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Star Wars - What is wrong and what is right... Goodbye Magenta — Page 16

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yotsuya said:

I’d be interested in seeing a different sewuence with these settings. C-3PO is too green and the blue lights are too purple. Chewy is also too yellow. That was the problem I ran into when I tried this. Yes, it corrected a lot of things, but it caused other issues. There are sections impacted by fading that just can’t be fixed and have to be patched. But overall, the skin tones were not bad.

Whats a sewuence?

you mean sequence…What one?

Basically I can adjust 3P0 looks like it’s the darker area of yellow with too much green.

It depends what Band the color is in and cleaning out the rubbish is quite a pain.

Problems in

Shadow either Green or Magenta

Mids pretty good

Highs magenta and Blue issues.

It is the Gout not Blu Ray I am trying to recreate the way it was on TV when I was a kid. Not Possible with Blu ray I don’t think the contrast is any good on the Blu ray. Not changing Chewie or Blue lights. The Saturation Level is good also in my opinion.

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Well, if you are trying to recreate what it looked like when you were a kid, you’ve got it. My goal is to make it look better than I have ever seen it before, except maybe in a movie theater back in 77. And it is possible to restore the blu-ray. It suffers from fading and some loss of information that leads to some of its horrible looks. They over compensated and the yellows need to be enhanced (or in a few shots, recovered from another source). I am getting closer all the time to making it look like my correction of the GOUT (which, after watching the 13 version comparison is pretty close to both the Spanish TXH and the Moth3r bootleg). I still think what you have is too yellow, but this looks better and more along the lines of the 1982 telecine, maybe the 1985. The colors are washed out on the 1985 one and the contrast is too low. I prefer more vibrant colors. Not that Star Wars has a lot of that with the sandy colors of Tatooine and the gray walls of the Death Star, but there is enough if they are properly brought out.

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Thanks, I remember it looking like this when it was on TV probably early 80’s.

once the five star collection 97 version shows up I hope to blend the Gout and the 97 version in places actually really looking forward to seeing that material.

I hope then I will have a more analogue looking version than the 2004 and subsequent releases. I want to feel some of the grime and dirt but clean out the weird color interference.

At the end of the day I want a easy on the eyes special edition without the bad parts which we all know those parts. An Analogue Special edition with only CGI space ships sandcrawler yavin temple and so on. But I am also planning on intergrating some excised material and something I have wanted to do for ages is restore the tie fighter pyrotechnic blue screen shots. So there will be some small extras and fixed matte paintings and so on. So it will be a nice version I hope. quite a bit of work but not that bad. Been planning this for quite a bit of time on and off.

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You do realize that the five star collection version is a bootleg of the laserdisc, right? It wouldn’t surprise me at all if modern encodes of said laserdisc are far superior to said bootleg.

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The only version that I don’t have a high quality LD archive of is the Definitive Collection/Faces set. In many ways it is identical to the official GOUT DVD, the opening to ANH has been changed and the colors may not be the same after it went through the LD mastering and pressing process. I do have a couple of transfers, but they are older and inferior to what althor1138 has done. About the only thing I am unhappy with is the version that has become the default standard which is the US GOUT. There are frames missing that are in other versions so when I work on anything, I make sure all the frames are there. Thankfully the UK GOUT isn’t missing most of those frames.

And not only has althor1138 done a fantastic archive of the SE LD, but that version was aired on TV in the EU and archived and in most ways is superior to the LD archive version. Between the two there isn’t much need to search out any bootleg version.

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fair enough but I bought the disc already it is apparently fairly decent bootleg version…

I don’t havd to use that apart from perhaps a few shots in the battle of yavin. I could use the 2004 Dvd for most things basically I hope it is the same as the broadcast version at the end as there are a few shots that look pretty good or much better in the 97 version.

I will use it for the stereo mix on there mainly. that is really about it.

Just thinking now about putting CBS fox home video fanfare at the begining make it like a VHS experience but better for fun 😉

What frames are missing from uk Gout?

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I’d have to double check, but I believe it is just one frame from the forest battle in ROTJ.