Hey y’all, have some updates.
I did a V1 pass with just the normal rife interpolation and removing end frame manually, but the results were inconsistent to say the least. Majority of the results were good, but they need more cleanup. So I started from scratch for V2 and doing a complete manual cleanup of the original 3D bluray source. I have yet to find the means on fusion to convert the 4K footage, so I’m just going to upscale the 1080p to 4K.
There lies some other issues with the 4k as it is different color timing altogether (ie flashback scenes now all have a sepia tone filter to indicate their date) and some of the 4k footage is a bit too soft when converted to 4444 prores, possibly done in service of removing digital sharpness to make the 4k image comparable to the Lord of the Rings remaster.
This time around, I worked with 4 variations of interpolation, 96 and 120fps with and without motion blur, from both speed warp and rife.
Here are the first ten minutes with this new method. Keep in mind, plenty of work to be done for frame work and I am still working out the kinks on finding a balance between sharpness and retaining detail for the upscale.
Other than that, let me know what you think and I hope you enjoy!