Computer problems and hardware testing have been causing the delays on this project.
I still need to re-do the up-scaled theatrical DYRL DVD video, but just for those two scenes and not the whole DVD up-scaled. With Mediainfo software, I saw that the DYRL BD is actually YUV 8bit video. I thought RGB video was the standard for HD video?
The last DYRL DVD up-scale done was made as an RGB 8bit lagarith video. I need to match these videos before editing. Also, I might have to re-do the uncompressed BD video (300 GB) as well because I would like to get the 10 bit video encode feature on Tmpeg encoder working.
For the last month, I was having issues with my editing desktop computer when the main C: SSD drive would seize up for no obvious reason. This week, I finally figured this problem out by closely studying the Asus Z97 deluxe pro motherboard manual. Then I saw that the C: SSD was connected to an Azrock sata connection instead of an Intel sata connection. Switched the SSD to intel sata, installed and enabled Intel Rapid storage storage software and enabled intel rapid storage in the bios and it's good and stable.
Then I was also able to add in another SSD to my desktop as a Temp file placement for Sony Vegas. I tested Sony Vegas 480p encoding and it went very smoothly without locking up.
But, the video clips used for testing were from youtube: Flash Gordon Greatest Adventure (9 parts). I am not sure if every video clip has the end audio faded in the first place or if it is Sony Vegas enabling the automatic Quick Audio fade feature to make every video/audio clip have a 1 ms. I have to read through the Sony Vegas manual to disable the Quick audio fade and then double check the video file by using a different video editing software.
I noticed that Sony Vegas and Audio Forge have a time stretch feature for audio editing, so I can look at fixing the DYRL Audio Drama LP (4 parts) into one audio file to match the video. The DYRL LP is in mono and sounds more like the original version of the theatrical DYRL than the LD.
I was interested in seeing if the DYRL LDs could be captured as hd files for preservation / restoration / colour-matching.
I tested out two different video capture boxes for X0 LD capture from DYRL LDs: Blackmagic Intensity Thunderbolt and El gato game capture HD via Crystalio II hdmi out. Intensity can make 720p Quicktime (uncompressed) mp4 video, PCM lossless audio captures. El gato can make 1080p x264 (compressed) mp4 video, ac3 lossy audio captures from LDs. So, I now have the option to mix and match the video and audio or try up-scaling the 720p uncompressed to 1080p.
I did read in one LD forum thread on orginaltrilogy that the video capture would be better using the SVHS video output from the X0 rather than the composite because the X0's inherent superior 3d comb features. I have to see if I have the right cable connections for the svhs video to hook up the X0 to the Crystallio.
One small problem in LD video capturing is that the captured video is not centred, it's slightly skewed to the right. The Crystalio II has a feature to manually move the picture to the left, but I have to play around with how far to the left to centre the video properly.
It does not look like I will be able to present a de-specialized DYRL theatrical video to this year's Macross World convention for next weekend.