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Video of the extinct Tasmanian tiger restored to color | Digital Trends Spanish

The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the marsupial wolf or thylacine, was a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that became extinct in the 20th century.

Thanks to a record filmed in black and white at the Beaumaris Zoo, Horbart, in December 1933, we know what this missing animal looked like.

Now, thanks to an important film editing work, we can see how it looked more real through the same images, but in color.

The original video was recorded by Australian zoologist David Fleay and has been colored by an international team. Meanwhile, the new record was shared by the National Sound and Film Archive of Australia (NFSA).

This project spent more than 200 hours coloring and was published on the occasion of National Day for Threatened Species in Australia. In fact, this September 7 marks the 85th anniversary of the death of Benjamin, the last specimen of the species and who is the protagonist of the video.

The NFSA scanned the original film negative using a high dynamic range scanner and sent the ultra definition ProRes files to the team in charge in France, who began intensive research to find out what the animal looks like.

“For the thylacine, I faced a different kind of challenge and responsibility. I had to take care of the rare images filmed and pay tribute to the last representative of a species, who disappeared 85 years ago, ”explained Samuel François-Steininger, specialist in charge of the video coloring project.

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