I’m so glad to see this, I was working on it as well before everything evaporated.
Yes, this print, and a lot of the other LPPs of Jedi had a very blue cast to much of the Endor scenes, and was painfully dark in the Jabba scenes, so it is a lot of work to colour correct.
A lot of people would have had a sub-par theatrical experience with Jedi at the time, as LPP prints were pumped out quickly, and wih not a lot of care from what I have seen.
Wow. What a treat! For example the insides of Jabba’s palace is full of detail I never knew existed. Thanks Harmy and Poita.
I would like to know more about the scanning process. Where did the film come from? Who scanned it?
Was this scanned with a setup similar to what Team Negative 1 uses or something completely different?
It’s all very interesting.
All that can be said re the scanning is what Harmy has already mentioned, it is done on pretty much the best dedicated film scanner out there, not the camera-pointing-at-a-projector-gate setup that Team-1 used, so yes, it is completely different, and it won’t get any better than this (as far as a raw scan goes) for this particular print. As for file details, the initial scan was 23TB in size, was captured to a 16bpp uncompressed image sequence, with an infrared damage matte in the alpha-channel.
There are some better prints out there, that I would like to run through the same scanner, they are available but time, hard drives and stuff are in the way somewhat.
Harmy did a great job, it would have been a ton of work just to get the colour looking so lovely.