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KillThad

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#1195996
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Terminator 2 Full Frame Color Correction
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I’m sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve just been having a rough time recently. I’m still trying to work on this, but it’s not going very fast as you can tell. I’ll try to get an update in by the end of the month.

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#1189040
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kk650's Regraded Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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kk650 said:

Thanks!

Honestly I didn’t see this in the cinema, was incredibly busy with work at the time and didn’t get round to it. I would not be surprised if was there in the theatrical release, Dunkirk had a blanket yellow tint in the cinema, I confirmed that with my own eyes. I definately think it looks much better without the blanket yellow tint though.

That’s fair. It does look nice.

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#1187103
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Terminator 2 Full Frame Color Correction
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Hey, guys, sorry for the lack of updates. I was working overtime this week. On the plus side, I’ve gotten the biker bar scene finished, so I’ll post pics (maybe a video) tomorrow.

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#1185209
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Terminator 2 Full Frame Color Correction
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This has always been something I’ve always had on the backpedal, but I’ve always wanted to actually do. To make a long story short, Terminator 2’s color correction has always bugged me with every version. Whether it be with the VHS, the DVDs, the Blu-rays, they’ve always looked off to me. The new 4K version looks better, but they also did a lot of revisionist stuff with that that I’m not too keen on. So imagine my shock when I watch the trailer and see the colors and how much better they are there.

DVD:

Trailer:

So since I also acquired the Russian full-frame DVD recently as well as have been messing around with DrDre’s ColorMatch tool on some other projects, I figured “Why not color correct the film to match the trailer?”

So that’s exactly what I’m doing.

What do you guys think? I’m working on this in my spare time, but I already have quite a bit done. I might also make a widescreen version if the demand is high. If you guys want to help or give further advice, please PM me.

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#1144724
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

Yeah, you’ll be able to use the actual scan later for all those screenshots which will look a lot better.

A guy on DeviantArt made some high-res textless versions of the posters.
https://phetvanburton.deviantart.com/art/A-New-Hope-Hi-Res-Textless-Poster-380226123
https://phetvanburton.deviantart.com/art/The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Hi-Res-Textless-Poster-380226583
https://phetvanburton.deviantart.com/art/Return-Of-The-Jedi-Hi-Res-Textless-Poster-380227046

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#1141529
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Sure, I’ll swap.

I just finished lining all the windows with aluminium foil to try and drop the heat in here.
Its crazy.

On the upside, it will also stop all the alien transmissions affecting my brain whilst I sleep.

I DON’T LIKE ‘EM PUTTIN’ CHEMICALS IN THE WATER THAT TURN THE FREAKIN’ FROGS GAY!

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#1139251
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

Empire hasn’t been scanned yet, he was talking about the ANH:SE print. But the SE prints should all have similar detail unless they come from different labs around the world or something.

Ah, okay. Sorry about that.

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#1138887
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

RU.08 said:

Yeah I’m not sure what BrightestDayFan2814’s question was regarding either.

The SE scan actually has more detail in the shadows then I was expecting. I wonder how Empire’s detail will compare to the Eastman prints of the 80s?

The shadow detail is quite good, triple-flash makes sure we get all of it, the resolution on the print is a little lacking, but the dynamic range is quite good, and the print is in far better shape than any of the original releases.

I know you said no more public examples, but can we see a frame from Empire to see what you mean?

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#1134411
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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DrDre said:

NeverarGreat said:

That fighter take-off shot actually looks really natural on the print, despite the low contrast!

For comparison, here’s the blu-ray (and then some of my own adjustments):
http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/WL7NNN8X

This seems like a right time to introduce my new color matching algorithm. It’s based on the machine learning methodology used for the color grading bot, as such henceforth it shall be known as…the color matching bot.

Bluray:

Poita scan (corrected by NeverarGreat):

Bluray matched by NeverarGreat:

Bluray matched to scan with color matching bot:

Sweet! Looks great.