Star Wars “mixed stuff”…

Worked a lot with Star Wars during the past years, so I thought to (try to) compile a list here of mixed stuff…

Star Wars Saga – Extra Extended Edition
Rogue One – Extra Extended Edition
Experiments – Vimeo channel with test clips and more
Laserdisc * database *
Deleted scenes * database *
97SE in HD using super resolution & more
SDTV & HDTV digital broadcast * database *
audio/video bonus material (home video releases) * database *
HD trailers *database*
Color grading – thoughts
Playing with AOTC theatrical color grading
Open Matte “project”

Ideas for a new audio video container

First of all: do we need another, new, audio video container? Well, before I thought about these things, I didn’t think so…

There are some features which are not implemented (yet?) that could be useful, in particular for movies, and their avid collectors.

Let’s start with the obvious points:

1) It should be open source

2) It must be able to contain every open source audio video subs codecs

3) Everything should be contained in one file

and now the new features: Continue reading

The strange case of Star Wars Rai Tre broadcast…

In 1997, George Lucas decided to release a Special Edition of the Star Wars Trilogy (at the time, Episodes 4, 5, 6); the “ultimate version” (even if we all know, now, that it was not the truth…).

So, every subsequent TV broadcasts of Star Wars probably used the 1997 SE master, until the 2004 DVDs eventually repaced it. Until now, only few recordings of this 1997 SE version appeared on the net; they are Continue reading

Ultra HD or not Ultra HD, this is the problem…

Let’s face it: even little blind bugs found in the most remote cave in a forgotten land know that, maybe, it’s time to upgrade our video system to Ultra HD (I will not use 4K, as, to me, it’s the DCP 17:9 version).

So, what do I think about this? Frankly, after the demise of my beloved Continue reading