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Enhancement of a deleted EMP scene

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Do you intend to colour it to match the ESB:R colours of this scene, when it’s finished?

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DarthTzetzo said:

Do you intend to colour it to match the ESB:R colours of this scene, when it’s finished?

I don’t think it’s possible to match the exact colors as in the film. The low quality and the many blacks made it lose 90% of the detail, and the contrast between the whites and darks makes it much more difficult to color accurately. I’ll probably see how much more I can accurately color in the scene.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdAGv6lVUHI&ab_channel=InfectiousSneeze
So here’s the second color test. I didn’t try using the 35mm colored photo but instead a photo from the movie as a reference for the ai colorization to see how accurately it could get the colors.
Some things that would need to be either edited with ai or hand fixed would be leias hair color, their lips, and c3pos hand. Maybe I could put it into several different ai colonizers that don’t require a reference image, take that, mask out everything else and stack it onto the original.

Also, the video I sampled was the 60 fps version in lower quality so it’s quite messy in quality. And for the color grading Im currently using a cheap laptop with a screen that changes color/brightness on its level of tilt so my colors probably look more off than what you see.

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That’s incredible! When I saw the source I wouldn’t imagine that was possible on non-pro/non-studio set-up.

For the color (ala your cheap laptop) I went and did a quick tweak that I think takes it closer to realism, but maybe not? I just reduced saturation a decent amount and also shifted the color a tiny bit from the red/magenta toward the green/yellow. This isn’t remotely belittling your efforts. Just seeing if you agree and if it’s perhaps a smidge of help (or maybe it’s just not)

https://mega.nz/file/ikZgCT7B#wHTZUKyerRw6KAZbfwgmFcHaqM-i9X6ISgWM7k5C4c4

LightWave = fun times with gfx for me 😃

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WXM said:

That’s incredible! When I saw the source I wouldn’t imagine that was possible on non-pro/non-studio set-up.

For the color (ala your cheap laptop) I went and did a quick tweak that I think takes it closer to realism, but maybe not? I just reduced saturation a decent amount and also shifted the color a tiny bit from the red/magenta toward the green/yellow. This isn’t remotely belittling your efforts. Just seeing if you agree and if it’s perhaps a smidge of help (or maybe it’s just not)

https://mega.nz/file/ikZgCT7B#wHTZUKyerRw6KAZbfwgmFcHaqM-i9X6ISgWM7k5C4c4

Very nice! looks a bit too unsaturated to me though, somewhere in between
I’ll mix it with the higher-quality video later today/tomorrow