Using the scanner and the color calibration slide, I will be able to provide accurate digital color references for a large number of shots of a technicolor print of Star Wars, that I will share with you all through a dedicated thread, where all the scans will be collected. These will naturally be useful for any color correction project for Star Wars in the future. As far as I know no such project has yet been undertaken, and these will thus be the first color references, that will accurately represent the hue, contrast, and saturation of a technicolor print of Star Wars, by using calibrated scans rather than correcting a complete scan of a print by using the projected print as a visual reference.
Is that how a color-reference slide works?
In audio, when you get a tape, there are tones either before or after the progam material that will help you calibrate your equipment for that tape, but the calibration is only for that tape.
I assume film works the same way, in that you’d have a color reference on the same piece of film you’re attempting to color-time. If it works like that, having an outside reference color slide doesn’t seem to be of much value here.
Or am I missing the point of the slide?