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#1291875
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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phoenixobia said:

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.

Thanks

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

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#1290156
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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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Ok, I’ve tried out the trial version and here are the results:
http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/ZZWGNNNX
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.

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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?