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Archived Post 09-02-2011 02:24 PM

Levar Burton Confirms TNG HD Conversion
 
https://twitter.com/#!/levarburton/s...32086326284289

Archived Post 09-02-2011 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SupAJ1M (Post 3733994)

I thought TNG was converted yonks ago, considering TOS was done way back.

Would be interesting to see how better it looks.

Archived Post 09-02-2011 02:38 PM

He means Blu Ray conversion.

Archived Post 09-02-2011 02:49 PM

It has been rumored that TNG would be remastered like TOS, I am looking forward to the new special effects.

Archived Post 09-02-2011 03:01 PM

I just hope in time they do VOY and DS9 too :)

Archived Post 09-02-2011 03:03 PM

Nice. Here's hoping they still have all the footage on film. from what I understand they shot on film then converted to tape for broadcast and doing the effects.

Archived Post 09-02-2011 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
Nice. Here's hoping they still have all the footage on film. from what I understand they shot on film then converted to tape for broadcast and doing the effects.

Yep, it was shot on film then special effects edited onto video tape...apparently it was cheaper way of doing things back in the day

Archived Post 09-02-2011 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by SupAJ1M (Post 3733994)

Ummm I've known about his for a few years.

Archived Post 09-02-2011 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Cpt_Equinox
I thought TNG was converted yonks ago, considering TOS was done way back.

Would be interesting to see how better it looks.

They can't as the TNG masters are ALL on Digital Betacam tape (with about the same resolution as a 480P reolution standard definition DVD)

TOS was easy as it was all filmed on actual 16 mm film, and they just needed to rescan the prints with a HighDef digital scanner; and digitally redo the visual effects (and TOS effects shots were sparse and short anyway due to 1960ies visual effect production costs, so it wasn't that hard to redo those shots.

The only way they could use the existing video master fpr TNG would be to try and upconvert - but they did a test on a few episodes and the results were not good. To get TNG remastered in HD they need to find the original film stock - scan that with a HighDef scanner - recreate a Highdef master (using the esiting video masters as a guide for live action - and also digitally redo all the effects (the video effects were done and created on video directly (IE shot using the digital betacam cameras), and finalized and transfered directly to the video masters.

So, there's a lot more work involved in creating true HD masters of TNG episodes in addition to there being 90 or so more episodes to do than TOS had.

Archived Post 09-02-2011 05:22 PM

I noticed that the later seasons of TNG looks far superior to the first few seasons (which looked grainy and washed out, even on my dvd versions)

Not sure if they changed the filming process for the later seasons and/or if that would make it easier to upscale/remaster them.


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