Don’t get too excited. None of the film footage is newly scanned. It looks like they’ve used Topaz Video Enhance to upscale the footage because its got a huge tell tale sign of any bright image bleeding into the next frame causing artefacts. As you can see in this one, the laser in the previous frame is visible in the top right of the image. The same happens with every laser in that one shot in this video. That’s a dead giveaway that this type of software was used.
There’s also the old DNR smearing going on in some of the footage
But at least it does look like we are going to get some BTS footage from the OT that we haven’t seen before
What I meant to post earlier. Some members on TSWT have found that these might be upscaled from a different source that is mot GOUT
Hot Noodles posted:
So they upscaled… GOUT? I don’t think so, the colors look nothing like it and to my knowledge there hasn’t been other official OOT sources available for decades. The footage they show is quite rough and doesn’t look like remastered or final product, I don’t care if it’s upscaled or not. Still the scans look new from anything we’ve seen before, which basically is the GOUT for the past 30 years. And by new I don’t mean recent, but new as in not used before.”
Agreed. I think this is an unseen scan instead of an upscale of something we already have access to. As mentioned you can see dirt and scratches that would never have been visible in GOUT. (white specs on Han for instance)
Trailer | GOUT
It also has blemishes not an any of the prints we have (so not on the negative), nor are they in GOUT. (black spots on right and bottom)
Trailer | GOUT
Yeah if it’s an upscale, it’s definitely not of GOUT. I’ve used Topaz to upscale them myself a few different times, with different models, etc. and they never looked even remotely this good.
It’s possible they are experimenting with AI DNR, as opposed to AI upscaling.