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_Kaiser_ wrote: »
Hmm.. interesting. What sort of power is needed? I've a dual Xenon Poweredge T420 that is idling most of the day and acts as my Domain Controller, Fileshare and Plex Server.
Even if you started with the "big" episodes it'd be worth doing ....
hawkeye_bmr wrote: »
Does anyone know what limitations are on the trial version? I know this is not ST, but I've tried a sample video of this https://archive.org/details/FatherTed1x01GoodLuckFatherTed , to this https://youtu.be/2uz39dlgTXo, just with default settings......extraordinary results....
Inviere wrote: »
From my understanding, I think this program shifts work to the GPU in order to crunch the numbers (they're way faster than a cpu in that regard). The video above was done on an RTX 2080 I believe, which isn't a cheap piece of kit...and the new RTX 3k series is coming soon which should hopefully help with prices. If you're into pc gaming though, a decent gpu will be a must anyway. I'm planning on a 3080 for next year, with a Ryzen gen 3 cpu...so hopefully the time taken to upscale will reduce.
_Kaiser_ wrote: »
I have a 1070 in my gaming rig but if CPU isn't the main need, I have a small Poweredge T20 with a Pentium D that I could throw a GTX 970 into and just leave it to work away.
AllForIt wrote: »
Can it not be done on the fly i.e as your watching it. That way you wouldn't have to go through all this laborious process for every episode. With a video player that has that capability of course.
You're not working with the original source so it can never be as good as if it were done in the studio.
Personally I don't like the high definition versions of the original series or TNG. It just seems wrong, where you can see Data's makeup glisten etc and there isn't as much detail on the bridge in TNG as the newer series where the control panels just like like drawings with lights under them - which is what they are of course. The ship in the opening credits also just looks less realistic. Rocks in underground caves look more like what they are - painted foam or whatever their made of. Reduced resolution can make it looker better rather than worse in some cases is what I'm saying.