I love that you two are (sort-of) working together.
Out of curiosity, for your SE regrade will the output be LUTs to apply over the Bluray, or LUTs to apply to Neverar’s regrade of the Bluray?
For Star Wars, yes. I will make some adjustments to it (I think he left some scenes a tad too dark) but mostly it will stay as is in Neverar’s version.
If you feel like tweaking the color of the walls in the Death Star conference room to be more blue/green as per the tech print it would be much appreciated.
From memory DE3 will be using Neverar’s beautiful color treatment as the base.
Looks like its back up.
Dre, when you look at your grades side-by-side with Neverar’s, how would you summarise the difference in your words?
I calibrated my TV and watched last night and can happily say that this is the best version of Star Wars’ colors that we have available. It was a pleasure to watch.
Well done Neverar!
Doesn’t like cantaloupes. That’s hilarious!
Congrats again Neverar! A real achievement and years of work. Can’t wait to watch.
re sound, what soundtracks are you including? Bluray and 97SE cinema DTS?
Yeah, it’s finally done and rendered as of 2 hours ago.
Now all that’s left is uploading the final pieces for assembly.
Massive feat Neverar, congrats on having completed your project! Can’t wait to watch it!
How frustrating for you! Let us know if there is anyway we can help you.
Yes there is definitely interest in a regrade of the Bluray to these colours.
My own preference is to have consistency of colors between shots in a scene so as not to distract me from the experience. I’m sure I will be voted down by the purists though.
“Very soon” is good enough for me!
So close to completion! Dare you speculate a date when you think you will be finished?
So is your next step to take these sample frames and use your algorithm to grade the rest of the bluray?
Also, is that shot of Han out of focus?
I like it! Does it differ greatly from Neverar’s treatment of that shot/scene?
Are you using bots to grade this or manual grading?
It’s so pleasing that there is potentially a solution to to appease everyone’s different color timing tastes without HUGE efforts of doing so manually shot-by-shot.
I for one am not a fan of the green technicolor look so Neverarbot and Vertabot alternatives are fantastic to have available!
RE your limited Verta references, can you use screen shots from Mike’s videos? Or will the Vimeo compression likely have messed with the colors?
These new shots look terrific!
I will answer your question only once, if you don’t mind…😉 No, it’s a bit more complicated than that. This is still a simple version based on three frames, but ultimately the model should be able to recognize different types of scenes, and grade them differently, if it is trained to do so.
Firstly - you’re a genius! You continue to amaze me the way you innovate to automate this process.
In theory, using your machine learning algorithm you could take any set of sources and apply it to quickly reproduce that version of the film to the bluray (or any other video source)?
For example, if you wanted to create a GOUT timed version of the bluray you could apply GOUT frames and it would reproduce that timing? (Just using as an example, not a big fan of the GOUT timing)
Also, is it a case that the more frames you add as references the more accurately the algorithm can reproduce that source? E.g. using more NeverarGreat frames as references would more accurately reproduce his colour timing through the whole film?
Finally, would (in theory) this work for contrast and brightness?
Love your work!
Ugh. I think my heart just sank into my stomach.
Sank because of the green cast?
I have not dvelved as deep into the soundtracks as some of you have…
I haven’t even listened to the Blu ray soundtracks… as I haven’t bought those infernal things… but are they better than the DVD soundtracks in any way?
Unfortunately I have no skills in video/audio editing to complete that big of a task like joining the DVD/blu ray soundtracks with Harmy’s version… and editing out all the unwanted gimmicky bits on the soundtracks. Who know… maybe someone out there will do this…
So you are both ignorant and unwilling to do what is required to get what you want, you’ve criticized the incredible work that Hairy_Hen has done and you’re also asking OT members to create a custom soundtrack to match your preferred SW experience.
What an awesome contribution your thread has made to this community…
Excellent! I love your 2.2 edit. It will be even better with the colours you have shown in the screenshots.
I should hopefully be able to start uploading V2.6 of Star Wars to Myspleen next week, with V2.6 of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi following soon after.
KK what changes are you making to TESB? Just colours or edit too?
Dre, is there anyway to quickly/easily apply these colours to the Bluray? Maybe using your color matching tool? OR does the bluray require shot-by-shot?