Originally Posted by Strevlac
You're being a bit disengenuous here. Digitally recombining 3 strip technicolor or B&W seperations is sometimes necessary when differential shrinkage due to age is too great to fix photochemically. In that case, it is a necessary tool to get the film back in the ballpark to what it looked like on original release. So yes, in those cases, those tools should be used. But in general, no, I don't think they should do that. The new Singin' In The Rain disc didn't and it looks more like what it did to audiences of the time. And it looks great aside from some questionable color timing.
You keep saying "we"
"We" does not include me. No I don't think what was done to Toy Story should have been done. No I don't think they should do what they are doing to Star Trek.
The difference between your attitude and my attitude is the difference between treating film as disposable entertainment products versus culturally important works of art.
Well, then how do you feel about multi-channel soundtracks for movies that were originally mono? Can you honestly say you've never preferred one of those mixes?
My point here, is not to say they should re-render the effects so much as to say that in a long line of tinkering that goes on with movies before they reach Blu-ray, this is a minor thing. It's still the same content, just with more visible detail.
I will say, my preference is to see it as it was in the theater - just like puppet Yoda. However, unlike CGI Yoda, this would still be the basic work of the folks who originally did the effects. They wouldn't be creating new dinosaurs here.
I'll take a CGI re-render over revisionist color we often get in these releases. That, too me, is far worse.
Originally Posted by CountDeleteo
I mean, do you think Adobe Photoshop from 1993 can be installed on modern computers and just magically work with brand new 4K film scans?
Actually, yes. I installed Photoshop 2.0 last night just to try it. I had to do some tinkering to make it work since file systems have changed a lot, but it loads up fine. The hardest part was finding my USB floppy drive so I could actually install it, since it came on several floppy disks (2.5 was the first CD-ROM version).
However, you wouldn't have to do that - nor would you ever want to.
All versions of Photoshop will open any file created in any previous version. The PSD format has been standard since the first retail version. The only thing you would need to do is convert the file to the newer standards to ensure full color, resolution and history support. However, all your layers and elements would still be there - assuming no file corruption has taken place after all this time.Edited by NetworkTV - 11/13/12 at 12:00pm