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General Category => Amstrad CPC hardware => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 16:33, 19 January 22

Title: VIDITEST6 - A Scanner Darkly
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:33, 19 January 22

Mode 2 footage from the animated 2006 Keanu Reeves film.
Composite video (DVD player)->VIDI unit->6128 (Using VIDI software)->OSSC & Hauppauge Rocket

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Kl-Ri24IQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Kl-Ri24IQ)

THIS CHANNEL IS NOT MONETIZED.
This video was created under the 'Fair Use' doctrine to demonstrate the Rombo VIdeo DIgitizer (VIDI) hardware unit and uses a clip from the above named film which is the sole property of the copyright holders.


If you are interested the film is available from various outets or to buy/rent from YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=A+SCANNER+DARKLY (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=A+SCANNER+DARKLY)


A Scanner  Darkly:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Scanner_Darkly_(film)#Reception (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Scanner_Darkly_(film)#Reception)
Other links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_de (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_de)...
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VIDI (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VIDI)...


From YT:
"Copyright claim found. The copyright owner is allowing you to use the claimed content and will run ads on your video."


Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: VIDITEST6 - A Scanner Darkly
Post by: Gryzor on 13:11, 20 January 22
Better results than I expected! If I recall correctly the movie used a cell-shading technique (over rotorscoped video - not animate) so that helps, but still very nice results!

How large is the data file?
Title: Re: VIDITEST6 - A Scanner Darkly
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:31, 20 January 22
Quote from: Gryzor on 13:11, 20 January 22
Better results than I expected! If I recall correctly the movie used a cell-shading technique (over rotorscoped video - not animate) so that helps, but still very nice results!

How large is the data file?

Yes you're right :)
From Wikipedia:
"The film was shot digitally and then animated using interpolated rotoscope, an animation technique in which animators trace over the original footage frame by frame, for use in live-action and animated films, giving the finished result a distinctive animated look."

Animations/cartoons generally look OK due to the clear definintion of objects/background/people as do some B&W films.


EG
Animated:
Persepolis
Animal farm


B&W:
The Artist


Unfortunately old B&W films (low-def) don't display too well :(


The data file is 424MB.
Title: Re: VIDITEST6 - A Scanner Darkly
Post by: Nich on 18:29, 20 January 22
Cool - I've seen still images that have been digitised using VIDI, but I've never seen VIDI in action before! 8)
Title: Re: VIDITEST6 - A Scanner Darkly
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:19, 21 January 22

Aye @Nich (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53) it was a great piece of kit to use, especially for the someone like myself with no artistic talent.
Vidi and the the Advanced OCP Art Studio were a match made in Heaven.
There is also an overlay file to allow the user to scan directly onto a Stop Press page which I might get a chance to look at some time in the future but the VIDI isn't working 100% just now (edge connector problem) so who knows when.


Anyway for general interest here is a video showing a VIDI demo made on the ST and another for the Amiga by @chinnyhill10 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=984) :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI0oyrZ83Nc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI0oyrZ83Nc)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8THo9NcCg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8THo9NcCg)


Stop Press:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Stop_Press (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Stop_Press)

Update:
One for the C64 - "How old school video digitizers worked" by the '8=Bit Guy'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vpKsteIzJs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vpKsteIzJs)





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