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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends UK Series 1-2 Original Broadcast Version Reconstruction
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14-Sep-2019, 8:45 AM
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14-Sep-2019, 8:49 AM
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Adding additional info about project.

UncutIsSuperior said:

alloneword said:

After an extended break, I decided to pick up Series 1 again which is requiring more work than Series 2 and 3. This is mainly due to the VHS yellow line transition effects which merge into the DVD episode footage which has to be done frame-by-frame and recently deciding to remaster the audio separately with Audacity just like I did with S2 & 3.

I’ve just finished Episodes 1-8 (Thomas & Gordon AoS) and will begin the remaining episodes as soon as, then my project will be done. If I can get these done by the 35th Anniversary (9th October) that would be nice.

I’m also still open to any better sources anyone can offer me to use, such as higher quality original masters from from DVD sources, etc.

If anyone wants to see what I’ve done so far, PM me.

Hope there will be a nameboard sequence in between “Percy Runs Away” and “Coal”, but still, can’t wait to see this.

Not in the “main” project as it’s all about restoring the original VHS releases but I will do a separate “Percy Runs Away & Coal” video with the nameboard sequence. I honestly can’t find any confirmation either way as to how those two episodes originally aired. I know they aired back-to-back but from what I’ve researched there was no nameboard sequence between them in this instance.

There is this however;

The nameboard sequence is the same as what’s used in the 1988/1992 VHS with no Fat Controller “Next Story Coming Up” still shot. Just a very lousy jump-cut. When the time comes, I will restore it properly with said still shot.

I’m also in the process of adding the redone “final” version of Michael Angelis’ narration for Series 3 to my early narration VHS preservation so you’ll have the option to watch them with either narration.