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matty_ae

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Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« on: 13 December, 2018, 05:12:30 pm »
I might be being thick
But in the Prequel Trilogy is there actually enough information on screen CGI to create a true 4K version.
Or were the FX a lot softer in those days?
Would they render it all out again?

JOE SOAP

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Re: Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« Reply #1 on: 13 December, 2018, 07:06:34 pm »
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Would they render it all out again?

There are very few, if any, big films that currently render out 4k FX and I'd say very few will ever, or for the foreseeable, re-render their FX as it's too expensive.

The problem with both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith is that, unlike The Phantom Menace being shot on 35mm film, the films themselves were both shot 1080p and matted to 2.39: 1, so they can never be truly 4k, or even reach true 2k – so it's upscale all the way.


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Re: Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« Reply #2 on: 13 December, 2018, 07:37:37 pm »
What Joe said - technically they could go back and re-render some shots, but the live action plates still wouldn't be anywhere near 4K.

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Re: Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« Reply #3 on: 18 December, 2018, 01:38:28 pm »
That's really interesting. Thanks for the answers.