For the HD version of this, is there going to be a new colour correction process? With today’s tools, it seems possible to make this look even better.
Apologies, I could be wrong about this. After checking on my tablet and phone and computer, it appears as though it is still very green. My TV for some reason has decided to change this without me changing the settings. I think this is more likely a TV fault than a genuine change. Sorry guys.
Just a heads up. It appears that on Amazon Instant Video UK that The Matrix is now using a different transfer from the original DVD and Blu-ray. There is much less green tint now, and it seems they have gone for a more slightly cooler/bluer look. Big changes I have seen so far are in the first interrogation scene with Neo which is less green than before, as well as the rooftop scene where the sky is more visible than before and less green. There is probably more but I have only had a quick check through.
What led me to finding this was I had recently noticed that Amazon was changing the cover art on their instant video library of Warner Bros movies. I had already purchased The Matrix previously, and saw they had changed the cover art on the icon, so curiously checked to see what else had changed, and low and behold the transfer appears to have as well. I noticed they also changed the cover art for Se7en so I’d be curious to know if the transfer has changed for that as well (Unfortunately I don’t own that one on Amazon).
It is also worth considering whether these changes may tie in to the rumoured upcoming Warner Bros. 4K UHD releases.
if “one lut to rule the whole” isn’t set in stone here, warmer works better for day/exteriors while cooler works better for night/interior scenes.
I agree with that. Best of both? 😃
Is there any way to make the contrast levels more like the DVD? It’s just my opinion, but I think the DVD has a really nice balance.
Wow, that’s pretty cool. Do you have any larger screenshots or small clips with it in motion?
Has anyone tried Dr Dre’s colour match tool to match the Ghostbusters 2014 blu-ray to the 1999 DVD? Same could be done for Ghostbusters 2 as well. Curious to see the results. I am without a capable PC at the moment, otherwise would try myself.
Not much of an update. Still busy working on the Wampa. One shot is virtually in the bag, the other is being a pain. Going to keep trying until the weekend. If i can’t get the second shot to work as well as i want it, then i will give up and switch to plan B.
Keep up the good work Ady!
What we’ve so far has been phenomenal.
Ady may have thought of this - but I would like to throw it out there - what about auditions to find someone who can fit the suit and withstand the heat & claustrophobia?
Nice pics, Ronster!
I think the current 2014/4K master of GB2 looks great as it is - lots of things look improved compared to the 2005 version.
I would love to see a version based on those screenshots - it looks fantastic!
The 1999 version is the closest in my mind, to how I think the film should look. I think it is nostalgia reasons more than anything. A close second is the 4K remastered blu-ray, but the vibrancy of some of the greens and reds stands out too much over the other colours, which feels a bit out of place to me.
The 1080i 1999 version would be a great addition to have combined with the Criterion track.
Apparently, GB will be released in the new 4K Blu-ray format when players and titles start rolling out this year.
Endless possibilities with this tool. I can’t even…
WOW! Awesome job as usual DrDre!
Where did you see the 70mm print?
I’m so hyped for this now more than ever. Whatever Harmy ultimately does will be fantastic no doubt. Every despecialized edition has been fantastic, with each version improving things over the last. I’m especially more hyped than ever from playing Star Wars Battlefront and Endor looking absolutely gorgeous - which is an excellent reminder of how great ROTJ is - even more so when we hopefully get to see the original colours back with Harmy’s cc!
DrDre, have you tried magic bullet looks software? It has excellent tools for colour correction. I’m just thinking of ways to help you fine-tune your work to the look you want to achieve - which isn’t to say what you are doing currently is bad - just something else to think about/try if you want to.
The question is whether the 4K master they have has all the dnr and ee as well or whether it is like the DCP. I have doubts that the digital master they have is even 4K, so there is a chance they would need to rescan it for 4K, hopefully this time without DNR and EE.
There was a huge screenshot comparison thread over at the avsforum which compared the differences between the HDTV versions and it looked like they came from different sources. Sadly, I don’t think the screenshots work in that thread anymore (last time I tried to view it), as it was some time ago.
There also appears to be two different HDTV versions as well. The BBC HDTV version and the WOWOW HDTV version - both have differences in colour.
Really liking the latest regrade colours there. 😃
Dr Dre, have you tried adjusting the colours on the WOWOW HDTV version? That in my opinion looks a bit closer as a starting point than the blu-ray in terms of the look you might be after.
The trouble with the blu-ray is the shadow detail seems a bit orange and red at times, which looks difficult to change without causing it to change into a different colour such as purple or blue.