Hi, First, I want to apologise if this is in the wrong forum. If it is, feel free to remove it. I study Information Processing Science at a local university, and this spring I’m planning to write a thesis on digital film restoration. My plan is to mostly introduce the basic steps of restoring films for Blu-ray nowadays, discuss the problem areas and perhaps use the fairly recent Coppola Restoration of “The Godfather” films as a use case. The “problem areas” that I’d like to investigate are basically the things how you can deviate from the original intent. This includes things like the overuse of Digital Noise Reduction, changing the color/look of the film etc. The length of the thesis will be about 25 pages. Now I’m asking the help of all you fellow HTF members. I’m having a hard time finding proper “scientific” articles and sources on the problem areas I mentioned earlier. For example, has anyone ever held a conference or a seminar on the overuse of DNR? Maybe not. It sucks that because this is a thesis I can’t use regular articles found on websites. After doing some research the sources I’ve found have titles such as “Historical Film Restoration and Video Coding”, “Perceptual Approach for Unsupervised Digital Color Restoration of Cinematographic Archives” and “Automatic Restoration Algorithms for 35 mm Film”. The only book on film restoration I’ve found is called “Restoration of Motion Picture Film” (2000). I can definitely get some basic information out of those sources, but those were all published between 1996 and 2000. Newer material would be appreciated. There are some video documentaries I’m also planning to use. The main documentary would obviously be “Emulsional Rescue: Revealing the Godfather”. I think it’s a really good documentary on the subject matter. Other ones I was thinking of using are “Color Timing The French Connection”, “Prettier Than Ever: the Restoration of Oz” and perhaps “Miracle Cure: Restoring the Film for DVD” (found on The Who’s “The Kids Are Alright DVD). Any other good documentaries you might know? So basically if you have any good sources or tips that you might think would be a good idea to use or “investigate” in my thesis, please let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. UPDATE (December 1, 2011): See post #14 for a link to the finished "Digital Film Restoration and Remastering" master's thesis.