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#1119665
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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tyee said:

Here are the images - https://imgur.com/a/miTtl

Top image is from player that can read the HDR info and give a watchable SDR image.
Bottom is from player that can’t read the HDR info.

HDR videos have different color space than SDR videos. I’m sure you know a lot more that I do about these. BT.709 and BT.2020 but does it really matter in this case of just using colormatch to do it’s magic?

No, you can use one screenshot as a reference to correct the other, as long as you watch it in SDR space.

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#1114360
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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As some of you may have read in his thread, if all goes well funding wise, poita will be scanning the 35mm prints of the 1997 SE trilogy. These scans will include a LUT, such that the colors match a projected print. If the colors are as great as I hope they will be, I will be using these scans to color correct the entire bluray trilogy to match these 1997 prints. This will be a nice complementary color grading to NeverarGreat’s technicolor regrade for ANH.

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#1113658
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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For those interested in why I opted to introduce more yellow in my regrade, I was inspired mostly by this color accurate photograph of a technicolor print screening by Mike Verta:

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#1112944
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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I suppose I would call mine a bit more quirky, keeping more of the imperfections in the original color timing. For example in every print scan I’ve seen the colors of the latter part of the Tantive IV sequence is cooler than the earlier part. This is the case even for 1997 SE prints. I would say my color grading overall is a bit warmer, and yellowish than Neverar’s.

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#1107613
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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yotsuya said:

DominicCobb said:

yotsuya said:

Let’s start with Lost. When you create a series as intriguing as that, you really need a clear idea of where you are going. So regardless of how long Abrams was involved, the lack of an ending falls on his shoulders.

No. What the fuck, that literally makes no sense. TV shows are created all the time with no idea of what an ending might be. Abrams has nothing at all to do with whether you like the end of Lost or not. That’s just so fucking stupid.

Oh really? I know quite a few series that have very definite story lines and they story, though changed somewhat, ends pretty much as originally intended. The best example is Babylon 5. Lost setup a scenario that should have been known from the beginning. And any good writer knows that the best way for the ending to pack a punch is to know the ending when you start out. You work toward it, you have plenty of opportunity to throw in hints and foreshadowing, and really build it up. Abrams has no concept of this and that makes him incompetent. He has proven this over and over again.

I really disagree with this point of view. Many if not most series are created without knowing what the ending will be. Hell, most of the time they don’t even know how many seasons there will be, since this will depend heavily on the success of the series. Just a few highly acclaimed series that were created this way are: The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and many more. Many of the best series grow organically, without the limitations of fixed end games. You want to know why so many prequels suck? It’s because the writers have to work towards a known ending. I think the best way to create a memorable series is by creating memorable characters, and have them drive the story towards an end game.

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#1107475
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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I think many here really underestimate JJ Abrams. Personal tastes aside, he put Star Wars back on the map in a way not even Lucas was able to do with his PT. He deliberately set out to create a story of a NEW set of characters in a familiar setting.
All Star Wars films up till TFA heavily relied on the same set of familiar faces: Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Palpatine, R2-D2, C-3PO, etc. TFA was the first Star Wars film not to feature any of these characters for the first third of the film, and by the time Han and Chewie boarded the Millenium Falcon, although a welcome sight, I didn’t really miss any of these iconic characters. TFA has been criticized for being to derivative for sure, but most viewers agree they really wanted to see where these new characters are going, and I think that is a big achievement in a franchise that has been defined by the same familiar faces for the past four decades.

As far as I’m concerned JJ did have a plan for TFA, and given those parameters it worked out very well both critically and financially. I trust he will come up with a plan for episode IX.

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#1106842
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RELEASED: Raiders of the Lost Ark 35mm LPP Theatrical Experience - v1.0
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DrDre said:

While working on the WOWOW regrade, it seemed to me, that there’s a slight but consistent color imbalance in the scan, turning every shot slightly magenta. Do you agree?

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It appears the slight color imbalance in the frames I posted, might be caused by a color conversion issue, as it does not appear to be present in the playback of the video.

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#1105709
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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NeverarGreat said:

I think he meant that Disney keeps extending copyright duration so that their old titles don’t fall into the public domain.

The maximum term of copyright protection (including renewal) became 95 years in 1998 for all works published after 1964.

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#1105553
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Bluray color balanced
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The latest shots actually show the problem with assuming a blanket color cast has been applied to a film, namely that they generally don’t exist. How well the assumption works depends on how consistently the color cast was applied across shots. In this case the shot of Indy and Marion escaping their tomb shows Indy with blue dust on his jacket for both regrades. The probable reason for this is, that the original photography was already pretty warm for this shot (it’s pretty warm for the 35mm LPP, which generally has much coolor tones than the bluray). As such it appears the shot was adjusted much more conservatively than the surrounding shots. Applying a single correction that on average removes a color cast will inevitably result in shots with overly cool tones, even when a conservative correction is applied. This simply is the nature of such “quick fix” methods.

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