kitt1 wrote:I must say the difference is ASTOUNDING! Did you do a full BluRay conversion on this film?
I am half way finished converting the film. (Working on it as I speak.)
kitt1 wrote:What are your plans for it? I'm sure you have legal limitations.
Well I thought a lot about that and I am thinking about just giving it away when finished. As long as I don't make a profit I don't think any legal ramifications would come down on me. (Of course I could be wrong..who knows for sure.)
But yes posting it for free on a torrent site or youtube is in the cards.
nee716 wrote:Looks awesome!!!
neps wrote:Very cool project, as usual Taoworm!
As a film guy tho - I gotta ask what you're doing with the aspect ratio? Since it was shot for TV they shot for 4:3 format, and you're adjusting the 35mm print to be in a 16:9 format by distorting the frame - all the circles (tires, kitt's "eye") are now ovals for instance.
You bring up great points about the aspect ratio. I thought the same thing before I started work on updating this film, but when you watch the footage in 16:9 your brain considers everything to be normal. It really doesn't stretch the image to a odd degree perceptively. I watched over 30 minutes of footage today with some other folks who couldn't even tell that it was originally shot in 4:3 format.
The black bars are more annoying than anything else to me , that's why I made it widescreen. (lol)
(Also most everyone has a widescreen TV now a days, so it just didn't make sense to keep it 4:3 format if my goal was to bring the footage into the 21st century and future proof the film.
On your advice though I will do a 4:3 format as well for those who don't like the widescreen version.
Here's an example of what I mean:
I did some test footage on Star Trek to see if it could be done to KR2000. It's the DS9 episode "Trials And Tribble-ations". I cleaned up the footage, color and density of the telecine video. The first part of the video is the original clip. The later half is my version in 16:9 aspect ratio. When you see it in widescreen nothing looks off that your brain can tell. (At least to me) which is why I went ahead and did the same for KR2000.
My DS9 example can be found here: http://youtu.be/Lm6EofLRcpQ
When CBS up-converted the DS9 episode for HD for TOS 2nd season Blu ray it was ass. The fans thought it looked like worse than the DS9 DVD telecine version. So I took the telecine version and sought to do a better job up-converting the DS9 telecine than CBS digital. Thus the clip above.