The images look great! But I’m wondering, is the yellowish color noise something that would only be on release prints, or would the negative also have them? And why do those appear? They seem much different to what grain looks like.
The grain patterns look weird and clunky due to downsizing to 720P without doing any grain management. I have posted a document on grain over at fanres, I’ll write something up here if people are interested.
This is what the image looks like with some grain management and cleanup applied (just a quick go)
Closeup of what it looks like at 4K resolution…
With some grain management and cleanup it looks much closer to how the image looks projected.
It is a well known phenomenon and something that we often have to manage when doing restoration, Mike V does some amazing things, and has come up with some really useful techniques, we all learn from each other, but he isn’t restoration or film trained, so some things he doesn’t have extensive background in. He does bring his unique expertise to bear on other problems with really great results.
I will be doing a full restoration on this one, not just scanning. When I say that no colour correction is done, I mean that a proper grade hasn’t been done yet. Obviously I have adjusted the levels and gamma from the flat log scan.
Yes, the print is really great, it was stupid money, but I felt it was worth it with them all turning pink and time running out, and thought everyone would like to see what the base material we will be working with looks like.
It will look even better cleaned and scanned properly.