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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Video and Sound Workshop. Anyone can make a request for a video or sound to be improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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Article(s): en:The Golem: How He Came into the World

If someone could help fix the video so that it works, that would be great.
Currently, the video doesn't play completely. The video is a conversion of the .ogg version listed on its page, so looking there might be helpful in finding what went wrong and how to fix it. --Tyrone Madera (talk) 16:59, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Graphist opinion(s)
Nominated for deletion. — Racconish💬 07:43, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican episodes[edit]

Please fix these encodes of the Paddy the Pelican episodes to look more like the originals, by removing the transparent watermarks on the top right corner. As the watermarks are transparent I suppose it should be possible. Thanks! PseudoSkull (talk) 00:11, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

"File:VTS 01 2.webm" change name to "Saber Mensur swordfight"[edit]

Saber Mensur swordfight

I want to rename this video "File:VTS 01 2.webm" to "Saber Mensur swordfight". Can you help me with that? Wname1 (talk) 08:34, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

✓ Done Pictogram voting info.svg Info: done silently by User:Yahya on 2021-08-10 10:37Z Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question: it's upon your move request, Wname1, on 2021-07-30 06:54Z

note: the name you've requested here Saber Mensur swordfight is not the same you have requested for the move: Saber Mensur... the later is the new name.
@Wname1: moreover, I've edited the video to do deinterlace+stabilize. Hope you agree... Yours, En rouge (talk) 16:00, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
note: if all is correct, please uncomment {{Section resolved|1=~~~~}} below to enable autoarchiving.

FR-Vincent && FR-Jean[edit]

Article(s): wikt:en:Vincent / wikt:en:Jean

  • Please crop this sound file to just the "Vincent" portion to create a new audio file for the French pronunciation of Vincent
  • Please crop this sound file to just the "Jean" portion to create a new audio file for the French pronunciation of Jean
-- 01:49, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-menhir.wav[edit]

Article(s): wikt:menhir

Please boost the volume of this audio file. Thanks. — SGconlaw (talk) 13:53, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-inroads.wav[edit]

Article(s): wikt:inroad

Could an edited version of this file be created so that it sounds like inroad? In other words, create a version of the file that does not have the final s sound. — SGconlaw (talk) 15:20, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Sherlock Holmes (1916).webm[edit]

Created by @CalendulaAsteraceae: .

  1. Everything after 1:55:58 should be clipped out (content after "END / SHERLOCK HOLMES Detective Drama"
  2. The content before the title card at 1:40 should all be clipped out (this and number 1 are not only unoriginal to the film, but are modern 2014 additions and likely copyright infringement due to the length of what is written)
  3. The audio needs to be stripped.
  4. The orange taint should be removed.

Thanks. PseudoSkull (talk) 19:17, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@PseudoSkull: Thank you for posting this! However, is there a reason to remove the orange tint? Some scenes are blue (I think it's an indoor/outdoor split), and according to the informational notes at 0:01:01 in the current video, this was part of the original work. —CalendulaAsteraceae (talk | contribs) 02:49, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@CalendulaAsteraceae: Perhaps my memory is really serving me poorly, but I don't remember adding the bit about the orange taint. I'll have to check the history later to see if someone else added that to my comment after the fact. If so I'd inform that user that it's inappropriate to edit the comments of others on a discussion page. It doesn't seem like something I would say, as I think I'd agree with you that the orange taint should stay. But I'll check when I get a chance to get on the laptop again to see if it's a later addition, or if it's a regrettable lack of remembrance on my part. PseudoSkull (talk) 16:03, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I just checked, the comment was as I thought not added by me. It was added by User:Yann. PseudoSkull (talk) 16:30, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I added that. This is a black and white movie, so the colors were added later. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:35, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Yann: At least in the French distribution, if not the U.S. one, the film was shown with the colors, so I don't see how putting the colors in the digitized version is any more of a problem than developing the film from the negatives, or presenting it as a film instead of a series of still images. —CalendulaAsteraceae (talk | contribs) 02:51, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
OK, but then make a separate B&W version. The article says that US distribution were usually B&W. And personally, I found the colors hughly. BTW, very interesting article. Thanks, Yann (talk) 09:37, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
There is probably a misunderstanding here. The film is not colorized but tinted, which was at that time a frequent process to distinguish day scenes from night scenes. And there is no other surviving copy to compare this one to. I will take care of cutting the beginning and the end and of removing the soundtrack which is infringing a copyright. — Racconish💬 13:32, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'd like to add a note that this sort of color tinting changes the underlying values of the greyscale frames: simply running it through a B&W filter will produce a result which is different from the film before the grading was added. It is possible to tweak it back to something very similar to the original, but without an original to compare it to, that's an exercise in futility. Also, the process removes information, so it would be impossible to get a completely accurate result, in any case. Any new file made by removing the tint should not be presented as being the same as the B&W version, but as something similar to what the B&W version would have been. MjolnirPants (talk) 16:43, 5 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Again, the original version is tinted. — Racconish💬 17:30, 5 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, my point was that there's no way to turn this into a hypothetical pre-tint version. MjolnirPants (talk) 23:38, 5 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Create real B&W versions[edit]

Article(s): en:The Lost World (1925 film), and many other languages

Create a real B&W version
Desaturate, and/or create grayscale versions of these movies. --Yann (talk) 10:34, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Graphist opinion(s)
The real version is tinted. See discussion here in French. — Racconish💬 07:36, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nutcracker excerpts (Sugar Plum Fairy & Trepak)[edit]

Article(s): en:The Nutcracker, de:Tanz der Zuckerfee, en:Trepak, etc.

Victorgrigas dug up this video (thank you so much!) and I would like to use it in a number of articles. Can you separate the two pieces into two videos? Please feel free to add a half-second of silence at the beginning and at the end as you see fit. In case you are wondering: Yes, the first four bars of the first piece (pizzicato strings before the start of the celesta solo) were unfortunately cut out of the recording that was posted on YouTube. Thank you, --Gnom (talk) 13:21, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Do you mean cut at 01:35? — Racconish💬 07:41, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes – not so easy, I know. --Gnom (talk) 14:41, 7 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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✓ Done @Gnom: please check descriptions and categories for the extracted files. — Racconish💬 11:29, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Removing sound[edit]

Article(s): A Throw of Dice

While the original film is in the public domain, the sound of this version is in fact recent, and still under a copyright. Please remove the sound, and upload over the same file. --Yann (talk) 22:10, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Graphist opinion(s)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. I did it. Yann (talk) 10:22, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cleaning sound recording[edit]

Article(s): en:The War of the Worlds (1938 radio drama)

Great historical recording, but with noise. Would anyone be able to improve that? See also Category:The War of the Worlds (radio drama). Various audio quality available at IA. --Yann (talk) 23:21, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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