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Re: Monty Python Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:32 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Monty Python Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:58 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Rare Monty Python footage, much of it not on the Blu-Ray. I'd wondered why the "It's Man" segment at the beginning here (with the character off-camera and caught off guard like the other two announcers) wasn't on the Blu-Ray extras since the segment had been remastered and seemed to still exist as film, but the audio presumably doesn't exist which makes the segment a little pointless.

Just before 15 minutes in, Carol Cleveland is pursued by an amorous tricycling robot probe on the Planet Algon. A model of the robot is briefly visible in the episode itself. Both the bits mentioned are held in higher quality by the Pythons but didn't make it to the Blu-Ray. Some of this raw footage isn't held there though.

https://www.huntleyarchives.com/preview ... 9I5QAw3qz8

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/th ... lTo=157817

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/th ... ost?page=2

http://missingepisodes.proboards.com/th ... der?page=6

Re: Monty Python Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:58 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
I'd like to say something out loud in the hope that I won't have to do it myself.

To an extent, the style transfer program EBSynth is capable of matching the look and quality of an image when switching from one source to another.

It's not what it's designed for, but it can certainly buy you a second or two when switching sources.

I have also been using it for colorization, as explained at my Youtube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_GTAM8um8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMIoHwOA8jQ&t=21s

The Conquistador Coffee and Bus Conductor sections on the Python Blu-Rays are included only as extras in lower quality, along with other stuff that's floating around.

If EBSynth is given a sequence of the lower quality shot, and a matching frame of the higher quality version at the same size (the frame where it cuts off, on either side), it can attempt to generate the frames.

It will smear after too much motion, but it will start out well, giving you time to dissolve to the lower quality source if needed, and match the coloring also.

Here's a quick example from "Little Shop of Horrors." I considered this unfinished, as I could have done a lot more with stabilization and cropping and making sure the sources matched. But I've reinstated a deleted line here from various lower quality sources, while retaining the basic look of the shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMwTds5w9G4

Re: Monty Python Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:15 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist