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Posted: 17 Jun 16, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a little project that I've long wanted to do. Rock Montreal colours always looked off to me, basically take a gorgeous looking film footage and apply an Instagram filter to it, that's how you get Rock Montreal. My goal was to undo it, which requires going through the whole concert scene by scene, because one colour setting won't fit even one song for the most part.

A sneak peak behind the edit (quite a bit of cuts, had I known maybe I wouldn't have bothered with this to begin with :P ) -

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There are no colour references (the 2001 We Will Rock You DVD also has its flaws in my opinion) so the whole thing is totally subjective and corrected 'by eye'. So what you will see is what I think looks good. Might not look just as good to you, which is fine. This is an alternative version after all.

Check these to get an approximate picture of the differences -

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/176011

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/176012

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/176013

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/176014

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/176016

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/176017

(Mouse over the image to reveal the comparison)

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As for the audio, it has 4 streams - 2007 DTS (default), 2001 Center Channel Mix (Semi Acapella isolated) for entertainment purposes and more clearly heard overdubs, BM & RT commentary track (along with all the 2007 subtitles in various languages lifted from the Blu Ray) and Saul Swimmer 2001 commentary track.

Special thanks to Nitroboy (known as Simon Christensen on youtube) who synced and compiled the 2001 streams so that they can be added to Rock Montreal. This sure saved a bit of time :-)

The video is in 1080p, just like the original and encoded at roughly 18 Mbps via x264 encoder - no quality / compression difference to the original was found when I carefully inspected and compared separate frames. A bit of sharpness was applied, which brought out a little more detail. Filesize - the whole thing is about 11.8 GB.

What else? Well, this is a personal project and I'm not supposed to post it here, so those interested may PM me.

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Posted: 17 Jun 16, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing job!

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Posted: 17 Jun 16, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like that. Those cold colors have always bothered me.

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, now the image is full of life. GREAT! I don't understand how this cold-filtered footage was approved for release back in 2007...

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



rocknrolllover wrote: I really do not understand what you do not like the colors in the release from 2007. Maybe you have a monitor that something is wrong or with eyes. Or you decided to criticize everything


Maybe you have a shite monitor. And have you seen the 2001 DVD which has totally different colours? This version is pretty much a compromise between the two. Reason I have watched Rock Montreal in its entirety about 3 times (once in a cinema) throughout the years is because colours distracted me from the performance. This version should fix this for myself and many other people. If you don't like it, stick to the original Blu Ray.

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is fantastic work Chief!! PM on its way. Thank you.

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rocknrolllover wrote:

I really do not understand what you do not like the colors in the release from 2007. Maybe you have a monitor that something is wrong or with eyes. Or you decided to criticize everything


All I'd say is look at the colour of that beer by Fred's piano in the first screenshot (from the existing release).

If I got served that in a bar, I wouldn't go near it.

Amazing work, CM, as ever. PM on its way.


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PM sent!


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent work!

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 06:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't wait watching this! This is looking fantastic now!
Tks a lot for the great job and sharing, Chief, really appreciated!
PM on the way!

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holy shit this looks good now. Very nice work!


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks everyone. Here's a video comparison created by Simon -

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stunning job!


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Qué al pedo que están para ponerse a hacer eso. Lean un libro la puta madre.


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks like a gigantic work, I'd be curious to see the difference with the colour correction made by Nitroboy!

Thank you

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Outstanding job! Thank you Chief.


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Had a look at the first 20 minutes, and this is the real deal, people. The definitive version, without a doubt.

Never isolated the WWRY centre channel before, either, so hearing that is an added bonus.

Thank you, Chief Mouse!

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After checking We Will Rock You I can only repeat - great work!

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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Priceless job. Thank you!


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Posted: 18 Jun 16, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Chief Mouse for this. It's a fantastic piece of work.