Hello again. Just wanted to tell you a bit about Edition 2.0 of the 4K-Version of the pilot.
Since I got some valuable tips from members around here and the Edition 1.0 was ready to watch, I decided to get some additional feedback from my harshest test viewer: She is one of my best friends and known for always telling me the truth without mincing her words.
After she watched the pilot Edition 1.0 she was happy with the overall quality, but pointed out a few things she thought could be improved (her exact words were “Well, it looks nice, but if you’re going for it, then please don’t be half ass about it” - as I said, she has a direct way of talking but doesn’t mean it in a bad way, it’s just how she is and I happen to agree with her observations):
- She said I really need to increase contrast, lighting and colors (reminded me of member 4throck’s suggestions); her thoughts on that were "I know DS9 originally was a show with a lot of dark scenes, but I would like to actually see what’s going on without having to draw the blinds im my living room and turning it into a movie theatre)
- She also got a little “upset” about things looking a bit too artificial (her comment “You know I like watching old movies as well, and I can’t stand companies/broadcasters to “drain the grain”, so that people and things look like they just had plastic surgery or something; please keep a little grain, it looks more realistic”)
So, I experimented with introducing VirtualDub into my worfklow and adjusting the things mentioned above. As such, Edition 2.0 of the pilot is in the works and currently being upscaled to 4K-Resolution. Next is the final filter-work. I will post the “new version” as soon as it is done.
On that note, I would like to ask a favor of you guys, if I may: Once you have both Editions, please watch and compare and tell me which one is better (in your opinion), for example what elements (saturation etc.) should be kept/added and what you would like to see in the final version.
Afterwards, I would go on with the rest of the season/series.
Of course, I would still like to hear about Edition 1.0 before 2.0 is out, since I’m really excited about hearing back from you guys.
I’ll keep you updated.