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Nate D

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#1373444
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Return of the Jedi: The Destiny Edition v1.0 | Theatrical Reconstruction in 4K (Released)
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Hostmaster said:

I found a compression glitch (minute 00.20:34)on the 4K version

https://ibb.co/f4dLBDQ

It would be nice if it’s corrected in the future, this is probably one of the best 4K preservations of the original film I’ve ever seen, My favorite after the 4K83 project.

Hostmaster, I’m not seeing the compression glitch in either my copy of the 1080p or 2160p versions. Might it be an issue with your software you’re viewing it on? Try MPV player, it works great.

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#1237324
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT) (a WIP)
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AWESOME! That is what we call in the prop community a Graflex 3 cell Folmer. Only the Folmers had the “New York” stamping on the bottom of the flashgun all the later models had “N.Y.” A very special prop right there gentlemen, just revealed by Poita!

This is what it looked like before the D-ring and Kobold installation: https://bit.ly/2PkPT7c

This is what it looked like before grips and clamp card were installed: https://bit.ly/2MDKISV

Cheers, Poita!

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#1237301
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT) (a WIP)
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Oh, my gosh that’s an unbelievable result, Poita! Out of curiosity, would you be able to do a quick grain management and clean-up on frame 14988 of the lightsaber in the snow? Have always wanted to see what details on the hilt are laying behind the grain/dirt. Thanks!

http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/SonoftheKing_91/Star Wars Screenshots/ESB Poita Frame 14988.png

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#1222139
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4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP)
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DrDre said:

Here’s the thing with white though, it reflects other colors. Stormtroopers are only white in white light, and if the light reflected back at them from walls and such is white. If I put a stormtrooper in a room with green walls, the stormtrooper will be green(ish). In the case of Tantive IV, the walls are slightly bluish green, there’s red light coming from the walls, and the lighting is yellowish, so the stormtroopers won’t be white ever. They will be more yellowish, if they are directly under a light, they will be more pink if they are standing near one of the wall lights, and they will be more bluish green everywhere else.

While I dislike the result those variables cause, I understand what you’re saying. 😃

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#1222126
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4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP)
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DrDre said:

The walls weren’t white, so how are they supposed to look a true white on set?

Dre, we all know stormtrooper armor is pure white. In the YouTube link, one can see the walls are not perfectly white and neither are the stormtroopers—they look the same. It seems to follow then that if one were standing in person on set that both the stormtroopers and the walls would have been a truer white than what is portrayed in the YouTube video and stormtrooper production photo. That being said, I would say your color grading is not as extreme as these examples (which is a good thing). 😃

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#1222075
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4k77 - shot by shot color grading (a WIP)
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Collipso said:

isn’t it overall too bright? and aren’t some specific shots a bit too bright? for example, from the second to the third shots in the bottom row there’s a big difference, and the third shot looks a bit too bright, imo. you may even be losing some detail. or is it supposed to be that way?

If it were darkened I have a feeling the blacks and shadow details in Vader’s costume might be crushed/clipped. Plus, the set IS all white so light reflection would be considerable making it seem too bright. Also, we have grown accustomed to the dark blu-ray color grade.

I’m interested to hear what Dre thinks, but what if the 1st and 2nd shot on the 4th row were slightly lightened and the last shot was slightly darkened in order to arrive at a happy medium? Again, hard to say for sure if it even needs adjusting since I’m not seeing Dre’s color grade in live-action.