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#1478404
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Darth telly said:

DrDre said:

Darth telly said:

I have been using this and it is very good except that it makes all red and yellow oversaturated and green underexposed.

That should not happen. Are they identical frames with identical cropping?

Identical frames but not with identical cropping.

The cropping should be identical (or close to it). Please use the cropping option that is parr of the tool, otherwise you risk artifacts.

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#1461689
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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CloakedDragon97 said:

Swazzy said:

This question likely comes from a lack of understanding of the technology, but could this same mechanic be used as a means of super sampling/upscaling?

For example, say you used a GOUT frame as a source and a 70mm frame as a reference (both would be the same frame of course). Could you theoretically use an algorithm to create an upscaling script that would match the detail and idiosyncracies of the higher quality source as best as possible?

I’ve always wondered this. In theory this could be the best upscaling software out there.

No, it’s a completely different method, that matches color distributions. All the spatial information is completely ignored.

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#1448985
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4K83 remastered (Released)
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Welcome to the thread dedicated to 4K83 remastered. 4K83 has been remastered in two ways:

  1. A brand new reel by reel color grading. The colors were corrected using my own 16mm print of Return of the Jedi, and a number of 35mm frames of a 1983 print as a color reference.

  2. Topaz VEAI was used to reduce grain, and enhance the details, resulting in better clarity and detail.

Aside from the above processing none of the shots of 4K83 have been altered or replaced.

A big thanks to the many people who worked on the original 4K83 releases! Without them this project would not have been possible.

More information about this project can be found on thestarwarstrilogy.com forums.

Here’s an album of screencaps:

http://imgur.com/a/RE0i0p0

Here are a few examples:

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#1416705
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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emanswfan said:

I’ll try and cap the bitrate for future previews, I just tend to render larger files for previews for internal purposes.

Anyhow, computer isn’t holding up so much these days as it creates a burning smell now if I try and do anything too resource intensive, but I should hopefully have a new machine by sometime this summer, which will be a beast of a desktop, and will be ridiculously more powerful than any machine I’ve personally owned in the past. A full TPM release will be ready soon after, the project files are just sitting on an SSD waiting to be rendered.

In the meantime, here’s a screencap I edited with my latest grade PRIOR to adding the print film emulation or film grain. I graded it to the german theatrical release as reference with further adjustments to give it more clarity.

TPM grade 01

Looks amazing! If you’re going for a film look, I would personally adjust contrast and saturation a bit:

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#1409953
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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djsmokingjam said:

DrDre said:

You need to close the figures that open automatically, when you import an image. Once the figures have been closed the button should be available.

Thanks for answering DrDre - do you mean the fields next to “Number of color spaces” and “Smoothing parameter”? If so those have numbers in already when opening the application, and any attempt to delete them just lead to numbers (10 and 0.1, respectively) coming in automatically once you leave the field, and the button still not being available.

No, the figures that show the images.

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#1401199
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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rebothejedi said:

This is so cool! I’ve had this question for a while and I was hoping someone could answer me: It seems like any time star wars is found on 35mm it is pretty beat up and the colors are very wrong. How do you know when color grading that your colors are accurate?

The Technicolor prints aren’t beat up, although they tend have a green cast. There’s also the Derann prints, which have great color, and the 1997 SE prints, which are very similar to the Technicolor prints colorwise.

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#1372737
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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idir_hh said:

Boohoo I was a nobody until I won the jackpot and got the chance to be in Star Wars, making me a world star and multimillionaire. Poor me😥- John Boyega /GQ magazine

I think there’s a little more to it than that. I admire John Boyega for speaking out knowing full well this may jeapordize future carreer opportunities. Some things are more important than fame, and money. I can’t disagree with him either. Finn was transformed into a big joke. I also don’t agree with the whole “you won the jackpot, so you should shut up” schtick. He earned the role with his talent and hard work.

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#1372207
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Dave Filoni here is the director of a series, that might suit us.

John Favreau, producer of the Mandalorian. Dave here is telling me you’re looking for high quality Star Wars.

If it’s a good show.

Good show? You never heard of the Mandalorian?

Should I have?

This is the show that created baby Yoda. It’s good enough for you old man.

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#1371987
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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OutboundFlight said:

NeverarGreat said:

Of course, this leaves open the possibility that some new cultists could just clone him again, which rather ruins the finality of the whole exercise even if they say ‘no really, he’s defeated forever this time!’

This. I know this isn’t at all what they were going for, but if there is anything the ST taught me it’s that the galaxy will just be in a never-ending loop of war. The “Star War” will never end, and Palpatine’s resurrection is just symbolism for the cycle of war. But I’m assuming this kind of intellectual and artful theme is just a dumb coincidence. It’s actually just they needed another villain because RJ killing Snoke broke Abrams and Terrio’s minds.

Honestly, even a single small scene about Palpatine’s spirit being “weakened” from the cloning process and how this time once you kill him he’s gone for good would have been fine. But they don’t bother explaining it so I guess Palpatine will be showing up ever 30 years now to destroy all but one Jedi…

I don’t buy the cycle of war concept in Star Wars. It’s often used to defend the choices made in the ST by either pointing to Lucas’ rhyming concept, or to real history. However, in Lucas’ six episodes, while there were obvious similarities, the outcome was very different, and ultimately the son made very different choices from the father. Worse yet, the cyclical nature of war with the never ending return of stormtroopers, rebellions, and Palpatine clones turns the saga into a very cynical exercise, which to me is the anti-thesis of what Star Wars used to be about.

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#1371913
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Rodney-2187 said:

In my opinion, the idea of Palpatine returning is something that had to be addressed if they want to move on from these characters. Clones and cloning have been a part of Star Wars from the beginning. Obi-Wan mentions the Clone Wars when we first meet him. In a universe with cloning, whenever an evil mastermind is destroyed, it isn’t gong to take long for the idea of a clone to be mentioned. Especially if that mastermind has previously mentioned extending life and is strong with the Dark Side. Even the old expanded universe novels had clones of Palpatine.

The Rise of Skywalker isn’t perfect. No movie is. But if you look past the flaws and focus on the good time, I think it’s a lot of fun. It’s probably the last time we’ll see Luke, Leia, Han, and Lando. At least portrayed by the original actors. It was really great to see them again.

I disagree. That would be equivalent to arguing, if we clone Hitler, there would be another Nazi Germany, which is ludicrous. The clone would have Palpatine’s DNA, and Force potential, but he would not have lived Palpatine’s life, or have his experiences, which involves being trained by a powerful Sith Lord. He would just be a guy, that looks like Palpatine. In either case TROS completely glosses over the nature of Palpatine’s return, so I don’t really see how it really addresses cloning, or how it adds a sense of finality to his death. He returns somehow, and then dies again in a rather lame fasion. As with everything in TROS it’s pretty half baked (imo). I will agree it can be entertaining if you shut down your brain, but to me that sadly puts it in Michael Bay territory for me. In that context seeing the old gang just isn’t worth it to me.