I've got some ancient videos, and even older movies to upgrade/convert to DVD. (These are all home movies, so there are no copyright issues involved in recreating them.)
Getting them to DVD is trivial. However, the audio quality is really bad. (For starters, the audio volume wanders up and down, with no rhyme or reason.) Some of the video images show burns --- from when the projector was halted during a discussion of something on a frame --- and other undesirable artefacts. (I realize this involves editing/creating every frame. Alfred Hitchock used to examine his movies image frame by image frame, to ensure that each individual image was artistically perfect. I see no reason not to emulate that behaviour.)
My thinking is to rip the audio track into a single file, then manually edit/recreate it, so that the sound level is constant. Along the way I'd be adding commentary to it.
Ideally, I'll end up with at least 5.1 surround sound, 1080i video quality.
What would be the most appropriate tools to use for this project?
(My preference is for FLOSS, but non-FLOSS tools that can run as _native_ application on Linux are acceptable. (If it runs under Wine, it is not running as a native application.)
* Best tool to convert the video files to individual images;
* Best tool to convert the individual images back to video;
* Best tools to edit the audio;
* Best tools to "upgrade" the audio to 5.1 surround sound;
* Best tool to merge the audio back into the video;
For those wondering why I'm not asking for a tool to edit the individual images, the answer is because that is obvious --- GIMP & ImageMagick.
I realize that for most Hollywood DVDs, "digital remastering" is nothing more than dumping aged tape to DVD, and converting single track mono to two track mono. That result is worse than my home movies and is not what I consider to be "digital remastering". I will concede that what I'm wanting to do is more along the lines of "digital reconstruction", than "digital remastering".