Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by ArmenianPepsi » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:01 am

Pride9000!!! wrote:
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@Hugo2003DBZ I think it should look more like this

https://imgsli.com/MjgyNTA

Hello all of you wonderful people.

I originally thought of giving a giant list of comparisons D-Box vs my CC. But then I thought why not give you my best.

D-Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UngWe2RjAcc

my CC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BZm-59jyxA

It's not perfect but I love the way it looks. So a couple of months ago I learned how to CC Dragon Ball Z :) I uploaded a tutorial on how to do it. But there are many more techniques I have learned since then. People often say that doing a CC on DBZ is hard, but it isn't that hard I literally learn how to do that in a week. I know many of you do the cc in Avisynth or some of your even crazy enough to write your own code. But I went something nice and simple since I already had it installed I used the popular tool for colour correction and colour grading and that's Premiere Pro.

This is how I do my CC
First I choose the picture or clip that I want to CC (if it's a clip I'll break it down into sequences)

Step 1 fix the whites and blacks (apply a proper exposure to the picture) this will get rid of any greyish tints in the picture and this will make the whites white and the blacks black as it should be.

Step 2 a white balance is applied. To balance out all three colours in the colour white. red, green, blue “RGB” this gets rid of any unnecessary tinted colours in the picture.

Step 3 I apply a hue shift this will fix things like the green skies Goku's GI etc...

Here's some examples from my cc

https://imgsli.com/MjgyNTk

https://imgsli.com/MjgyNjA

So why am I telling you all of this. it's because I wanted to do my own CC for DBZ. Of course it would take me a very long time to do the whole thing and a lot of effort.

Unfortunately or should I say fortunately a group already is doing what I was planning to do and that group is "Seed of Might" viewtopic.php?p=1677902 I already made a post about this, so check it out if you're interested. The next thing that I'm going to learn is, how to fix: dust dirt scratch marks and tape marks and stabilization of the image but someone is probably going to beat me to the Punch again :)
I actually quite like what you've done here. Though I'm not a CC expert, so take that as you will. :lol:
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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Lightningexpose » Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:22 pm

It’s funny, apparently there was a video yesterday (now deleted) on YouTube of good dragon ball cc. I’ve only seen these screenshots on discord from someone who saw it when it was up.

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I feel like this cel look is what some of you guys on this thread keep trying to do but just totally mess up—I’m talking mainly to the tachata10 guy or whatever the name is. This good cc example looks the most I’ve seen dbox ever look like the cel aesthetic. Eyes are fully white but skin doesn’t look bleached. Impressive separation.

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Trachta10 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:23 pm

project ai dragon ball z not great not terrible


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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Scsigs » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:11 am

Trachta10 wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:23 pm
project ai dragon ball z not great not terrible

Looks very similar to Kai. If only it had the original film elements to work with rather than ok 2003 DVD transfers.
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Post by Kakkaroto735 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:15 pm

Some of the software is missing though...

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by ect5150 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:31 pm

Trachta10 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:48 pm
more comparisons

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compa ... n/KKK6GNNX
What software is this Project AI using? Where is more data on this?
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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Trachta10 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:51 pm

ect5150 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Trachta10 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:48 pm
more comparisons

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compa ... n/KKK6GNNX
What software is this Project AI using? Where is more data on this?
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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by ronaldnorth_03 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:45 pm

Lightningexpose wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:22 pm
It’s funny, apparently there was a video yesterday (now deleted) on YouTube of good dragon ball cc. I’ve only seen these screenshots on discord from someone who saw it when it was up.

Image
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Image

I feel like this cel look is what some of you guys on this thread keep trying to do but just totally mess up—I’m talking mainly to the tachata10 guy or whatever the name is. This good cc example looks the most I’ve seen dbox ever look like the cel aesthetic. Eyes are fully white but skin doesn’t look bleached. Impressive separation.
Did you find any related to this video?

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by ronaldnorth_03 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:18 pm

I tried to do a simple color correction.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compa ... n/F0M0MNNU

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Trachta10 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:06 am

Different colors

Dragon Box
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Project AI
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Enigmo? CC
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Selecta Vision
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My CC
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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Vorige Waffe » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:51 pm

Stop posting filtered grainless trash, please.

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by yugidmx5 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:26 pm

Haven't checked this thread in a while it's astonishing what progress has been made regarding color correction! I have a question though, is the colormatch v1.2 a program that gives best results regarding matching the colors for the same scene from two different sources, or is there some better way to do it?

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Trachta10 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:17 pm

yugidmx5 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Haven't checked this thread in a while it's astonishing what progress has been made regarding color correction! I have a question though, is the colormatch v1.2 a program that gives best results regarding matching the colors for the same scene from two different sources, or is there some better way to do it?
I don't know of any other program, I think there is colormatch 1.3, but is probably the same
This gives good results when you have the same exact scene, but this is difficult because of the differences of each release, the cropped is different, so first you have to auto align the layers in photoshop

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Trachta10 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:46 pm

I always liked the "modern look" this scene has, I think is a cel scan, for me this is how the anime should look like

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and this is the same frame in the 30th anniversary

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then using colormatch1.2 and darktable, I think I get that "modern look", it kind of look like a digital anime

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more examples

https://imgsli.com/Mzg3MDI
https://imgsli.com/Mzg1OTc
https://imgsli.com/Mzg1OTk
https://imgsli.com/Mzg2MDA
https://imgsli.com/Mzg2MDE
https://imgsli.com/Mzg2MDI
https://imgsli.com/Mzg3MDQ

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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by Scsigs » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:05 pm

Trachta10 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:46 pm
I always liked the "modern look" this scene has, I think is a cel scan, for me this is how the anime should look like
No offense, but, ew. Too much bloom, too soft of details & a look, & just no. That's not how that should look at all. It's an old show, not a modern one.
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Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Post by yugidmx5 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:13 pm

I mostly had in mind the light color cast removal and then matching that result with the other video that I would want to have same colors, the colormatch is a great program, I just wondered if it had any alternative to it. Also about auto-aligning, is there any faster alternative to photoshop so that it could be done to the whole video without doing it frame by frame? I only could find the AutoOverlay avisynth plugin but that one seems a bit complicated to me.

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