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Disney's Beauty and the Beast [spoRv] BD-25 (Released) — Page 12

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spoRv said:

Thanks for your kind words!

Agree, I went maybe a bit too far with noise reduction but, hey, it was one of my first projects, and also the source is what it is… 😄
About grain, it was not present in the LD - or, at least, resolution did not preserve it so well.

Watching it with fresh eyes, the only reason to prefer this to BD is color grading and few shots that were changed in the BD; if I would update this, I’d use BD as main source, regrading it as LD, leaving only the changed shots as in the actual project.

Awesome job still. Yes, probably no grain in the LD, I just mean the noise or whatever it was that needed the filter. I think without that it will look much better.

So far the 3D BD is the closest to the theatrical version. I’ve noticed the changes that were made to the previous BDs, was reverted back to the original for the 3D. The colors are also slightly better but still not good enough.

The LD color that you were able to get in your project is perfect and in my opinion the correct colors because it is the original colors minus the pink/magenta overlay present in LD.

I still prefer the LD because even the 3D BD has some weird changes that other version don’t have (Maybe problems with 3D). An example is the opening scene where it is zooming in on the castle, the roses on the left side of the screen are in focus and sharp at all times when they move out of view but in the other versions (the original shot) it blurs or gets the camera focus effect. So much more depth.

I have the complete Disney collection on US LD and Japanese LD + a player, and an HD capture device.
I would like to contribute somehow. What do you use to capture and upscale the LD with such great results?
Although my device captures in full HD, when the source is LD, it automatically captures it at 480px instead of upscaled to HD.

So I would love to see a perfect upscaled capture of the LD with the excellent colors your project has with no filters. Wondering if you have that available or you have tips for me so I can work on my LD and get better results.

Your input is appreciated

Thank you

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Would be great to see the differences of 3D BD and previous BDs, because, AFAIK, 3D BD still has changes - some that come to mind is the tree at the beginning, and “light ray” from the hand near the end.

I got another idea in mind, but first I need to clear those doubts…

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Yes, there should be other changes in the 3D. The opening scene was an example that only exists in the 3D that I noticed. See the images I created for comparison https://fil.email/7x4LPwUf

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phoenixobia said:

Yes, there should be other changes in the 3D. The opening scene was an example that only exists in the 3D that I noticed. See the images I created for comparison https://fil.email/7x4LPwUf

They got rid of the shallow depth of field effect so that the tree isn’t blurry as it’s popping out of the screen right into your face.

Retroactively converting movies to 3D is one of the dumbest things.

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They got rid of the shallow depth of field effect so that the tree isn’t blurry as it’s popping out of the screen right into your face.

Retroactively converting movies to 3D is one of the dumbest things.

Yes, and they haven’t done a good job either. I watched the 3D in cinema, not every scene was done properly. I’m a fan of 3D but if done properly. No point in doing it for a traditional animation really.

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spoRv. Any chance you might revisit your project and share it with us ?

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Would be great to see those 😃 Please let us know if they can be available.

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spoRv said:

You wouldn’t happen to still have access to the original unedited laserdisc rip?

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Is this still available anywhere? I missed it on MS before it was removed… I would greatly appreciate any help tracking this down. I love these Disney preservations.

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Yes, I’m also looking for the raw capture of this no matter how large the file is.