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Old September 27 2012, 02:04 PM   #76
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Re: USS Copernicus, NCC-640 or 623?

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"Actually, you bring up a good point: Will the later seasons, with much more heavily-laden CGI space scenes, have to be redone for HD?"
Foundation Imaging provided the CGI for seasons 6-7 of DS9 and seasons 3-7 of VOY. The company was dissolved in 2002, their CGI work is considered as lost.
Thus for HD the work would have to be redone.

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Old September 27 2012, 04:07 PM   #77
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...But only if the surviving finished material doesn't already qualify as HD.

I mean, it does exist in a variety of LD formats, including VHS tapes on a shelf right next to me. And there's quite a bit of original LD effects work from TNG that is currently being used in TNG-R as HD "as is", without going back to the lost roots. Original LD material from DS9 would be doubly qualified for serving as HD material for DS9-R: it might already be good enough, and it's so complex and involved in comparison with TNG anyway that redoing it might be way too much work.

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Old September 28 2012, 10:56 PM   #78
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The CGI work for the Crystal Entity was lost. So, CBS Digital redid the CGI, attempting to match the original work.
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Old September 29 2012, 02:11 AM   #79
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"...But only if the surviving finished material doesn't already qualify as HD.
I mean, it does exist in a variety of LD formats, including VHS tapes on a shelf right next to me."
All that had been previously available on consumer video (VHS, Laserdisc or DVD) is only standard definition or 480 horizontal lines of resolution compared to Full HD's 1080 lines. None of that qualifies for HD, as the original masters are equally only available in 480i SD.
From DS9's third season on, improvements in professional video technology yielded a better picture quality but - again - only in SD.

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Old October 9 2012, 12:54 AM   #80
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Re: USS Copernicus, NCC-640 or 623?

BTW, to get back to the OP topic, I've updated and finished my essay on the Oberth class. I had to shorten it, as I was originally speculating about possible new designs to replace the ship in TNG-R, until the knowledge that that won't be happening. Oh, well.

https://www.box.com/s/ogjlykhmvdq1inpk2b7p

Sometime in the near future I'm going to write up another essay like this, focusing on the uses of the Reliant studio model in TNG (and its one use in DS9 as the Saratoga). And hopefully I will be updating my woefully behind conjectural classes essay too.
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