Frame by frame? Good luck! 😄
I use avisynth, but I think any other video tools would work.
Merging two sources from PAL & NTSC could help, take a look here: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-25.html
I think IP solution would do - the one that uses screenshotcomparison probably.
Now, it would be perfect if the comparison could be expanded fullscreen.
Regrading tests - WARNING! no color references used, so they are purely fan regrades.
AFAIK the various b&w versions of color films (like Logan, The Mist, Fury Road) were color corrected scene by scene (or even shot by shot), so if you would achieve a great result, you should follow this path… I know, painful, but rewarding! 😉
Difference between desaturated and your version is minimal… I’d go with something strong, like high contrast:
of course you can have crushed blacks and/or clipped whites, but you will decide if it’s the price you want to pay to get a different visual style; of course there are also many steps inbetween - play with contrast, brightness, gamma, and also RGB color channels. And have fun!
I saw it, but first example on youtube doesn’t look so promising, sadly…
May you check it out, and report your conclusions here? Thanks a lot!
I’ll accept any decision. 😉
What it prompted me to post this is mainly the fact it’s possible to get rid of “unpure” shots (the ones with blurred subtitles remains) just selecting a subtitle track - the first instance in a fan project AFAIK, and rarely seen in official releases - and to get some feedbacks on this - compatibility with hard/soft players, and what the viewers think about it.
Thanks to you!
ROTLA is available on Soderbergh own blog, 720p - not aware of any 1080p version.
No Country for Old Men: may you post some comparison between simple desaturated source and your noir version? Thanks!
For ROTLA, it exists the Soderbergh version, did you know that?
But it’s out on Digital HD…
You are right, too many other projects…
There are some things that stop me to get it back…
- b&w parts to be colored - someone stepped in and claimed to help, and disappeared
- rope removal in a III shot - idem
- sandstorm audio - don’t know how to solve it
- hdd space - I’d need at least a 4TB (if not more) to be “safe”
Alien: Covenant - IMAX edition [spoRv]
Original title: Alien: Covenant
Original runtime: 2h02m03s
Source: Blu-ray (for widescreen shots); Korean IPTV (for open matte & IMAX shots)
Video processing: combined widescreen and IMAX shot to get best quality; 35mm grain plate
Audio processing: none
Video format: x264 1920x1080 23.976fps VAR (widescreen OAR 2.40:1, IMAX and open matte 1.78:1)
Audio format: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English, DD 2.0 192kbps Italian (low quality), DD 2.0 224kbps English commentary
Subtitles: YAO black bars, English, Italian, English SDH, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian. Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish (movie); English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian. Spanish, Swedish (commentary)
Release notes: the widescreen picture was overlaid onto open matte version to get high quality IMAX shots; the amount of IMAX shots is around 12.5m while open matte shots total around 3m; there are some hardcoded Korean subtitles remains in lower part of some IMAX shots; they were blurred to be less noticeable, but you can always get rid of them just selecting the YAO (yet another overlay); at the end, there are about 11 minutes of IMAX and open matte shots free from any artefacts; Italian subtitles track was corrected and put in sync
YAO subtitles hack: this kind of subtitle overlay black bars on selected shots; it was tested on MPC, MPV, SMPlayer and should work even on hardware Blu-ray players; to have both black bars and another subtitle, you should use SMPlayer with YAO as first subs track, and the selected language as second subs track
**Release format: **mkv (BD compliant)
Screenshots (first image shows blurred subtitles):
Comparison (top BD, middle Korean, bottom IMAX)
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add video, audio, subtitles files, and mux. nothing else!
Thanks! Or, maybe, 50% for Earth scenes, and 100% for the space ones? It’s (50+100)/2=75 percent as well, after all… 😄
Well, at least the sea planet at 100% is really great, while the ice planet works better at 50%.
Made a quick comparison with some 70mm cells - the ones that seemed better…
top “inspired by 70mm” (100%), middle real 70mm cells, bottom BD:
I suspect that, when improperly captured, the cells show more green than the one that is really present… but you guys here have more knowledge about that. But the 50% seems more spot on IMHO.
Made a second regrade without using high contrast; it needs more saturation, but overall I like it better: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vle4k
Wow, that’s pretty cool. Do you have any larger screenshots or small clips with it in motion?
Must do that. Ask for a (brief) clip, and I’ll make it!
Whenever you need help, drop me a PM!
Made a regrade using HDTV as source; why? Because, even if it has lower quality than BD, it has bigger frame size in the first part of the movie; it could also be used just for the first part, where the frame size is bigger, though…
Comparison: HDTV (DVD colors), BD 2009, regrade
Comparison of the whole movie:
Comparisons between DVD 1999, 2005, BD 2009, 2014, regrade:
(original DVD/BD images found here: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/gb1_homevid_compare.htm)
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It’s easier if you send me the shot (the original, untouched one) and I’ll apply various grain plates, so you can choose from them.
Happy you have found more footage to insert! 😄
I like the colors!
I’d add a grain plate or something to hide the wound shot - which is clearly perceived as upscaled, while, for example, the shot shot (pun intended!) is so fast that passes unnoticed.
Also, is it me, or, after the ship arrival, there are some shots present in the original, and missing in your version?
It would be nice to have a left/right (or top/bottom) comparison clip - using black for missing shots; so, we can have a more clear idea of the before/after.
In my open matte master list, there are about 3000 titles; even discarding the double ones due to different formats, and the ones still not checked and that would be indeed cropped and not open matte, there would be more than 2500 open matte/fullscreen titles… that are a bit more than 1% of all released movies - should also add that the list is mainly focused on US movies.
Personally, I do not consider the open matte version the “real deal”; yet, if available, I’ll grab it as an alternative version - and usually mics and other props aren’t visible in open matte versions (1.78:1) while could be more probable on fullscreen (1.33:1) ones.