is in America and I’ve just sent them the email so It may take a day for a response. I’ve tried googling Robert but have had no luck so far.

What I plan on testing is seeing whether I can blend each video source on top of one another like a fusion. So I have the #1 (blue tint) as the base layer (all the correct exposure and detail), I set the blue tint to black and white for easier color adding, and then either #2 or #3 on top of #1 and set it to (color blend) so its now in color. It sounds kind of confusing probably but I’ll start testing it out soon once I fix up my PC and have access to the software again, and once I can confirm whether or not it’s possible to obtain the restored version from Robert.

Videos: let me know if you find a better version (compare them)
Video #1 (Blue tint) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_VW9O9Y5ZU&ab_channel=TheRetronaut
Video #2 (better than the remaster) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0JQid50UNE&ab_channel=ScratchedMedia
Video #3 (“Restored” footage) https://tinyurl.com/bdfh9axv by Robert Kauspedas

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#1507112
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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kg1977 said:

Fruit672 said:

You may want to start from scratch but here’s a video where I’ve already improved the quality and made it 60 fps, no scratch removal done. This may or may not be the highest-quality version out there you just may need to compare since it was a while ago that I posted this video. I’ll also see If I can do anything with the audio since there’s a massive fan blowing the whole time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOndD5NX-F8&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze
and here’s my test at isolating the dialogue from the loud fans
\https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtvHLjtHOrE&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze

Thanks I’ll take a look at version I have and compare. Just curious, what does converting a 23.97 frame video to 60fps do to help? I mean it’s more frame to edit if you have to go frame by frame for dust etc…just curious I see others have mentioned… I will also try a shot at isolation and see what I can come up with, have not tried it yet.

Well before I was cleaning up scratches for videos I was just upscaling and color grading. So I wasn’t doing any real frame-by-frame clean up and I just made it 60fps because it looked smoother and when compared to the original, (in my opinion) better. But now since I also remove scratches and dirt, the 60 fps is usually done at the end of everything if I think it’s necessary. And if you want you could just set it back to 24 fps.

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#1507038
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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kg1977 said:

I might send you a few clips if you don’t mind later on that you might not have…

I appreciate any clips you may have that I do not, especially if they build on the story as well. I was not going to do B/W but software is good now and there are many still color reference shots to give it a try. below is my deleted scenes I plan to add in:

  • Luke talks more about all the aliens he is seeing when they first walk in.
  • Deleted scene of ben from behind the group to the bar to sit down before Luke and 3PO enter (deleted scene POV from behind luke as he enters
  • extra shot of the two Duros arguing etc
  • Deleted from special eddition shot of Defal (aka the Wolfman)
  • Deleted shot of hooded fox character and robed balding snaggletooth character
  • Deleted shot of Smoker (Dannik Jerriko) Pan shot over to others
  • Shot of bald girl talking to the lutrillian (fat rodent guy)
  • Twins talking to Mosep Binned character (stringy bearded guy who in the early comics they thought was Jabba)
  • Extra cantina shots Model nodes
  • Deleted hand sock alien talking to wolfman #2 (less face hair )
  • Fly guy and Lutriallian again
  • The Twins around another snaggletooth
  • Praying manntis guy
  • Jenny and Han kiss
  • Jenny gets up as the gang sits down with solo (solo compliments ben’s handy work)

I think the extra scenes also are not as important…but more fan service…but worth preserving for some. I was shocked was was all there when I started looking. I looked and looked and do not see the informant guy and Obiwan coming near - walks away to the left behind chewbacca.? This must be the normal looking “Garouf Lafoe” who tells the stormtroopers outside they are inside rt? I am interested in this one and any others you may have

You may want to start from scratch but here’s a video where I’ve already improved the quality and made it 60 fps, no scratch removal done. This may or may not be the highest-quality version out there you just may need to compare since it was a while ago that I posted this video. I’ll also see If I can do anything with the audio since there’s a massive fan blowing the whole time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOndD5NX-F8&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze
and here’s my test at isolating the dialogue from the loud fans
\https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtvHLjtHOrE&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze