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Test My Thread of Random Color Comparisons
I just thought I'd make this thread as a little personal note keeping system for myself and for others to see. A way to keep track of the many instances where there are some pretty massive color incongruencies between modern HD transfers of older movies and older transfers or scanned trailers without necessarily bringing a whole project upon myself. A little hobby thing really as I experiment more and more with Dr. Dre's Color Matching tool.

Opera (1987)

Browsing around YouTube, I ended up finding an Orion trailer of the movie.

For the most part, there aren't any real incredibly notable color differences that are worth really taking note of except for one very brief shot.

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(Trailer - Scorpion Blu-Ray - Arrow DVD)

In the trailer, the statue head is bathed in blue lighting which seems to be mostly absent in other transfers. As such, a took a moment and white-balanced the trailer, and then I lined up the frame from the trailer (white balanced it from the Orion logo preceding the trailer) and the Scorpion Blu-Ray to make a small LUT in Dr. Dre's Color Matching tool. From there, I imported a latter frame from the same shot to regrade, resulting in this.

[Image: vlcsnap-2019-03-26-19h13m37s106.png][Image: vlcsnap-2019-03-26-19h13m37s106.png]

Results aren't perfect, and I have no idea how accurate that trailer really is, but it's something I find interesting to look at.

Inferno (1980)

Similarly to Opera, on YouTube, I found an Arrow trailer of the movie.

A few things notable about this was how it's darker and more colorful than any of the transfers I've seen. There were several shots shown that on the Blu-Rays I've seen that were neutral in comparison and missing some of the blues shown in the trailer.

As such, I white-balanced the trailer and lined up frames with their Blue Underground Blu-Ray counterparts and threw them into color matcher.

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I think the results are nice since even though I'm not sure how accurate the trailer is in terms of colors, it does have a closer semblance to the likes of Suspiria which I admittedly prefer.
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Thanks given by: PDB , predator2

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My Thread of Random Color Comparisons - by LucasGodzilla - 2019-03-27, 04:35 AM

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