There is a thread on FanRes.
Necroupdate and slightly off topic, but thought maybe someone still subscribed to this thread may be interested…
Just released a fan restoration project; used the 1080i HDTV source provided by ShaneLSD (THANKS A LOT!); regraded using DVD as color reference (hence now no more magenta blanket) and slapped a 35mm film grain plate over it, slowed down to proper 23.976fps, got the usual five audio and subs languages tracks, plus the restored soundtrack, all as a BD-25 - indeed, around 12GB, as it’s very soft, and 16mbps average video bitrate retain all the details and grain.
Here’s what I came up with:
I like your correction, but white is a bit crushed (look at the clouds).
Just finished to watch “Nightbreed - The Cabal Cut” retail version. Some considerations:
- of 12 minutes added, I think about 9/10 are very good quality, probably they used the deletes scenes; still, no color correction
- the rest has an awful quality - VHS “as is” including noise and drop-outs; the shots which originally had timecodes, were cut on the bottom, and a black box is placed over the top timecode… and almost all could be dropped, as most shots were mere fillers.
So, I think this project still have a reason to be finished, maybe using the good parts of this retail version as source.
once I’ve got the videos decimated to the same 23.976 frame rate.
Are you talking about 29.97fps source, right?
Looking for an 8TB now, picking the best price… cost would be the same in Italy or Germany, more or less. I’m slowly making order in my electronic gears, and that HDD isn’t on top of the list, but it will be bought soon - I must also admit one member said he wanted to donate one drive, so let’s wait few days for it, who knows! 😄
No new HDD, sadly… 😦
Rockin, may you post some screenshots? Thanks!
oh ok, so you don’t use RG or UL on ncrypt for example
if not I have to give this a pass!
“Oh no, I must live with the fact ilyasdesign40 didn’t get my project…”
Not only I worked a lot, for free, but I also MUST upload my project on a preferred place, with preferred method, following a newbie, never-did-something-for-the-community-apart-vomit-bad-things-and-askinkg-everything-on-the-whole-forum request?
Well, this is the kind of people that let me think to stop making projects right now… don’t want to be banned to have answered you in a way you deserve, so I stop here.
Please DO NOT POST ANYMORE in any of my threads, thanks.
I put it also into a demonic torrent tracker, so anybody could grab… hope this would help.
Very nice regrade!
Well, in motion it works well, as the green blanket is not severe as on other films released this year (Wonder Woman or The Mummy, for example), hence I decided to leave it “as is”.
Sometimes NTSC versions (or even Blu-ray) have a lower pitch than the correct one, can’t say why… I discovered that the Italian track for GBU (and it seems the French and German ones are affected, too), has a lower pitch that sounds very bad to me.
the blurry version has a green tint looks awful
Are you referring to a particular picture?
The color matrix of the open matte version was changed to be as much similar to the BD one, that’s the only color “fix”.
To whom it may concern: the new version is out - Alien: Covenant IMAX [Fundamental Collection] - now all the IMAX/open matte shots are perfect, no more subtitles and/or logo remains, and eventual top/bottom “slices” differences in brightness and/or color, due to the use of two sources, are completely gone.
More, it’s the usual multi language edition (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish audio and subtitles) plus the Russian tracks, and the English commentary with related foreign subs.
Now you can find it in that demonic place. Have fun!
I’m aware of many (or all?) of them, but too lazy to edit the first post! 😄
It would be great to have a small photographic database with a screenshot (or more) of any deleted shot/scene, just to have a visual guide and let the search easier.
Would someone (else than me 😉 ) accomplish this task?
I’m sure DVD-BOY was right.
Back on topic, it would be finished ASAP, because there is also another source (probably) to be used to get even higher quality.
And, as clutchins wrote, I update the progress on fanres, mainly.
It seems so… other opinions would be really appreciated!
I’m pretty sure THX DVD color grading is not the one found on theaters, but one of the various “DP approved” versions (which is the right one, frankly I can’t say…)
Now, if LD color grading is sufficiently different from other BD ones, then it could be interested to use LD as color reference.
I’ve been on MS right now, to check the invites, and I can’t access the invites page, got “access denied” error!
Can someone else check as well? Dunno if it’s a common problem, thanks!
I have few invites left, but maybe I can trust SkellingtonJack…
What do you think, KK? 😉
Finally they look like not sick! 😄
Just quote a post with image to “learn” how to insert images - that’s what I did! 😉
I personnally prefer the LD master that came out in letter box with the first DVD in which colors were even more natural I think.
May you get some screenshot comparison? I noted sometimes differences between LD and DVD color grading, but usually the DVD version was released several years after LD.
And yes, this grading is a lot better than 3D BD, which is overly teal.