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ImageMagick in movie restoration

Posted: 2016-04-30T17:45:33-07:00
by Meloware
I wish to thank the developers and forum administrators for their great effort and support. I have been attempting a "poor man's" movie restoration system, and partly thanks to the ImageMagick folks, I now have something to show for it. I am using Imagemagick to convert DNG raw files out of my digital camera, and create working files for frame sequences. Film sequences often fade to black, and I was experiencing "fade to noise". You provided a critical explanation to modify delegates.xml, to control the behavior of dcraw. Movies require tens of thousands of images. Multiple instances of imagemagick allows for my PC to be fully utilized in the conversion of DNG to working jpg image sequences.
The original thread was at: ... ng#p128660

I would invite you now to view the fruits of our labors at:

The first 4 videos are examples of our fully restored 16mm industry films.
Thanks again for such a wonderful tool, and the continued support you offer.

Chris Clawson (meloware)
The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, Greenfield, Massachusetts USA

Re: ImageMagick in movie restoration

Posted: 2016-04-30T23:13:51-07:00
by fmw42
Curious to know what the videos (or at least a few frames) looked like before your usage of Imagemagick! Was it an issue of cleaning up your frames or just converting from DDS to some other format?

Re: ImageMagick in movie restoration

Posted: 2016-04-30T23:24:44-07:00
by Meloware
They were 5208 x 3477 raw DNG image files. The frames were intentionally over-captured. The rendered film was properly cropped to present the correct aspect ratio with the maximum true image area possible to conserve.