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4k83 shot by shot color correction

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With the help of Stotchy, and SkyDude I’ve started work on the shot by shot correction of 4k83. The first pass and second pass for the color references have been finished:

The next step is to color match 4k83 to these references, and create LUTs, such that it can be applied to 4k83.

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I’ve slightly updated the color grading (see OP), and increased the number of sample shots to 120 as for my TESB color grading.

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I’ve applied the above color grading to twelve frames of 4k83. Here’s a comparison with Sanjuro’s great work.

Sanjuro:

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Imho, the ships in the first scene were always too grey/blue since the Special Edition. The Stardestroyers had a slight beige tone while the other ships were bluish grey. And Endor had a little bit of green. So I fiddled a little bit with a 4K83 screenshot. Maybe the TIEs are a little bit too purple. What do you think?

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TK-949 said:

Imho, the ships in the first scene were always too grey/blue since the Special Edition. The Stardestroyers had a slight beige tone while the other ships were bluish grey. And Endor had a little bit of green. So I fiddled a little bit with a 4K83 screenshot. Maybe the TIEs are a little bit too purple. What do you think?

The colors were never that consistent throughout the OOT. The only film to more consistently feature beige star destroyers was ANH, and even there the tractor beam shot featured a blue star destroyer, or more likely a beige star destroyer lit with blue lighting.

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Here’s a larger set of test frames for my shot by shot regrade of 4k83 for the first third of the film.

Sanjuro:

DrDre:

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DrDre said:
The colors were never that consistent throughout the OOT.

It’s simple, they where basically white and what we see are color shifts due to the special effects.
With each photographic pass the film shifts a bit towards yellow, magenta or cyan… Here’s a random image that shows this: https://i0.wp.com/www.coffeewithkenobi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/A-wing-ROTJ.jpg?ssl=1
Notice the Cyan window supports and specially the magenta A-Wing. Each element has a different shift.
Jedi, having more complex effects, suffers a lot from this.

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4throck said:

DrDre said:
The colors were never that consistent throughout the OOT.

It’s simple, they where basically white and what we see are color shifts due to the special effects.
With each photographic pass the film shifts a bit towards yellow, magenta or cyan… Here’s a random image that shows this: https://i0.wp.com/www.coffeewithkenobi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/A-wing-ROTJ.jpg?ssl=1
Notice the Cyan window supports and specially the magenta A-Wing. Each element has a different shift.
Jedi, having more complex effects, suffers a lot from this.

I agree with you to an extend, but in many shots throughout the OT the star destroyers were lit with blue lighting, particulary in TESB and,ROTJ. The color in many shots is deep blue.

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The new batch of screenshots look good!

Only shots from the sample that bother me are the ones of Han and Leia on the barge. They look a bit too washed out to me.

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Here’s a larger set of sample frames.

Sanjuro set 1:

DrDre set 1:

Sanjuro set 2:

DrDre set 2: