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817 - The Horror of Party Beach Color Balance
« on: January 18, 2021, 03:29:21 PM »
I purchased and downloaded MST3K episode 817, The Horror of Party Beach. The first thing I noticed was how off the host segments appear in this Shot Factory master. Everything is washed out with high levels of Chroma, causing everyone to look like Oompa Loompas. I fiddled with the file using some software video/audio tools I have. Here's what I think the host segments should look like -
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wyn25p7telezwdr/1.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vb6tdkfmjcnjkph/1b.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub8i2o2q8sho0hg/2.png?dl=0]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ll6v4vf4cqgcjze/2b.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/07ebnq3lac0ai6u/4.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3aad8qsapmh6b81/4b.png?dl=0

I always thought the host segments should look superior to the riffed movie. It appears that the person who did the color management at SF opted to do the opposite. With the colors balanced out in the host segments, it does change the movie colors as well, but arguably for the better -

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ax21puh2h2e7nk/6.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fh8hl5kbf8rmzg1/6b.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ywpcf6mm1vu4uh6/7.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0idyz1fvqei8x7/7b.png?dl=0

I noticed quite a few SciFi episodes have color balance issues. Anyway, I thought I'd share this in case anyone is looking to pick this up.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2021, 03:57:14 PM by CHF01 »