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#1134411
Topic
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.

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#1130666
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

poita said:

That isn’t raw, it is pretty much matched to how the print looks projected.
The raw file is a 16bit log file and looks quite different of course.

The Tatooine scenes are probably intended to look sunblasted and a high key look to get across the hot, sunbaked, dry desert feel. The black levels are certainly very elevated on the print, and the image very soft.

Ah, okay. Sorry about that.

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#1129453
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Annoyingly, a hair got into the gate of the scanner on Reel3, and I have to rescan the entire reel.

Part of the downside of working remotely.

sigh

Anyway, here is a 720P sample, complete with dancing hair, nothing done other than a very quick levels setting, thought people might want to see it in motion.

https://we.tl/zp0MntsHeh

Note the Technicolor-style cue-dots/reel markers at the end. It’s about 200MB in size, I tried to make the file size small enough for anyone to get a look at it.

A higher bitrate and bit-depth version is uploading now for those who want something bigger.

EDIT: It’s up. 1.5GB. https://we.tl/SxaAFMqUAg

I love you.

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#1126065
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

poita said:

Reel One is 70% scanned, the reel will go back on the machine tonight and hopefully we will have reel one done by the end of tomorrow.

Question: Are you releasing the base reels or are you planning on cleaning them up?

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#1125834
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
Time

Question: Weren’t the Special Editions mastered in 2K? Wouldn’t scanning it at 6K be kind of pointless? I’m not saying don’t, I’m just saying that is seems a bit weird.

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