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sd to full hd conversion
sd to full hd conversion
by payman naderi on Aug 15, 2018 at 11:05:29 pm

hi friends.i have a big problem
i wIll be tankful if any body help.
my friend shots a wedding ceremony but he forgot to change the
resolution to 1080.
he filmed in 640*480 and know i don't know ho to convert them to full HD
and this ceremony is very important.
pleas someone help


Re: sd to full hd conversion
by Shane Ross on Aug 15, 2018 at 11:14:10 pm

Best way...hardware. Not cheap. Blackmagic Design Terranex, or even the AJA Kona capture card will do this.

A good way...Adobe Premiere upscales decently, I use it on occasion for archival footage. After Effects is even better.

There are also plugins like Instant HD or others from Red Giant. Now, it won't look like it was shot 1080, there is just no way to blow up the pixels like that and make it look HD, but it'll look OK...decent.

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Re: sd to full hd conversion
by Chris Wright on Aug 16, 2018 at 12:40:14 am

AE has a new effect called preserve upscale. it uses bicubic filtering similar to red giant instant hd. also, you may need to sharpen with unsharp and alpha matte the shadows as it looks more organic. but hey, its sd, so it will always be semi-quasi quality inbetween after enlarged.

Also, the chroma will be missing tons of data(left like 1/32), so try de-saturating as it will hide chroma artifacts better. and finally, just watch out for softening vs sharpening, that's the true killer.