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#1504653
Topic
Millennium (1996 FOX TV) DVD Restoration/Upscale Project (RELEASED)
Time

Have you tried the PaNup technique using both PAL and NTSC DVDs?
https://forum.fanres.com/showthread.php?tid=25

I remember I made some tests with The X Files many year ago - but then HDTV came, and subsequently Blu-ray, hence I quit - but results were quite good; can’t say if better than AI upscale, though, but it may worth a try.

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#1500854
Topic
4K99EN (proof of concept)
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As far as I know, the 4K99CS is the best theatrical version of The Phantom Menace so far - I’m not aware of other 35mm scans released or in the making, but I’m not up to date I must admit…

Said so, I thought to improve it just a bit; the 4K99EN would have:

  • English crawl and end credits
  • English alien subtitles - theatrical version (leaning towards hardsubs)
  • English SDDS 8-channel track (if I can afford to get it)
  • slight more details than 4K99CS
  • bigger frame size than 4K99CS and UHD-BD (depending on shots)
  • better color grading (subjective, of course)

This is just a proof of concept, first because I’m not sure if there is any similar project in progress, and second because with my current gear setup (19" 1680x1050 TN monitor and lack of HDD space) I can’t make it now, and frankly I don’t know when I eventually could - so please, don’t hold your breath! 😄


EXAMPLES:

4K99CS

4K99EN

UltraHD Blu-ray

UHD fullscreen comparison between 4K99CS and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_1A.html
UHD fullscreen comparison between UHD-BD and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_1B.html


4K99CS

4K99EN

UltraHD Blu-ray

UHD fullscreen comparison between 4K99CS and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_2A.html
UHD fullscreen comparison between UHD-BD and 4K99EN: http://uar.sporv.com/UAR_comparisons/EP1_2B.html

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#1441659
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker - theatrical (!) regrade
Time

Sorry, didn’t want to be rude, but as I’m not here any day, and all the time I log in I see a lot of messages asking for links to my projects, sometimes I just forget to answer to some of them.

To be clear: sadly I had an HDD crash some times ago, therefore I lost all projects, along with links to online versions; someone reported that few of them are still floating in the wild, but frankly I don’t know where…

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#1441410
Topic
Info: Super Mario Bros. - The Great Rescue of Princess Peach 16mm scan
Time

Revised version by bronan:

  • Video: New 1080p render using sporv’s settings. No noise reduction or fake grain on this version, trimmed the last 4 minutes of black screen.
  • Audio: YT audio corrected to -100ms sync based off VHS reference
  • Subtitles: PGS & ASS

https://mega.nz/file/aptkwIqJ#S9Ztqm8Vqrt7ZkVb92SMABa64qeaqNb5wEJCQwoIsME

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#1440796
Topic
Info: Super Mario Bros. - The Great Rescue of Princess Peach 16mm scan
Time

I had few hours free, so I took it, cut the borders, increase the contrast - that had the welcome side effect to increase the saturation too - then I just corrected the colors a tiny bit and slight denoised; downscaled to 1080p, and muxed to mkv with ac3 sound (just to make it BD compliant, if someone would like to mux to .m2ts).

Have fun!

https://fex.net/s/nped5lc (AVAILABLE FOR JUST A WEEK, SO RUN!)

P.S. Note for the admins/modes: I know that direct links are not allowed, but the source is freely available on youtube, so I thought it is just an exemption to the rule. Anyway, if you think to delete the link, I’ll understand.

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#1438784
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker - theatrical (!) regrade
Time

A friend told me he found a… ehr… “theatrical version” that has colors that look very similar to the theater projection, according to him at least.

He provided it, and I tried to regrade the BD using it as color reference.

BD untouched

BD regraded

Now, I don’t know if this color grading is theatrically accurate, and if so, how much; if there is some interest in this regrading, I could do it BUT! I need help: the reference file is 30fps progressive and has quite many blended frames; if someone would step in to de-blend at least the ones in the shot changes, I’ll do the regrading.

Opinions?

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#1427452
Topic
Jurassic Park (1993) with complete restored John Williams score (WIP)
Time

Maybe you misunderstood… what I wanted to mean, is:
if your replaced parts in 5.1 (where there are dialogs, if any)) have the music in L R SL SR but NOT in C, where in C there is only the English dialog and NOT music, it should be trivial to replace the English dialog in C with, for example, French, or German, or Italian, or Spanish, or whatever else language.

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#1332683
Topic
Looking for a simple guide to using Avisynth
Time

I’d start with something you could find here:
http://avisynth.nl/index.php/Guides

Advices:

  • avisynth is HARD - and I mean it… to master it, it will take a lot of efforts, time, patience… but the possible results worth anything!
  • go with avisynth+ instead of “normal” old ones
  • I use VirtualDub2, that is better than old versions IMHO
  • always refer to doom9 forum (https://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=33) for any problem, there are very helpful and nice users there.

Welcome to this strange world! 😄