Looking at the Tantive Orange Errors Comparisons page the frame that really stood out to me as having the lifelikeness and greater depth of field was from the 1992 FS Dark Jedi Preservation, despite the blur/distortion.
I would love to see even just a clip of this just for comparison if this is still in existence. (Or any transfer that has comparable lifelikeness/d.o.f.)
I don't know whether its due to an effect of my own short sightedness or the amount of detail an individual's eyes is able to process (which must be finite) but my sense is that too much or too little information/distortion either way in a picture can interfere with the brains suspension of disbelief.
Even with a washed out transfer it can still suggest a real object to the brain, like say a watercolour painting can, but go too far the other way with amplified colour its initially powerful but the brain can't dial it back enough to make what its seeing become naturalistic (if thats what you want to do with the picture).
The trouble I guess is this is entirely subjective experience though and what the brain filters differently
35mm reel on ebay
I'm glad to have the Star Wars transfer. I've got to learn more about this but even a washed out, undetailed print has elements which are pleasingly life-like to the eye, which some types of filtering seem to suck out.
My initial feeling was that I prefered the first version you posted as it has more of that cinematic effect that You_Too described which makes it initially immersive
After a couple viewings though the new version is more subtle and natural looking
I think the colour correction in these clips is really impressive (at least to a newcomer like me)- great work!
...and ive never seen the duel look this intense !
Puggo - Jar Jar's Yoda said:
And that's why I hope some feathers won't be ruffled if -1 decides not to invite everyone, immediately, to his site. There are a lot of folks popping up here who could be anyone.
makes perfect sense. also all sorts of technical problems crop up which derail stuff before stuff gets going practically (as described) . will be interesting to hear down the line what can be acheived though.
Hope you can feed back developments of your project here too (when its appropriate to do so..etc.)
Saw this on ebay , didn't know if it would be of interest to anyone here: