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#1296905
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a_o said:

found this lot, they ship for $60 https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-GWIEZDNE-WOJNY-SAGA-8-DVD/163589564943

The Polish version is a voice over translation, as that is generally the preference in Poland. I’m not really willing to buy any more copies of the Star Wars DVDs, at this point. I welcome any help from other people though.

Today’s update:

I have everything squared away with audio and subtitles, but I’ve found some color-space conversion errors in my subtitle-removal comps for TPM and AOTC. I’ve finished recreating them correctly, but I’ll need to re-encode the video for Episodes I and II. I should be able to post by Tuesday evening.

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#1296613
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Update:
First, I’m sorry that I’ve not posted the final versions yet! I live in Miami, and while we didn’t get Hurricane Dorian, I did have to spend a bit of that Labor Day weekend preparing my house in the event that we did.

In addition to that, the extra languages quickly ballooned to the point that I’m working on upwards of 15 foreign language subtitle tracks per film, which is 90 tracks. Fixing OCR errors in one’s native language is tedious enough, let alone 90, in languages I don’t actually speak.

I spent last weekend transcribing the crawl text for the various languages and throughout this week, I’ve finalized the different tracks for encoding to BD Sup. At this point I have all assets encoded for the PT, and should be able to finalize the OT this evening. I’ll spend Saturday muxing and QC’ing the different files in hopes of posting by Sunday.

I’ll then be able to start encoding the low-bitrate video tracks for upload later in the week.

At this point, the only thing I’d like to include, but haven’t been able to find would be Polish and Japanese audio and subtitles from the DVD releases. I might be able to include those in later releases, if I ever track down legitimate dvd rips.

nightstalkerpoet said:

Wowow is based on the bluray mix rather than the DVD mix.

My one curiosity - will you be including a “fixed” dvd mix. If I remember correctly, the surround channels were swapped during portions of the 2004 audio master.

I’m not planning to include any Blu Ray based audio tracks, and I’m not planning to create or include a fixed 5.1 mix. That’s not really the point of this release. You’ll notice that I’m not color correcting either. I think of that as one of the unique aspects of this particular version of ANH.

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#1294361
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schorman's HDTV Star Wars Saga Preservation
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This weeks update:

All audio is finished and the only thing left is to finish subtitles. Here’s the subtitle list for my release:

Forced Subtitles (Where necessary):
English
Spanish (Castillian)
Spanish (Latino)
French (Quebecois) [PT only]
French
Portuguese (Brazilian)
German
Italian

Full Subtitles:
English
English SDH
Spanish (Castillian)
Spanish (Latino)
French
Portuguese (Brazilian)
German
Italian
Dutch

At this point all subtitling has been ripped from DVD sources, error-corrected, and synced, but since my release will only have an English crawl, I’m going to transcribe the various foreign language crawls and include them in the subtitles. I’ve got the Dutch and Portuguese tracks already done. So that’s the only thing holding up the release at the moment.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish that over the coming weekend and share by Monday.

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#1291505
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schorman's HDTV Star Wars Saga Preservation
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nightstalkerpoet said:

I’d go:
1080p x264 adding --vbv-maxrate 18000 --vbv-bufsize 15000 --keyint 48 to your command line

Include the 5.1 track and the commentary track, with your hard subs burnt in.

This should give you a fairly high quality general purpose release.

I’m using Cinema Craft HDE this time for the main version. I’m sure I could use x264 for a lower bitrate version.

MikeWW said:

That scene is fine IMO?
Side note, it’s like the only scene that looks better on the BD version due to the close up moving shots of them sitting having lots of artifacting on the grass in Schorman’s version.

I wonder if some kind of fusion of the two could be done. Keep the higher bitrate of the BD, but somehow give it the color grading of the HDTV version.

And this is just fantasizing really, but could, through some kind of partial transparency effect, the extra digital noise and detail of the HDTV be overlaid on the hypothetical color corrected BD footage?

Unfortunately, you can’t really combine the Blu Ray and HDTV versions of Attack of the Clones perfectly. The Blu Ray has just been tweaked too much. You can get a sort of mediocre result using this code in avisynth:

BluRay.Merge(BluRay.MergeChroma(HDTV.Merge(BluRay.Invert()))).Tweak(sat=2,bright=1.5,coring=false)