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Toy Story (1995) 1.5K restoration in 3D (a WIP; v1.0.3 currently available) — Page 4

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Would you take MKV files for the films (TS1/TS2) itself? and then I will try to make the Bonus Discs a ISO?

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Sure. Just include any other Disc 1 titles for each that MakeMKV may detect, and include any and all audio and subtitle tracks you’re able to, as well. Again, thanks!

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It’s no problem Threepio! I just wish I thought / found my discs sooner to help

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For those wanting this project, I’m currently uploading the 2D version as we speak; I will upload the 3D (red/cyan anaglyph) version after I’ve finished running the left and right eyes through FFMPEG, combined them in Blender, and run the result through FFMPEG.

Please specify in your PMs whether you want the 2D version or the 3D version, or both. Otherwise, I will just send the 3D version. Once v1.0.1, with color correction, is complete, I recommend you replace your copies of the project with that version, 2D and/or 3D.

Those who receive the project via PM, let me know how it looks and how I could improve on it in future revisions.

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I hope my DVDs were a useful source!

JEDIT: If you don’t credit my sources if you use them, I will be VERY unimpressed.

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JonathanArthur19 said:

I hope my DVDs were a useful source!

JEDIT: If you don’t credit my sources if you use them, I will be VERY unimpressed.

I intend to use them in a future update. Again, thanks!

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Np problem and anytime dude! I’m very happy / grateful that my DVDs will be put to good use!
JEDIT: I didn’t mean to sound rude, it’s just I sent sources to others in other forums for projects and they never credited me so I’m kinda carful giving out sources

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I’ve just discovered while preparing the red, green, and blue separation masters for color correction that I’d accidentally used a version with Dutch titles for the 2D version. This, too, will be fixed come v1.0.1, so stay tuned.

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v1.0.1 should be ready early next month, and I’ll send links to those who’d asked for v1.0 once I’ve got it uploaded.

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v1.0.1 is ready now, and being split as applicable and uploaded as I type this. This, like I said earlier, features a lingual correction to the 2D version and an attempt to color correct to a three-strip Technicolor look. If you’re satisfied with the colors, fine; I’ll worry about fixing any artifacting in a later revision. If not, please let me know via DM of any trouble spots, and I’ll work on them for either v1.0.2 or v1.1.

And, as always, I’d like any requests for this version to be made via DM.

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Those who received v1.0.1: how did you like it? I want your full, honest opinions, so that I may take them into account in v1.1 (or v1.0.2 if necessary).

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I enjoyed it quite a bit, but the quality looks a bit blurry and the colors are a bit hard on the eyes, otherwise, a really well done presentation!

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Thanks! I was trying to replicate the 3-strip Technicolor look, and so I intended for the blues and reds to look slightly less sharp than the greens (but just slightly). Also, in accordance with the modern technique, I wasn’t going to add the key layer (basically 50% of the green strip on black and white film), but it would’ve looked a quite bit blurrier without the key layer. So, I composited the key layer over the other three layers with a soft light blend (the green and blue layers both use the add blend) and reduced multiplication to 0.500.

As for the red layer, I gave it a hue of 0 and a saturation of 0.905; for the green layer, the hue was 0.333 and the saturation was 0.263; and the blue layer had a hue of 0.667 and a saturation of 0.482. All were in accordance with the values seen on page 6 of this paper, under the heading “A Spectrally Based Method for the Emulation of the Technicolor Process on Digital Images”.

Regarding the blurriness, I applied a Gaussian blur of 15 to the red layer, a Gaussian blur of 5 to the green layer, and a Gaussian blur of 10 to the blue layer, while leaving the key layer unblurred. If anyone has any better values for me to use for each layer, feel free to let me know.

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That’s a cool technique for the look, I wonder how it would look without the Gaussian Blur applied to the footage, other than that it’s awesome. But for the next version I’d tone down the colors so they don’t look too saturated and overblown, like maybe tone down the red because that’s what the hue looked in my eyes!

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I’ll work on the Gaussian Blur settings first, maybe tone that down to multiples of 3 instead of 5 as a starting point, so that the softening won’t look as intense. Again, my goal with the Gaussian Blur is to make it so the blues and reds are just slightly softer than the greens, as the green layer of 3-strip Technicolor was always the sharpest of the three color layers, historically speaking.

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I’m curious if you could find anything on 35mm Prints to possibly use that as a color reference

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I wish I could. As it is, I could use some help on that front. At any rate, are the Viewmaster slides still up for reference on another thread?

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Based on the linked-to posts JonathanArthur19 showed me, I decided to scrap the coloring and try another one that looked more like the images in said posts. This will form the basis of v1.0.2, which I’m uploading as I type this. Those who got v1.0.1 will get v1.0.2 shortly, via DM; everyone else, please send requests via DM.

And those who watch v1.0.2, please give me your full honest opinion on how the new color correction looks, and what, if anything, I can do to fix any flaws you might detect; I strive to please the customer as much and as quickly as I can, because the customer is always right.

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OK, how does v1.0.2 look compared to the 4K UHD? Any honest opinions?

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v1.0.2 looks pretty good, I don’t own the 4K Blu-Ray Discs myself but the colors look a lot better and it looks better without that blur filter over it, overall, it’s a major improvement over v1.0.1

EDIT: There is some banding artifacts throughout the presentation sometimes but, other than that it’s a really good improvement, but I assume the banding artifacts are from the editor itself, or the sources possibly