yep still prefer final clip 2. keep in mind it's what only looks less heavy on my monitor. :)
The contrast of both settings are the same, I imagine the reason why you find clip 2 and 4 less heavy is because they contain more green overall which mutes the colours and makes them less heavy. Perhaps the reason you find clips 1 and 3 heavy is not so much to do with the colours but the saturation? Have you checked the clip with the 'normal' settings, seen whether you prefer those more muted colours,like _,,,^..^,,,_ and poita? Here it is below:
Test 1 normal:
For this 'technicolor' release though, after switching between them time and time again, test 1 and 3 just look more natural to me than test 2 and 4 which means funnily enough i've pretty much come full circle, I keep the blacks unchanged like before and the settings I will use are the same that I used with those latest screencaps taken from the whole of Star Wars.
So to sumarise for everybody that doesn't want to go through the thread to read up on all the details, these are screencaps using the same settings as i'll be using for the 'technicolor' release. These screencaps were taken from my regrader preview so they are a little more saturated/contrasty than the actual encode will be, as can be seen in the clip i've included below:
Here's a clip of the chat between leia and darth vader on tantive IV using the same 'technicolor' settings as the screencaps above.
I also plan to release a 'normal' version that is less saturated for those that find the 'technicolor' version too colourful.
Here's a clip from this 'normal' version: