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Anybody know about Digitally remastering a video shot from 1983 from a YouTube video, what software to use?

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Hey guys there was a film from 1983 that is old footage and something I was wondering if could be remastered! Does anybody know how to go about remastering old footage ? Which software works best and how long this process takes ? The length of the video is around 40 minutes , footage is old from 1983
 


I've played around with Shotcut. You can make some adjustments with it. More than that I can not say, 'cause I never reached the point of real proficiency.
 
I've played around with Shotcut. You can make some adjustments with it. More than that I can not say, 'cause I never reached the point of real proficiency.
Thanks for that I may have a play around with it
 
AV Linux has video and Audio editing stuff.

 
Remastering is usually done frame by frame, it is very time-consuming, and professional software expensive. There used to be an enhancement program part of Avidemux, but I don't know if It's still going
 
Remastering is usually done frame by frame, it is very time-consuming, and professional software expensive. There used to be an enhancement program part of Avidemux, but I don't know if It's still going
Yeah i dont think i will be doing frame by frame maybe something more simple and user friendly that can clean up the footage
 
Remastering is usually done frame by frame, it is very time-consuming, and professional software expensive. There used to be an enhancement program part of Avidemux, but I don't know if It's still going
Avidemux is not an enhancement program, it is a very simple video editor which has an advantage of doing lossless editing of compressed video (with keyframe accuracy). It is very much in active development, like the most of the Linux video software (e.g. Kdenlive, Olive, Flowblade, OpenShot, Shotcut, Vapoursynth, etc.).

For doing good restoration you don't need money, instead you need a lot of knowledge about good video processing techniques. It's a whole science of itself. You can achieve amazing results with VapourSynth and its plugins, all of which are FLOSS, but certainly far from being user-friendly (Python knowledge required, as well as the knowledge on how to compile software from sources). Some simple restoration can be done in Kdenlive, but it's more suitable for editing, and quite excellent at that.

You can also try AI processing with chaiNNer, also completely FLOSS and portable, but a powerful PC with a good video card is necessary for that, and the results may be quite disappointing, so my pick #1 for video processing is still VapourSynth.

Links to check out:
https://www.flathub.org (first and foremost, for the latest versions of everything)
https://www.vapoursynth.com
https://vsdb.top
https://kdenlive.org
https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade
https://www.openshot.org
https://shotcut.org
https://github.com/chaiNNer-org/chaiNNer
 
As an enhancement program, Da Vinci resolve is the best free and better than a lot of paid, which has more than you can ever use. But it has a big learning curve.
Other free video editors include ShotCut or Openshot. No watermarks. and does its job very well for basic editing. pretty straightforward for beginners.
 

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