What sort of colour correction will you be doing? Since from the Technicolor photos we know about the Death Star interiors actually being blue in some shots, it would be good to see that preserved, but I do think the '04 is the often the wrong shade of blue and makes it too strong sometimes. And then of course there's the other rubbish like heavily oversaturated reds, dark/weird skin tones, laser blasts being too pink or missing colour altogether, and all that. (And the crushed blacks, but those aren't fixable.)
I'll be doing the same kind of colour correction as I did on Empire i.e. I'll be using colour boosted GOUT as a reference (with some restraint of course, as the GOUT colours are not completely accurate either). I'll also use the technicolour print photos wherever possible.
Mike Verta's site has a lot of good notes on colour correcting the opening scenes of the movie. (This is where I first learned exactly why the image looked so messed up--before I couldn't really describe what I was seeing.) http://www.starwarslegacy.com/
I checked that out and there definitely is some interesting input there.
I'm also wondering whether you'll be using the G-force'd GOUT for the beginning crawl and Star Destroyer or not
I'm not quite decided on that yet. I think I'll try using the GOUT crawl but rotoscope in the SE stardestroyer and Tantive IV and see how that works.
along with msycamore's subtitles (since they are very accurate to the originals).
Not sure about that one either. I managed to erase the yellow subs from the HD footage of the Greedo scene using the 04DVD and I'll definitely try making more screen accurate subs. I'm just not sure if I'll be able to use msycamore's subs. It would actually be awesome if someone could encode a video with msycamore's subs on plain green background
The Mos Eisley test looks quite good. I'm really looking forward to this. :)
Thanks, I'm working on some more tweaks right now to make it even better. Also, did you notice that the NTSC DVD version of Empire is now available?