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#1302421
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Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991). Regraded + Partially DeRemastered + Regrained
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Setzer said:

sanjuro_61 said:

Setzer said:

From what I understand, you used the 2017 Remastered Blu-ray?

Yes.

Are you aware of the problems with it?

Yes I fixed some of the remastered CGI changes. The goal was fix all of them, but some were simply too noticeable. I dropped the idea. Only the most obvious ones are fixed.

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#1302286
Topic
Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991). Regraded + Partially DeRemastered + Regrained
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Setzer said:

From what I understand, you used the 2017 Remastered Blu-ray?

Yes.

triadne said:

Is this regarded to the original theatrical colour?
it looks fantastic!
going to have a look for it tonight. Thanks!

I don’t have a 35mm print or anything. I used the old BD as a general color reference (just to give an idea of the colors, but not to match them in anyway).

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#1302151
Topic
Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991). Regraded + Partially DeRemastered + Regrained
Time

Yes, only some of the changes are fixed 😦
I found to big issues:

  1. The remastered BD has more detail than the old BD (much more). When cropping and pasting, the difference it’s noticeable. In some cases particularly distracting. The bike jump scene was the one that made me drop the idea. Pasting the original “Arnie’s face” back made the fix too distracting.
  2. They are different scans. To fix the changes you have to rescale, adjust rotation, color match the two scenes, and if you have the HDDVD or the 2015 BD as source for the original version, degrain it. The PQ difference, it’s just to big and there’s also one more thing you can do nothing about: the scan. When scanning a film there are some stretching and pinch effects that might be noticeable between two different scans. A comparison is the best way to describe it. Here’s a frame from The Terminator where you can see very clearly what I’m talking about:
    https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?a=1&x=241&y=314&d1=1563&d2=1564&s1=14761&s2=14777&l=0&i=1&go=1
    When fixing Arnie’s face in the bike jump scene, the still frames looked fine but it was noticeable in motion. Not to mention the obvious difference in PQ. Same for the equipment visible when the T-1000 is driving the truck chasing John and the stuntman in the back seat when escaping from Pescadero (blurry stains if you ask me). Just too distracting.
    So in the end, I fixed only the most obvious changes (T-1000 secret gun, truck’s flying windows, Van Damme look alike stuntman, Arnie’s face riding away from the truck’s explosion).

Resolution: 1080p
Size: 42.3 GB

Audio: DTS Master Audio, AC3 (640 kbps), Commentaries (3 tracks)

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

A gallery (62 pics) here: https://postimg.cc/gallery/1yxegpuhm/

For more subtitles, use opensubtitles, for example, to find the one you want.

You can find it on katcr dot co (kickass torrents) (it’s ok to say where as long as I don’t post any links, right?)

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#1295260
Topic
Last of the Mohicans - (1992) - DDC - Regraded
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Basically I did the same as with Raiders.
I used the a HDTV as reference (but not as a matching reference). I regraded the frames in photoshop to look as the wowow reference, and then Dre’s colormatch to create the LUTs. Finally, DaVinci Resolve to load to apply the LUTs, and some minor corrections. Again, a couple of scenes and a few shots here and there looked already good, so no need to regrade those.

The source was, of course, BluRay (so 1080p).

There are a couple of editions coming (and for the first time the theatrical cut). We’ll see how they look.

Size: 34.35 GB

Audio: DTS Master Audio, DTS Core, AC3 (640 kbps)

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

A gallery (57 pics) here: https://postimg.cc/gallery/1p3q9q2be/ec15593c/

You can find it on katcr dot co (it called just Last of the Mohicans. I thought I renamed it with the word “regrade”, my bad). Or PM me, of course.

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#1294628
Topic
Released: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Regraded (1080p)
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So, after a few weeks I finished regrading this. Now gone is that orange push. Blues are blue, and everything looks as it should.
I used the wowow HDTV as reference (but not as a matching reference). I regraded the frames in photoshop to look as the wowow reference, and then Dre’s colormatch to create the LUTs. Finally, DaVinci Resolve to load to apply the LUTs, and some minor corrections. A couple of scenes and a few shots here and there looked already good, so no need to regrade those.

