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AntcuFaalb

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#1166189
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Am i the worst member on this website when it comes to punctuation?
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chyron8472 said:

AntcuFaalb said:

TV’s Frink said:

AntcuFaalb!

Thread is now a success.

Awww, thanks! 😃

Life (and, more recently, the flu) has been kicking my ass.

So are you sticking around for a while or are you just poking in to look around a bit?

I plan on sticking around, but I doubt I’ll be able to contribute as frequently as I did several years ago.

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#1091671
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Going away? Post so here!
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I’ve been “away” for a good while now and likely will be for a good while more. I pop in to FanRes and here every now and then so that I don’t miss the big stuff, but I otherwise just have way too much going on at the moment IRL.

PM me for more convenient contact information if you anticipate the need to speak with me on a regular basis.

I love you all! xoxo ❤️

–pat man 2

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#1084790
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Guys, we have a new winner for The Sword in the Stone!

The Amazon WEB-DL is 1080p, has no logo, and fewer artifacts than the best HDTVrips around; better bitrate too.

And, of course… no terrible DNR like the BD.

WEB-DL: https://i.imgbox.com/98T7RJPa.png
HDTV: https://i.imgbox.com/VtAhDHRS.png

WEB-DL: https://i.imgbox.com/dCUK2Hza.png
HDTV: https://i.imgbox.com/1MDlTE0O.png

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#1003613
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Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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Update: I can capture HDMI. Yay!

I just need to fix an EDID issue which shouldn’t be a big deal. VUDU SD streams come out at 480p, so I’m hoping to capture at that (losslessly) and then encode from there. Thankfully, my 6x3TB RAID0 is up to the job.

My capture chain will be: PS3 =(HDMI)=> Orei HDS-102 =(HDMI)=> Blackmagic UltraStudio MiniRecorder =(Thunderbolt)=> PC.

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#1003611
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Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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Chewtobacca said:

The live-action scenes were shot at 23.976fps and telecined: they can be inverse telecined. The effects shots were created at 29.97fps and can’t be inverse telecined: they can be decimated, but that leaves you with jerky movement. One can go ahead and deinterlace them, but the result will be a mess because they’re not really interlaced in the first place.

So the SPFX are 30p?

If this is the case, what if we used motion compensation to generate 4 intermediate frames for every group of five and then drop the originals? This would give us the 4:5 ratio we need without jerky movement.

A ab’ B bc’ C cd’ D de’ E | F fg’ G gh’ H hi’ I ij’ J

The only issue left, I think, is figuring out what to do between each group of 4 because the lack of an intermediate frame there will result in its own jerkiness.

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#1003182
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Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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Chewtobacca said:

That sounds good, and as there’s no need to hit a certain file-size, CRF encoding is definitely the way to go. As you know, values ranging from 22 to 18 (inclusive) are considered standard. In this sort of situation, my preference is for 16. Perhaps you could encode one episode with that value and see how it turns out.

Good idea. Will do!

In the future I’m hoping someone will do a follow-on project to properly deinterlace the SPFX sequences.

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#1001924
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Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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Oh, BTW, I discovered that I technically have an HDMI capture setup at home. I didn’t realize that an HDMI splitter I was using for legitimate splitting also strips HDCP and I also have a Blackmagic UltraStudio MiniRecorder.

I haven’t tested it yet, but I’m pretty sure it’ll work.

I also just discovered that the PS3 VUDU app lets you download streams to the PS3 HDD, so we can totally rule out internet connectivity issues during capture.

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#1001923
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Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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JayArgonaut said:

Could this not be accomplished with stream grabbing methods?

It most likely can, but I’d still need to purchase each season from VUDU and they’re going for $40 per at the moment.

If we can find four other people (including yourself) interested in this, then we can perhaps have each one send me the $40 and I’ll do the capturing, but I’ll do the first season with my own money as a show of good faith.

Would that work?

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#1001494
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Babylon 5 - Broadcast NTSC (4:3)?
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Chewtobacca said:

There must be some way of getting these from VUDU. B5 in 4:3 is really high on my wishlist. It’s frustrating that the episodes are floating about in various places but I can’t purchase copies of the wretched things.

The easiest way would be to find someone with a good HDMI capture setup. I’d be more-than-willing to do it, but I don’t have the money right now.