It’s so pleasing that there is potentially a solution to to appease everyone’s different color timing tastes without HUGE efforts of doing so manually shot-by-shot.
I for one am not a fan of the green technicolor look so Neverarbot and Vertabot alternatives are fantastic to have available!
RE your limited Verta references, can you use screen shots from Mike’s videos? Or will the Vimeo compression likely have messed with the colors?
If I understand correctly, the Verta videos are not graded yet. He first corrected Legacy to neutral colors, which he shows in his videos, and then does the color grading at the end. The four earlier shots all represent preliminary grades.
I’m just going off memory, but I assumed at least some of those videos were already graded, since he sometimes compared the color to the blu-rays and seemed to imply his restoration was how the movie was supposed to look?
Also, in the Yavin launch video when he compares the restored shot to the original print, he specifically remarks how much the “color grading” impacts the final shot in terms of dynamic range.
Again, just the impression I got from watching them, so I could be wrong.
*edit - I just watched another of his color comparison videos and he mentions that his version is how the technicolor print looked. So I guess I misunderstood and the versions in the videos are just simply corrected to match the techs and from there he does the final color grading. Is that correct?