Originally Posted by emgesp /forum/post/16952397
What if you remaster in HD? Wouldn't you need to rescan whatever elements you had used previously? You wouldn't need to do a restoration to rescan the same elements that were used in a previous SD/HD master.
Let's take Stargate for an example. We know that there is an old HD master that was used for the old Blu-ray release. Now they are going to remaster that film for it's 15th Anniversary Blu-ray. Couldn't they take whatever film elements they used for the previous HD master and rescan it in a Modern 2k-4k HD film scanner to achieve better results than just simply taking the old HD master and doing some extra clean up?
I mean who knows how old the previous Stargate master is.
Originally Posted by rdgrimes /forum/post/16954091
The term "master" can be used in many different contexts. There are actually several different "masters" in the chain from film to disc. So the term "remaster" can mean anything, or nothing.
Originally Posted by Mr.D /forum/post/16952875
Remastering means taking the original conformed neg or DI and regrading and converting it to a new video master.
Restoration means repairing physical problems with the original material either from age or other damage.
The terms describe completely different post production stages.
Neither term necessarily implies a digital process.
Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs /forum/post/16954425
Isn't some or even most 'restoration' done digitally these days? eg. dirt and scratch removal. At one time weren't things like removing dirt from film done by cleaning it before scanning, but now isn't dirt & scratch removal usually a digital process done after scanning (even though I think they'd be best cleaning it physically before scanning it - unless it is very rare and would probably break)? If a film has warped due to age can't that be fixed digitally too now through image processing?