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    Default Converting Sepia to Colour

    Good friends

    I have just received this from a potential client,

    Quote Originally Posted by Potenial Client
    I have just got married, and our wedding video has been recorded in sepia, not colour!! Is there anyway of getting the video to colour, we still have the tapes that were in the camera?
    Hmmm, any ideas?

    Thanks in advance
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    Tell him you can't do it ?

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    Tell him that he shouldn't have used black & white videotape, next time make sure he buys colour tapes, they're a bit more expensive but well worth it.

    Then stand well back.

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    Get divorced, re marry, re shoot.

    or

    hand colourise each frame in p shop.

    Beware of those daft effects that some cameras have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar

    hand colourise each frame in p shop.

    Beware of those daft effects that some cameras have.
    Then charge 30 a hour.

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    What a shame! I bet the guy who did their wedding video thought it was damn artistic to use sepia... why bother asking the client?

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    Thanks for all your advice guys. Its really pretty much as I had thought.

    I had suggested that the sepia be converted to black and white and mixed with (perhaps) some colour stills for an interesting montage.

    I was just hoping against hope that someone had come across a miracle cure I hadn't heard of.

    Quelle Dommage!


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    You could maybe suggest If the camera man was "pro" To sue.

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    Or just pretend it was filmed in the 30's. Everything was brown then!

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    i think that you just got married 50 years ago, man...

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