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ghosting in the dvds

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Is there any editting software that can be used to use other frames of film to get rid of that ghost crap. That is the one thing that bugs me about the new dvds. Maybe it slip pass me but ROTJ doesn't seem to have it that bad.


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Troy

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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anyone?

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Well, you could copy the MPEG-PS to your hard drive with something like vobcopy, using cat to piece the vob files together, then extract the M2V stream with extract_mpeg2, export that to a series of still frames with "transcode -y im -F png" and hand-paint the trails out of each frame with the GIMP, then pipe png2yuv through mpeg2enc to make a new M2V stream, extract the original AC3 stream from your MPEG program stream, multiplex the AC3 and M2V streams together with mplex, use dvdauthor to set up the DVD file system, and burn it with growisofs or whatever your favorite DVD burning program is.

Kind of a lot of work, though.
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Or you could make a list of every shot in the film that has the ghosting, take those shots from a high quality laserdisc capture of a pre-THX version like the Japanese Special Collection, clean up said shots, extract the luma and combine it with the chroma from the GOUT shots, color correct it, and edit the finished product back into the film...

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Or not
"Whatever! I digitally put Jabba the Hutt back into the original Star Wars movie! I'll do what I want!"
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The four eyed sandtrooper could prove to be a challenge!
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Well, what I was thinking was doing something like what mebejedi is doing. Useing other fames to clean up the smearing the best I can and other things like some white spots(not all of them) useing the GOUT. I will be new to this and will take a while. I am doing it for fun, I hope the out come is good. I am going to do some test next month to see how it looks.


When Luke runs out to see if he can find R2. There are some black lines around the Lars hut. How hard could it be to erase that.


Troy

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Originally posted by: Raul2106
I think the new dvds look ok.


Sure they do!

Of course, if that's the case, not much real use for a new digitally remastered anamorphic dvd next year then.

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Originally posted by: Scruffy
"transcode -y im -F png" and hand-paint the trails out of each frame with the GIMP, then pipe png2yuv ...

There is also CinePaint (previously "FilmGIMP") which can work in YUV color space directly and which could be better than regular GIMP at flipping frames back and forth. I have not tried it myself yet, though. It also seems to be in an early stage of development and be based on an earlier (but not bad) version of GIMP.
Anyway...

I am not so sure that de-ghosting could be done very well automatically. I am afraid that any automatic algorithm would only add as many artifacts as it removes.
Possibly a user-assisted deghosting tool could work well for some scenes, though. In any way, doing the research, development and test of just the algorithm could be just as much work as cleaning up these three DVDs by hand using existing tools.