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Post #749559

Author
spoRv
Parent topic
Idea: a 'Bicentennial Man' preservation?
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https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/749559/action/topic#749559
Date created
28-Jan-2015, 3:25 PM
Last modified
19-Jul-2020, 8:39 AM
Edited by
oojason
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This movie is still not on Blu-ray; yes, it’s available as web download, but the bitrate - as usual - is not so high, so overall quality is mediocre for an high def source…

The HDTV, altough it has a slightly higher bitrate than the WebDL, logo is present, with some macroblocking here and there… but, as I learned in the latest years, I found that merging two medium quality sources sometimes lead to obtain a better quality than each one used.

So, I thought to take the HDTV version, clean it a bit, use the WebDL for logo removal, then merge the two and add a grain plate, and… here you are the results:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/112003
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/112007
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/112009

What do you think? Does it worth a restoration, or the WebDL is good enough? Feedbacks, please!!!

(also posted on fanres.com)