This is looking superb, mate. The color grade is gorgeous.
Having a little trouble viewing this video but man, what I see looks magnificent. It puts me in the mind of watching technicolor epics from the 50s and 60s. Beautiful grain, gorgeous colour - love those slightly teal-y technicolor blues. Fantastic work.
Here’s six new screenshots from AOTC using the new HDTV source, denoising, and AI upscaling, along with the methods I’ve previously used. I haven’t put much work into the new grade yet. But goodness, I’m happy to not be dealing with the horrid blu-ray colors anymore.
I’ll post a comparison too once screenshotcomparison is back up (I can’t seem to get framecompare to work either).
They look great!
Hey emanswfan, any chance of rendering up a full 4k shot of something with your film grain/grade applied? These upscales look promising but I think many of us would love to see what they look like absent that nasty digital sheen. 😃
I’m very interested as well. Love this movie.
I just realized Fluke looks like Iggy Pop
I don’t know about going too bright with the palette but I would dearly love to see a version that hews more to the look of the OT; something more approximating a normal realistic saturation.
Oh, and a little film grain wouldn’t go astray. 😃
does anybody knows the lost docu " the making of the empire strikes back " from michel parbot is recorded on film or tape?
would a release possible?
i´d like a hand on this.
poita,didn´t you forget something to send?😃
Parbot doc was film. Some clips from it were used in the SPFX.
I love you.
Can’t wait to see it!
Mate, this is so exciting. Considering the miracles you were accomplishing with those red faded prints I can’t wait to see what you do with this.
It just so happens that an Empire Strikes Back: Live-to-Projection concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orch. will be heading over there this December.
Woah! Thanks for the heads up!
Poita, you absolute hero. I am legitimately broke as shit right now but will send you through some cash as soon as I can afford it. Bravo.
Wow. That’s a huge improvement. The younglings shot is gorgeous.
I would add that I too find the look a little dark for my tastes - the colours seem a bit “dirty” to me - but kudos all the same.
Poita, just want to say again, thank you sincerely for all the work you are putting in despite all the life pressures you are dealing with. I doubt there is a more passionate and dedicated preservationist on the internet and I will cheerfully wait as long as it takes for your trilogy to be completed. All the best to your good self and your family.
Happy to hear from you, mate. Stay well. 😃
I think I prefer cool also. Seems more authentic to the era, at least to my eye.
Sad to hear you are doing poorly, mate. Rest up. Our thoughts are with you.
Glad to see this project back on the boil, DrDre. I think a corrected WOWOW could be spectacular in your hands. And thanks litemakr for the LPP preservation, it’s a personal treasure to me.
Congrats on completing this, NeverarGreat. Tremendous work, you should be extremely proud. Thank you!
This is amazing stuff, DrDre. I’ve been looking forward to your Raiders WOWOW regrades for a while; would the bot help to hasten progress on that at all? *
- no pressure mate. I know you have to prioritize other stuff right now 😉
Personally, I am not a fan of tecnical aspects.
If you give a look at my designs you will see it: just year, country and duration.
About customization of different options to anyone of you… I think you are not going to be too much people; I am reading answers from 5-10 of you. So, I guess it will not be a problem having some kind of personalization if you want.
In fact… to be sincere, I don’t see interest in a design made for the members of ‘Original Trilogy’ but in a specific design made for each of you.
Maybe you should think about that. If finally there is a different design for each of you… I think this should not go on as a project of the community and I would prefer speaking in private with each interested member.
Wow, that is extremely generous of you. Thanks so much for the offer. I will be in touch!
All the best for your op, Poita. Stay well.
Another scene in progress. Just 7 or so minutes of footage left for this film.
(The second comparison is between my correction and Despecialized 2.5)
That is just beautiful. I love the more film-like contrast; you’re working miracles here. Two thumbs up. 😃