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#1049830
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(Final Version Released!)</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

You’re welcome! I wouldn’t consider my work to be in the same league as Adywan, though I suppose our projects both proceed at a similar glacial pace 😉

On that note, my computer’s primary hard drive died last Friday, and I’ve just gotten everything back up and running. My project files are stored on two external drives, so I didn’t lose any of the work for this project, but all of my editing software was lost along with over a month of journal entries. On the plus side, the replacement drive is almost twice the size of the original, so there may be a noticeable increase in editing performance going forward.

Sorry to read this. Glad that you didn’t lose much, but it still must be a pain, eh?

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#1048127
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints (a WIP)
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poita said:

Ok.
My machine is finally all back together, and has a functioning RAID again, I am transferring the files up to it now.

First up I am making a version with place-holder frames for all of the missing frames, then I am going to trial a ‘community’ based restoration. More news soon, if we can get it to work 😃

Good to read Poita. Hope all goes as planned.

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#1047491
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan (a WIP)
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emanswfan said:

Been looking even further into both 4K monitors and televisions. My main focus seems to be on HDR and color gamut abilities. The new Asus PA32U arriving later this year looks the most promising so far.

-Optimized 384 zones direct-LED backlight matrix support and ASUS LED driving technology achieves 1 micro second operation for better HDR performance (1000 cd/m², peak)

-Quantum Dot tech. reproduces 85% of Rec.2020, 99.5% of Adobe RGB, 95% of DCI-P3 & 100% of sRGB color space

Having a full array backlight and a peak 1000 nits brightness is definitely a must if I really plan on going through with doing an HDR10 variant, and the color gamut range is equally impressive. That much of the Rec.2020 and DCI-P3 standards are what stand out most to me. From what I’m hearing it’ll be priced around $1600 which is not too bad considering these specs.

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/PA32U/

In terms of televisions, which I think would be in addition to getting a new monitor, I think I’m leaning best towards a 65 inch Samsung KS8000.

http://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/4k-suhd-tvs/65-class-ks8000-8-series-4k-suhd-tv-2016-model-un65ks8000fxza/

And yeah, I’ve started doing some work with the professional version of Video Artifact. I’m transitioning all my pre-grading source manipulation work to this. Already very impressed how much I can stretch the ability of the footage I shoot off my Sony NEX 5T with the program, and am excited to soon play around with some of the prequels blu-ray footage in it. Could also prove useful for the “Rogue One style” grade I plan to do with the ANH blu-ray.

I’ll hope to post some comparisons of what this can do with the material somewhat soon.

Nice Monitor, but you’re not going to hold out for an OLED vs LED TV? How come?

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#1044251
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Star Wars GOUT in HD using super resolution algorithm (* unfinished project *)
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DrDre said:

Intruder said:

Today, Google introduced their super-resolution technology based on machine learning, RAISR:

https://research.googleblog.com/2016/11/enhance-raisr-sharp-images-with-machine.html

Maybe at some point we will see an implementation that could be useful for our case.

Well, you need a huge data base of images, and a super fast search engine to match your low resolution image features to the high resolution image features in your data base. You then average the best results, and voila, there’s your high resolution image. The method is actually pretty similar to the method applied by Mike Verta, to enhance the detail of Legacy, minus the upscaling.

Dre. Did anything ever come from this? Or was it too time consuming, among other things?

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#1040034
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints (a WIP)
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poita said:

Good news… after messing around pulling RAM sticks, I got the system to boot with the new motherboard.

Bad news, I’m down 32GB of DDR4 and one of the 5TB WD Black HDDs in the array is reporting as failed, so it looks like I have lost all of the WIP on the 2nd RAID. The SSD RAID has come up just fine.

So the carnage was UPS, Power Supply, Motherboard, half the RAM and one HDD, and a few weeks work, and one reel that I don’t have a raw backup for.

It could have been a lot worse.

Thanks for all the crossed fingers, I’m off to bed now, will make a plan in the morning as to where to go from here.

Glad to read that it wasn’t too bad Poita, and that you were able to save most of your work!

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#1039346
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(Final Version Released!)</strong>
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So, given this “new” discovery, what are the chances that we could adjust the settings of the BluRay, and create a reasonable facsimile of what a Technicolor Version would/will look like? Or is the BluRay too far away from being usable as a reference?..given the fact that some have the Technicolor version already in-hand, is it even worth the effort?

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#1038423
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The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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^…^ said:

Tweaked a bit previous settings; lowered green and saturation a bit, increased gamma and contrast; top WOWOW, bottom WOWOW 2017ReGrade2:

Don’t want to push too much, because I’d like to leave some details in the shadows, and avoid black crush/white clipping as much as possible.

Okay…I’m trying to adjust my colors as well, and although I can’t count on my monitor to give me accurate colors, I think this is close…albeit, I know I have the colors much more saturated then Dre’s here:

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Other than the colors being more saturated, am I close to how these settings should look? I ask again, because I can’t trust my own monitor to give me a proper look.

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#1037300
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(Final Version Released!)</strong>
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Darth Lucas said:

On the Leia Artoo shot. It seems to me that the most accurate and in my opinion best looking correction is somewhere in between neutral and green. With the green only peeking through in the darker areas. That’s also consistent with film of the time, which we’ve found often turns shadows green.

On another note. These discussions of what “the correct color” for certain scenes seems to pop up every time there’s any kind of color correction project. It’s popped up in my thread, towne32’s thread, here, harmy’s, etc. Even in cases where it’s not exactly relevant. Is there currently a thread where the accurate 1977 color timing of Star Wars is the sole topic of conversation? If not, would we benefit from such a thread? Keeping it all in one place and all.

I’d like to see a thread on the '77 colors. Would you care to start one DL?

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#1033707
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(Final Version Released!)</strong>
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DrDre said:

Darth Lucas said:

DrDre said:

I may have an opportunity to go to a private screening of a Technicolor print, so I hope that will provide some answers.

Woah woah woah! Hold up! You can’t just casually drop something like that and not provide more details!

Through the 4K77 project we came into contact with a private collector, who by chance lives reasonably close to where I live. Although he wants to remain anonymous, and is naturally very protective of his collection of films, he said might be willing to arrange a private screening of his Tech for me to help with the project’s color grading. 😃

Nice!!!

Hope you learn a lot from the private screening Dre. and that he has a nice large theater room that you can see it in. Hopefully, you can capture the real colors/contrast of the film.