View Full Version : Can the AR be fixed here?

6th March 2008, 11:09
Source was originally 1.77:1 Widescreen, and I'd like to bring it back to full 16:9 resolution if possible!

And the video appears very washed out. Any recommendations for bright/contrast tweaks to help? Could that HDR AGC plugin do automatic correction?

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6939/100000bq4.th.png (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=100000bq4.png) http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2604/10000pu0.th.png (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10000pu0.png)

6th March 2008, 12:42
it's crap as a source.

just crop 100 from the top, 104 from the bottom,
resize to 720,480,
and encode with 16/9 ar.

hdragc is not the tool, it's for underexposed stuff.
use tweak()
what you do is a matter of preference...

i just played a bit in vdub:

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6514/76258935ua4.th.png (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=76258935ua4.png) http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4181/79387861jc4.th.png (http://img510.imageshack.us/my.php?image=79387861jc4.png)

you'll also need to deblock at the least.
might as well smooth a bit,
and sharpen a bit to give some sense of detail,
nothing really there...


7th March 2008, 02:13
Should the filter order be like this?


7th March 2008, 09:07
Were did you get this source?

7th March 2008, 09:27
My lame brother...

Motorola HD Receiver > Firewire transfer to his laptop > Encode to DivX (which is how it got so screwed up to begin with).

If he would've kept the .ts file I wouldn't have this mess. I usually take the .ts file, make edits in VideoReDo, make a .d2v file, and use AviSynth with either VDub for an XviD AVI or HC Encoder for a nice DVD.