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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJfosFvwA5U&feature=youtu.be

Can this B&W video be converted to a Color Video (.mpg, .AVI, .swf etc) video formats?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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URL : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJfosFvwA5U&feature=youtu.be Can this B&W video be converted to a Color Video (.mpg, .AVI, .swf etc) video formats? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

It can be done digitally via a process known as film colorization. According to Wikipedia, to perform digital colorization, a digitized copy of the best black and white film print available is used. With the aid of computer software, technicians associate a range of gray levels to each object and indicate to the computer any movement of the objects within a shot. The software is also capable of sensing variations in the light level from frame-to-frame and correcting it if necessary. The technician selects a color for each object based on common "memory" colors—such as blue sky, white clouds, flesh tones and green grass—and on any information about colors used in the movie. If color publicity stills or props are available to examine, authentic colors may be applied. In the absence of any better information, technicians may choose colors that fit the gray level and are consistent with what a director might have wanted for the scene. The software associates a variation of the basic color with each gray level in the object, while keeping intensity levels the same as in the monochrome original. The software then follows each object from frame to frame, applying the same color until the object leaves the frame. As new objects come into the frame, the technician must associate colors to each new object in the same way as described above.

That being said, the process isn't entirely accurate, though it gives the viewer a better idea of how everything looked like in color. Over the years, the techniques have improved. Take a look at a 1984 version of the same movie compared to one that was done in 2004:

1984


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A week ago Edited: A week ago, prashantakerkar
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Can we be successful to convert all B&W songs on YouTube to Color songs for old B&W Bollywood & Hollywood movies?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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Unfortunately, there are no "free" services online that convert black-white to color. The techniques used by professionals are patented, and anytime technology is proprietary, it'll cost a lot of money to do. There are, however, free services that make colored videos into black-white -- that's relatively easy, and practically any video editing software can do it these days.
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