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The Professionals: Blu-ray captures 
11th-Oct-2014 06:55 pm
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I have begun updating images in The Professionals frame capture collection with new captures from the Blu-ray disks, which provide an amazing improvement in image quality. I had become quite discouraged with trying to collect images from the DVDs, because the prints used for those were so faded and yellowed that there was no way to make the captures look even halfway decent. The Blu-ray releases have certainly rectified that problem; this is actually the first time I've seen The Professionals with good color reproduction. You can even make out the strange color of Doyle's eyes (a sort of greyish aquamarine.)

I have finished updating the collections for the first six episodes, and will be working my way through the rest of series 1 and 2, for which the Blu-ray releases are currently available. After some deliberation, I am presenting the images at 1080x810 resolution. The raw captures from the Blu-ray disks are 1440x1080, but while they are quite large, they are also distinctly grainy. Shrinking the dimensions to three-quarters the original size cleans up the graininess while still providing a fairly large image.
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14th-Oct-2014 12:01 pm (UTC)
Excellent news, thank you.
I don't own the Blu-ray versions, but the plain DVD versions (released in March this year) of the first series restored from the original prints. Such an improvement from any older DVD versions! For a start, you can admire the lads' real eye colour :)
And the sound quality has improved too...
I can't wait for series two to be released as well, though it seems we have to wait a few months still (for the standard DVD, not the Blu-ray, I mean).
Thank you so much for working on updating the screencaps :)
Paola