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Yankee Doodle Dandy 1946 - Colorized Version 1080p Preservation

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Looks promising thus far. Give it a little more time, and it’ll look even better for your patience.

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This looks great! What was your method?

In DaVinci Resolve you can quite easily overlay the chroma of one video source onto the luma of another video source. The only thing you have to do is line up the shots first. I did it for some scenes in the Fellowship of the Ring restoration.

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Thank you! I used Sony Vegas and overlayed the color VHS over the Blu Ray and blended them with opacity settings. Then I lined up the frame, sometimes shot by shot. Even with a high quality 480p rip, the color VHS is blurry, so I’m working with that (as you can see in the screenshots). I over saturated the colors so when it blends it goes back to its original color scheme. I’ll have to toy with the framing for a lot of it

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How’s it looking thus far? And do you plan to do this with other features as well, such as King Kong, 42nd Street, and Casablanca?