Video Collector said:
Having just seen the finished project in its entirety, all I can say is thank you once again for all the effort and attention to detail you put in. The editing is seamless, the colours are wonderful and the amount of grain is just right. Apart from a single sound dropout (at 15:37) the sound was perfect, preserving some of the wonderfully analog crackly nature of its 16mm origins.
Also, thank you to all of you who contributed your resources and advice. Truly this is the work of a community working together and pooling its resources. It’s a great time to be a Godzilla fan!
Oh, and once again, thank you for the shout-out in the credits 😃
I’m glad you enjoyed it! And yeah, that sound drop-out is probably where I had to adjust the synchronization. There’s a skip there that’s present on both the video master used for all the US VHS releases (and the CM recreation) and the Siren DVD, suggesting a damaged audio master. After that skip, the audio runs a little under half a second ahead of the picture for (I think) the rest of the reel in every legit copy of the US version.
Wow! I just stumbled on this thread! I have the first 5 Godzilla films
but my copy of GHIDRAH is just awful! Is there any big difference between
the .MP4 & .MKV versions?
A screen from my old copy:
The MP4 version is a different encode at a slightly lower bitrate (avg. 20mbps video and 192kbps audio as opposed to 25mbps with DVD quality audio). The MKV is also 1920x1080 with black bars at the top and bottom, as opposed to the 1920x818 MP4 which just has the actual frame of the movie itself, and has chapter stops and comes with Blu-ray artwork (it’s meant to be easily remuxed to the Blu-ray format but can also be watched with VLC).