Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 13, 2015

Remastering "The X-Files" In High Definition

Last week, the long-awaited Blu-ray editions of The X-Files were finally released. This interview explains the extensive process that went into modernizing the show, which involved brand-new, 4K scans and recreated graphics. Comparison screenshots may be found here.

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We were determined to locate as much of the original film as possible - roughly 99% of nonvisual effects and stock shots were located. For scenes that required our SmartRez process, we spent a lot of time restoring them to cut into the show as seamlessly as possible. We constantly did updates and research all the time to make sure we found every single piece of film that we could. That's a lot of data management, but we did it.