Sign In

4k77 - reel by reel color grading

Author
Time

While I’m working on the shot by shot correction for 4k77, Stotchy and I decided to adjust the colors of each of the reels of 4k77 to our personal preferences, or perhaps I should say to what we feel is an authentic look of the film. So, I created some LUTs and Stotchy is rendering them with his powerhouse setup. We’re halfway through the film, so we expect this to be finished in about a week or so. Here are a few screencaps for the first three reels as a first sample:

Once the complete film has been rendered, more HQ screencaps will be found here.

Author
Time

would you happen to have comparisons, dre? between this and 4k77’s original grade.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Collipso said:

would you happen to have comparisons, dre? between this and 4k77’s original grade.

I will post some comparisons as soon as I have the rendered file. These screencaps were kindly provided by Stotchy. 😃

Author
Time
 (Edited)

It’s also the intention to apply these LUTs to the DNR version when Williarob releases this in the near future.

Also as it will inevitably come up as a question - yes there is the green tint in the darker scenes of the film much like in the main 4k77 release. 😃

Author
Time

It’s a great idea to issue a LUT for each reel. I can’t wait to get my hands on them. 😄

Author
Time

finally that soldier is looking right 😃

Author
Time
 (Edited)

So when this is complete, is it going to look completely different from Dre’s grade of 4K77 and the blu-ray or pretty much the same? Just curious… 😃

Author
Time

It’s a reel by reel color correction. So it’s effectively 6 color corrections for the whole film. It will be a big improvement over the existing 4k77 colors but not as accurate and fine tuned as a shot by shot.

Author
Time

Thanks, Stotchy. Really like the screenshots above of what you guys have already done. Good work!

Author
Time
 (Edited)

The reel by reel correction is almost finished. I’m sending Stotchy two LUTs with final updates today. It’s looking pretty sweet, if I say so myself. Big thanks to Stotchy for all his hard work rendering the reels, and to Williarob for providing us with such a great source to work with! 😃

Author
Time

Can’t wait to see the results! Thank you you two! Much obliged!

Author
Time

^ Looking great, Dre! Can’t hardly wait. Thanks for all the hard work you all put into this!

Author
Time

🤓

Ooooooh, my favorite reel!

Can’t wait…

Author
Time

Dre,

how would you feel about correcting the few shots that have been (expertly) replaced with other sources, to better match color? I can think of the reel change at the trash compactor scene as an example. Maybe Williarob could provide a complete source list so we know where they all are.

Author
Time

g-force said:

Dre,

how would you feel about correcting the few shots that have been (expertly) replaced with other sources, to better match color? I can think of the reel change at the trash compactor scene as an example. Maybe Williarob could provide a complete source list so we know where they all are.

I could take a look once this has been released. 😃

Author
Time

Beautiful

Assimilate THIS!

Author
Time

Just an FYI Dre, because I’m looking at it. I see the colors change in the trash compactor scene from 1:18:59 to 1:19:02. I remember one other noticeable color change, but I’ll have to search for it again.

Author
Time

Maybe also a few frames around 38:44.

Author
Time

That could be due to the reel change in the middle of that scene.