Looking for solutions for dealing with random color noise flames

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by brassplyer, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. brassplyer

    brassplyer Guest

    Any suggestions on how to deal with things like this - color "flames" that change from frame to frame? Tried a couple of Avisynth things that didn't do much.

    It's off a DVD made from a VHS capture. The VHS was many copy generations old and I don't have access to the tape this was made from.

    A couple of sequential frames:

    http://forum.videohelp.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22301&d=1387731406

    http://forum.videohelp.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22302&d=1387731421

    About a 3 sec Lagarith file from the same section on Google Drive. Some people don't see the download links in the upper left - you may have to loosen your browser security settings.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0zvAZXgfLgiVkpFM3pHM0sxa2c/edit?usp=sharing

    Thanks for all input.
     
    brassplyer, Dec 24, 2013
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    Brian Guest

    I suggest that you convert the video into a monochrome video then the
    colour problem might not be so noticeable.
    If the recording is of a TV show then you might find a better quality copy
    of it on YouTube to download.
     
    Brian, Dec 25, 2013
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  3. I had the same thought (about shifting to monochrome), so I tried
    a desaturation of the sample to B&W, but it didn't help... Perhaps
    a careful color-substitution may help (to even out the color), with
    some other image filters used if that first attempt is reasonably
    successful(?). My guess is that "it is what it is" at this point...
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Dec 25, 2013
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    Brian Guest

    It makes you feel pleased that the analog video tape days have gone when we
    used to copy VHS tapes many times until they ended up like this example.
     
    Brian, Dec 26, 2013
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