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Fellowship Of The Ring Extended Edition Blu Ray color correction

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Ok, so the idea is to use the theatrical version of the blu ray and the Extended Edition DVD as reference for color correcting the Blu Ray release of The Fellowship Of The Ring, using Dr.Dre’s color correcting tool.

This will be a jump into the deep end as I have little to no experience in these projects.

Doing Color correction completely manually would seem like an endless task, but after seeing some sample results of Dr. Dre’s tool, the task at hand might be a little more straight forward than it first seemed.

These are VERY early stages though, as I have yet to purchase a theatrical version of the blu ray first.

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Well, i ripped my FOTR extended edition Blu Ray and DVD’s on my HDD.

I was thinking maybe i could downscale the Blu Ray to the DVD’s resolution, use Dre’s tool to correct the downscaled Blu Ray to the DVD colors and then use the generated profiles ultimately to correct the Blu Ray.

My guess is that I’ll probably have to export every single frame of both Blu Ray and DVD first.

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As you can see from my avatar, I’ll be very interested to see how this project comes along.

Thanks for doing it & good luck!

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Beware that the Extended Edition is that way because they messed with, actually messed up, the colors. When processed in my trusty paint program, you can see crushed colors that no longer have any information in them (original screen-cap is from the Blu-ray movie review website):

Here, any R-G-B-separation plane’s “0”-value pixels are inverted to “255” to make them stand out for examination. Note that only Red is crushed in this picture. Also, the black boarder, at 0-0-0, becomes 255-255-255.

Any color correction will suffer because of these wiped-out areas. For a proper color correction, those crushed areas must from recreated from other separation plane(s) that are not crushed in those areas. This procedure is demonstrated in The Wizard Of Oz restoration documentary (I added code to the link to start it at this appropriate playback time):
YouTube - Prettier Than Ever: Restoration of The Wizard of Oz

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Lasz said:

Ok, so the idea is to use the theatrical version of the blu ray and the Extended Edition DVD as reference for color correcting the Blu Ray release of The Fellowship Of The Ring, using Dr.Dre’s color correcting tool.

This will be a jump into the deep end as I have little to no experience in these projects.

Doing Color correction completely manually would seem like an endless task, but after seeing some sample results of Dr. Dre’s tool, the task at hand might be a little more straight forward than it first seemed.

These are VERY early stages though, as I have yet to purchase a theatrical version of the blu ray first.

Hey Lasz, I just completed a full color restoration of “The Fellowship of the Ring” Extended Edition. Feel free to check it out. https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/44rh1ns-The-Fellowship-of-the-Ring-Extended-Edition-Color-Restoration/id/61952