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Idea: 2 Direct-to-Video Wizard of Oz Documentaries, VHS to BD Preservation and Remastering
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4-Jan-2021, 6:28 PM
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Hello everyone,
I am planning on preserving 2 Wizard of Oz documentaries only available on VHS videotape and remastering them for a Blu-ray disc (25GB BD-R) with bonus features.
One of the documentaries is Oz: The American Fairyland, is from 1997, and is by the defunct Sirocco Productions (which I have the VHS of). The other documentary is We’re Off to See the Munchkins, is from 1993, and is by the also-defunct Cinema Video Productions (which I purchased the VHS of and will receive it sometime later this month).

Here is what I need to do for preserving and remastering:

  1. Rip both documentaries from their videotapes with an ADVC-110 (which I don’t have) in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and export the rips to uncompressed AVI video files,
  2. Deinterlace the uncompressed AVI videos (with the “Replication - Simple” option) and export them to progressive 23.976fps MP4 files with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 7,
  3. Upscale the progressive videos to 1080p high-definition and export them to lossless PNG files with Gigapixel Video Enhance AI,
  4. Import the PNG files into TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 7 and use more filters on them (such as Denoise, Sharpness, etc.) and export them to new progressive 23.976fps MP4 video files,
  5. Export the audio from both original progressive videos to LPCM format with FFMPEG,
  6. Upmix the audio tracks to partially-pseudo-5.1 surround sound (with either the soundtracks of the source film clips made into instrumentals with Spleeter or the orchestral angles and music-and-effects tracks of the source film clips - depending on whether the movie release has orchestral angles and/or music-and-effects tracks or not - and the vintage song clips for parts of the FL, FR, SL, and SR tracks) in Audacity and export the tracks as 6-track audio files,
  7. Mux both the 5.1 surround and stereo audio tracks to the new progressive videos,
  8. Convert the new progressive videos to interlaced 60fps MKV files with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 7,
  9. Create chapters for the MKV files and add the chapters to them,
  10. Create a Blu-ray with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6,
  11. Add the new interlaced MKV files to the Blu-ray,
  12. Add bonus features to the Blu-ray,
  13. Export the Blu-ray to an ISO file,
  14. Create Blu-ray cover and disc artwork with Gimp and export them as PNG files, and
  15. Upload the ISO file and artwork folder as one upload onto my Resilio profile.

I can’t purchase an ADVC-110, seeing how they sell for large prices on eBay. If anyone is willing to purchase an ADVC-110 from eBay and mail it to me, please PM me. Thank you.

JEDIT: This project is currently on hiatus.