I have been tinkering with my upscaling process for the better part of the last months, trying to get something more out of it and I think I’ve succeeded.
Below you can find my latest comparison images from the pilot episode “Emissary” of the show “Star Trek - Deep Space Nine”.
While there are still some issues that I will have to tackle (grain addition and probably hand replacing some difficult scenes like the holodeck aka “The Bane of my existence”), I think the new workflow works pretty well on most things (except for the low detail font/writing on consoles and such, but I think I can live with that), but I had to admit defeat on my color grading efforts, since they yielded so wildly different results I will now limit myself on small adjustments only in order to keep things closer to the original.
Anyway, let me know what you think.
Here are the comparions (with slider):