What could AOTC be like on home video?

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  1. StephenC

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    Since Attack of the Clones was filmed with HD cameras,what can we expect transfer wise if there is no EE.Would the dvd format be the best possible way to view this?If not,what?Which would look better on dvd,the film print or the digital print?What problems can arise on the transfer?

    I also read somewhere that Lucasfilm is shopping the film to cable and pay per view.That could give us a HD viewing of the film.
     
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    I would prefer that they transfer it to dvd in the traditional way that live action films are transferred. If they do a direct digital to digital transfer like the 'Toy Story' films, the CGI work in the film will stick out like a sore thumb.
     
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    Lucasfilm has stated that all Star Wars films will be transferred from 35mm for consistancy

    The so-called edge-enhancement is a byproduct of compression in 99% of modern cases, so your source does not matter
     
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    Note that they used the same process on Phantom Menace, so who knows how it'll turn out.

    We do know that Van Ling is aware of it, but who knows if he's producing AOTC
     
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    Why do you complain about edge enhancement? It's not noticeable unless you have a 75" or something...
     
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    Jeff: I do![​IMG]
     
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    I'll take "enhancement" on Amidala any day! [​IMG]
     
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    Ha!

    If someone can't see Edge Enhancement on the SW:TPM disc on a 32 inch TV, I'd argue they're legally blind.

    -V
     
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    Actually, I think a direct digital-to-digital transfer would look he best. I don't think the CGI will stick out. In fact, I think a digital transfer would enhance the CGI.

    However, since the transfer will be from film, I'm afraid we're going to get some godawful, crappy ass transfer that looks like a blurry pile of shite.
     
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    Terrel, no offense, but you don't know what you're talking about. 35mm film has about 5x the resolution of DVD, and so do the HD cameras. Don't worry about resolution

    A direct digital transfer WOULD make the CG pop out, and that's a bad thing. The whole point is to make the live action and CG blend seamlessly.
     
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    But Jeff, a transfer from a 35mm film source would mean that Lucasfilm would require yet another brand-new 35mm transfer of the film from HD, as Lucas added and tweaked as many as 70 shots to the digital/DLP version after the 35mm prints were locked. And there are plans for even more tweaks.
    I understand that Lucasfilm has claimed that they will strike their video sources from 35mm, but it seems like it might be an unnecessary expense in this case, because this 35mm master does not exist. (Again, the tweaks and different shots all happened after the original 35mm masters were struck. And he probably isn't done.)
    But there was lots of added stuff on the TPM disc too, so I suppose they might have created a new 35mm master print for that. But, then, it was actually filmed on 35mm so all the master materials were in that format anyway. Obviously, it's different with AOTC.
     
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    Adam, maybe he was referring to the previous SW DVD as the mold for
     
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    I do. I finally saw AOTC in digital my last viewing. It wasn't even close. Digitally shot pictures look best in digital, if my lone AOTC digitally projected screening was any indication. As for my film viewings, aside from one exceptional theater, the film was blurry, distractingly so. And judging from the myriad of opinions from people who've seen both, I think it's safe to say that. I'm not saying digital is better than film. I'm saying the digitally shot AOTC look better in digital rojection than it did on the film projections I saw of it.

    There was one theater than I normally frequent that the movie looked perfectly fine shot on film. I saw the movie there twice.
     

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