I have a lot of old shows from days when 'HD' was never even a twinkle in... well... anyones eye.
I'm a cartoon nerd, so lots of them are quite simple to see what should be, and what shouldn't.
For example, thin black lines often 'flicker' or 'shift'.
Pixelation often occurs on the low bitrate keepsakes I've made in years gone by (when 480p was considered AMAZING and HDDs were on average 4GB)
And just general horribleness that comes from low bitrate, too much 'zoom', and all the nasties that exist.
Playing with Still Frames, I'm noticing a simple "Blur" followed by about 5X "Sharpen" makes these elements better.
This wouldn't work for video of real life things, but as its cartoons, this fixes a lot of things.
Is there any sort of plugin (VLC preferably?) that can use the wasted CPU\GPU cycles I have spare to clean up my shit video?
Perhaps something I can RE-encode to? (I know encoding can be lossy, well, is lossy, but with enough excess bitrate, I imagine things could go well.....).
For anyone who might have played with Emulators back in the day, I'm talking about things like SuperEAGLE mode, on 8\16 bit games style fixing.
Example; anyone remember how blocky sonic is in 16bit?
This is all old news though...
Is there a postprocessor?
Or even something I can re-encode with? To try and upscale these POS videos I have?