Next important news, I've managed to download the files for the AI based Topaz software which allows us to enhance the old videos to modern looking formats with speeds up to 60 fps and de noised, cleaned up, sharpened , reveals more detail ext. Filling in the gaps is where artificial intelligence comes into play and is just one part in a process which needs an ordinary editing suite like we already use then this further treatment which is actually first, the soundtrack isn't touched and is removed to treat it as it slows the process down. It can be reunited before the online final editing. The really old films in black and white can be coloured but the software is still in the making with no Windows compatible version its all in DOS at present but is sure to be ready soon. I'll leave a file to convert overnight, it takes between 20-30 hours to complete!
I've still got to get a news letter compiled for the Polio Fellowship branch members advising of the next regular meeting which sees us back in harness after the C....... I managed to get fuel today at Middlewich, there should also be fuel in Holmes Chapel by tonight so getting back to normal, just hugely inflated prices now, hard to imagine it was under a quid last year in lock downs. A lot of chores on the list and the transport stuff never ends. I'm also scanning some of Dave Forrest's 50' cine reels in between other jobs.
Meanwhile some more shots from last weeks filming, all the DVDs are ready and first orders for Showbus have been received and are ready to post. I also got November Bus mag advert done, pushing the lucky dip boxes. Here are shots from Aylesbury.