[Tig] film restoration software
Jeff Kreines - Mindspring
jeffkreines at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 23 20:09:48 GMT 2014
It all depends on what you need. If you just need dust-busting, Phoenix Touch is very good, and costs about $2700 — it does automated dustbusting, and manual fixes of larger artifacts, even splotches as long as they don’t obscure the same part of the frame for several frames in a row.
Touch can deal with scratches that are very short — a couple of frames — and if they wander a lot it might be able to help — but it won’t deal with conventional scratches that don’t waver. That’s not an easy thing to do — if you need to fix these one can run another track in Resolve with the image shifted and masked and perhaps slightly blurred to fill in the scratch — but it’s not perfect.
For a lot of fixes, Resolve can be very useful — repositioning images to deal with bad splices, dealing with registration problems in the original film (either camera problems or printed-in problems), etc.
After Effects can be useful for things like warped frames, etc.
For me Resolve + Phoenix Touch does most of what I need, with AE in special cases.
> On Nov 23, 2014, at 12:25 PM, justin lovell via Tig <tig at colorist.org> wrote:
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> I know this has been discussed many times, but looking for some new insight.
> Thoughts on film restoration software?
> I've tested pf clean, Diamant dustbuster +, Algosoft.
> *Pf clean* had the best interface, and allowed prores files without needing
> to convert to dpx sequences.
> *Dustbuster +* gave me the best results and excellent fine tuning controls.
> Very good customer support around development and improving the software.
> (scratch removal is getting better).
> *Algosoft* - still in development with some promising results. UI is old,
> and very windows xp ish. Mainly an automated one touch solution. Not
> necessarily what I'm after.
> Approx costs:
> Dustbuster quotes $18k
> Pfclean $10k
> Both have costly yearly upgrade fees.
> Mti I have not tested
> Phoenix retouch I have not tested.
> Anyone have results/opinions they could share?
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