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Star Wars OT SE 1080p 70mm Filmized Concept

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So maybe some day, I was thinking of working on a project of enhancing the picture of the SE Blurays, fixing the horrible Bluray color correction, enhancing the detail, and replacing the 35mm grain with 70mm grain (finer, more detailed, and more "HD").

I'll post a few more test shots, but here's at least one finished.

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/39906

Let me know what you guys think, and if anyone would be interested in me doing these later down the road, after I finish my PT preservation and PT edits.

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Wow, thats beautiful. Definitely interested.

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1080p? Seriously? Did you upres the 720p picture of the BD to 1080p? Other than that, color me interested.

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That pic looks fabulous .....

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Avatar_Emil said:

1080p? Seriously? Did you upres the 720p picture of the BD to 1080p? Other than that, color me interested.

you're confused.

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Anyway we can see a comparison without your colour correction? Just to see the grain detail.

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emanswfan, another talent here @ ot.com. Please feel the encouragement to do your stuff. We all love the OT.

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Jesus, it's amazing how the grain can bring out the definition in Owen's pores (pores being the standard by which I assess HD footage, I'm embarrassed to admit). It looks great!

Not to derail this thread ten posts in, but does anyone know if this was the same method Harmy used to diminish the digital noise reduction in the Blu Ray footage for his Despecialized Editions?

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Here's another shot without color correction.  There's more than just grain (and simple sharpening/edge enhancement) going on.  I entirely DNR the picture without removing detail  (a careful process apparently no one in Hollywood knows how to do) and deblurred all the edges, and then add 70mm grain to the image.  You can see what I mean if you look at the edges of the holograms in the game they are playing, the edges are crisp because of added detail and not basic sharpening techniques.

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/39913

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Wow. I wonder what effect your process would have on Dark Jedi and You_Too's GOUT upscales.

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It really is amazing what can be accomplished in the digital world today. That and talented devoted fans.

I would really love to see the Despecialized Editions treated with this.

Love it!

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Wow and Wow ..............................

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Wow. I know I've said it in your other thread, but it is absolutely STUNNING the difference that makes. For lack of a fancier word, those stills look flat-out better. Wow.

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I'm pretty certain emanswfan is gonna be the one to finally make me settle on a customized Star Wars experience for myself with his Blu-ray re-tools.

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emanswfan and Harmy please work together. Please.

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I've just looked at the new comparisons and the detail your method brings out is incredible! I must have this version!

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I would'nt mind seeing some more with colour correction also. (without opening the floodgates as I know you are working on the PT) Would you be using one setting for the whole film or working on some scenes individually?

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frank678 said:

I would'nt mind seeing some more with colour correction also. (without opening the floodgates as I know you are working on the PT) Would you be using one setting for the whole film or working on some scenes individually?

Color correction is per scene, while grain and detail could be the whole film probably if I get it just right.  I'll post some of the same above with the color correction.

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The screenshot of Luke and Beru looks absolutely right, better than anything I have yet accomplished, colorwise. I would be interested in seeing these same color settings used on other scenes. You say that color correction is per scene, however it's my experience with ANH that practically the entire movie suffers from the same damaged highlights and oversaturated blues, suggesting that a single correction would go a long way to solving these problems, and only minor scene by scene color correction would be necessary to make each scene exact. In any case, incredible work!

What tools do you use for the color correction, if you don't mind me asking?

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NeverarGreat said:

The screenshot of Luke and Beru looks absolutely right, better than anything I have yet accomplished, colorwise. I would be interested in seeing these same color settings used on other scenes. You say that color correction is per scene, however it's my experience with ANH that practically the entire movie suffers from the same damaged highlights and oversaturated blues, suggesting that a single correction would go a long way to solving these problems, and only minor scene by scene color correction would be necessary to make each scene exact. In any case, incredible work!

What tools do you use for the color correction, if you don't mind me asking?

That's odd, because I've found that color correcting any of the OT is really per scene, especially since I want the each color to look correct.

For example, ESB's blue issues vary greatly scene to scene in terms of the skintones.

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/40005

I use Speedgrade, AE, Magic Bullet Suite, and Photoshop for all the processing.  The workflow is still in-the-works for this project as it's still a concept (plus I need to focus on my PT one anyways).