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[Merged] NFSA Releases Colorized Film of Last Thylacine

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The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has released a colorized version of David Fleay's film of the last thylacine taken in 1933.

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/colourised-footage-last-tasmanian-tiger

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Tatetopa

Who were the A-holes pounding on its enclosure?

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Timothy

Footage of last-known surviving Tasmanian tiger remastered and released in 4K colour

International film colourisation experts have released digitised footage of the last-known surviving Tasmanian tiger, taken just years before the species went extinct.

The original footage of the animal was shot by Australian zoologist David Fleay in 1933 on black-and-white film but has now been colourised overseas and released today by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

Video and further info in article link at the top.

Looks pretty awesome!

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Original NFSA article here:

1933 THYLACINE FOOTAGE COLOURISED

The NFSA scanned the original film negative using a Scanity HDR (High Dynamic Range) film scanner and sent Ultra High Definition ProRes files to Samuel in Paris. Samuel's team then commenced extensive research before embarking on the colourisation process.

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ouija ouija

Poor soul, existing alone in a tiny, concrete-floored cage :cry:. That film is heartbreaking . . . in colour or black and white! Resting in peace now.

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Ozfactor

The colours look good, they did a great job with the colourisation. 

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oldrover
9 hours ago, Tatetopa said:

Who were the A-holes pounding on its enclosure?

On the left is Arthur Reid, Curator of the zoo between 1922 and December 1935, on the right is Albert Brett, who became head keeper and responsible for day to day management  in February 1936. 

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oldrover

I don't think the colour in this is very accurate, more a sort of neutral sepia like effect. That doesn't detract from it for me though,as we don't know exactly what their colour range was I think that's a good thing.  I think this is excellent and probably the closest we've seen yet to what a live Thylacine would look like. 

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oldrover
3 hours ago, ouija ouija said:

Poor soul, existing alone in a tiny, concrete-floored cage :cry:. That film is heartbreaking . . . in colour or black and white! Resting in peace now.

If you want to know how small, it's area was about the same size as a standard car parking space. 

 

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jethrofloyd

Imagine to be the last man on Earth. Existing alone in a car parking large cage. :cry: 

I really hope there are at least a few more thylacines roaming somewhere.

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Silver Surfer

What an amazing and beautiful creature it was. Tasmania is truly a stunning place.

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Timothy
On 9/7/2021 at 11:47 PM, jethrofloyd said:

Imagine to be the last man on Earth. Existing alone in a car parking large cage. :cry: 

I really hope there are at least a few more thylacines roaming somewhere.

You wouldn’t think you’re the last though. Just trapped in a cage.

But what about all of the women?

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