I have two questions DrDre.
- How your color graded version will be superior to Sanjuro’s color graded version? I’m asking because version 1.4 seems to have really good colors. It looks like a definite version (when it comes to colors). So much improvement compared to the original 1.1 release. I’m just wondering how in this case color grading could be better, but I suppose it could 😃 Or will it rather be a matter of personal taste and preferences and the changes will be really minimal?
- When can we expect your version? This year? Can you give us a month +/- ?
Of course there’s always a degree of subjectivity, but my version is meant to be accurate to 35mm print colors, whilst also minimizing shot to shot inconsistencies. I don’t think Sanjuro intended his version to be accurate to the theatrical colors, although I agree his colors are a massive improvement over v1.1. I also think a shot by shot correction takes a lot of time, and whilst I am impressed by what he achieved in such limited time, ultimately there’s only so much you can do given the time frame.
It’s difficult to give an estimate. First my color grade for 4k83 will be finished, which I expect to be done in a number of weeks with the color references finished, but like I said color correcting each shot individually takes up a lot of time, so it will be many months before it’s done.