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Posted: 03 May 14, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So I noticed this thread and I thought to myself: something definitely could be done about this video.

After some period of messing around here it is. You can probably see what I have done to it so at the end it's up to you to judge.
The logo is still noticeable if you take a closer look but I find it more watchable than before, I hope you do as well :-)

OLD LINK (see below) https://mega.co.nz/#!3AMnzZTZ!0VEX4KGuN5ROSu9OqUUYW1oUrjbM80J6tBgRU9IqFd4

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UPDATE

Since the method I discovered was new to me the result wasn't the best, it was more like an experiment.
I messed a bit more and with a bit better source this time (1080p youtube rip) and the result is much better, not in the removal of logo, but in preserving the detail underneath the logo.

Check this and notice Freddie's and John's faces. Compare them in all 3 screeenshots.

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 photo 1st_zps153dee96.jpg
 photo 2nd_zps4160f321.jpg

There is more detail and they're not as washed out. I doubt I could do better than this, so I'd call this definitive version for me. If you want you can download it hereĀ https://mega.co.nz/#!3ZUFTaSC!o0KaebXiBgjLA44GusRuV0_ARE8z-n0lmJDttb246T8

Oh and also, this new version is 720x480.

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Posted: 03 May 14, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice work.

Personally, I don't go waxing lyrical about short interview snippets (I used to back in the old days lol) but your work is very nice. What was interesting was Freddie singing live with the fur coat on - thanks :)


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Posted: 03 May 14, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chief Mouse can you add it to another server? I can't download this from "mega"...

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Posted: 03 May 14, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a superb piece of work!
Time to ditch my x gen vhs copy I think.

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Posted: 03 May 14, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dude! Brilliant work! Thanks :D


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Posted: 04 May 14, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SkyeTV wrote:

What was interesting was Freddie singing live with the fur coat on


I'm pretty sure the footage is of soundcheck..


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Posted: 04 May 14, 02:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot, Mr Mouse! Where's the logo? lol

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Posted: 04 May 14, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very nice work!! Thank you very much!

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Posted: 04 May 14, 03:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No probs.

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Posted: 04 May 14, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:

That's a superb piece of work!
Time to ditch my x gen vhs copy I think.


I wouldn't do so, David. Don't forget that the interview IS the same, but the soundcheck footage is different to the original cut

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Posted: 04 May 14, 04:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great! Thank you very much!!

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Posted: 04 May 14, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chief Mouse wrote:

So I noticed this thread and I thought to myself: something definitely could be done about this video.

After some period of messing around here it is. You can probably see what I have done to it so at the end it's up to you to judge.
The logo is still noticeable if you take a closer look but I find it more watchable than before, I hope you do as well :-)

 photo compare10000_zps518dccdd.jpeg
 photo compare20000_zps9d2dcdcb.jpeg

https://mega.co.nz/#!3AMnzZTZ!0VEX4KGuN5ROSu9OqUUYW1oUrjbM80J6tBgRU9IqFd4


Thanks for this, the watermark is still visible but less annoying. I have a technical question - how? I remember I was playing with the footage when it first appeared online but my good old "DeLogo" filter failed completely.

And a second question - could your filter be used for removing the "timestamp" in the bottom right corner?


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Posted: 04 May 14, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:
Chief Mouse wrote:

So I noticed this thread and I thought to myself: something definitely could be done about this video.

After some period of messing around here it is. You can probably see what I have done to it so at the end it's up to you to judge.
The logo is still noticeable if you take a closer look but I find it more watchable than before, I hope you do as well :-)

https://mega.co.nz/#!3AMnzZTZ!0VEX4KGuN5ROSu9OqUUYW1oUrjbM80J6tBgRU9IqFd4


Thanks for this, the watermark is still visible but less annoying. I have a technical question - how? I remember I was playing with the footage when it first appeared online but my good old "DeLogo" filter failed completely.

And a second question - could your filter be used for removing the "timestamp" in the bottom right corner?


After Effects. As for how exactly, for now I'll just say, it's a kind of magic (lame joke) :-)
I find DeLogo good only for making blobs (explained below).

No, because it's not alpha-blended logo (transparent). There are no pixels below it to restore. Only way to remove that timestamp is to make a fat ugly smeared blob, which I hate to do hence I left it as it is.

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Posted: 04 May 14, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But the old version was the one from Youtube, right?
IF NO, can anybody upload also the old one??


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Posted: 04 May 14, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice work Chief. :)


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Posted: 04 May 14, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good work Chief. I was searching this a long time. :)


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Posted: 04 May 14, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for sharing your work.
Just wondered why it's now only 640x480?


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Posted: 04 May 14, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barry Durex wrote:

Thanks for sharing your work.
Just wondered why it's now only 640x480?


I guess it's because it's downloaded from youtube at 480p resolution

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Posted: 04 May 14, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Barry Durex wrote: Thanks for sharing your work.
Just wondered why it's now only 640x480?


Because this web source was obviously the same size or most likely even smaller (360p) originally on that CBS site. The video source I processed that was shared here was stretched by someone to 16:9 720p video which was very unnecessary and gave nothing to the quality.
At the end, why should I make it bigger if it doesn't change the quality in any way? It won't add more detail to the frame.
If we are talking about official DVDs for example, that are 720x576, I would surely leave it the same size because those extra pixels would actually contain detail.

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Posted: 04 May 14, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Ah, I see.
Perhaps I downloaded a youtube clip from a different source somehow.
I have a 43MB 4:3 720p MP4 which, although watermarked, does look slightly better to my eyes.