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#1093550
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Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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Has anyone tried Dr Dre’s colour match tool to match the Ghostbusters 2014 blu-ray to the 1999 DVD? Same could be done for Ghostbusters 2 as well. Curious to see the results. I am without a capable PC at the moment, otherwise would try myself.

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#1075937
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The Matrix 35mm
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I would love to see a version based on those screenshots - it looks fantastic!

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#1045429
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Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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The 1999 version is the closest in my mind, to how I think the film should look. I think it is nostalgia reasons more than anything. A close second is the 4K remastered blu-ray, but the vibrancy of some of the greens and reds stands out too much over the other colours, which feels a bit out of place to me.

The 1080i 1999 version would be a great addition to have combined with the Criterion track.

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#881950
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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I’m so hyped for this now more than ever. Whatever Harmy ultimately does will be fantastic no doubt. Every despecialized edition has been fantastic, with each version improving things over the last. I’m especially more hyped than ever from playing Star Wars Battlefront and Endor looking absolutely gorgeous - which is an excellent reminder of how great ROTJ is - even more so when we hopefully get to see the original colours back with Harmy’s cc!

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#881947
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - 35 mm regrade
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DrDre, have you tried magic bullet looks software? It has excellent tools for colour correction. I’m just thinking of ways to help you fine-tune your work to the look you want to achieve - which isn’t to say what you are doing currently is bad - just something else to think about/try if you want to.

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#881946
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Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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The question is whether the 4K master they have has all the dnr and ee as well or whether it is like the DCP. I have doubts that the digital master they have is even 4K, so there is a chance they would need to rescan it for 4K, hopefully this time without DNR and EE.

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#794545
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - 35 mm regrade
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Dr Dre, have you tried adjusting the colours on the WOWOW HDTV version? That in my opinion looks a bit closer as a starting point than the blu-ray in terms of the look you might be after.

The trouble with the blu-ray is the shadow detail seems a bit orange and red at times, which looks difficult to change without causing it to change into a different colour such as purple or blue.

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#793830
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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STENDEC said:

I've done some more extensive testing with the tool over the past couple of weeks, regrading the opening scene of the first Matrix film Blu-ray to match the PAL DVD. I know spoRv attempted this a while back, but comparing his to mine revealed that DrDre's tool is far more accurate.

First 6 minutes of the film here:

https://mega.nz/#!ExoRjKTb!w1IvRE74YUfyVd_YjnaMT6903w-9A-wlFCK8pwIkjyA

This was a shot-by-shot regrade too. There are some problems with crushed whites, which the tool doesn't handle well as we know, but overall is looks almost exactly like the DVD.

Just a couple of things I thought I'd mention with regards to the tool itself as well. Firstly, it'd be good to have an Abort button somewhere. At the moment if you make a mistake and want to cancel the calculation or conversion, you have to use task manager to shut the program down and then reopen it.

Secondly, I don't know if this is just on my PC, but there were a number of occasions where I'd be building a correction model, and then for no apparent reason the tool would just stop calculating mid-way. The progress bar would hang and my CPU usage would drop to idle. If I recropped the images and tried again it would usually work but not always.

In any case, as I said before it's an awesome program.

That looks brilliant. I am still shocked at how good the results are from this tool.

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#793403
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - 35 mm regrade
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I hate add criticism, because you are doing such wonderful work, but to me the latest regrade looks like it is losing some detail in certain things. I can't really tell whether it is something to do with the gamma or not, or again just my eyes. 

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#793054
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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STENDEC said:

Just wanted to add my thanks to DrDre for this tool. It works amazingly well! I've been trying it with a few different films and it does an awesome job.

In particular, I tried regrading the parking garage scene from the recent Terminator Blu-ray, which has some of the worst teal-shifting I've seen in a while. I matched it to my PAL DVD copy of the film from 2005. Here are the results (which took a couple of days to render!):

https://mega.nz/#!dl5zlRAT!Jn1tJj5d1dmsAh_ORHnSLgbzh_XHcdzb5MDaYbkKXj4

I only matched it to one shot though, so the colours aren't 100% accurate across the whole scene. Still, it looks WAAAAAY better than what MGM put out on the Blu-ray.

Looking forward to version 1.3+. If we can start using LUT files from this program in Premiere or After Effects, that's going to be amazing.

 That looks really great. I bet it will look even better in a higher video bitrate. 

I have been trying the tool with the Superman 2 theatrical blu-ray, to try and match Superman 2 to the DVD, and seemed to work pretty well for the most part. The tool crashed a lot for me on windows 7 pro though, so I'm gonna try it on windows 8.1 pro to see if there is a difference.

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