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tgunn2760
2008-03-01, 10:34 PM
Anyone know how to do this? Is there free software available?

Thanks.

direwolf-pgh
2008-03-01, 10:57 PM
put some black tape on the TV screen :thumbsup

tgunn2760
2008-03-02, 01:36 AM
put some black tape on the TV screen :thumbsup

woof?

direwolf-pgh
2008-03-02, 01:50 AM
sometimes you can just move furniture in front of it
or angle your shoe.

Audioarchivist
2008-03-02, 02:15 AM
[sarcasm on]
I find a little piece of wax paper kind of just blurs the screen and the logo so you still see the light through it and not a hole in the screen.......



:lmao:




Seriously though, frame by frame photoshop each one out? Then reassemble all new images.

Sure there's stuff that can blur or block out unwanted parts of a video, but then again most people probably want things left unmodified, wouldn't they? If you don't have a source pre-graphics why pretend you do by artificially removing them badly. Other than doing it by hand one by one you're still going to get crappy results unless you go to Pixar Animation or something equally ridiculous.

Save your time and money and make your mind erase the unwanted stuff on your screen. If that doesn't work, go read a book.

[/sarcasm off]

I really don't know.

showtaper
2008-03-02, 07:56 AM
Why doesn't anyone try to be helpful without questioning motives that
were never given? The poster didn't say he was going to flood TTD with
"inferior" modified recordings.

I routinely de-logo video for my own viewing enjoyment (with varying results)
but only trade or torrent the original versions.

Try a search for virtualdub or virtualdub mod programs (freeware), and for
delogo or logoaway filters (also freeware). You can also find links to these
at www.videohelp.com (great site with loads of links and tutorials). Opaque
and motion logos are the hardest to remove, you'll have to experiment and
decide what artifacts you can live with in the finished product. For things
like time-code, I tend to just cover with a black box so I don't have to
watch the numbers whiz by.

Good luck and remember that the folks here (and most collectors) will want
un-modified originals should you happen to share.......

tgunn2760
2008-03-02, 07:58 AM
[sarcasm on]
I find a little piece of wax paper kind of just blurs the screen and the logo so you still see the light through it and not a hole in the screen.......



:lmao:




Seriously though, frame by frame photoshop each one out? Then reassemble all new images.

Sure there's stuff that can blur or block out unwanted parts of a video, but then again most people probably want things left unmodified, wouldn't they? If you don't have a source pre-graphics why pretend you do by artificially removing them badly. Other than doing it by hand one by one you're still going to get crappy results unless you go to Pixar Animation or something equally ridiculous.

Save your time and money and make your mind erase the unwanted stuff on your screen. If that doesn't work, go read a book.

[/sarcasm off]

I really don't know.

I read on the occasional upload "logo removed" so I assumed there was software to do this.

I personally don't mind the logos.

tgunn2760
2008-03-02, 08:04 AM
Why doesn't anyone try to be helpful without questioning motives that
were never given? The poster didn't say he was going to flood TTD with
"inferior" modified recordings.

I routinely de-logo video for my own viewing enjoyment (with varying results)
but only trade or torrent the original versions.

Try a search for virtualdub or virtualdub mod programs (freeware), and for
delogo or logoaway filters (also freeware). You can also find links to these
at www.videohelp.com (great site with loads of links and tutorials). Opaque
and motion logos are the hardest to remove, you'll have to experiment and
decide what artifacts you can live with in the finished product. For things
like time-code, I tend to just cover with a black box so I don't have to
watch the numbers whiz by.

Good luck and remember that the folks here (and most collectors) will want
un-modified originals should you happen to share.......


Thanks for your reply. I didn't know traders want logos left intact, in fact I thought the opposite was true.

I do have virtualdub and can probably find the filters, but since people would rather have the logos left on the video, I won't bother.

:thumbsup

showtaper
2008-03-02, 08:20 AM
Thanks for your reply. I didn't know traders want logos left intact, in fact I thought the opposite was true.

I do have virtualdub and can probably find the filters, but since people would rather have the logos left on the video, I won't bother.

:thumbsup

The overwhelming majority here want the shows as originally recorded.

This allows the downloader the choice to attempt to "improve" the recording.
A "modified" recording cannot have the repairs un-done should a better
processing technique become available in the future.

I always keep the originals as a source for my listening or viewing discs
which I do tend to alter.......

direwolf-pgh
2008-03-02, 11:01 AM
Why doesn't anyone try to be helpful without questioning motives that
were never given? The poster didn't say he was going to flood TTD with
"inferior" modified recordings. because we knew you would come along with the perfect answer.

I routinely de-logo video for my own viewing enjoyment (with varying results)
but only trade or torrent the original versions.

Opaque and motion logos are the hardest to remove, you'll have to experiment and
decide what artifacts you can live with in the finished product. For things
like time-code, I tend to just cover with a black box so I don't have to
watch the numbers whiz by.

Good luck and remember that the folks here (and most collectors) will want
unmodified originals should you happen to share....... and how is this different from my drunken ideas ?!
In fact, my idea left the original video intact - didnt waste any time futzing with the computer & gave the same results.

