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#1531291
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Info: Gigapixel AI vs infognition Super Resolution / What to use to upscale SD to HD or 4K
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It’s been a while since I last posted on this topic. So, let’s bring things up to date. First of all, I finally decided to buy Topaz Video AI for myself back in November of 2021, and ever since I’ve been busy trying out different things on the program. I can tell you one thing for certain: never EVER use it on your CPU, especially on a CPU of a laptop from about 8 years ago. As I’m writing this, I’m testing the program on my new Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i, and using the built-in NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 to upscale the video is miles better compared to my old laptop.

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#1522673
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Van Halen's "Once" video
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Well, better late than never. After a bit of digging around with the Wayback Machine, I was able to find both versions of the music video, more or less exactly of how they looked like when they released on the internet back in 1999. Keep in mind that this was many years before YouTube. For what ever it is worth, enjoy: https://archive.org/details/Van_Halen_Once
Sidenote: while the video was officially released on the internet, people could actually request the video to be played on MTV and VH1. I’ve yet to find any evidence that the video was actually broadcast, if at all. If anyone can shed some light on the subject, that would be great.

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#1475317
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Van Halen's "Once" video
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Hello everybody!
In April of 1999, Van Halen posted on their official website a music video for the song “Once” from the 1998 album Van Halen III. Time has not been kind to this video, as the only copy one can find nowadays is not only poor quality but also the shortened version. Searching the Wayback Machine yields nothing as well.
https://web.archive.org/web/19990429184349/http://www.van-halen.com:80/once.html
I know it’s a shot in the dark, but if anyone can find the video in its highest quality, I’d finally complete my Van Halen music video collection. Thanks in advance and good luck.

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#1452164
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Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) - SD Episodes restored in HD (On Hiatus)
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friendsofmine said:

You could recreate the game footage in HD

Mango said:

stwd4nder2 said:

A lot of the gameplay in the early episodes was pretty poorly recorded (using composite and a DVD recorder). If you wanted you could probably re-create it in emulation and get much better quality.

That seems a bit overkill. The game footage is turning out surprisingly clean, so I think it’ll be fine.

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#1444624
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Info: How many Disney 35mm scans exist?
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SpacemanDoug said:

ZackR said:

RU.08 said:

I’ll be doing more scans soon. We have Covid delays again but I have access to good scanners and to prints.

I’m thinking about setting up a subscription payment system to get things rolling. The goal will be to do every Disney classic - and where possible to scan multiple prints. I might re-scan Pinoke next year as well.

I am 100% in. Sign me up. Quality Disney scans are at the TOP of the list of projects I want to support.

Same here

Count me in!

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#1435920
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Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) - SD Episodes restored in HD (On Hiatus)
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stwd4nder2 said:

A lot of the gameplay in the early episodes was pretty poorly recorded (using composite and a DVD recorder). If you wanted you could probably re-create it in emulation and get much better quality.

Good point. I mean, the first episode “Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest” is literally just gameplay footage with no footage of the Nerd whatsoever. The gameplay footage may not be suitable for Video Enhance AI, but instead upscaled using a Nearest Neighbour algorithm such as PointResize in Avisynth.

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#1426999
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Toy Story 2020 Theatrical "$5 Fan Favorites" Re-Release Recreation (a Work In Progress)
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I think saying “print” is wrong in this day and age. I mean, unless you have evidence otherwise, any modern showing of Toy Story or any other film is highly likely a DCP (Digital Cinema Package). And another thing, you say print in a way that implies that every theater chain gets its own unique version. And lastly, please update the first post to remove the mention of 60 fps.