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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade — Page 32

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Here are a few samples of a technicolor version I’ve been working on. These bluray frames were regraded by directly using a color corrected scan of the first reel of a technicolor print:

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Here’s an update for the technicolor version:

and a balanced version:

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Here’s a larger set and update for the technicolor version:

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Maybe worth switching over to some other shots at this point? Was helpful at first using the same reference for a while but the slightness between the options can be a little maddening.

The brightness looks a quarter step too high in some places to me, but we all have different displays. I think this has been overall great progress, but I wonder where the rabbit hole ends.

my take:

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act on instinct said:

Maybe worth switching over to some other shots at this point? Was helpful at first using the same reference for a while but the slightness between the options can be a little maddening.

The brightness looks a quarter step too high in some places to me, but we all have different displays. I think this has been overall great progress, but I wonder where the rabbit hole ends.

my take:

I haven’t decided yet how bright the image will be. Here’s a less bright and contrasty alternative:

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I think I prefer this one.

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Here are eight more shots including a couple of shots, that nicely show the yellow warmth of the Tatooine shots:

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Here are the same shots, where the black levels have been corrected:

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Here’s an improvement of the Tarkin/Chief Bast shot:

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DrDre said:

Here’s the next shot.

Bluray:

Bluray regraded:

This is an unfortunate case of the bluray shot just not being very good. It’s clear so much of the detail was lost in the initial “restoration” process for this shot that brightening it up like that introduces so many ugly artifacts in the shadows.

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Darth Lucas said:

DrDre said:

Here’s the next shot.

Bluray:

Bluray regraded:

This is an unfortunate case of the bluray shot just not being very good. It’s clear so much of the detail was lost in the initial “restoration” process for this shot that brightening it up like that introduces so many ugly artifacts in the shadows.

Yes, it is a rough shot, and I think it was always rough even back in 1977, but fortunately it can be improved with some trickery:

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Darth Lucas said:
This is an unfortunate case of the bluray shot just not being very good. It’s clear so much of the detail was lost in the initial “restoration” process for this shot that brightening it up like that introduces so many ugly artifacts in the shadows.

Does that matter though? Isn’t the goal of Dre’s color correction to apply it to 4k77?

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This thread is about Dre’s correction of the Blu-Ray, though, isn’t it?

a trolling bantha

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The goal is to apply it to both 4k77 and the bluray.

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It’s nice to actually see Cushing’s deep blue eyes on your regrade.

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Back from a little vacation, and I’ve updated the color grading for the latest shot:

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DrDre said:

Back from a little vacation, and I’ve updated the color grading for the latest shot:

That looks PERFECT DrDre

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Here’s an update of the Death Star conference room shot:

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Here’s a set of twenty frames with a few of the new shots included:

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I continue to love the work you are doing on these shots!

Would it be possible to pin all your most up to date shots to the beginning of this thread? It can be a little confusing going through the thread to find your most up to date as you often iterate on shots.

Not a criticism, just interested to track your progress.

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Stotchy said:

I continue to love the work you are doing on these shots!

Would it be possible to pin all your most up to date shots to the beginning of this thread? It can be a little confusing going through the thread to find your most up to date as you often iterate on shots.

Not a criticism, just interested to track your progress.

I’ve added an album with all regraded shots in the first post.