ZigZig said that he’ll update it when there is something to report. ZigZig said in another post that the lab scanning the print is shut down due to corona.
A 35mm scan is in the works at the moment. I believe ZigZig would be the person to get in touch with about that.
The scanning process is currently locked down in a Parisian lab due to Covid-19…
But I’d be happy to share with emanswfan the rough scan of reel #4 (which was done 2 times with 2 different lenses).
Emanswfan, if you’re interested, please feel free to PM me.
I’d love a copy too actually.
If all be honest I was hoping for some rich deep blues on those guards
Some original color references
The puppet looks a lot chipper than the CGI one. A theatrical version is what I would like to see, puppet and all.
Indeed, Tantive3+1’s proposal looks very nice, but is moving away from the theatrical version.
Well to be fair, so is this entire project with AotC and RotS. It isn’t so much a restoration of the film versions shown in theaters, it’s an edit that makes them look like film, an entire third version.
A Theatrical Cut on TPM with this version as the base would be the perfect combo.
That’s exactly what I was thinking!
Rendering another preview, this time of the podrace. I’ve since done a major revision of the grade again, and I’m very happy with the results, though I find the colors of this section could really use a shot by shot grade, which is outside the intentions of this initial release, but will for sure be taken into account for the later releases.
Here’s the preview:
I’m loving these colors.
I think your previous grade was better, but I think overall that the original grade was perfect.
Looking at the 35mm shot, I think the shot can use a bit more saturation, contrast and warmth.
Honestly I prefer the original grading more, although that might change in motion.
In regards to the second test clip, it would be nice if we got some deep rich royal blues, and maybe a bit less desaturation. The first test clip was nearly perfect. Also I think the blackness of space should be solid black.
Here is softer grain, along with colors that are a bit closer to what I see in the print caps above.
Once a film has been color timed, the costumes don’t have to look like they did originally. In ANH the relatively warm color grading made the rebel outfits on Tantive IV almost gray, whereas they were quite blue in reality. So, the rich blues are likely accurate to the film, even if the colors differ from the actual costumes.
Spot on as always Doctor!
While most of this grade is perfect (seriously), there was one thing that bothered me. The scenes on Naboo and on the landing platform seemed desaturated. Oddly, this problem seems to be corrected in one shot on the landing pad. Is this baked into the material you have?
I’m starting to see why you chose to keep the shadows dark, I think that might actually be preferable.
There also seems to be a lack of rich blue that is suddenly corrected. Palpatine’s outfit turns really blue (and I love it) in one shot but that disappears in the next. I also miss the rich blue the royal guards had.
Woah, the DNR was REALLY aggressive. Maybe it’s best to use the HDTV broadcast for some shots.
That looks so yummy!
This project seems to be trying to mimic the theatrical colors as much as possible, it’s a major reason it’s so awesome. The colors are either almost perfect, or literally perfect! The grain is there to minimize the horrible DNR job
I’ve made some slight adjustments, what does everyone think? https://imgur.com/a/UDX6m6N
Is there a possibility you could release a 1080p version when you’re finished?
Perhaps a tiny bit more shadow detail.
Will do, I was trying to get the light levels just right. The shadows are darker than the original, so I can bring them back up. Should the highlights be brighter too, or are they at a good level?
The hightlights are great! Keep up the fantastic work! I’ve been refreshing this page multiple times a day to see if any new updates were made!!
Perhaps a tiny bit more shadow detail.
Ok, I’m now officially HYPED for this
Woah… That’s amazing. I just have one gripe, it’s a bit too dark.
The 4K version uses the same scan as the Blu Ray.
I want 4K77 and 4K83 graded with GOUT colors more than ever now.
Even the wax DNR version has more detail than any material we have now. The edge enhancement on the HDTV broadcast may make it overall inferior to the 4K scan of the theatrical print though.