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#1 grantsmith

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 03:45 PM

Hello,

I'm not really sure where to post this.

In the 1980s there were many 'computerised colour' versions of classic black and white films e.g. It's a Wondeful Life and Night of the Living Dead.

How exactly were these done? Is it possible to do something similar on a home editing package like Avid?i.e. create 3 identical video tracks of a b+w clip, tint each one with a different colour (r, g +B) and mix them together?

Even though the colorised versions looked pretty poor I'd like to be able to achieve something similair - any suggestions would be great.

Thanks
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:37 PM

i.e. create 3 identical video tracks of a b+w clip, tint each one with a different colour (r, g +B) and mix them together?


If you tinted the entire frame R, G & B, and mixed them together, what color do you think you would get? B)
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:50 PM

mmm white? how do they/i do it?
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:08 PM

You have to select areas of the frame and paint them into a color you like. It's the same way colorisation has been tone since 19th century
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