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Offline SwissCheese

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1760 on: 06/24/2014 02:48 PM »
The article for this "how it was done" is ETA Wednesday.

Hopefully you've seen them already, but if not, the gif reconstructions of how the frames were repaired are beautiful.  :)

(First two are start-finish, second two are partial progress)
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1214780#msg1214780
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1211091#msg1211091
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1208350#msg1208350
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1195675#msg1195675

Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That second one is epic. ;D

Tonight I'll probably be looking for some of these in reduced size, 350 pixel width for the article. I'll let you all know.

Have you seen the "last progress report" page in the wiki?  Feel free to grab anything you need from there for the article :)

Here: http://spacexlanding.wikispaces.com/Latest+Progress+Report

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1761 on: 06/24/2014 03:24 PM »

The article for this "how it was done" is ETA Wednesday.

Hopefully you've seen them already, but if not, the gif reconstructions of how the frames were repaired are beautiful.  :)

(First two are start-finish, second two are partial progress)
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1214780#msg1214780
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1211091#msg1211091
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1208350#msg1208350
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1195675#msg1195675

Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That second one is epic. ;D

Tonight I'll probably be looking for some of these in reduced size, 350 pixel width for the article. I'll let you all know.

Have you seen the "last progress report" page in the wiki?  Feel free to grab anything you need from there for the article :)

Here: http://spacexlanding.wikispaces.com/Latest+Progress+Report

No mention of the 'Common Dirt Spots'?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1762 on: 06/24/2014 06:08 PM »
It's been said before, and I'll say it again, "Woe to the video restoration professional that has a customer that knows that this thread exists."

I'm proud to have played the tiniest part in this video, if only to understand the true difficulty of the task.  You guys did a fantastic job. 
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1763 on: 06/24/2014 07:27 PM »

The article for this "how it was done" is ETA Wednesday.

Hopefully you've seen them already, but if not, the gif reconstructions of how the frames were repaired are beautiful.  :)

(First two are start-finish, second two are partial progress)
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1214780#msg1214780
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1211091#msg1211091
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1208350#msg1208350
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1195675#msg1195675

Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That second one is epic. ;D

Tonight I'll probably be looking for some of these in reduced size, 350 pixel width for the article. I'll let you all know.

Have you seen the "last progress report" page in the wiki?  Feel free to grab anything you need from there for the article :)

Here: http://spacexlanding.wikispaces.com/Latest+Progress+Report

No mention of the 'Common Dirt Spots'?

Yes, I had a look at the wiki, used it as a cross-check mainly after I wrote the article, which is based on the notes I collected before you started on the wiki summary (I read through the entire thread, start to finish :o ). That was a good match, and Jakusb, don't worry about the dirt spots :). My text is now with Chris, who will polish it up to NSF standards ;).

By the way, for those who prefer text over video or are at work or something and want to know a bit more about MPEG4, here's a link to my earlier explanation of the technical aspects of the repair.

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Lourens' article now in first draft complete.

While we're working this, can I request a best res, best view slide as the lead image for the article. So the best recovered image (Dimensions would be 630x250).

Also, can we create this:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1211091#msg1211091
Into a 350 width x (whatever works) gif, no more than about 1.8 mb in size, to go into the article?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1765 on: 06/24/2014 07:57 PM »
I had no part in this, but I'm partial to these two frames.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1766 on: 06/24/2014 08:06 PM »
Lourens' article now in first draft complete.

While we're working this, can I request a best res, best view slide as the lead image for the article. So the best recovered image (Dimensions would be 630x250).

Also, can we create this:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1211091#msg1211091
Into a 350 width x (whatever works) gif, no more than about 1.8 mb in size, to go into the article?

If anyone wants to take this on, you can find all the frames in the attached archive.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1767 on: 06/24/2014 08:18 PM »
Does anyone on the team have any experience with post-production enhancement/VFX? I'm very much an amateur but just a few minutes with After Effects produced a result that is more pleasing to the untrained eye. I selectively blurred the most obvious macroblock edges for those times they were visible, removed the interlacing stripes, and also played around with adding noise to those sections that are already lacking in detail as the result looks more natural.

I'm sure anyone familiar with this class of tool could do a really great job with this footage.

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I had no part in this, but I'm partial to these two frames.

I'll take number 2 please. Best res that's available.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1769 on: 06/24/2014 08:19 PM »
Also, can we create this:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1211091#msg1211091
Into a 350 width x (whatever works) gif, no more than about 1.8 mb in size, to go into the article?

It's probably not possible to keep all the frames composing this gif animation with a size below 1.8 mb, even with the resizing. We (actually more precisely saliva_sweet :P) probably either have to remove some frames or maybe post it as a html5 compatible video? (.mp4 / .ogg)

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Only .gif will go into the article per the requirement.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1771 on: 06/24/2014 08:25 PM »
Lourens' article now in first draft complete.

While we're working this, can I request a best res, best view slide as the lead image for the article. So the best recovered image (Dimensions would be 630x250).

Best image...  Well, we have a few more choices than those first two partial i frames that were first released.  I'll throw in a few favorites to narrow it down.  183, just after the exhaust plume hits the ocean.  211, just before touchdown.  280, 'Look ma, I float!'

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1772 on: 06/24/2014 08:38 PM »
Hacked at version of saliva_sweet's gif of the reconstruction at the requested size and about half the frames removed to make it 1.77MB. 

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Hacked at version of saliva_sweet's gif of the reconstruction at the requested size and about half the frames removed to make it 1.77MB. 

Wonderful! :)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1774 on: 06/24/2014 09:23 PM »
Congrats on a monumental team effort that will surely get its well-deserved footnote in Space Exploration History! - It has been an amazing thing to follow.

Now it would be great to see another effort: namely to "doll up" the final vid. Yes, we space enthusiasts and purists will always prefer the real thing, but for everybody else out there a nice smooth hi-res video with sound will be superb.

For inspiration, the wizardry done on the Curiosity Descent video (side-by-side comparison):


The result:


« Last Edit: 06/24/2014 09:25 PM by Oersted »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1775 on: 06/24/2014 09:48 PM »
Hacked at version of saliva_sweet's gif of the reconstruction at the requested size and about half the frames removed to make it 1.77MB.

Might be worth it to add the latest progress with p frame conversion as the last frame. Unfortunately the video is using an old mpg4-img for that frame not the updated one here http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.msg1215938#msg1215938
It's not noticable in the video,  but looks a bit harsh as a still.


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1776 on: 06/24/2014 10:14 PM »
I had no part in this, but I'm partial to these two frames.

I'll take number 2 please. Best res that's available.

That's already the best available.

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I had no part in this, but I'm partial to these two frames.

I'll take number 2 please. Best res that's available.

That's already the best available.

Copy that!

This is going to be Thursday now (waiting for someone to get back on site).
« Last Edit: 06/25/2014 02:52 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 CRS-3 Splashdown Video Repair Task Thread
« Reply #1778 on: 06/25/2014 10:36 PM »
So amazing what you all have done here.  I'm glad I could have contributed in my small way, but it's nothing compared to the hours and hours of amazing work that was performed by everyone on this project.  The video is truly a historic piece of rocket development and without your work it simply would not be appreciated by the public at large.

All the effort by those involved here really makes me proud to be a member on this forum and involved.

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PS.  Totally dig the audio!
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