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#1172905
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Very cool. I see some of the elements are moving with respect to each other. I wonder if it’s because you are applying the same stabilization to all 3 (raw, mild, and heavy noise reduced). If you think about it, the heavily noise reduced copy is already more stable just from the noise reduction. Using its motion vectors to stabilize the raw may not be appropriate. Maybe try stabilizing them with the same anchor points, but separately?

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#1162629
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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KimmieParker said:

I’m not sure if this is the right thread for what I’m about to say, so if there’s a thread for something like this, please point the way!

Rewatching ESB for probably the 50,000,000th time, I actually noticed something weird about one scene in particular. Right when Darth Vader says “No, I am your father”, pay close attention to him. I can’t really describe what it is, but it’s the way he moves as he says that immortal line. It’s very subtle, but if you look closely, you’ll notice it.

I’m not sure if that’s David Prowse moving with the rushing wind or if it’s something from the editing process. And the only thing that comes to mind seeing him move like this is that it could probably be something called the “forward-reverse technique”. I say that because it reminds me of when the technique was used for the scene in that godawful “Batman & Robin” movie when Robin comes out of the water and goes right back in again. Only with ESB, it wasn’t as colossally (and painfully) obvious.

I don’t know if I’m the only one who sees this or if I’m just rambling about nothing, but if anybody has the answer to this, I sure would appreciate it because I keep thinking it’s a Special Edition change until I watched the Grindhouse Edition and noticed the subtle movement there. So I’m guessing it’s been there since 1980. So really, my question is what the heck it is?

I see it. Good eye!

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#1132682
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Zion said:

Not sure if anyone else noticed this, but Rifftrax.com just released a “NEW high-ish quality VHS Transfer” of the SWHS. I wonder what version they used.

https://www.rifftrax.com/the-star-wars-holiday-special

Have you not seen the broadcast master EditDroid gave us a couple years ago, Zion? It has about 4 times the resolution of that Rifftrax clip.

-G

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#1108027
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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TV’s Frink said:

To play Devil’s Advocate for a moment, he probably just jumped in the thread and asked a silly question without reading the preceding posts…which would make him more lazy than asshole. Still not great, but lots of people (unfortunately) do that.

What? What did you do with the TV’s Frink we all know and love? Hope he’s okay.

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#1090049
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

Status Update:

Reel 1: Preliminary Grade 100% - Finalized 100%
Reel 2: Preliminary Grade 90% - Finalized 90%
Reel 3: Preliminary Grade 100% - Finalized 90%
Reel 4: Preliminary Grade 100% - Finalized 100%
Reel 5: Preliminary Grade 100% - Finalized 93%
Reel 6: Preliminary Grade 100% - Finalized 85%
Total Preliminary: 98.3% - Finalized 93%

Some shots that required additional work:
Desolate
Busted
Chocolate Medals
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/215726

I had no idea those shots were so messed up. Excellent work as always Neverar!

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#1089185
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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DrDre said:

g-force said:

DrDre said:

Here’s a shot from the Tarkin/Leia confontation:

Why does this shot stick out so much from the rest? I think all the others look just amazing, but this one just seems wrong?

I checked the frames, and you’re right, it’s too yellow:

Wow, I’m glad I said something, 'cause that looks great!

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#1042249
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GOUT Technicolor regrade (single pass)
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This is all quite surprising Dre! It appears that all the reels of the GOUT had the same amount of fading, and that only one color correction was applied to fix it. I’m so surprised that they didn’t re-balance all the shots, but what you’re showing here is so convincing. I really think this is an amazing discovery! Get this thing done and then get the Blu Ray matched to this!

-G

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#1032544
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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DrDre said:

NeverarGreat said:

Oh no you don’t! I just finished this reel to my liking, so you guys will just have to live with my less than perfect work.

😉

Hahaha, there’s nothing less than perfect about your work. It looks absolutely marvelous. I was just adding a different interpretation. 😃

I like both for different reasons, but if I had to pick one, I’d go with Neverar’s. (no offense Dre!, I’d watch yours all day long)