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100 years from The Roaring 20s, the time has come to apply technology to give voice to thousands of silent movies.

Using computer assisted lip synching, supplied dialog, and where available, recordings of actors (or fully digitized voices if needed), add natural pronounced, lip-synched voice to silent movies and reissue them in that format.

theircompetitor, Dec 31 2019

Feel the vibration! http://news.mit.edu...rom-vibrations-0804
C'mon C'mon. Feel it. Feel it. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 31 2019]


       The lip-synching presupposes that the actors were speaking dialog that was carefully scripted despite its never being recorded. You might find out that they were speaking complete bollocks for much of the time - perhaps some lip- readers can confirm or deny?   

       [edit] A quick Google suggests that they usually did speak their lines as scripted, but with occasional lapses that tended to be noticed by lip-readers.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 31 2019

       CGI could fix the lip-synch.   

       Why stop at sound ? Monochrome movies are now routinely colourized; with a little more tinkering it could be converted to 3D, too.
8th of 7, Dec 31 2019

       It's also notable that the plots of many early movies are somewhat dated, perhaps due to the constraints of the medium at that time. A little editing, and generation of additional scenes where needed, could solve this problem.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 31 2019

       No doubt leading to movies like "Titanic XXIV: It Still Hits An Iceberg And Sinks, But With Zombies This Time" ...
8th of 7, Dec 31 2019

       (+) Nice.   

       You might be able to recapture the actors actual vocalizations and background noise from the video. [link]   

       //the researchers used a high-speed camera that captured 2,000 to 6,000 frames per second// Ah yes I remember seeing those 2000fps Buster Keaton chase scenes.
pocmloc, Dec 31 2019

       Were those the ones with the ChromaKeystone Cops... ?
8th of 7, Dec 31 2019

       <dramatically removes tinted glasses>   

       "Enhance. Enhance... Enhance."   

       "Looks like we've found...   

       <replaces shades>   

       ...wiggle room."   

       <CSI Miami Who-Are-You theme plays in background>   


       "Enhance 224 to 174 ... Enhance. Stop.... Move in. Stop... Pull out, track right. Stop... Center and pull back. Stop.... Track 45 right. Stop. Center and stop .... Enhance 34 to 36 .... Pan right or - and pull back. Stop..... Enhance 34 to 46.... Pull back. Wait a minute. Go right. Stop..... Enhance 57 to 19. Track 45 left. Stop..... Enhance 15 to 23.   

       Gimme a hard copy right there. "   

8th of 7, Dec 31 2019


       And here I was all excited to read about coinage backed by the light of the song of the Ilùvatar.   

       I suppose this way of looking at reality means that all tokens are also tolkiens.   

       I'd prefer to have new releases turned into silent movies. Would be better for aircraft viewing.
sninctown, Dec 31 2019

       We disagree. Watching video of aircraft without the deafening scream of a turbine, or the melodious burbling of a Mk. XXIV Merlin, is deeply unsatisfying.
8th of 7, Dec 31 2019


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