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Its Not Just Fan Restorations That Use Laserdiscs For Color Reference

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Well as many of you, who signed here up know, spoRv started his early projects using laserdiscs (LD) as a color reference. Overlaying the LD's colors on the detail of HD. A great example is his work on The Thing. I have been trying to follow his footsteps using the LD's of Alien and Blade Runner to regrade those BDs.

Thats great for a fan projects but a not film restoration, right? Professionals have access to all the materials they need, they would never stoop to using an old LD transfer to fix a film, right? Wrong. I found this interesting clip about the restoration of Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World on youtube:



Basically, they recovered lost scenes by scanning strips of 70mm film that had long since lost their color and then overlaid in Nuke the colors from the old MGM 480i 1991 laserdisc transfer. So even professionals sometimes use laserdiscs.
(This post was last modified: 2015-06-04, 05:02 PM by PDB.)
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Thanks PDB for the advice! Maybe Criterion took inspiration from "The Thing" project... Wink

Nuke is amazing... and think I'm still using a text editor to write my restoration scripts - but I like it! ...old dinosaur I am... Big Grin
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(2015-06-04, 01:31 PM)spoRv Wrote: Thanks PDB for the advice! Maybe Criterion took inspiration from "The Thing" project... Wink
Nuke is amazing... and think I'm still using a text editor to write my restoration scripts - but I like it! ...old dinosaur I am... Big Grin
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(This post was last modified: 2015-06-04, 01:59 PM by taas007.)
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It is just cool that Robert Harris, the god of chemical film restoration, was using an old LD to restore colors. Something done here all the time. Not only that but he had done it a few times before.

One does wonder where the idea came from...
(This post was last modified: 2015-07-21, 06:44 PM by PDB.)

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