Old Black & White Film Restoration?


#1

Hi,

First am totally new to Shotcut.

Have some old B & W Films that would like to restore with Shotcut.

Checked Shotcut features list https://www.shotcut.org/features/ and found Old Film: Dust, Old Film: Grain, Old Film: Projector, Old Film: Scratches…

Checked the tutorials and found “Film Restoration” by @brian but this is color.

Has anyone done a tutorial for B & W Film Restoration?

If not would appreciate any suggestions or tips by other Shotcut users!!!

Thanks

Ken


#2

The “Old Film” filters are effects to make videos looks like they are old. They ADD dust and grain, etc. So those are not what you want.

I would expect that the “Film Restoration” video would apply to black & white content - especially the grain reduction part. You might also need to apply color grading to make the black & white look right.

I don’t know of any video tutorials that are specific to B&W film.


#3

Hi Brian,

Thanks for clarifying what the old film options do!

I like to read the manual before actually trying new apps but to date have only found Shotcut Quick Start Guide https://www.k12opened.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Shotcut-quick-start.pdf and Editing Video with Shotcut (open source) https://make.wordpress.org/tv/handbook/video-editing/video-editor/ both only cover the very basics.

Is there a more detailed manual available?

Thanks again for your help!

Ken


#4

There isn’t much available for written documentation for Shotcut. Your best options are reading posts on this forum and watching tutorial videos on YouTube.


#5

While there is no manual, Shotcut does not change your original source files. When you export, you’re making a new video file.

Load up Shotcut and experiment to see what you like. I’m sure more questions will arise once you start experimenting. Which is why this forum is here.