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Akalabeth11 Oct 2018 7:32 p.m. PST

Peter Jackson has produced a film that will play in Britain featuring WW1 footage that has been adjusted, by computer to have both colour and extra frames to play at normal speed. It has also been added audio and so on. The clip they played looks pretty remarkable.

BBC article on it (with video):

Desert Fox11 Oct 2018 8:22 p.m. PST

Very cool!

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 8:43 p.m. PST

Nothing new.



Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

Of course, Rallynow is quite right to point out that colorization of photos and film has been done for a while, but having seen much of this earlier work, I can vouch that the expertise--and money!--that Jackson could put into this project makes everything else look almost as dated as the original B&W images.

I very much hope this program becomes quickly available on DVD/Blue-ray as I would find it mesmerizing.


Silurian12 Oct 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

This level of detail and dedication is most certainly new.
Can't wait to see it.

Old Wolfman12 Oct 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

Can barely wait for it on this side of the Atlantic ,too.

Akalabeth12 Oct 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

It is new Rallynow if that's your comparison. The DVD you linked to runs faster than life as footage from that time period does- this new re-mastered footage has had additional frames added per second in order to reduce the speed of the footage to real time while still maintaining a smooth picture.

Cameras from the WW1 era were hand-cranked, which means they had inconsistent number of frames per second because the speed of the recording depended upon the consistency of the camera man.

Also the quality of the picture in these new videos is worlds apart from what's on that WW1 in colour boxed set, the gulf in quality is greater than VHS to Bluray disc.

In other words, check the link in future before you dismiss it out of hand because if you had checked it out I don't think you'd be saying it's nothing new.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2018 5:42 p.m. PST

I'd heard a lot about this when in development, but wasn't aware it was out. Thank you, Akalabeth.

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