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Posted: 17 Aug 13, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Firstly thanks to Kurgan for the source. He is also the one responsible for this video. So blame him if it's shite :D

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Edit: There's a flaw in my video. I watched it today with fresh look. While I removed the white ghost, I created a black ghost instead, lol. Although it's not as much noticable but in some parts it becomes quite apparent. Maybe don't download this lol. It was just sort of test anyway. 

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Let's get on with this.
It's kinda hit or miss with such poor quality videos. Very often once you fix one issue another one appears. So sometimes fixing it all may end up making the video look a bit unnatural. For example, my friend is making Asian martial arts film DVDs for his own pleasure and for sharing. I cleaned film dirt and spots for Bruce Lee film's The Big Boss trailer. Anyone interested click here to take a look at the comparison picture. He said - "it's great, but it doesn't look like 70s old film anymore. It looks to processed and reminds a bit of painting. I'll probably use the original for authenticity." Why am I telling this? Because some of you may prefer the original at the end. I guess it's a matter of taste this time. Plus I've watched this video and worked on it for literally all day so I won't be able to take a fresh look at it for a while yet. So you be the judge.

What I've done:

1. Reduced this fat black outline on Freddie's right side of his silhouette.

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2. Fixed these slight colour blocks.

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3. Removed the "9" logo. It's hardly noticable because it's dark in the corner for most of the time, so it works well. I didn't remove the "QUEEN" logo because it would leave too much blur.

4. "Exorcised" the white ghost :D

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5. Reduced these horizontal lines.

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Advanced technical info: http://tny.cz/db2f2d5b

It's also on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P--WKxkS33g

Links:

http://hrln1g.1fichier.com/en/

or

https://mega.co.nz/#!DZt3xZoa!Zn8Mo2Tmn3yOIpFakji_6QjSpkkSJ-SrhUPrQeWSGy4

Enjoy and don't re-compress it! :-)

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Posted: 17 Aug 13, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very nice done, as always, thank you! :)

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Posted: 18 Aug 13, 02:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think, the result is really great! Hopefully the whole concert will be processed in such way.

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Posted: 18 Aug 13, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks.

Kurgan asked me "is this improvable?", I say yes it is :-) That's main point of this thread.

Not sure though I would bother with full concert. This source seems to be better although it's softer http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1355722/we-will-rock-you-buenos-aires-81-.aspx

Also there's a flaw in my video. I watched it today with fresh look. While I removed the white ghost, I created a black ghost instead, lol. Although it's not as much noticable but in some parts it becomes quite apparent. Maybe don't download this lol. It was just sort of test anyway.

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Posted: 18 Aug 13, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well - again Exorcist? This filter looks VERY interesting, you achieve with it much BETTER results than I did with tons of other filters, I have to try it. Thanks for this video

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Posted: 18 Aug 13, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote: Well - again Exorcist? This filter looks VERY interesting, you achieve with it much BETTER results than I did with tons of other filters, I have to try it. Thanks for this video


Yes. But it's not perfect at all, because as I said it creates black ghost instead to overcome the white one :(
But for this particular video it fairly works because the background is mostly dark anyway.

There is also a VD filter called Ghost Remover that works the same way. On AVISynth there is a plugin called Ghost Buster, but only in YUY2 colour space.

Basically what you're doing is this. You fix the ghost with the picture itself. You take the picture and move it horizontally. You can either darken or brighten, depends on the ghost.

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So here I brightened up a lot my version. You see I didn't really remove the white ghost, I just made it into a dark ghost lol.
So when the background is not fully black it can be noticed. Although I think for this video it's still better this way than the white ghost which is way more noticable.

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Posted: 18 Aug 13, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for trying, it doesn't look bad but I don't like the blur where the 9 was.
I'm planning on making a better (higher bitrate) transfer in the future anyway.

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Posted: 19 Aug 13, 01:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kurgan's dead again???

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Posted: 19 Aug 13, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:
Kurgan's dead again???

We all got our problems man.



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Posted: 19 Aug 13, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beautiful work!


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Posted: 19 Aug 13, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very good work ,
thnaks Chief Mouse ! :)


sorry for my bad english...



Keep QUEEN alive, yeah :-)



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Posted: 28 Aug 13, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you.

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Posted: 13 Oct 13, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What filter or software have you used for removing horizontal lines??

Thanks in advance,
Regards


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Posted: 09 Feb 17, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most of the links in post #1 have expired, and YouTube immediately block the new transfer I made of AOBTD, so here is the raw interlaced PAL VOB file:
https://wetransfer.com/downloads/dcc70e089bd0e030de7f57dc005c738120170210124904/8ec7d8

Here is a YouTube clip I uploaded from the new transfer - Intro and WWRY:



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Posted: 11 Feb 17, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Thanks for the share.

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Posted: 11 Feb 17, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're welcome, I uploaded the post concert footage as well:



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Posted: 25 Feb 17, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is anybody interested in the version on the left side of the screen?

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Posted: 27 Feb 17, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go for it man.

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Posted: 01 Mar 17, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8h15pZV3LO3bWpKaW9UYThBSHc/view?usp=sharing


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