I don't do any video editing at this time, but I believe the correct answer to this question is - find a better original source.

schmoe75
2008-03-02, 11:03 AM
:lol:

mooncusser
2008-03-02, 12:53 PM
:roflol::roflol::thumbsup

showtaper
2008-03-02, 04:01 PM
Why doesn't anyone try to be helpful without questioning motives that
were never given? The poster didn't say he was going to flood TTD with
"inferior" modified recordings. because we knew you would come along with the perfect answer.

I routinely de-logo video for my own viewing enjoyment (with varying results)
but only trade or torrent the original versions.

Opaque and motion logos are the hardest to remove, you'll have to experiment and
decide what artifacts you can live with in the finished product. For things
like time-code, I tend to just cover with a black box so I don't have to
watch the numbers whiz by.

Good luck and remember that the folks here (and most collectors) will want
unmodified originals should you happen to share....... and how is this different from my drunken ideas ?!
In fact, my idea left the original video intact - didnt waste any time futzing with the computer & gave the same results.

I don't do any video editing at this time, but I believe the correct answer to this question is - find a better original source.

Great non-advice, if you happen to have access to pre-broadcast material.....

Audioarchivist
2008-03-03, 05:48 AM
Why doesn't anyone try to be helpful without questioning motives that
were never given? The poster didn't say he was going to flood TTD with
"inferior" modified recordings. because we knew you would come along with the perfect answer.

I routinely de-logo video for my own viewing enjoyment (with varying results)
but only trade or torrent the original versions.

Opaque and motion logos are the hardest to remove, you'll have to experiment and
decide what artifacts you can live with in the finished product. For things
like time-code, I tend to just cover with a black box so I don't have to
watch the numbers whiz by.

Good luck and remember that the folks here (and most collectors) will want
unmodified originals should you happen to share....... and how is this different from my drunken ideas ?!
In fact, my idea left the original video intact - didnt waste any time futzing with the computer & gave the same results.

I don't do any video editing at this time, but I believe the correct answer to this question is - find a better original source.

Great non-advice, if you happen to have access to pre-broadcast material.....
Hey man you never know how deep some people's video shelves go! Someone on this earth's probably got it, it's just a matter of time before you find them.

tgunn2760
2008-03-03, 10:50 AM
Why doesn't anyone try to be helpful without questioning motives that
were never given? The poster didn't say he was going to flood TTD with
"inferior" modified recordings. because we knew you would come along with the perfect answer.

I routinely de-logo video for my own viewing enjoyment (with varying results)
but only trade or torrent the original versions.

Opaque and motion logos are the hardest to remove, you'll have to experiment and
decide what artifacts you can live with in the finished product. For things
like time-code, I tend to just cover with a black box so I don't have to
watch the numbers whiz by.

Good luck and remember that the folks here (and most collectors) will want
unmodified originals should you happen to share....... and how is this different from my drunken ideas ?!
In fact, my idea left the original video intact - didnt waste any time futzing with the computer & gave the same results.

I don't do any video editing at this time, but I believe the correct answer to this question is - find a better original source.

Great non-advice, if you happen to have access to pre-broadcast material.....

There are some real tools on this site, it's just a matter of time before they come out of the woodwork.

Thanks again for your reply.

vladsmythe
2008-03-03, 11:04 AM
Is it possible to remove the timecodes we often see on videos. I'm cool with logos on the screen, but the timecodes are a distraction. Also is there a way to "un-blur" images that we really want to see, but some consider unsuitable?

showtaper
2008-03-03, 12:37 PM
Is it possible to remove the timecodes we often see on videos. I'm cool with logos on the screen, but the timecodes are a distraction. Also is there a way to "un-blur" images that we really want to see, but some consider unsuitable?

For my viewing copy, I typically cover the timecode with a black stripe
(especially if the timecode is already in a black stripe) as most of the
"de-logo" tools cannot cope with the fast moving numbers. I find this
much less distracting.

I've never tried to un-blur an image, good luck with that!

bot
2008-03-03, 01:31 PM
have either of you guys ever heard of Crop & Resize

:duh: get your heads in the ballgame. jeez !

vladsmythe
2008-03-03, 03:09 PM
I think this is dumber than my thread asking how to remove timecodes - which are much more annoying than a logo. Why was my thread deleted (other than it was by me)?

tgunn2760
2008-03-03, 08:46 PM
I think this is dumber than my thread asking how to remove timecodes - which are much more annoying than a logo. Why was my thread deleted (other than it was by me)?


I'm guessin' one or more of the mods is f*****g with you.

It would be nice to remove the timecode, but I doubt that it's possible. If it was, I'm sure you would have seen versions of shows with and without timecodes.

DanielG
2008-03-04, 01:53 AM
Is it possible to remove the timecodes we often see on videos.
Nope.
Also is there a way to "un-blur" images that we really want to see, but some consider unsuitable?
That is also impossible.

showtaper
2008-03-04, 05:58 AM
I think this is dumber than my thread asking how to remove timecodes - which are much more annoying than a logo. Why was my thread deleted (other than it was by me)?

Scroll down, the threads have been combined......