Wing Commander 3 Enhanced Video Pack 2.0 Released! (October 11, 2020)

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
When ODVS first set out to remaster the video from Wing Commander games, the DVD source footage for WC4 and Prophecy was an obvious choice. It wasn't clear whether the very low quality WC3 material could be significantly upgraded. But not only was Owen able to pull together a complete cut back in July, but now he's taken it up another level and made version 2.0 available! Everything is here in 1080p at 30 frames per second, and the overall contrast has been fixed throughout. Check out the trailer and grab it below! Note that there is not yet a way to integrate the clips into the game, but this pack solves a big chicken-and-egg problem. If enhanced videos didn't exist, fans wouldn't have a reason to figure out how to include them. Now they do!





To celebrate Wing Commander CIC's birthday and the thirtieth anniversary of the Wing Commander franchise, I'm proud to release Wing Commander III HD Video Pack V2.0.

As well as improving remaster quality over V1.0, V2.0 contains the following improvements:

  • All FMV footage remastered to 1080p Full HD using Machine Learning AI
  • Original low frame-rate of 15fps remastered to full 30fps using Machine Learning AI
  • Improved contrast balance in all footage

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Original update published on October 11, 2020
 

elend

Rear Admiral
So, while the WC IV and Prophecy videos looked amazing in their own right, the WC3 quality really surprises me the most. The source quality is so low-res and compressed, that it's almost pure magic, that it upscaled like it did. Good job, would love to re-play WC3 with those videos in the game.
 

ODVS

Ensign
So, while the WC IV and Prophecy videos looked amazing in their own right, the WC3 quality really surprises me the most. The source quality is so low-res and compressed, that it's almost pure magic, that it upscaled like it did. Good job, would love to re-play WC3 with those videos in the game.

Thanks, @elend :^)
 
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