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Star Wars 4K77 - Regraded - No DNR

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Hello.
Just bringing you a regraded version in 1080p. 😃
If someone thinks is a good reference for the proper 4K, please use it (link to a gallery at the end of the post).

Workflow for this regrade:
The first thing to do is capturing a frame of the original 4K77 release. Then, I regraded that frame using Photoshop. When that single image is regraded, it’s time to use the great Dre’s colormatch tool to create a LUT (I ended using about 60 of them). And, last but not least, DaVinci Resolve to apply the LUTs and make some (a lot of) other corrections.

Audio and subtitle options are of course the same as the original 4K77 release.

A comprehensive gallery
(96 pics):

https://postimg.cc/gallery/2gmv1svjc/


WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
Look for it using your favourite torrent search engine. Or more specifically on katcr, or limetorrents.

If you can’t find, just PM, of course. I’ll try to be around here quite often.

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That looks very nice!

Could you export your Resolve Project and share a link to that here? (I don’t think that would break any rules since without already having 4K77 it would be worthless. Plus it would be a very small download). That way, everyone who already has a copy of 4K77 can simply import your project file into Resolve, open it, relink it to the 4K77 NoDNR source file we already have, and then render it out.

Also, if it’s as good as it looks in the stills I can apply it to the prores master…

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com

http://www.the007dossier.com

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Williarob said:

That looks very nice!

Could you export your Resolve Project and share a link to that here? (I don’t think that would break any rules since without already having 4K77 it would be worthless. Plus it would be a very small download). That way, everyone who already has a copy of 4K77 can simply import your project file into Resolve, open it, relink it to the 4K77 NoDNR source file we already have, and then render it out.

Also, if it’s as good as it looks in the stills I can apply it to the prores master…

Yeah, no problem.
I uploaded it to uploaded net.
If you have any trouble downloading it, just tell me.

Direct link: http://uploaded.net/file/9l4fda0o

You will see 2 folders with LUTs. There are about 160 (!!) of them, but as I said, I ended using only about 60.

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Hi! How do I open it in Resolve? I try to connect to the database you shared, but get an error message. Sorry, if a dumb question, but can’t get it open.

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sanjuro_61 said:

Williarob said:

That looks very nice!

Could you export your Resolve Project and share a link to that here? (I don’t think that would break any rules since without already having 4K77 it would be worthless. Plus it would be a very small download). That way, everyone who already has a copy of 4K77 can simply import your project file into Resolve, open it, relink it to the 4K77 NoDNR source file we already have, and then render it out.

Also, if it’s as good as it looks in the stills I can apply it to the prores master…

Yeah, no problem.
I uploaded it to uploaded net.
If you have any trouble downloading it, just tell me.

Direct link: http://uploaded.net/file/9l4fda0o

You will see 2 folders with LUTs. There are about 160 (!!) of them, but as I said, I ended using only about 60.

It downloaded fine, but I’m not sure how to open the project. It looks like you included the DB file, rather than going to File -> Export Project and saving a .drp project file.

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com

http://www.the007dossier.com

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sanjuro_61 said:

Sorry, my bad.

Here’s the .drp file: http://uploaded.net/file/nbip2zlp

Hey. Somehow I cannot open it either - when I click on it, nothing happens…

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jerclayv2 said:

sanjuro_61 said:

Sorry, my bad.

Here’s the .drp file: http://uploaded.net/file/nbip2zlp

Hey. Somehow I cannot open it either - when I click on it, nothing happens…

You need to go to File -> Import Project and import the .drp. Then you go to File -> Project Manager and open the project. Then go to the media tab, right click on Star 23976.mov and choose Replace Selected Clip…

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com

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Williarob said:

jerclayv2 said:

sanjuro_61 said:

Sorry, my bad.

Here’s the .drp file: http://uploaded.net/file/nbip2zlp

Hey. Somehow I cannot open it either - when I click on it, nothing happens…

You need to go to File -> Import Project and import the .drp. Then you go to File -> Project Manager and open the project. Then go to the media tab, right click on Star 23976.mov and choose Replace Selected Clip…

Thanks so much Willia! All works great, but Resolve doesn’t support mkv files, so what do you think would work best here - extracting video with tsMuxer?

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Williarob said:

ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -an output.mp4

Hey Williarob, I use ffmpeg all the time, including this particular script, with the exception of the “-an” part. What does that do? Is it “audio none” or something like that? Just curious!

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I forgot to say I work only with uncompressed files (x264 gave some trouble, uncompressed works perfect). I convert them using virtualdub, then save as quicktime .mov. The project should look for the source file I worked with. I’m assuming you’re already bypassed this issue.

When rendered, I then use a brief avisynth script + megui + x264. With mkvtoolnix you can load the original 4K77 and simply replace the video with the regraded one.

BTW, in this 1080p regrade I worked a bit with the frames to remove reel change marks. So, no more cigarette burns in this regrade 😃

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Williarob said:

Resolve supports MP4 and Mov, so I usually use ffmpeg to copy the video stream to an MP4 Container:

ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -an output.mp4

Takes about the same time as tsMuxer does to demux…

Hi Willia, have you tried open the mp4 in Resolve? It gives me a lot of errors when I do. Probably, it’s because it’s H264?

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If you’re going to be doing any reencoding, particularly for color alterations, it’s always going to be a better idea to convert it to a lossless (or near-lossless) codec first. H264 is… not that.

I recommend Lagarith personally, though I’ve zero experience working with it in any resolution greater than 1080p, and even that does require fairly large file sizes.

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ChainsawAsh said:

If you’re going to be doing any reencoding, particularly for color alterations, it’s always going to be a better idea to convert it to a lossless (or near-lossless) codec first. H264 is… not that.

I recommend Lagarith personally, though I’ve zero experience working with it in any resolution greater than 1080p, and even that does require fairly large file sizes.

Resolve won’t open AVI files. (though it will let you encode them). Strange but true.

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com

http://www.the007dossier.com

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jerclayv2 said:

Williarob said:

Resolve supports MP4 and Mov, so I usually use ffmpeg to copy the video stream to an MP4 Container:

ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -an output.mp4

Takes about the same time as tsMuxer does to demux…

Hi Willia, have you tried open the mp4 in Resolve? It gives me a lot of errors when I do. Probably, it’s because it’s H264?

No, I replaced Sanjuro’s source with the original prores master. I also replaced the crawl with the new 4K version and rendered it out at 77 MB/s to create a new UHD (NoDNR) version 1.1…

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(Note: My version still has the reel change markers).

http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com

http://www.the007dossier.com

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Neat!

Really excited to see another take on colorizing this.

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Williarob said:

jerclayv2 said:

Williarob said:

Resolve supports MP4 and Mov, so I usually use ffmpeg to copy the video stream to an MP4 Container:

ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -an output.mp4

Takes about the same time as tsMuxer does to demux…

Hi Willia, have you tried open the mp4 in Resolve? It gives me a lot of errors when I do. Probably, it’s because it’s H264?

No, I replaced Sanjuro’s source with the original prores master. I also replaced the crawl with the new 4K version and rendered it out at 77 MB/s to create a new UHD (NoDNR) version 1.1…

Imgur

(Note: My version still has the reel change markers).

And what would we do without you guys, since as it turns out I’m a complete zero in this field… 😃 Again, a thousand thanks wouldn’t be enough!

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Williarob said:

I just wanted to say a Huge Thank you to sanjuro_61 for taking the time to do this, and for sharing the project files.

I also join - thanks a lot sanjuro-61! You did what I wanted to do but never could…

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This looks really nice. Great work!