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What’s your opinion on the BD in terms of picture quality?

One of my friends wasn’t a fan of it

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I was pretty disappointed in the blu-ray after growing up watching it a bunch on VHS. Really looking forward to what you’re working on.
And if someone could PM me a link to the work already completed I’d greatly appreciate it.

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SpacemanDoug said:

What’s your opinion on the BD in terms of picture quality?

One of my friends wasn’t a fan of it

For what it is I don’t think it’s bad but then again I sorta miss the grainy and dirt speckled look of the VHS/DVD versions but I understand that’s just not the era were in anymore and that’s fine. My main complaint is the tweaking they did to the sequence of Henry and Fritz pulling the cart with the cadaver up the hill.

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I was pretty disappointed in the blu-ray after growing up watching it a bunch on VHS. Really looking forward to what you’re working on.
And if someone could PM me a link to the work already completed I’d greatly appreciate it.

Sent. 😉

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Some quick updates. To keep this fresh I started this over completely from scratch including redoing parts one and two (yes I used the VHS audio to fix the transition). I also decide to ‘up’ the LD audios volume to be more on par with the VHS audio. Anyways I basically have it in sync up til when Henry and Fritz come down the stairs to tend to the people at the door. There it’s getting a little tricky but I’m trying some things. Have work during the day tomorrow but hopefully will work on this for a bit tomorrow night. I’ll keep y’all posted! 😉

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Ooooooffff definitely need a break from that! Anyways that bit where I said it goes out of sync around the point that Henry and Fritz come down the stairs took me a bit of time and editing to get right but so far I think it’s coming along ok. Will definitely have more time tomorrow to focus on this but wanted to give a quick update. Anyways have a good day for now everyone! 😉

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So a quick update. My wrist was hurting like hell today so I didn’t get to spend as much time on this as I wanted to but I messed with it for a bit. Anyways I basically got it all to sync properly from the time Henry leads the guests upstairs to the actual creation portion of the scene. Somewhere in that section it starts to go a bit out of sync so I did some tinkering with that.

Now for the subject of the “God” line. Well not much to say. I decided to use the BD audio again for that section as I did when re-editing Moshrom’s track. Sadly there is no “flawless” way to restore this line but I did the best I could.

Technically some audio is lost during the transition of the creation scene to the scene that introduces Baron Frankenstein. Nothing crucial, just had to drop some audio crackle during the transition/black screen to keep the next scene in sync. Anyways there’s where I’m at presently. I also had gone back and did some adjusting to an earlier section of the film. Hopefully will tackle a bit tomorrow either before and/or after work but until then good night! 😃

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How did you deal with the altered frame jump?

Raccoons

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So I’ve kinda back tracked a bit as in I more or less started over. Not because something was messed up but the perfectionist in me thought it best to back track and see how much of the LD track lines up with the BD track. Fortunately I’m up to the lab scene again so it wasn’t a total waste.

Also I’ve discovered some interesting things about the tracks from doing it this way. For example some of the timing of the dialogue in the scene where Elizabeth and Victor visit Waldman is different on both. Elizabeth’s line “How? How? Please tell us everything whatever it is!” is actually slightly OUT of sync on the BD while it’s IN sync on the LD! No joke! Victor’s “rabbits and dogs” line also had timing differences but I wasn’t able to really do much with that given the timing between his and Waldman’s lines but I doubt anyone will notice.

Will tackle that damn “God” line (no blasphemy intended) tomorrow and hopefully at least finish up side one of the LD. I’m off Wednesday so I definitely plan to work more on this then. Hoping to have at least a test track completed either by the end of this week or sometime next week at the latest! Stay tuned for more updates! Until then good night! 😉

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Sorry no updates yesterday. I was tired and my hand was/is still sore so I took a pass on working on this yesterday. But anyways I worked on it a bit today. I’m fortunately past where I was initially by the time I had chosen to start over so that’s a plus. Furthermore side one of the LD has been more or less sync’d up! Yayy!

