Truncated Video Link: https://vimeo.com/73254016
For latest version screenshots and settings, see page 3. Original post follows:
I used two screenshots from the Legacy project to guide the correction, and began with the final shot of the film. The Legacy screenshot had very different luminosity as well as color, so I corrected the DVD luminosity to match, and then used the channel mixer in Premiere Elements 3 to correct the color as much as possible (I know, old software etc). Using the luminosity correction resulted in blown out highlights for much of the film, so I abandoned most of these and used luminosity and gamma correction that I thought was appropriate for the entire film.
JEDIT: (See Photobucket for old screenshots)
You can see some more before and after screenshots (cropped slightly, I don’t know why) on Photobucket:
Folder is Star Wars Color Correction, password starwars.
As you can see, the image was very blue and dark before the correction. I’d say that the medal ceremony shot is about halfway to the Legacy version. I didn’t know how to correct it further without totally yellowing the entire image.I wanted just a fix that could be applied to the entire film, and not get bogged down in the scene by scene details. This is the special edition, after all, so I’m mainly concerned with a blanket correction to get it looking halfway respectable.
If anyone wants more info on what particular settings were used, or to offer suggestions, I’d like to hear them!
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