View Full Version : Double 720x480 Resolution Program?
11-06-2005, 10:28 PM
What is the program that can double the resolution of still images without really degrading the quality? I can't seem to remember the name of it...damn... can anyone help???
11-07-2005, 02:38 AM
Photozoom from www.trulyphotomagic.com
11-07-2005, 01:24 PM
Barry... Does that program work very well... i mean is it worth getting?
11-07-2005, 01:42 PM
It's what Disjecta uses, and his images can be truly astounding. For the money, it appears to be an incredible tool.
11-07-2005, 02:28 PM
I just bought it last month. I haven't experimented too much with it, but the algorithms it uses to uprez are pretty impressive.
11-07-2005, 02:48 PM
How does it look on SD TV's?
11-07-2005, 03:00 PM
If done correctly, better than standard 720x480 footage. Just like something shot on film will look cleaner & better on SD TV than miniDV, so your uprezzed footage would look better as well. Not as good as film, but anytime you're showing something that was a higher resolution, it's going to be an improvement ... again, if done correctly. Photozoom's a good product, but I've seen other uprez products do lame work.
11-07-2005, 05:44 PM
Ok, now what if I wanted to double the resolution of my video?
11-07-2005, 06:25 PM
Photozoom enhances the resolution of still images only, but how you get it to do your video is export the video into a series of still images (tiff, I think), then export that into Photozoom, then export back out, then import back into your NLE.
I don't use the software myself, yet (plan to in the near future), but from everything I've read/seen, this is how it's done ... for those who want increased resolution/sharper images, this is the way to go.
11-07-2005, 08:42 PM
Batch processing is only available in the upgraded "Photozoom Pro".
11-07-2005, 11:36 PM
Any other suggestions for up-rez video then?
11-08-2005, 01:35 AM
And does anyone have a real test image I could you use to try out my uprez program? All the ones I've found on the web are fuzzy even in their "natural" state.
11-08-2005, 01:36 AM
waltind has a page on his website, I believe, that has various examples of up-rezzed images (www.waltersindustries.com). Of everything there, Photozoom (Pro, as Barry mentioned for batch rendering - working with video) was by far the BEST. There's another program that did equally as well (listed on his site, though I don't remember the name), but it was MANY times more expensive.
11-08-2005, 02:43 AM
Just a small suggestion here.. I have uprezzed with photozoom pro. and whilst this seems obvious maybe it would help someone. The process does take awhile. Complete your entire editing workflow and then uprez.
11-08-2005, 05:16 AM
waltind has a page on his website, I believe, that has various examples of up-rezzed images (www.waltersindustries.com).
Yep. But the link for the original image used is dead/bad/inaccessible by me. :(
I'd settle for a nice, sharp, suitable for uprezzing grab from someone. All of mine..well...suck...for this purpose.
What would be a good image to use for testing? Something with a lot of teeny detail? High contrast? Stripes of all stripe?
Obviously, a res chart would do, but a good one is hard to find. For free. :happy:
11-08-2005, 08:39 AM
I've got a chart I use when trying to focus, that's simply black & white with stripes all leading towards the center ... reminds me of a WWII Japanese flag. I downloaded it off the net ... on the sign/card I'm looking at it says www.rondexter.com
11-08-2005, 09:41 AM
I'll give it a try. (Ow! My eyes!)
11-08-2005, 11:07 AM
I know, it's crazy ... staring at it, you can almost feel a stroke coming on ... or at least severe seizures.
11-18-2005, 10:51 AM
I have tried uprezing with photozoom . I just did an expeirment using 13 minutes of a project . Once you have created TIFF (exported) and create these into Tiff uprez files ..they will take up a good chunk of Disc space . the 13 minutes were over 6000 files and when done were well over 20 gb . I also tried it with my 3 minute short The Moria river . I couldn't tell any difference , then I found a post that suggested it must be edited in a 24 timeline in order to see the difference . Mine was done in a 60i timelline.
I have not tried this yet so I can't comment on whether it actually makes a difference or not .
I must make note , that doing 6000 + files does take a hell of a long time .re- several hours . Best to do it in Small batches .
Hope this may of been of some help .
11-19-2005, 09:23 AM
any other uprez programs you know about?
11-19-2005, 09:35 AM
This is the only one I know of . Maybe someone else can help