I wanted to get a start on preserving 3D HFR formats, due to the recent success of Avatar The Way of Water. While yes, the format has garnered polarized reactions, I am of the belief that we should still have access to what the filmmakers originally released in theaters, very much like the case of the theatrical cuts of Star Wars. The two films I intended on focusing the restoration on is Gemini Man at 4K 3D 120fps and The Hobbit trilogy (extended of course) with 4K 3D 48fps.
Considering MVC encodes only can output 24fps with not the highest bit rate, I was thinking that it would be easier to output a full SBS encode. The crux of my idea is this, my main goal right now is to get Gemini Man back to 120fps 3D as it is one of two native HFR sources out there with the 4K release. What I was thinking is that if you can create a depth map just from the Bluray 3D version, you could apply it to the 4K version and create a new second image in the process. From there, you would be able to double the frame rate in whichever preferred motion interpolation software, reel to reel. Now the main question is, which software could be able to generate depth maps from a Bluray 3D source? The second question is which motion interpolation software works best to increase frame rate?
Thanks for reading and any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated