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#1283227
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Gigapixel AI vs. infognition Super Resolution or What to use to upscale SD to HD or 4K
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Now, this is interesting:
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=25179

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.

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#1282698
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Gigapixel AI vs. infognition Super Resolution or What to use to upscale SD to HD or 4K
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Hello everyone!
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:
https://captrobau.blogspot.com/2019/03/remastering-star-trek-deep-space-nine.html

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#1279731
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Hateful 8 Roadshow Cut
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ChainsawAsh said:

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.

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#1279477
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Hateful 8 Roadshow Cut
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Onlysleeping23 said:

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.

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#1279188
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The VHS Awakens (The Force Awakens VHS emulation)
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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?

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#1267722
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A Goofy Movie 1080p [V1 now available]
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JonathanArthur19 said:

Help, I’m going to be away from my laptop for a few days and I deleted the goofy movie torrent to seed it by accidentally, what will happen, I just reserved a a hit and run warning, please help me I don’t know what to do

Calm down. As long as it is just one hit and run, you should be fine. I suspect you got it simply you forgot to seed after yourself.

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#1264547
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A Goofy Movie 1080p [V1 now available]
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^…^ said:

Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

The primary source will be the PAL DVD as it is the only source I could find (outside the HDTV broadcast) that was widescreen.

A question: why you are not using the HDTV as main source? It can’t be worse than DVD, right?

I’m not using the HDTV simply because it is not a good place to start. Quality might be passable, but the resolution? Not so much. Honestly, if Disney simply did a proper HD scan of the movie and broadcast it, I didn’t have to make this project in the first place. Or better yet, release a HD scan on Blu-ray.

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#1264329
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A Goofy Movie 1080p [V1 now available]
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Progress report: Testing out SmoothD2c in the script yields some… interesting results. Here are some screenshots so you can see what I mean.
Old script: https://imgur.com/DO1fKV0
New script: https://imgur.com/RNBjf5N
With SmoothD2c: https://imgur.com/qqycDC6
Without SmoothD2c: https://imgur.com/pvKQNrQ
Regarding the color, I’m using ColorMatrix to convert the colors from Rec.601 to Rec.709.

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#1264128
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A Goofy Movie 1080p [V1 now available]
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JonathanArthur19 said:

That is pretty cool man, I love it, will this be Widescreen or Full Screen? And what sources are you going to be using? because in the screencaps I see a lot of noise in the picture, like grain almost

The primary source will be the PAL DVD as it is the only source I could find (outside the HDTV broadcast) that was widescreen. I’m currently working in Avisynth to combat the MPEG-2 compression without affecting the film grain.