First of all, thank you so much for the incredible work in all your projects.
Internet trolls aside, I think nearly everyone here is grateful to you for releasing such an incredible material, which will be probably the definitive versions of these movies.
I have some questions for this particular project, as I’m a bit confused right now.
When this project was announced in the other thread, I thought this would be a color-corrected Eastman print, using an IB Technicolor print as a color reference, as you wouldn’t have a complete IB Tech scan.
In this thread’s announcement you quote “Various Technicolor references”, not scans or prints.
Then I read this at thestarwarstrilogy.com (The youtube “cleaning” clip uses a Technicolor print scan):
“Long story short, we ended up with more than one Technicolor print of Star Wars”
And today, I’ve read that the amazing Reel 4 preview is actual Technicolor footage, which is why it’s just perfect.
So, why is this project an “Eastman vs Technicolor”, if you have an actual Technicolor print scan?
I’m not very familiar with film stock, so, are you using the Eastman print because it has more detail than the IB Tech one, and the best combination is the image from one and the color from the other?
Or is it simply because you don’t have permission from the IB Tech owners to release it?
Or (and the last question 😃 ), is this actually called “vs” because you’re using the Eastman scan as a dirt-removal technique to be used in the IB Tech scan, just as the LPP in the “Cleaning Star Wars” sample clip?
Sorry for so many questions, and again, thank you so much for your incredible work.