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Postby popdrome » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:17 pm  1 likes

Hey what's up guys?
Yesp I have some news that might give this place some much-needed kick.

Listen up I've been to a place not much people get to see or visit.
honestly, I had the privilege for no other reason than my last name and my family.

Samsung, Philips, Siemens, Sony and the big siblings (Microsoft, Google, Facebook obviously and the kids) are looking into this, and it's gonna be huge.

Much UNLIKE US (!), the guys at apple and sony don't like to keep 40 gig copies of films. Much (un)like us, they are looking into HEVC, .265 encoding, and all that stuff. To be honest, it's an ongoing process but not much has resulted so far.

They've been looking to the other option. For many years now, and the math is done!
And here it is: end - to end- upscaling!!!

You might not be impressed until you'll see what I mean:

a 640x480 film (like we have many of those) can be upscaled to 1080p HD at hardly no cost!
And I've seen it. boy oh boy it looks good! Better than anything. If this is true guys,
we get to keep our 700 mb 640x480 slow quality copies and downloads, while getting a better TV (not kidding) to get a
1080p rendering.

This is gonna be huge because I believe my eyes.

Listen up ppl. Our file sharing concept (over e-mule, I'm not even mentioning usenet and uloz.to alternatives) has been possibly drained out over time but it is not dead, right? Let's keep it and cherish it some while longer! Let's share that 720p old copy, and wait, until you see it with your own eyes in 4k upscaling!
Excellent.

So that's it, I wanted to've m3entioned after my visit to Philips.
In short: keep sharing! And let's keep this website alive!

greetings,
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Re: News

Postby ghost » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:52 pm  0 likes

Hey popdrome! :)
Long time not seen you. I hope you're doing fine!

But tell me: What has the H.265 codec to do with upscaling?

There are severeal methods of upscaling and I tried some plug-ins like Instant 4K from Red Giant or Uprez from Boris FX and some other stuff in avisynth. Some do a pretty good job, but upscaling a 480p or 576p video to HD will never look as good as it were shot originally in HD. The picture details in the small resolution are just missing.

What you wrote sounds interesting... Let's see what the future will bring.
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Re: News

Postby popdrome » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:35 am  0 likes

Hiya ghost :)
I haven't been away really, just sometimes you have so little to share.. :(

Nah .265 has nothing to do with upscaling, I was just mentioning it as part of summing up of what they;'re looking into.

I was like you, rather sceptical about upscaling, because of what I've seen so far.
But _really_ I'm sure it's their algorithms that have improved so much!!
What I've seen has been truly incredible, and I'm sure after you've seen it would have impressed you too!

Just wanted to say, let's not give up hope on low quality stuff.
tata
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