Thanks for the suggestion Red5, am unable to test it at the moment but will check it out when I get my new PC. Maybe you could post a screenshot with your avisynth fix applied?
Okay, final straw.
We should be talking improving upon msycamore's already awesome SWE transfer instead of the GOUT. Just look at that last pic comparison! Post-processing, X0 transfer, how can we make it even better?
I'm so over the GOUT.
Yeah, I feel your pain. It's just that the major problems with the SC/SWE transfers of Empire is the huge amount of chroma noise, rainbowing and color timing, you really need to make an extensive color correction on it to get it to look like it should, and there is also some very weird and nasty hues present in those transfers. That screencap is from arnie.d's superb X9-capture btw, my primitive SWE capture does have somewhat better colors, less chroma noise and zero motion smearing but is nowhere near as detailed, my SWE-cap:
EDIT: Nice, great job You_Too! Thanks. Also, can we get a screenshot of your fix?