The source was, of course, the Paramount BluRay (so 1080p).

Size: 36.3 GB

Audio: DTS Master Audio, DTS Core, AC3 (640 kbps)

Subtitles: English, Spanish

A gallery (70 pics) here: https://postimg.cc/gallery/g9ubemka/6533f62f/

For more subtitles, use opensubtitles, for example, to find the one you want.

You can find it on katcr dot co (kickass torrents) (it’s ok to say where as long as I don’t post any links, right?)

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#1261665
Topic
Star Wars 4K77 - Regraded - No DNR
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I forgot to say I work only with uncompressed files (x264 gave some trouble, uncompressed works perfect). I convert them using virtualdub, then save as quicktime .mov. The project should look for the source file I worked with. I’m assuming you’re already bypassed this issue.

When rendered, I then use a brief avisynth script + megui + x264. With mkvtoolnix you can load the original 4K77 and simply replace the video with the regraded one.

BTW, in this 1080p regrade I worked a bit with the frames to remove reel change marks. So, no more cigarette burns in this regrade 😃

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#1261548
Topic
Star Wars 4K77 - Regraded - No DNR
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Williarob said:

That looks very nice!

Could you export your Resolve Project and share a link to that here? (I don’t think that would break any rules since without already having 4K77 it would be worthless. Plus it would be a very small download). That way, everyone who already has a copy of 4K77 can simply import your project file into Resolve, open it, relink it to the 4K77 NoDNR source file we already have, and then render it out.

Also, if it’s as good as it looks in the stills I can apply it to the prores master…

Yeah, no problem.
I uploaded it to uploaded net.
If you have any trouble downloading it, just tell me.

Direct link: http://uploaded.net/file/9l4fda0o

You will see 2 folders with LUTs. There are about 160 (!!) of them, but as I said, I ended using only about 60.

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#1261526
Topic
Star Wars 4K77 - Regraded - No DNR
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Hello.
Just bringing you a regraded version in 1080p. 😃
If someone thinks is a good reference for the proper 4K, please use it (link to a gallery at the end of the post).

Workflow for this regrade:
The first thing to do is capturing a frame of the original 4K77 release. Then, I regraded that frame using Photoshop. When that single image is regraded, it’s time to use the great Dre’s colormatch tool to create a LUT (I ended using about 60 of them). And, last but not least, DaVinci Resolve to apply the LUTs and make some (a lot of) other corrections.

Audio and subtitle options are of course the same as the original 4K77 release.

A comprehensive gallery
(96 pics):

https://postimg.cc/gallery/2gmv1svjc/


WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
Look for it using your favourite torrent search engine. Or more specifically on katcr, or limetorrents.

If you can’t find, just PM, of course. I’ll try to be around here quite often.

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#1220181
Topic
Come and See (1985) regrade (using the DVD as reference).
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The DVD is bit too red sometimes, but you’re right, those sand pics are indeed green.
I’m still polishing some scenes, I’ll look into that too.

The DVD does look “good” on many scenes, but when comparing DVD vs BD directly, even if the latter is faded, you can tell it has a richer color pallette than the DVD, (which look somewhat muted in the “interrogation under the bridge” scenes).
For the sake of consistency, some graded scenes are closer to the DVD while other do look different.

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#1219596
Topic
Come and See (1985) regrade (using the DVD as reference).
Time

I’ve been working on a regrade of this classic war film (probably the best war film ever).

I’m using, of course, ColorMatch to create the LUTs (more than a hundred!) and the DVD as reference (but not as a matching reference). Then, DaVinci Resolve for the final grading.

Very difficult to grade this film, as the BluRay has literally dozens of different gradings… or differently faded footage I should say, as it appears to be unrestored. There’s one more thing that makes the grading even more difficult: dynamically graded (faded) footage (meaning that the grade/fade graduallly changes within a scene).

UPDATED:
Grading is finished!! (Now, encoding…)

Gallery: https://postimg.cc/gallery/klj78gew/

Some pics: