My extent of knowledge was that I’d heard of Iznogoud in passing, that’s all. 😦
You can cut a file in pieces and apply filters to them separately, then put them back together with a script.
Also, there’s a way to use Virtual Dub filters in Avisynth.
That’s where Avisynth comes in. XD
The credits have obviously been retypeset, though they made at least a decent attempt at matching the old credits.
For the record, most of my DB* knowledge is thirdhand.
Not that I haven’t had a lot of involvement; if the handle “WinxBloom1980” or the tags “Baaro” and “DragonTeam” ring a bell…
That’s because the Funi releases for GT are based on the same masters as the R2s, with incorrect colors.
Anyone happen to have a preview for the episode “Gohan Attacks” (from “Fighting Power… One Million?”) ?
I currently have two TV sources for the episodes in that general area (one from Toonami UK which came from the big tv-rip torrent, one from Cartoon Network US which came from the spleen). Both are missing the preview. Between the two sources, I can find all the recaps and previews in that general area.
Thanks in advance.
The Salkind Superman movies were significantly expanded for TV broadcast, for example.
That’s so Helvetica it hurts. XD Generic font of generic…can’t get any more generic-looking than that.
Depends on how the software is set up to handle the m2v data; whether it is set to telecine or not.
The Dragon Boxes are progressive.
A friend is attempting to fix the Funi 30ANIV BluRays of Z, and he’ll prolly hand them off to me to encode. (Which means I’ll prolly do the same voodoo I did with the Levels.)
Might only be worth 480, he suggested (because the processing he’s using to mitigate the filter damage does include some blurring), though his experiments have been at 720.
Detective Conan has the same issue (upscaled LD masters), but from what I understand that’s not TMS’s fault (since they themselves DO have HD remasters) but the BluRay distributor.
Could be A, could be B.
As far as Sailor Moon goes, Madman is said to have (for at least the first season) gotten Dynit’s masters and synched up the Viz resources to them. Dynit’s release (aka the R2IT) is pretty much the platinum-iridium standard for the series.
TMS has their issues but they’re plenty competent enough with their remasters. (Lupin III, Magic Knight Rayearth)
Would replacing the last 4 lines with ColorMatrix(“Rec.601->Rec.709”) be of any use?
Whether they lost them or conveniently forgot where they were, the matter is the same, as it’s not out there. But supposedly they went back to an earlier master of FotNS, AFTER they made digital HD masters. Film was the main manner of storage for animation in the earlier era, which is why Funi has, well, film of DBZ.
Also, I was the one who released that big DBZ torrent.
Far as I know, SM’s fine on all sources, although there’s issues with the upscaler Viz used (leading Madman to use Dynit masters instead for the first 2 or 3 seasons). The R4AUs are NTSC.
We know that film sources for these series have existed - in addition to the fact that Funi does have DBZ in that format and has done multiple remasters in 1080p, I’m aware that some episodes of various series did manage to leak out. So the idea that at least something might be out there in the hands of a friendly preservationist isn’t completely out in left field.
They use Q-TEC FORS. Q-TEC upscaling is hideous (though FORS isn’t as bad as their old system).
I use nnedi3_rpow2 to upscale - this is necessary when mixing DVD source with HDTV as I occasionally need to do to correct Animax’s Detective Conan airings. But that’s pretty much beside the point - I’m talking about trying to acquire actual 720 or 1080 source, not fake HD made from SD sources.
That’s basically what Toei’s already doing, isn’t it?
So apparently sometime in the past 15 years or so Toei seems to have lost the masters (except for digibetas) for all their classic anime (Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac, Dragon Ball (TOS, Z and GT), Sailor Moon, Fist of the North Star, Galaxy Express 999 etc.) and is upscaling everything.
I really hope film masters of most of these will turn up. Obviously we know Funimation has such masters for DBZ and did a good job with the first 39 episodes before they decided to cheap out on the rest. It looks like it may well be up to the fans to try to get any of this stuff preserved in better than 480i.
I’ve described the Mandela Effect elsewhere.
What it is in most cases (I believe) is people filling their faulty memories with other people’s faulty memories.
What a lot of people are remembering, in the case of Star Wars, is probably the novelization.
I’m aware, I subtitled that episode myself years ago (it’s the source for a running gag in my circles involving the phrase “good arms” - mistranslation of 腕がいい). I used dub titles to avoid confusion or uncertainty.
Apparently even the Aitwo segment exists in CG and non-CG variants (the latter on the “Mewtwo Returns” R1 and PAL DVDs). I only heard THAT recently.
If you extrapolate the original airdates, you can manage to place the episodes known in English as “PRINCESS VS. PRINCESS” and “The Purr-fect Hero” such that they would have aired on March 3 and May 5 of 1998, respectively. I can’t remember exactly how I did this but it involves putting “Holiday Hi-Jynx”, “Snow Way Out” and “Pikachu’s Goodbye” in that exact order (even though the last of these was supposedly created to replace episode 38). The information in the Mewtwo LD should be able to point you in the right direction.
I believe the VHS version actually has a different ED than my TV version. I want to say the one on the tape is “Pocket ni Fantasy” and the one on TV is “Nyarth no uta”.
I can hotlink my MP4 privately, but not here (forum rules).
We captured them from Kids Station years ago and I have access to transport streams. They’ve got logos, of course, but it’s possible to filter them out pretty well, as the MP4s on my server which I encoded way back then have the logo rather cleanly removed.
I don’t know if better than that can be done.
Using JEJ’s vocals from the Bible, you could have him say “Let my people go!” Moses style 😉
I don’t think JEJ did the Old Testament, did he? At least all the copies of his KJV recording I have ever seen are New Testament only.