Image Processing Reference
Table 4-4 RACINE-S Project Participants
Developing a portable scanner for all available formats.
Developing the processing hardware required to run the restoration
Software to regenerate speech. They call this virtual dubbing. They
are also looking at the acoustical enhancement of audio recording
and reproduction systems.
User interface being developed using VR techniques.
Interpolation software to replace or repair damaged and missing
Collaborating with the University of Glasgow on joint research
projects to develop multimedia software and restoration techniques.
Collaborating with the University of Glasgow on joint software tool
Integration and bench testing to establish whether the restoration
algorithms work satisfactorily, and feeding back to the researchers.
If the film is digitized and the color correction is done digitally, it can then be printed
back onto film for distribution. This digital intermediate (DI) introduces an opportunity to
improve the workflow and provide additional tools to the filmmaker.
Scanning the film in at the earliest possible point enables the editing to be done elec-
tronically. This is very beneficial. The integration of special effects or corrective “surgery”
other than just grading the film can then be used to easily add or remove elements, or
perform sky replacement or compositional adjustment to frame the content more attrac-
Shooting on HDCAM equipment eliminates the scanning process altogether at the
expense of losing the organic quality of film grain. That quality can be reintroduced
during the finishing phase. The process of shooting and editing a movie is shown in
Figure 4-28. The top row of boxes is the traditional mechanical process and the bottom is
RACINE-S: http://www.racine.eu.com/Arri: http://www.arri.com/
Pandora International: http://pogle.pandora-int.com/
University of Glasgow: http://www.gla.ac.uk/