CEDAR is credited on Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

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21 October 1999

Two years ago we were proud to announce that LucasFilm had used a pair of CEDAR DH-1 Dehissers to restore dialogue, music and sound effects for the Special Edition releases of the Star Wars trilogy. The care taken cleaning up the original '70s and early-'80s soundtracks on Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return Of The Jedi resulted in Skywalker Sound receiving the 1998 CEDAR Award for in the category of 'Post Production of a Film Soundtrack'.

Today, we are equally pleased to report that CEDAR has again been used on a Star Wars film, with end credits on Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace as well as in the book The Making of Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. New York's Merlin Studios used its full complement of CEDAR Series X modules to process dialogue for a CDROM to accompany the materials published by Lucas Books. Studio owner, Paul Goodrich, told us that he removed ambient noise and various machine noises from dialogue cut together from a wide variety of sources. These included scenes shot in the desert as well as studio recordings.

The DH-1s at Skywalker Ranch and the DCX, CRX and DHX modules at Merlin Studios were supplied by Fraser Jones of CEDAR Audio USA.

The Star Wars logo is used by permission.

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