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Have you ever been bitten by the nostalgia bug and tried to look up your favorite childhood

TV dramas and watch them? Often it’s the case that you soon find the fuzzy images and the awkward co上海乌托邦

lor so unbearable that you drop the show after watching it for no more than three minutes.

上海乌托邦女神会所However, recently a special film viewing marathon was held by Youku, a video streaming site owned by Alibaba, at a cinema in B

eijing. The event featured nonstop episodes of a digitally-restored version of the 2006 hit TV dra

a Soldiers Sortie, and attracted a large crowd of diehard fans, many born after 1995.上海乌托邦

Although the intensive viewing was quite a test of physical strength, much to everyone’s s

urprise, the greatly-enhanced definition of the restored version stood the test of the big screen.

上海乌托邦女神会所With the advent of the Ultra HD era characterized by enhanced set-top boxes, ever-evolving virtual reality technologies, and

display devices nearly all with an aspect ratio of 16:9 – when many of the original classical TV and film pro

ductions made with the 4:3 aspect ratio – they now look like “running mosaics” on today’s much wider screens.上海乌托邦

To top it all, due to multiple transfers of the original video file over the ye

上海乌托邦女神会所ars, the edges of picture have become serrated. Plus, stored for decades, negatives of tho

se classic shows have all been subject to severe color shift that calls for correction.

he good news is that digital restoration of classical TV dramas spearhea上海乌托邦

ded by China’s top video streaming websites, like Youku and iQiyi, is now in full swing.

Protecting and restoring old films has always been under way, but previously the job was mainly funded by the gove

rnment. By the end of 2011, as much as 265 million yuan ($38.6 million) had been appropriated for digital restoration wo上海乌托邦女神会所

rk, giving a new shine to a total of 4,810 old films, said Luo Jianhui from Chi

na Netcasting Services Association at the 7th China Internet Audio-visual Conference held in May.

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