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#1101741
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Bluray color balanced
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Dre, are you using WOWOW as color reference? I think so, but I would like to have a confirmation.

DVD color grading is different from both WOWOW and BD, and, IIRC, LD has another different grading, too; can’t say the latter is the closest to theatrical one (there is a proper 35mm scan, after all), but, again, IIRC there is at least one LD version taken from release print (first Italian version); sadly, it’s p&s, so I wonder if there is a widescreen version as well (from release print).

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#1100230
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Alien: Covenant - IMAX edition [spoRv]
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Thanks, happy to hear that. Most probably future HDTV broadcasting will be open matte, so the subtitles would not be there.

And yep, YAO is a great feature!

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#1100142
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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Actually, you both are PRO crazy project makers (in your own league)! 😄

Thank you for your great works, from me and every single member here (and not only here).

And you have inspired me, and many others, to jump in the project making bandwagon, so thanks again! (also, to have made me crazier than ever, by the way…)

“Time to stop to derail this thread, back on topic please, move along, move along.”

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#1098319
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Automated color grading and color matching with a Machine Learning Algorithm
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Dre, don’t want to say that DVD menu colors are right (are they?) or better than to other grading, but in the remote chance you would do a MENU-BOT, here you are a comparison (left GOUT, right DVD menu):

SW_GOUT_Vs_DVD_MENU.jpg

Don’t know if your software would be confused by the fact the frames have not the same aspect ratio (some are closer when cropped, though) and have different elements.

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#1098302
Topic
Combining two video sources to accrue detail
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I usually do this:

  • convert PAL 25fps to 23.976fps (or 24fps, in those rare cases), tempo and/or pitch (whichever is needed)
  • synch PAL video to 23.976fps (24fps) source; audio would follow, of course
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#1097879
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Alien: Covenant - IMAX edition [spoRv]
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It was released several days ago… and I know it would be better without blurred subs, but that’s the only source, so… just select YAO subtitles, and the shots with blurred subs and/or logo would be just matted to 2.40:1!

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#1097796
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Mistar Muffin said:

I made a few screenshot comparisons from the first act. I can make more if anyone is interested.

Great! Would be even great to have them all in a single comparison page (on screenshotcomparison or also https://diff.pics); for this purpose, JPG would do, to have the page light enough.

These screenhots show the labour of love Adywan used in this project…

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#1097600
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Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p)
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You know? Happy to have waited until today… c’mon, you all know why! 😄

Some ideas I think I’ve expressed in the thread, but too lazy to come back to read…

open matte shots: in particular from DVD menus, but other static ones could be recreated, as explained in this clip https://vimeo.com/196835947 - now it’s possible to mask the added “slices” top and bottom with an hack that would work an almost all players
black & white deleted scenes: I’d prefer to have them colorized, but I’m not that good at is; help is still needed
EP 1, 2, 3 deleted scenes: many are almost ready
EP 4, 5, 6 deleted scenes: they need to be cleaned, so if some very skilled talent would chime in…

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#1096907
Topic
Combining two video sources to accrue detail
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Dunno how much it would take to merge two sources (or average/median more) using photoshop, but with avisynth the encode time is pretty fast (from real time with old PC up to 4/5 times with newer ones)

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