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#1073449
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5.1 surround sound on Despecialized Editions?
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^ That confuses me too. Many (software) upmixing profiles implement a 20ms delay and -3dB attenuation of the surrounds, which leaves me wondering how to configure hardware when playing back such an upmix and why the upmixing profile doesn’t leave it to the hardware to perform the adjustment in the first place.

hairy_hen said:
If you don’t find this to be an issue, then playing the 5.1 on a 3.1 system would certainly still provide a benefit, since you’ll still get the dynamics and extra bass, just not the surroundy-ness. The stereo mix is rather less dynamic and doesn’t have much bass, so on a more powerful sound system it may seem somewhat muted in comparison.

That’s what I found when I had a 3.1 setup for a while.

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#1071523
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Grindhouse 35mm LPP
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Handman said:

That’s so weird. I think the original uncorrected images (at least the desert) are more appealing to the eye, but evidently I must be mistaken.

You can’t really be mistaken when it comes to your impressions of what appeals to the eye. 😃 Original (or intended) looks were not necessarily aesthetically appealing ones. As it happens, I too prefer the Grindhouse, but the 16mm match looks good as well.

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#1057174
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The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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DrDre said:

I would like to add, that I believe it’s important to preserve the original theatrical print colors (or one of them) without interpretation, or subjective taste. (emphasis added)

That’s a good point, but once we have one such preservation, giving the film authentic but consistent color in future projects is a worthy goal. Recreating color inconsistencies is a waste of valuable time if they vary from print to print anyway.

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#1039679
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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I’m amazed that it’s that simple. I wonder if this is the case for all three films.

@NeverarGreat
Some versions of Premiere have been known to use the wrong set of coefficients when handling HD video. If I recall correctly, they use Rec.601 for everything. That might explain what you are seeing.

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#1039305
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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Williarob said:
I agree, but what else can it be? If the white data can be recovered it has to have a value 255 or less, because the blu-rays are 8-bit RGB color.

That’s why I said outside of the TV range. Occasionally, there is information just outside of it that one can make a subtle adjustment to recover i.e. a smaller change in levels than that which takes place in the standard TV<->PC conversion.