Should I add depixelizing filter to my videos?

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What do you prefer?

Keep it original!
I like this filter ;-)
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Should I add depixelizing filter to my videos?

Post by PiranhaGreg » Mon May 25, 2015 21:32

Hi, I plan make some videos from CK and I can't decide whether I should add xBR filter to them.

Here is a small comparison. Original on the left side and with xBR filter on the other one.

What do you think?

sorry for my enghlish

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Post by troublesomekeen » Tue May 26, 2015 6:30

I really like the look of this. It looks like guynietoren's resized Keen art come to life.
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Post by lemm » Wed May 27, 2015 10:56

I prefer unfiltered, pixelated goodness.

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Post by Keening_Product » Thu May 28, 2015 6:55

Welcome to the PCKF, PiranhaGreg.
lemm wrote:I prefer unfiltered, pixelated goodness.
Likewise. You will find many pixel purists on this forum.
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Post by Benvolio » Thu May 28, 2015 21:07

Pixels will of course remain the gold standard as far as Keen is concerned. But trying something new has always been very much encouraged around these parts. So I say go for it!!!! Besides, that smoothed over look has become something of a trend in Keenish stuff in the last couple of years. Your videos would occupy a natural niche within this trend!!

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Post by Quillax » Fri May 29, 2015 0:53

I really like the filter, because it just looks so smooth! ;)

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Post by Paramultart » Sun May 31, 2015 5:42

Filtering is blasphemy.

The first thing I do when I play any sourceport of any FPS (like Quake, Doom, et cetera) is turn off the turd-awful filtering.

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Post by MoffD » Sun May 31, 2015 11:37

It's fascinating that there appears to be an even distribution of people on both sides, not very helpful for making a decision except for the comment section. I'm not completely sure which I like, on one hand the filter still makes it look slightly pixelated, but I usually prefer no filter.
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Post by CMDRASM » Wed Aug 05, 2015 0:23

Paramultart wrote:Filtering is blasphemy.

The first thing I do when I play any sourceport of any FPS (like Quake, Doom, et cetera) is turn off the turd-awful filtering.

Same here, filtering takes a nice sharp image and makes it look disgusting. Even the supposedly advanced filters look awful to me.
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Post by Zilem » Thu Aug 06, 2015 21:01

A saw this on the Chasm Backer forum awhile back

and for Chasm i looked pretty well, but it also Rendered the whole game in that Graphical setting
(although the shoulder pad on the player character had a life on it's own when standing idle...)
so the textures would have to be tweaked, to render Right for this Filter.

Although, i Prefer the Pixels as I'm from the 80ty's
but Younger people from the 2000-ish may enjoy this "HD" xBR filter more
they likely don't have Nostalgia for pixilated Graphics.
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Post by Bartjaah » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:28

I prefer unfiltered, pixelated goodness.
Yes, absolutely, me too. I try to do the same with virtual dub (neirest neighbour pixeling) and upload it to my Classic Gaming channel at

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