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Song Of The South [35mm Restoration V3]

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For some time I’ve been working on a Song Of The South restoration from a 35mm scan, the past 2 releases I’ve done used automated cleanup, however this cleanup didn’t get all of the dirt. And thus I am redoing my restoration doing a manual dirt cleanup, along with a new color correction and using higher quality tools [PFclean rather than Virtualdub], I am also receiving help from YoshiKiller2S from the Lost Media Wiki with the dirt cleanup, though if anyone wants to help that would be great as there are 120,000+ frames to clean.

Preview [Stabilization not done yet] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xR8AvFCJ6HVd7mIpsgokGhtEMT0oC7Dy

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Did you do it?

At what cost?

Gone fishing

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snooker said:

Did you do it?

At what cost?

Not my scan, it’s a scan that’s been floating around for a while.

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Honestly, if you guys want SOTS in good quality the best idea would be to borrow the 16mm print and get it scanned on professional equipment at 2K or 4K. It would be much better quality than the 35mm scan, and you wouldn’t have misaligned dye layers that affect the 35mm IB tech prints of this film.

Here is a small sample of some 16mm trailers that were scanned at 2K. They come from a collector friend (they’re not my scans) so I’m not sharing the full thing and they’re downsized to 1080p, but just to give everyone the idea of the kind of quality you can get from 16mm:

https://we.tl/t-2lfXehdaDq

__Valeyard.net __Vimeo

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RU.08 said:

Honestly, if you guys want SOTS in good quality the best idea would be to borrow the 16mm print and get it scanned on professional equipment at 2K or 4K. It would be much better quality than the 35mm scan, and you wouldn’t have misaligned dye layers that affect the 35mm IB tech prints of this film.

Here is a small sample of some 16mm trailers that were scanned at 2K. They come from a collector friend (they’re not my scans) so I’m not sharing the full thing and they’re downsized to 1080p, but just to give everyone the idea of the kind of quality you can get from 16mm:

https://we.tl/t-2lfXehdaDq

can’t the scan be color corrected to match the original color timing?

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Hey, this is something that Notelu (OP) forgot to mention we don’t just need help with the dirt clean up, but we also need help with audio, because Notelu wants to make a stereo up-mix, but he needs help with that. So if you know someone good with sound or know someone that can help clean up the dirt, DM Notelu or me or something.

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dwalkerdon23 said:

can’t the scan be color corrected to match the original color timing?

Not really. The scanned print had a misaligned dye channel, and an already encoded 1080p mpeg2 bd25 is the best quality anyone has of that scan. Instead of investing thousands of hours in manual clean-up my suggestion is to start fresh from a better source. The end result will be much, much better. Getting a 16mm print scanned in 2K full aperture DPX would be much higher quality than the 35mm HD Telecine transfer (and also better than the existing 16mm scan as well, obviously).

__Valeyard.net __Vimeo

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RU.08 said:

Honestly, if you guys want SOTS in good quality the best idea would be to borrow the 16mm print and get it scanned on professional equipment at 2K or 4K. It would be much better quality than the 35mm scan, and you wouldn’t have misaligned dye layers that affect the 35mm IB tech prints of this film.

Here is a small sample of some 16mm trailers that were scanned at 2K. They come from a collector friend (they’re not my scans) so I’m not sharing the full thing and they’re downsized to 1080p, but just to give everyone the idea of the kind of quality you can get from 16mm:

https://we.tl/t-2lfXehdaDq

dang I missed the preview on this.