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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:

DrDre:

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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.