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#1349149
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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Harmy said:
Could you tell me a bit more about the method you used to minimize the over-sharpening? The Star Wars UHD could certainly benefit from that too.

Another possibility might be the edge sharpening filter of the old freeware TMPGEnc. The slider setting allows negative values (-1 to -127) – presumably for anti-edge sharpening, both horizontally and vertically. (The later versions only have positive edge sharpening).

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#1347187
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration
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In the top post, in the “Future” section, 44rh1n said,

“I’d be happy to replace the shots from the theatrical Blu-ray with shots from the Netflix version if someone can get me a high bitrate 23.976fps capture! I’ve been trying to capture it myself but my hardware is only capable of 24fps, which is not the same as 23.976!”

Did you actually make a capture of the Netflix version at 24 fps? It shouldn’t be difficult to convert to 23.976 fps. Or did you obtain a capture somewhere?

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#961375
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Despecialized mono soundtracks remixed to stereo
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It’s not duophonic. Dialog is anchored in the center, while sounds and music are left or right or moving in the stereo image, just like the stereo mix. Eventually, someone will download and listen for more than a few seconds, and they will see. People have strong opinions of “fake stereo” based on prior encounters and attempts. If such preconceptions can be laid aside and this listened to with fresh ears, you may like it. Try it, don’t cost nothin.

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#960535
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Despecialized mono soundtracks remixed to stereo
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The value of the mono mix is not so much that it is a single channel, but that it is a different official mix, with different vocal takes used than in the stereo or multichannel mixes, different sound levels for certain elements, different placements in time for vocal parts, different special effect sounds, additional dialog, etc. I didn’t want to create a new “special edition” mix from scratch, but to enjoy the unique official mono mix, but in stereo.

I don’t know what “just converting the mono directly to stereo” means. Receivers cannot do what has been done here. If you can’t magically make two channels out of one, why do you say that receivers can do it? If I extracted the unique elements of the mono mix and inserted them into one of the stereo mixes, then it would be a new mix since the stereo mix has unique elements of its own. I wanted the official unique mono mix (and only that), but to present it in stereo. You can download and listen to one of them and see if you think I succeeded.

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#960321
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Despecialized mono soundtracks remixed to stereo
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It’s the mono soundtrack as delivered in the despecialized download remixed to stereo using the stereo/multichannel mixes as a guide only. But no stereo, multichannel, score, or anything else is mixed in, so it retains all the mono elements (extra dialog, timing, special effect sounds, audio levels, etc.) that are different in the mono mix, but introduces nothing from stereo or other sources.

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#944134
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Star Trek: The Original Series (Unaltered in HD)
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Having looked at the Blu-Rays of unaltered TOS, the following episodes need some color-correction:

1x23 The Return of the Archons

2x25 The Omega Glory
2x26 Assignment: Earth

3x05 And the Children Shall Lead
3x12 Plato’s Stepchildren
3x13 Wink of an Eye
3x19 The Cloud Minders
3x21 Requiem for Methuselah
3x22 The Savage Curtain
3x23 All Our Yesterdays

These episodes have a yellowish tint on the Blu-Rays.

Another thing that could be corrected is the opening title and credits after the teaser (the “Space: the final frontier” bit) of the 2nd and 3rd season episodes. The red-green-blue is misaligned on them.

All episodes are zoomed in a little on the Blu-Rays (outer margins trimmed off). DNR is apparent when comparing the standard episode of the 2nd pilot (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”) against the unaired pilot version which is included unrestored from film. Near the end when Gary is zapping people, the zaps are partially removed by DNR on the standard episode. The zoom framing can be seen by comparing these two titles, too.

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#908687
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AVISynth script to adjust video but retain (don't adjust) original grain
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Here is an AVISynth script technique that allows the adjustment of video without adjusting the film grain.
For instance, you may wish to increase contrast of the video without increasing the contrast of the film grain:

a=AVISource(“F:\capture\Blu-Ray\enhanced\Lagarith.avi”) #.Spline36Resize(960,720) #neutral resize

b=a.PeachSmoother(NoiseReduction=100, Stability=-100, DoSpatial=true, Dot=false) #remove grain using your favorite noise reduction, verify no temporal artifacts

d=b.HDRAGC(max_gain = 1.0, coef_gain = 1.0, max_sat = 1.1, shadows=true, corrector=0.8) #adjust degrained video

j=subtract(d,b).ColorYUV(off_y=-126) #isolate adjustment only (experiment with value -126, maybe -128?)

overlay(a,j,mode=“add”) #add adjustment only to original (grain is not adjusted)