Anyways I used the BD audio again to restore the “God” line blah blah blah you know this but I’m also gonna make a separate track when this is all complete that has the censored audio of the scene from the LD (incase anyone wants that for whatever reason). The following scene with Baron, Victor, Elizabeth, and the Burgomaster syncs perfectly, had to make minor tweaks during the transition to the next scene to sync that properly, but after that things get kinda crazy.

The discussion scene between Henry and Waldman syncs fine, the Monsters intro syncs fine but around the time the Monster rises from his seat looking up at the light it gets slightly out of sync but I fixed this. It then stays in sync til around when Fritz runs in. I was able to fix this but after that I had to make some compromises.

First it goes out of sync midway during the portion where they all are trying to restrain the Monster. Given this is the final scene of side one another issue I knew I would have was properly transitioning side one to side two. I again turned to my trusty VHS audio to fix that transition but there was still the matter of the last portion of the previous scene.

Well basically from the point of them attempting to restrain the Monster to the end of the scene the LD audio has been slowed down so the tail end will more or less sync up with both the VHS and BD audio so it’s not exactly a proper sync but the results don’t look (or sound rather) that bad. Presently I’m up to the dungeon scene. Had to make a minor tweak early in that scene but so far it seems to be syncing properly.

Anyways that’s about all I got for now. Hopefully will have more tomorrow if not Christmas. Hope everyone’s well and safe and Happy Holidays! 😃

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So I’m pretty close to the end of the movie. About 55 minutes in. Went back and re-tweaked a few scenes and made tweaks to others but I’m getting stumped trying to properly sync the scene where the villagers go to the gather to see the burgomaster. Hope to work around that maybe tomorrow and hopefully more or less have the rest of the movie completed tomorrow if not Saturday. Almost there! 😉

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Up to the mill scene. Hopefully will be done tonight! 😃

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Basic track is complete. Rendering a file now which I will test watch hopefully by the end of the weekend to see how everything comes out. This was fun and exhausting at the same time but I’m excited for the results and what everyone thinks! 😃

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So I gave my test disc a spin and for the most part I like my results. Given this is the first time I seriously undertook something like this not bad! Obviously some scenes sync better than others but then again I also included the BD track as is on my disc and most of the same parts were still slightly out of sync so I attribute that more to the video file I used rather than my editing. Keep in mind most of the editing I was doing was to keep the audio in sync with the BD audio rather than the video. Anyways I did some hard work and I hope everyone likes it so shoot me a PM if interested. I’ll also be making a separate track that keeps the “God” line censored if anyone is interested in that! For now happy holidays everyone and thanks for your time and interest! 😃

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Full Audio specs.

File Type: wav
Size: 708 MB
Bit Rate: 1411kbps
Description: 1993 Japanese LD capture (captured by LilBrutto) synced to 2012 BD. 1991 VHS audio used minimally to fix missing spots while “God” line is restored via BD audio.

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crissrudd4554 said:

Full Audio specs.

File Type: wav
Size: 708 MB
Bit Rate: 1411kbps
Description: 1993 Japanese LD capture (captured by LilBrutto) synced to 2012 BD. 1991 VHS audio used minimally to fix missing spots while “God” line is restored via BD audio.

Hi. Happy new year. I’ll be interested to see your work (so far) on Frankenstein, if possible.

Are you planning to keep working on it (audio) ? If so, what else do you want do you want to work on it ?

I would really like to get the image re-worked (or re-scanned, at this point) on both Frank and Bride.

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Audio is complete (to the best of my abilities). No plans currently for video. Aluminum Falcon has HDTV recording without the one jump so I guess you could ask him.

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crissrudd4554 said:

Audio is complete (to the best of my abilities). No plans currently for video. Aluminum Falcon has HDTV recording without the one jump so I guess you could ask him.

Ok, thanks. Do you plan to work on other audio projects as well ? Also, how can I get your your audio work fro Frank ?

Thanks

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No further audio plans as of now. For the audio send me a PM.