I was looking at 4K77 v1.0, and wondered whether there’s a possibility to significantly improve the colors, and color consistency without doing a shot by shot regrade. A shot by shot regrade destroys the color relationships between shots, and thus cannot really be seen as an accurate representation of what was seen in theatres in 1977. A reel by reel correction with a superior LUT would preserve these relationships. This small project aims to do just that. I’ve thusfar completed the first three reels. Here’s how they look:
These results are very close to the colors of the 1997 SE, a technicolor color grading minus the green cast.