After the positive feedback I received following the first release the The Wounded - Peter’s cut, I decided to digitize the other tapes I own. With some luck, on the 9 tapes I got, we’ll find two or three other worthwhile preliminary versions of some TNG episodes, with additional scenes to enjoy.
But before I start publishing lots of VHS videos, I wanted to ensure that the quality was at its best. I spent a couple of days trying many things and I’m finally happy with the final result. These are still videos coming out from old analog tapes but at least, the picture and the audio have been improved to the best of my abilities. My computer takes a couple of days rendering the final result, per tape, you should expect one video released every week or so from now on. I’ll work with Trekcore for proper analysis of the content.
For starters, I’ve re-published The Wounded, remastered and better looking that the video from last week. Check it out now on this page. Once again, these videos are for trekkies only, or at the very least, for people who enjoy movie-making. Below, you can see a before/after screenshot along with a picture of what my office looked like after 4 days sitting down, fiddling with hardware and filters in After Effects, with the S-VHS tape player plugged directly on my acquisition card inside the computer :-).