If you install the github and run it on python (I use Anaconda) you can use your local files. I've done several colorizations of mp4 files (mainly old Finnish films).
However, let me just say that getting that thing to run on a Windows 10 pc took me several hours of tweaks to the environment.yml file (and I am not an expert on Python!).
If you can give me tips to what would be a fun Queen related thing to colour, I could perhaps find time to process it.
One hour takes about 12 hours on my current gaming laptop to process.
However, please consider that the results are not always brilliant.
Here's my youtube channel with several deoldify clips I've processed... link
I was thinking about trying this on the Bob Harris footage. In the case any of you don't know Chinwonder is now in the general forum trying to compile all of the short clips of the Bob Harris 77 footage from all TV shows and documentaries, I was thinking if any of the black and white footage could be colorized using this method.
Unfortunately I had some serious problems trying to install Python on my machine (Win 8.1) in the past, so I'm not sure if it's worth trying for me
I maintained the original quality, but not sure about youtube (is it 360p for everyone now?). Note the DeOldify watermark at the bottom of the screen. The clip I used was a moderately difficult clip with plenty of dim lit rooms etc.
They recorded in such dim lighting in those days. The colorization makes the skintones good and the background really orangey. I agree that it doesn't add too much to the original footage. Thank you for trying it out. :)
It was certainly worth trying it out as there are some frames that look really nice.
I'm wondering if we can combine this with some hand rotoscope masking to make it look better and make the process shorter overall?
I used after effects and Masks, So I had the black and white footage as layer 1, then duplicated it and tinted it brown, masked off all the brown areas, feathered the edges of each mask and then did the same with the other colors, the worst to do is get skin tone looking human due to the amount of different hues, but the AI programme does that.
In the past in shots without much motion I've painted on the background in Photoshop and motion tracked it to the footage, then used masks to do the moving things in the foreground, but this time i wanted it to match the colour footage as much as possible.
I'm no expert there's probably an easier way.
AI colorization of short clips surely wasn't what I thought would get me subjected to multiple copyright takedowns and a complete youtube ban.
I never realized my country does not have a "fair use" policy. No wonder all foreign lecturers are always frustrated when visiting institutions.
I'm a bit disappointed that I was never given fair warning that I could just remove infringing material, which I would have done. For some reason they never react to clips from old movies at all, some have been on youtube for 8 years and running. For some reason I received three copyright strikes at once. I don't have access to my channel, glad it didn't have any personal videos of significance. They also banned any accounts I had linked to that channel (one other with a single video of some holiday scenery...)
At least I can still view youtube videos.
Sorry to hear that. For some reason they don't punish the people equally - some people do get a warning about channel deletion 7 days before, others get the channel terminated immediately. And yes, they purge all channels associated with the google account