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!
Here’s a new one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-The-Aristocrats-Walt-Disney-IB-Tech-1970/362550650949
Been stuck at 96% since yesterday
Can you try using µTorrent instead?
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.
V1 is now available to download at Blutopia.
I’ve decided to give you guys roughly a minute long preview so you can see the restoration in motion. Here’s a link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t1RUI3pveF9JAlXgK6WtYef03j6fBUvD
All right, that’s the video done. Now it’s time for audio. There is a Laserdisc release of the movie that I’m hoping somebody out there might capture the audio from. Is anybody willing to help out?
Alright, how’s this? Grain removed, less saturation and some sharpening.
I’ve rendered a second version, but after viewing the video on my Huawei P20 phone via Chrome Remote Desktop, I decided to experiment with the saturation.
What do you guys think? More, less or none?
Over on MySpleen, I heard about a Japanese DVD that MIGHT be better, with emphasis on might. However, it seems as though that DVD is nowhere to be found online. It would really be of great help to this project because it might be the only other DVD that is widescreen.
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.
So, the PAL DVD is better?!?
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.
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.
Has Lucasfilm relegated these to the shame pile (in the closet with the Holiday Special)?
I’m wondering what the odds are we’ll ever see an official BD release…
I think the odds are approximately 3720 to 1.
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.