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4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP) — Page 2

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Thanks everyone for the comments and feedback! I’ve tweaked the colors very slightly mostly by removing some red and magenta and adding some yellow:

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DrDre said:

darthrush said:

That’s gotta be from 2.7 right? I remember his technicolor grade to be a bit warmer.

No, that’s Neverar’s v1. For anyone interested in the differences in our color gradings, here are comparisons for the two sets of shots of the bluray regraded:

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/KDLLNNNX

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/FJBJNNNU

i love neverar’s but man dre yours is fucking amazing

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Dr Dre I like what you have done so much I had a go myself at the whole section.

I got close to what you have but I feel that you win! but I wanted to learn something and that soldier shot was bugging me… Anyway take a look at the grade there might be a few tid bits in there where you feel I win (probably not mind) but it inspired me and I like a challenge but this is not a competition really. Like I said I wanted to learn something and each shot was manually graded and there are plentiful hue alterations too please pay attention to the hues. Wow it really does shift about when you scrutinize it. The version I have is not as bright as yours and that was specifically what I wanted to do experiment with a darker grittier look… The only thing I can kind of question you from what I have seen is what is the Star Destroyer Hanger Bay light color? Is it not supposed to be yellow?

Anyway my effort to grade it is in the link below enjoy it for what it is a shot by shot manual grade that is close to yours but I feel missed the mark a bit. But it’s a good effort to be sure but not as good as yours at least most if not all the time…I won’t ever get to see your lots work so I have to re-create it myself now my computer is not much good.

https://vimeo.com/271888039

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Possessed said:

Looks dark.

Very, very dark. Might want to look into some method of monitor calibration if this looks anywhere near normal contrast for you. It looks like Vader knocked out the power to help with the boarding/invasion. 😃

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Ronster said:

Dr Dre I like what you have done so much I had a go myself at the whole section.

I got close to what you have but I feel that you win! but I wanted to learn something and that soldier shot was bugging me… Anyway take a look at the grade there might be a few tid bits in there where you feel I win (probably not mind) but it inspired me and I like a challenge but this is not a competition really. Like I said I wanted to learn something and each shot was manually graded and there are plentiful hue alterations too please pay attention to the hues. Wow it really does shift about when you scrutinize it. The version I have is not as bright as yours and that was specifically what I wanted to do experiment with a darker grittier look… The only thing I can kind of question you from what I have seen is what is the Star Destroyer Hanger Bay light color? Is it not supposed to be yellow?

Anyway my effort to grade it is in the link below enjoy it for what it is a shot by shot manual grade that is close to yours but I feel missed the mark a bit. But it’s a good effort to be sure but not as good as yours at least most if not all the time…I won’t ever get to see your lots work so I have to re-create it myself now my computer is not much good.

https://vimeo.com/271888039

The colors look good, but it is pretty dark. I would brighten it up a bit. 😃 The hangar bay lights were never yellow in the original theatrical release or the 1997 SE from what I can tell from the print scans and other sources.

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Out of curiosity, how long does this process typically take from inception to release, and will it be upped to the usual trackers when it’s ready? I haven’t really followed any regrades of the works on here (besides DeEd 2.7) but this looks terrific.

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Lust-In-Phaze said:

Out of curiosity, how long does this process typically take from inception to release, and will it be upped to the usual trackers when it’s ready? I haven’t really followed any regrades of the works on here (besides DeEd 2.7) but this looks terrific.

Thanks! Since it’s a shot by shot regrade it’s a pretty long process, so it’s difficult to give an exact release date. It will be upped to the usual trackers when it’s finished.

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towne32 said:

Possessed said:

Looks dark.

Very, very dark. Might want to look into some method of monitor calibration if this looks anywhere near normal contrast for you. It looks like Vader knocked out the power to help with the boarding/invasion. 😃

Yeah I understand. I used a you tube clip and not rip the whole film so I was hiding cans of compression worms. But even though you are right I probably handled it wrong in a lot of instances especially contrast. I appreciate how extreme Dr Dre’s color grade is though. Pretty extreme.

Just realised I missed one Hue alteration the close up when Leia inserts the card the pink light on R2-D2’s dome should be red not pink. And his little circle light might also be in the wrong Hue.

Also when R2-D2 is in the escape pod Blue Light but his Red circle light is pink again for both the blue light shots.

But I got the other 20 odd others.

Ignore the contrast pay attention to the Hue alterations. Which was really the reason why I wanted to have a go.

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I’ve added twenty more shots:

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^ Keep up the good work there, Dre!

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I find it really funny that now all main color sources for tantive iv are all primary colors (Revenge of The Sith = Red, Special Edition 2011 Episode 4 = Blue, Dr. Dre 4k77 color grade = Green)

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The 4k77 regrade and the bluray regrade are now in synch. Here are the same shots for the 4k77 regrade and the bluray regrade.

4k77 regrade:

Bluray regrade:

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Good to read it’s useful. 😃

The comparison also seems to confirm that the subtle shades of the Tantive IV walls are not recoverable with the color information of the BluRay.

The colors look wonderful anyway !

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Fantastic work, Dre! Is this 4K77 color grading meant for the non-DNR version already released or is this for the upcoming DNR version? Thanks!

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Nate D said:

Fantastic work, Dre! Is this 4K77 color grading meant for the non-DNR version already released or is this for the upcoming DNR version? Thanks!

Thanks! 😃 It’s for the non-DNR version, as DNR can easily be applied after color grading.

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Ah, I see. So, will you be offering your color graded film versions of both the non-DNR and DNR of 4K77 to download or is this something we would have to do ourselves once we obtain the 4K77 we want? (Please excuse the ignorant questions).

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I think he’s only providing the LUTS not actual video files so you could probably apply it to whichever version you wanted

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Ah, thank you, Possessed. I appreciate the explanation. 😃

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Possessed said:

I think he’s only providing the LUTS not actual video files so you could probably apply it to whichever version you wanted

No, both a video version and the LUTs will be provided, although I might leave the creation of a DNR version in the hands of others.

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Deloreanhunter12 said:

I find it really funny that now all main color sources for tantive iv are all primary colors (Revenge of The Sith = Red, Special Edition 2011 Episode 4 = Blue, Dr. Dre 4k77 color grade = Green)

The current color grading is meant to approximate the look of a projected technicolor print, and thus has somewhat of a green cast as technicolor prints do.