4K Restoration/1961/One-Eyed Jacks

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  • Martin Scorsese: “everything at Paramount from 1953 to 1961 was shot VistaVision”
    • VistaVision negative A/B rolls
    • colour fading in the yellow layer (blue sensitive)
    • Perspecta sound
    • Prasad Group and MTI Film did additional post work
  • Film and Audio Restoration conducted by NBCUniversal StudioPost "in collaboration with The Film Foundation, this new restoration was created from the original 35mm, 8-perforation VistaVision negative and the 35mm Y-layer separation master (to recover faded blue). Those film elements were scanned, using pin registration, at 6K resolution on a Northlight film scanner. Restoration work then proceeded at 4K resolution. The negative and Y-layer files were digitally recombined using 3D image manipulation tools. The film elements were configured for A/B printing, so all transitions, such as fades and dissolves, were recreated to conform to the theatrical cut of the film Dirt and damage removal was accomplished with a host of digital tools, including MTI Film’s Nova, Digital Vision’s Phoenix, HS-Art’s Diamant, and Autodesk’s Flame.

The monaural soundtrack was remastered from the original 35mm, 3-channel discrete dialogue, music, and effects magnetic master. Clicks, thumps, hiss, hum, and crackle were manually removed using Pro Tools HD and iZotope RX." [1]


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