You can try adjusting the setting in Handbrake to leave picture quality the same, but reduce the bitrate from 10000 to something like 4000 or 5000.
I completely agree that WB left a lot of money out there. I have read so many posts from people that wanted extended versions, like myself, which is why I made my edits in the first place. I know there is a lot of footage out there that was shot, but we have never seen it. I am hopeful that one day this material will see the light of day.
I am working on them as I have time. I had a death in the family recently which has made it difficult to do a lot of editing.
I have received some complaints regarding my fanedits, about how they are hosted, how they were rendered, etc. I want to clarify some things regarding my edits so those that request them will not be shocked by how they are set up.
These edits have a STEREO audio output. While I would love to do a 5.1 mix at some point, that is outside of my realm of expertise to take a stereo deleted scene and turn it into a 5.1 mix. I have other editing aspects that I would rather be working on, like adding green screen scenes back in, rather than trying to do audio mixing. I do not have a 5.1 setup to test with, so even if I did a 5.1 mix, I would have no way of knowing whether the changes I made would be good for everyone. So a stereo output is what you will get.
I do not run a torrent server and will not host these on Google Drive. I’m sorry if that is how you want them delivered to you in those ways. I pay monthly for the service that I do use out of my own pocket so those who are interested can download the edits. It costs downloaders nothing to get them. I have them set up to download in chunks so users can download them in pieces rather than trying to download a 10+ GB movie at one time. Not everyone has fast internet, something that is easily forgotten in this day and age. I have set them up so they are convenient for everyone. Please be patient when downloading. If the edits don’t mean enough to you to wait to get them, then don’t download them.
I’m sorry if these are disappointments to some users. They are how I have chosen to present my edits. The snarky remarks I have received over the past week tell me that some think they are entitled to my edits the moment they want them. I edit for myself and for the love of the fan editing community and that is what I try to remember when I get comments like I have this past week. These are likely not going to be what everyone wants. I have provided plenty of sample clips for you to see the edits that were made and what you will get. If these don’t meet the standards that you have or want, don’t request them. I don’t want to waste your time or bandwidth to get something that isn’t “perfect” for you.
I’m pleased to announce the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Extended Edition.
- Custom intro as with all JJPotter edits
- Completely redone opening sequence incorporating 2 deleted scenes (Credence Reborn and At the Docks) along with a custom made scene using an unused, unreleased clip from the first trailer / one of the documentaries from the blu-ray). Sparks added in the At the Docks scene.
- Added extended Newt’s Basement scene
- Added Tina and Skinder scene at the circus
- Added Ballroom Dance scene
- Added Murmuration scene
- Added Nagini and Credence in Alley scene
- Added Newt and Jacob Walk to Kama’s scene
- Added Dumbledore and McGonagall scene
The combined version has the same extended scenes included. The only differences are the moved scenes to make a smooth combined film.
Thanks for the feedback. There were reasons for why those scenes are as they are.
For the first deleted scene you mentioned, I left the dialogue the same because I was trying to allow Ron’s enthusiasm for Hogsmeade to come through by allowing him to repeat the same thing twice and having Harry get tried of hearing it since he had already heard it multiple times. That was the intent.
In the common room scene, Harry is over by the fireplace when Ron and Hermione are arguing about the missing rat. Ron goes to bed while Hermione joins Harry on the couches in front of the fire where they only talk about the Black attack. Harry looks to be consumed with the fact that he could have killed Black. There is no indication that he was aware of the argument Ron and Hermione had. So his questioning Hermione in the next scene seems entirely plausible for me, which is why I left the dialogue as it was.
Please try extracting the files with 7Zip. I have heard of some users having issues extracting with WinRAR if that is the program you used to extract.
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Unfortunately, none of the files on MySpleen have seeders.
Those have been on hold until I got CoG done
Yes, the 10k versions are in the 10-15 GB range.
As the release of Crimes of Grindelwald Extended Edition is nearing, I have made a decision in regards to my edits. I will no longer be producing a 5K bitrate version of my edits. The 10K version is a sharper version and is the one most are downloading. I realize that for those with slow connections it will take longer to download the films. I only have so much space on Mega and the 5K versions are taking up space that I can use for future edits.
5K versions will be taken down this Sunday, June 23.
There are OFFICIAL extended editions of the first two movies. These official cuts contain all of the deleted scenes, so there is absolutely nothing I can add to these. If you want those extended editions, you will need to buy them. I only created extended editions for films that didn’t have ones to start with.
Crimes of Grindelwald is one I debated on for a long time before I decided to do an edit since there was an extended cut that was released. I chose to create one because there were 2 scenes that were not reinserted and because of the addition of the “Deleted Scene” text being placed on the screen in the official extended cut.
I feel like I’m getting close to wrapping this edit up. I’ve been tweaking the new beginning of the film and have added in a couple of new parts.
I have a draft completed and I’m having someone do a viewing for me to see if any changes need to be made. I’ve looked at the featurettes on the blu-ray and see a lot more scenes were shot at the beginning with Credence that is making me consider working those in as well. It isn’t a finished project at this point.
Initial cuts/insertions have been made and demo clips are available. I’m quite pleased with the new intro, despite the clips with unfinished special effects.
The next JJPotter Extended Edition from the Wizarding World is now in progress. I am working on creating my own extended version of Crimes of Grindelwald. There are several scenes that were not used in the official Extended Cut which I plan on incorporating into my EE. This will add another 5+ minutes of footage. My cut will also not have “Deleted Scene” in the bottom left corner of any of the scenes. As I complete inserting the deleted scenes, I will post previews.
I’ve already created and released an edit of the first Fantastic Beasts movie.
I will know in a week or two whether I will be doing an edit. I ordered my copy from the UK and their discs ship starting on Monday.
A viewer recently made a suggestion to me to add some effects to one of the Deathly Hallows deleted scenes to make it more visually appealing and add more action to it. I have been playing around with this scene, the Rabbit Chase scene. Below is the most recent rendering of the scene. This modification is not in any of my current releases, but may appear in a future release.
I’ve had several people ask if I will be doing an extended version of Crimes of Grindelwald when it comes out later this month. I have seen the official extended cut that was put out and apart from a couple of cut scenes, all of the other deleted scenes are already in place. I’m not a fan of them putting “Deleted Scene” in the bottom corner of each when it was inserted into the movie, so I will likely go in overlay clips from the deleted scenes to get rid of that text for my own personal collection. But there really isn’t a lot additional to add in order to release my own version.
I am toying with the idea of using the clips that were not reinserted into Crimes of Grindelwald and insert them into the credits of Fantastic Beasts, since they feel like they belong there more than in the second movie. I just haven’t decided at this point.
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That is another that I do plan on going back to and seeing what I can do with.
After a bit of a layoff, I have pulled out my old edits and have started making some tweaks (hopefully not ala George Lucas). There were some things that I wanted to do when I first was working on these, but didn’t have the confidence to do them properly. Most of these changes involved scenes with green or blue screen. While I incorporated some, there were others that I avoided completely.
The first tweak I am working on is an addition to the DH1 intro. I always wanted to have the full “Dudley Redemption” scene added. I have rendered out an initial cut of the intro with this inserted. I’m not pleased with the music right now, so it will require more tweaks. The only part I have done green screen work on so far is the initial wide shot. Other portions are zoomed in at the moment, which you will be able to see clearly in the quality differences of the footage. I hope to be able to do more green screen work on these portions to increase the quality.
Here is the first draft of this revised intro.