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robertoortiz
09-29-2011, 03:27 PM
Considering LW history with Trek this might be of interest:

This will be of interest of those who like classic VFX on TV.



Quote:

" CBS is, in fact, returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. And all of the work is being done in conjunction with respected, longtime Star Trek figures Denise and Michael Okuda, who are on board asai consultants."

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCAeNuaAM-k



http://www.startrek.com/article/the-next-generation-blu-rays-launch-in-2012

The Dommo
09-29-2011, 06:13 PM
Awesome.

Surely the VFX were done at SD resolution back then though? So are they re-rendering in HD too?

robertoortiz
09-29-2011, 07:14 PM
All the model elements were filmed in 35 mm.They should composite in HD just fine.

Afalk
09-30-2011, 03:57 AM
Looks promising! Thanks for the link!