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.