The original academy ratio of 1.37:1 has been changed to 16:9, causing cropping and losing parts of the picture. The color changes to brighten the film also are drastically different and looks awful.
Please let me know how this process can be done. And I’d like to know how I can contribute.
Um, what are you talking about? BATB was never shown in the academy ratio. See for yourself: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec
Starting bid is $699 and the Buy It Now price is $1399
Bumping this thread to say that I’ve reached out to a user on the spleen who has experience restoring cartoons to HD, having done for example a 720p restoration of the 2003 TMNT cartoon and a 1080p restoration of Extreme Ghostbusters. Hopefully, I’ll get some much-needed feedback from him.
The first pass on episode 1 “Ghosts R Us” is now done. If I’ve done things correctly, I should have sent a copy in the PMs to all who replied to this topic so far.
The pilot has been restored on the blu ray release of ghostbusters 1 and 2 4k steel book edition, I can confirm its on the disc since I own this recent release.
Need me to send the one already restored?
No thanks, YoshiKiller2S already has sent me a copy. Thanks for the offer though.
Do you need the 1080p HD version of the pitch pilot? Because I can send it to you if you want?
Why, yes. That would be excellent.
If you’re interested in helping out, feel free to do so.
Ok, I’ve tried out the trial version and here are the results:
As you can clearly see, Gigapixel beats Super Resolution. To be honest, the results are enough to convince me to buy Gigapixel for continued use, but sadly it is too expensive for me.
You can download it for a free trial and it has no limitations.
No limitations, besides a 30-day limit you mean?
Sorry for the inactivity, but I think now is a good time to start a fundraiser so that I can buy Gigapixel AI and compare it against infognitions Super Resolution. Just donating $1 will help. PM me for details.
Excellent! I gotta ask just one question: what language is the title?
I know that all chapters of the serial and the sequel were riffed by Rifftrax. It’s a shot in the dark, but maybe it’s the uncut version for the 1943 serial. Maybe somebody can chime in for conformation.
EDIT: nevermind, they only riffed the Batman and Robin serial.
Okay, instead of just bumping the tread, maybe you can explain what you are referring to in the first post.
Now, this is interesting:
newly remastered HD footage from the television series
That suggests that Deep Space Nine either is or was remastered in HD, but for whatever reason (probably the poor sales of TNG Blu-rays), it’s never been officially released before now.
I’m seriously curious to see how this could improve cartoons.
Well, the guy I mentioned in the first post has used Gigapixel AI to make an HD mod of Final Fantasy VII. Click on the image for a trailer.
Upscaling SD content to HD or even 4K is something that crops up from time to time. I myself have at least some experience with up-scalers, with my preferred method involving using infognitions Super Resolution plugin for VirtualDub for live action stuff and SuperResXBR for animation. However, I recently became aware of a new up-scaler called Gigapixel AI. https://topazlabs.com/gigapixel-ai/
Needless to say, I grew quite curious about this program. Now, nowadays you can get the Super Resolution plugin free of charge, but to get Gigapixel AI, you need to pay at least $84.99 so one wonders if it’s worth it. That’s why I decided to have a discussion about it here.
As for how to use Gigapixel AI for video, there’s an excellent tutorial here: https://captrobau.blogspot.com/2019/05/tutorial-upscaling-video-with-topaz-ai.html
The same guy who wrote that tutorial has experimented with the program to upscale Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to HD and even 4K:
Good luck on the scan! Hopefully, this print won’t try and kill you! 😉
Am I crazy or does the picture to the right have a wider Clint?
Price is $550 and the print is in English.
Well, someone uploaded a 720p version on MySpleen - I commented on the upload, but hadn’t started downloading yet, only to open up MySpleen today to find the torrent missing and a “notice” posted directly to me saying “NO NETFLIX CONTENT WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.”
Not saying I’m the only one who got that notice, but damn, yelling at people for even commenting on the upload?
I think that notice was sent to ALL users of MySpleen because I got the notice too and I didn’t comment on the upload.
The mini series is in 4k. It would be nice to watch it in that resolution. There is no 4k release of the theatrical version yet.
Plus some scenes use different coverage and just play differently. It would be nice to preserve the whole “mini-series” experience.
Correction: there is no OFFICIAL 4k release of the theatrical version. There is a DCP-rip of the movie floating on rutracker last I checked.
Not too long ago, I purchased Red Giant Universe, which is a collection of filters for Adobe Premiere Pro. One of those filters is simply called VHS. https://www.redgiant.com/products/universe/vhs
It’s a filter meant to emulate the VHS look. So I decided to try it out on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and well, here’s a five-minute sample: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iZxmO5lT5Z_R1Y57WrU1rI2lGrbmE-YP
So, what’s your opinion?
I also pitched this idea for a commentary track for the film. The track would be Notelu or me and Notelu commenting during the movie about the history of the film, facts about the film, our thoughts on the film, why we did the restoration, the technics we used on the restoration and overall have some fun. What do you guys think?
I say go for it!