Good to know! Thanks!
My Canon MG 5300 series just died on me after 5 years of use. I’m looking for an upgrade. What does everyone use? My old one printed on inkjet writable discs and loved that feature. I’d also love to create cardboard box sets based from what is seen on here. Are there any that print 11x17 paper as well? Mostly, I’d love to do my custom artwork without ever stepping foot into a kinkos self service and having anyone point out copywrite. Anyways Thoughts?
What size card stock did you use to print out the outer box set?
Is it 8.5 x 11? Or bigger? did you go to a print shop to do this?
Does anyone have the Road Warrior Stereo Laserdisc rip? I’m trying to mux the audio to my blu-ray. PM Me. Thanks!
I’m having a strange occurance doing a fan restoration where I’m editing from an H264 MP4 file in Premiere ripped from blu-ray. There’s a frame glitch that is not in the actual file when I play it through VLC. The glitch also appears when I export from Premiere.
I’m assuming it’s because it’s a compressed H264 MP4 file.
I’m running on a Mac. I’ve used MakeMKV to rip from blu-ray to create an MKV then I demux using MP4 tools and edit from the MP4 files.
Do I need to encode the file to an intermediate codec like Apple Pro Res to make it easier? Has anyone had this problem? Solution?
I honestly don’t even care which crawl we get so long as I don’t have to sit through Han stepping on Jabba’s tail again!
What software are you using with this algorithm?
This could be really fantastic for not only Star Wars, but I imagine for redoing any 4k remasters with a teal or yellow shifts.
I’ve been a lurker here for a while. Silently watching from the shadows of Internet anonymity. Leaching the content. Failing to contribute. Consuming without so much as a “thank you” or a “great job!”
TN1, your efforts are incredible. As a child of the (late) '80s, I had to settle for grainy 4:3 VHS tapes, Special Editions, and subpar DVDs. I never had the chance to see the Original Trilogy in theaters, but you’ve given me the joy of that experience. The grain, the matte lines, the imperfections-- I LOVE IT. I have 4TB of movies sitting on this hard drive, all ripped from DVDs and Blurays that sit in plastic tubs in my garage… and all of them converted to MP4V, and stripped of extra features.
Except for this. This stays exactly as-is.
Harmy (since I know you’re around right now,) the same goes for you. Whereas TN1 started with something vintage, and worked their way up, you started with something modern, and worked your way back. Between the two of you, you have managed to arrive at similar (yet subtly different) results, and both are astounding to me.
With efforts like these (and others, which may or may not see the light of day,) I’m confident that the Original Trilogy will be properly preserved for my children and grandchildren. A series that meant so much to me as a kid will be preserved for them, and that genuinely makes me emotional to think about.
You are all doing an incredible job. Thank you. A million times. THANK YOU.
I second that. There’s some moments in this version that confirms bits in the Despecialized Edition that I wasn’t sure were actually in the original version.
I was wrong. R2-D2 indeed is underneath a blue gel when he enters the pod. And the model Y wings do disappear on screen when lowering to the Death Star surface. Things I don’t remember growing up with a choice of laserdisc or VHS for Star Wars.
Makes sense. Stick with preserving the film as it was in 1977.
Ok so it’s just a 720p clean up. When I hear sanitized I’m thinking heavy degrained digital noise reduction and waxy faces like the Predator Ultimate Hunter edition blu-ray.
The workprint is amazing. I loved the new film sources Harmy! Even with the telecine jidder.
Lapti nek looks so clear now. Night and day between V1 and the workprint! Everyone has mentioned the subtitles and that really is the only issue I have. Maybe some stabilization on the film elements, but as is it looks fantastic.
I was so happy to show this version on my pre force awakens Star Wars marathon party. And I got a couple more friends interested in your efforts. I am amazed at the efforts yourself and everyone at original trilogy do. 5 years ago I was perusing the idea of making my own hybrid GOUT/special edition to restore the original Star Wars to the highest quality version like Metropolis the complete version accomplished, but your Despecialized went above and beyond! Thank you for your work!
Long time watcher. Huge fan of this effort as well as Harmy’s Despecialized editons. I was so excited to watch this version of Star Wars and it did not disappoint.
It was a treat. There’s moments I forgot from the film and matte line elements that popped up reminding me of the hard work special effects artists did to rush this movie into theaters in 1977. Their work was not erased thanks to this effort!
And I was surprised how much detail still existed here from a multi generation print (from the ocn). I expected soft and a fair amount of grain but some of the ship shots looked indistinguishable from the blu-ray.
I cannot believe the work everyone has gone through to restore the original Star Wars. Congratulations! You’ve outdone the GOUT and made this the next go to reference for preservation projects. Congratulations! And thank you so much!
What is the sanitized version? Will it be like the amazing work on Star Wars? Just cleaned up and color corrected?
May I also get a myspleen invite please. :)