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Old 2008-03-01, 10:34 PM
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Removing logos from recorded programs

Anyone know how to do this? Is there free software available?

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Old 2008-03-01, 10:57 PM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

put some black tape on the TV screen
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Old 2008-03-02, 01:36 AM
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put some black tape on the TV screen
woof?
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Old 2008-03-02, 01:50 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

sometimes you can just move furniture in front of it
or angle your shoe.
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Old 2008-03-02, 02:15 AM
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[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.......








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.
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Old 2008-03-02, 07:56 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

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.......
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Old 2008-03-02, 07:58 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

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[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.......








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.
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Old 2008-03-02, 08:04 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
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.

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Old 2008-03-02, 08:20 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

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Originally Posted by tgunn2760 View Post

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.

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.......
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Old 2008-03-02, 11:01 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper
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.
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Old 2008-03-02, 11:03 AM
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Old 2008-03-02, 12:53 PM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

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Old 2008-03-02, 04:01 PM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

Quote:
Originally Posted by direwolf-pgh View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper
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.....
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Old 2008-03-03, 05:48 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by direwolf-pgh View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper
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.
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Old 2008-03-03, 10:50 AM
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Re: Removing logos from recorded programs

Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by direwolf-pgh View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by showtaper
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.
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