Wow, I haven’t come up for air for some time. Been downloading HD episodes like a fiend and gathering the samples for the experiments mentioned earlier. But hey, my T-shirt arrived today!
Update: It’s now available at RedBubble.
So, these HD episodes look fantastic! I cannot wait to get some of the blurrier episodes redone. For some of the (visually) darker episodes like The Almost People, there’s a tradeoff: there’s quite a lot of speckling in the dark areas, but I don’t think that’s as bad as the rampant blur in the earlier caps.
Many of these look like they’d improve in a resize. Sometimes taking down the size of an image packs the pixels a bit and makes them appear sharper, so if I capture really enormous and then resize to merely huge, a lot of speckle ought to come out. However, the tool I use for batch processing doesn’t include batch resize. I may have to just give in and buy an image editor. Paint Shop Pro used to be my big tool back in the day, but that day was so long ago it was version 7. I no longer have the install disc, and that version might not run on my netbook anyway.