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Info & Help Wanted: on adding 35mm Film Grain...

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I am new to this forum and to producing and preserving movies of all sorts (mainly horror).  I am confident with my editing skills and ability to create a fully authored BD, however I have learned that there are ways to improve the quality of a movie file (in this case, the file is in an MKV/M2TS format) by simply adding 35mm film grain to the file.  This is one area I am not an expert in nor familiar with.  If there is anyone out there reading this now that would like to offer me some pointers and/or assistance, I welcome your input with open arms.  Thanks for taking the time to read this 😃

Here is a link to an example of what I am trying to achieve:

http://gorillagrain.com/products

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Avisynth: Overlay the grain plate with softlight and adjust the opacity to taste.

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DoomBot said:

It does work extremely well.

Agreed. It works particularly well if you have a DNR'd-to-hell source that still has macroblocking.

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I’m late to the party, but I think this is the best song. Enjoy!

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Thanks everyone!  A few more questions.  Do I need a specific type of grain plate?  I notice the one I had linked is a .MOV grain plate.  Where can I find a .MKV or .M2TS grain plate?  Also, are there any step-by-step tutorials I can refer to for this? 

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You could always make a lossless avi from the .mov.

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Is there anyone willing to do a live chat and go through this process with me step by step?  I just want to make sure that what I am doing is correct and it would save a lot of time and probably a lot of mistakes if someone familiar with my request would be willing to teach me.  I am willing to compensate you for your time.  PayPal payment?  :D  I see that user sporv is familiar with this judging from his "Arrival" preservation.

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First: thanks to AntcuFaalb for the idea of using the grainplate; kudos!

I used a grainplate on The Arrival, and final result is good, in particular because there were almost no grain in the BD I used as source...

I added a grainplate also for the replacing shots of AVP:R taken from the DVD, to be similar to the BD.

Visit fanres.com and sign up; there are very interesting topics there, and I don't exclude to write an article about grainplate sooner or later!

The ResolveR ultimate restoration workstation | [Fundamental Collection] thread | blog.spoRv.com | fan preservation forum: fanres.com |

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Thanks again.  I took your advice and created an account on FanRes.  I posted my request in the Requests area of the Fan Restoration Forums.