D’You Know What I Mean? (music video restoration comparison)

Below are several grabs from the original 1997 telecine transfer of the music video for D’You Know What I Mean?, followed by equivalent frames from the new 2K scan of the 35mm film done in 2016. Hopefully this short article gives an idea of the huge improvement in picture quality compared to the original.

For this new restoration, Directors Dom & Nic worked with colourist Dave ‘Luddy’ Ludlam and members of the original production team to combine a new hi-res scan with Noel Gallagher’s 2016 remix of the song.

Shot from the 1997 PAL telecine transfer, grabbed from the Time Flies DVD. Click to enlarge.

Above: A shot from the 1997 PAL telecine transfer, grabbed from the “Time Flies” DVD. Click to enlarge.

Still from the 2016 high-def remaster. A cooler colour grade, more fine detail, and greater tonal gradation in dark areas of the image. Click to enlarge.

Above: A still from the 2016 high-def remaster. A cooler colour grade, much higher resolution, and finer tonal gradation in dark areas of the image. Click to enlarge.

Band wide shot (standard definition grab from DVD)

Above: Original 1997 version, captured from “Time Flies” DVD. This appears to be a letterboxed PAL 4:3 telecine transfer, zoomed to 16:9 for the DVD. The original video master was converted to NTSC for inclusion on the disc. Click to enlarge.

Band wide shot (2016 HD scan)

Above: Grab from new high-definition version uploaded to YouTube, derived from a 2K scan of the 35mm film done at the Mill in 2016. There’s a huge increase in fine detail, particularly in dark areas of the image that appear to have been intentionally ‘crushed’ on the 1997 version. Click to enlarge.

Read more about the project on the Mill’s website:
http://www.themill.com/portfolio/3115/d%E2%80%99you-know-what-i-mean

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(Article © David Huggins, published on Oasis Recording Info, August 2016)