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DragoonClawNZ

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#1494357
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Info: Star Wars: Episode III - VHS Australian release
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Little bump here, copy pasting most of what I posted in the Goblet of Fire thread from being the same topic.

I’ve done a new V2 capture of this tape. I wasn’t really impressed with my last one looking back at it, mainly from the smearing artifact that was present from my DVD recorder passthrough (for S-Video out). I upgraded my VCR to a S-VHS deck sometime ago, but my old capture device would have massive warping making it useless without the DVD recorder, so I kept it.

An example of the smearing:

Recently I changed my capture device to a Hauppauge USB-Live 2 (as a recommendation from someone) which plays much better with my S-VHS deck, so I could remove the DVD recorder and the smearing it added. There may be a tiny bit of warping but nothing noticeable, certainly the best I’ll get without forking $$$$ on an external TBC.

Since there’s no smearing now, I’ve done a Progressive encode for the film itself this time also to help it quality-wise while keeping it for single layer DVD, while everything else is Interlaced. Certainly better than the original where I actually captured it deinterlaced already and got reinterlaced it. lol

A tiny little bit of combing can be seen in spots, mostly on the top of the frame, if you pause it which I was gonna blend, but it made the picture more softer than I expected, so I left it untouched. I played it back on my CRT and it looks fine, so I didn’t need to do it.

Comparison shot between the two as far as the finer detail goes. I was gonna use Framecompare but the site has refused to work for myself for months now, so here’s both:

Original:

Version 2:

So if there’s anyone that’s wanting a replacement for this, feel free to send a DM. I stopped responding to requests in threads ever since I got no emails (for some reason) for at least a months worth on the Chronologically LOST HD thread.

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#1494319
Topic
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - on VHS (Released)
Time

Little bump here.

I’ve done a new V2 capture of this tape. I wasn’t really impressed with my last one looking back at it, mainly from the smearing artifact that was present from my DVD recorder passthrough (for S-Video out). I upgraded my VCR to a S-VHS deck sometime ago, but my old capture device would have massive warping making it useless without the DVD recorder, so I kept it.

An example of the smearing:

Recently I changed my capture device to a Hauppauge USB-Live 2 (as a recommendation from someone) which plays much better with my S-VHS deck, so I could remove the DVD recorder and the smearing it added. There may be a tiny bit of warping but nothing noticeable, certainly the best I’ll get without forking $$$$ on an external TBC.

Since there’s no smearing now, I’ve done a Progressive encode for the film itself this time also to help it quality-wise while keeping it for single layer DVD, while everything else is Interlaced. Certainly better than the original where I actually captured it deinterlaced already and got reinterlaced it. lol

A tiny little bit of combing can be seen in spots, mostly on the top of the frame, if you pause it which I was gonna blend, but it made the picture more softer than I expected, so I left it untouched. I played it back on my CRT and it looks fine, so I didn’t need to do it.

I also noticed that the DVD recorder step had cropped the sides in my original capture, so that’s opened up in this new V2 capture. I was gonna use Framecompare but the site has refused to work for myself for months now, so here’s both:

Original:

Version 2:

So if there’s anyone that’s wanting a replacement for this, feel free to send a DM. I stopped responding to requests in threads ever since I got no emails (for some reason) for at least a months worth on the Chronologically LOST HD thread.

I’ve also redone the Revenge of the Sith tape as well which I’ll post an update on there later.

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#1474901
Topic
Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
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UPDATE: The Mega links I had sent out just got removed recently, no idea if it was ToS related. Don’t remember who uploaded it but there’s another link Mike posted on his Chronologically Lost blog I missed before. So for the meantime, torrent is the only option, you can either find it on there or you can still send a DM for it.

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#1446438
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Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
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UPDATE: Just replied to everyone here since my last “PM sent” message. I think from now on, please PM me instead of posting on here. I still get emails on PMs but not for Subscriptions on topics anymore, no idea why.

Also tested the first BD disc on a PS4 Pro and Xbox Series X. Series X plays it just fine and PS4 is glitchy just like PS5, so god knows what’s up with the player (or encoder?) on PS4/PS5. Don’t have a standalone BD player on hand to try it out on so I can’t confirm on that.

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#1446333
Topic
Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
Time

Oof, looks like the email notification stopped working for myself on this, just noticed the flood of replies on here I missed. I’ll get to those in the morning.

I got your message though, wigjuice, and it’s nice to see some more stuff being done with Lost here. 😃

In other news, I just discovered that my original x264 encode (which I still have), doesn’t seem to be liked on my PS5 (very stuttery and constant glitchy artifacting) yet it used a Blu-ray profile when encoding in Premiere. lol But it may be a player basis as my PS3 played it perfectly fine, no idea about any others yet, I’ve only done one disc so far with the first 7 episodes. I was gonna start a BD author on those files so they still have some use and not just sitting on another HDD, though it is rather large compared to the x265 release at over 500gb, so I’d imagine it being a very niche version.

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#1415082
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Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
Time

THanks, feronstost. 😃

Just gonna drop this in here. The “Pushing the Button” podcast recently did an interview with Mike with a shoutout to this remaster at the end. But overall an interesting listen:

https://twitter.com/mtmaloney/status/1367922793350848518