Software for removing film scratches?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by cc, Oct 13, 2003.

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    cc Guest

    I've done some searching but have been unable to find the answer.

    I have about 3 hours old 8mm film transferred to dvd, I have both the mpeg
    files and the avi data files that were created. I am in the process of
    trying to start to edit it all and would appreciate your input on...

    1) What softward would take the many scratches and artifacts out of the film
    (is there such an animal) and possibly adjust the faded colors, etc.

    2) Am I going to need separate "DVD Authoring" software to setup chapters
    and menus or is something like this included in packages such as Adobe
    Premiere, etc.?

    Thanks in advance
    Chris
     
    cc, Oct 13, 2003
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  2. Hi Chris,

    to remove the scratches you need to "remove" the scratch from each
    frame individually. This can take quite some time as there are 25
    frames for each second of video for PAL (I cannot remember the figures
    for NTSC, 29.97 I think).

    I don't know of any of the entry or even mid-level products which
    support this feature. You're probably talking about $4,000+ for a
    s/ware solution.

    On the subject of colour correction, again there are no entry or even
    mid-level products which support this feature properly. You're
    probably talking about $1,000+ for a s/ware solution here too.
    You can always use the effects pallette to change the overall colour,
    hue, chroma etc. It can change of the colour alright, but the effects
    can look false when viewed from a DVD or video disk...or even on a PC
    monitor.

    Cheers,
    D.
     
    Dougal Maguire, Oct 15, 2003
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  3. Hi Chris,

    to remove the scratches you need to "remove" the scratch from each
    frame individually. This can take quite some time as there are 25
    frames for each second of video for PAL (I cannot remember the figures
    for NTSC, 29.97 I think).

    I don't know of any of the entry or even mid-level products which
    support this feature. You're probably talking about $4,000+ for a
    s/ware solution.

    On the subject of colour correction, again there are no entry or even
    mid-level products which support this feature properly. You're
    probably talking about $1,000+ for a s/ware solution here too.
    You can always use the effects pallette to change the overall colour,
    hue, chroma etc. It can change of the colour alright, but the effects
    can look false when viewed from a DVD or video disk...or even on a PC
    monitor.

    Cheers,
    D.
     
    Dougal Maguire, Oct 15, 2003
    #3
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    Goldie Guest

    Hi Chris,

    I transfer 8mm films to dvd, the cleaning needs to be done before the
    film is scanned to the computer, I use a product called film guard, it
    cleans and removes light scratches, as well as giving a 'wet gate'
    effect to the film. It also preserves the film. A 30 minute Regular 8
    has 32000 frames! The artifacts were caused by careless
    shooting...light reflecting off lens during the transfer process. I
    use a modified projector that scans each frame of the film, I would be
    interested in talking to you about the film you had done, who did it,
    and what did they charge you for it. Sorry you received a less than
    perfect transfer.
     
    Goldie, Oct 16, 2003
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    Dean Wittke Guest

    If you have Premier, there is a Vixen plugin that can do color correction.
    I tried the demo awhile back and if I recall had some pretty good success
    with it with faded transfers, but the demo is only for 15 days.

    http://www.xentrik.demon.co.uk/ViXen/vixen.html
     
    Dean Wittke, Oct 16, 2003
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