Steps

Dunno if it’s been mentioned but Panic At The Discos new album is also out on the 19th.

Are they still relevant? Any competition there? They’ve had almost as many likes on their tweet in 2 days than Steps have had in over 2 months
 
So far Stomp, One For Sorrow are truly rescanned from the film they used. And judging by that Platinum Megamix video It's the way you make me feel & Deeper Shade of blue would be too and we'll have them in 4K.
The rest is just AI Upscaled from really good original master. The problem with Summer of love lies in encoding the upscaled video not because of the source. The video doesn't have enough bitrate to maintain the details hence the breaking.

People can only do what they can with the source material they get. At the end of the day, there’s a few split seconds where things go off slightly but it’s a damn sight better than what we had before. Maybe we should all start being a bit more grateful and showing more appreciation into the hard work put in rather than nitpicking the tiniest of flaws.

We can be both grateful and giving constructive comment at the same time. Nobody is dismissing the work they're doing. I am thankful for those HD/4K videos because God knows how many troubles they had to go through to get them for us. But if I see a problem I will say it because there's a chance they could fix it now or in future uploads.
 
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So far Stomp, One For Sorrow are truly rescanned from the film they used. And judging by that Platinum Megamix video It's the way you make me feel & Deeper Shade of blue would be too and we'll have them in 4K.
The rest is just AI Upscaled from really good original master. The problem with Summer of love lies in encoding the upscaled video not because of the source. The video doesn't have enough bitrate to maintain the details hence the breaking.



We can be both grateful and giving constructive comment at the same time. Nobody is dismissing the work they're doing. I am thankful for those HD/4K videos because God knows how many troubles they had to gone through to get them for us. But if I see a problem I will say it because there's a chance they could fix it now or in future uploads.

I'm not sure he's even needed to use AI on most of them, unless he's using something better than Topaz and being very gentle with it, because there's few signs of plastic faces apart from on Summer Of Love. Sometimes a very good SD source from the late 90s onwards doesn't really need anything doing to it.
 
I'm not sure he's even needed to use AI on most of them, unless he's using something better than Topaz and being very gentle with it, because there's few signs of plastic faces apart from on Summer Of Love. Sometimes a very good SD source from the late 90s onwards doesn't really need anything doing to it.

In Topaz there's a method called Proteus which only upscale and finetune without any smoothing. I guess they used that one to finetune the video to the quality we saw.
 
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The rest is just AI Upscaled from really good original master. The problem with Summer of love lies in encoding the upscaled video not because of the source. The video doesn't have enough bitrate to maintain the details hence the breaking.
You have literally no idea what he's doing or what he's using so I would advise you stop talking about what you don't know.
 
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You have literally no idea what he's doing or what he's using so I would advise you stop talking about what you don't know.
I find the whole remastering/upscaling conversation pretty fascinating. I don’t think this poster trying to explain how it works is causing any harm. I don’t know why it needs to stop being talked about. The conversation feels very constructive and interesting.
 
You have literally no idea what he's doing or what he's using so I would advise you stop talking about what you don't know.

What's up with the aggressive tone? Do you have any knowledge in video processing? I've been in the field for over 12 years now so I do know what I am talking about. We are having a conversation about what we could expect from next uploads and if any of us finds any error now we should say it so anyone who's in charge could fix it. Remastering 20 musicvideos shot almost 20 years ago is a lot of work and mistakes are likely to happen. It would be amazing if we spot any error and they fix it. But if they couldn't it would be totally fine too. We are giving constructive comments not dissing anyone or demanding they do this and that here.
 
The conversation of how one goes about upscaling videos is pretty fascinating to me. There's room for that conversation to be had here too I think, especially since there's a lull in activity at the moment until release week. It doesn't need to be all about posting screenshots of Lee in a speedo which is a bit creepy.
 
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Bought Retropop magazine today. Nice full size pictures of each of the solo covers of the Platinum Collection alongside a pretty standard interview. Looks like they’ll be taking a break after release, but I think we guessed that.
 

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