So far I have ripped the BR of the theatrical version and downsized it to the same dimensions as the DC DVD release.
Why?? I would much rather have an HD movie where some scenes have a drop in quality, than have the whole movie be a piddling 360p. Wasn’t the whole point of Fanfiltration’s second version to do it in HD?
I’m sorry that you feel that way and I do appreciate your suggestion, but after having seen the “TMP Director’s Edition HD reconstruction” that’s floating around the internet I found the effect of going from HD footage to scaled SD footage very jarring and have decided against it. I’m just going to keep this a high bit-rate standard definition project for the time being. High bit-rate SD widescreen movies look fine on a 1080p display. It probably won’t look good for those of you who have 4k displays so I don’t know what to tell you. This will simply be a project to replace all of the moire affected video in Mr. FanFiltration’s release with clean video. I am also doing dirt and scratch removal with the slv scenes.
If I have success and it looks good to me when I get done, I may give a 720p version a try eventually. I have been researching some of the AI up-scaling software out there and the best one is pretty expensive but it does have a 30 day trial version that has no restrictions. So if I get done with my SD version and it looks good to me I’ll just dump all of the SD clips sourced from the Director’s Edition into a folder and give them a run through that upscaler software and see how they look. I’ll try 1080p first and see how it does with that but I’m not going to get my hopes up. If it can manage to crank out a decent looking 720p upscale I’d be happy with that but I’m not going to get ahead of myself. We’ll just see what happens.
Dek Rollins said:
You should use the HDTV broadcast of the theatrical version rather than the Blu-ray. The one from the same master as the Director’s Edition DVD.
Hey that’s not a bad idea. I’ll have to see if I can hunt that down. I’m still in the cleaning and encoding phase so it wouldn’t hurt for me to find a release with a similar look. Thanks for the tip man!