Sign In

papill6n88

User Group
Members
Join date
10-Aug-2020
Last activity
22-Jan-2023
Posts
17

Post History

Post
#1501083
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

JJPotter said:

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but there isn’t a way for me to not take it personally when that is the primary type of message I get. No one is satisfied. No one is thankful. No one will just enjoy what has been provided to them. I’m not charging for these. They are freely available. If it isn’t good enough quality, delete them or don’t download them to start with.

Short of another FB movie coming out, this will be my final release. Even then, I am not sure I will publicly release anything I create for myself going forward. I’m tired of trying to please everyone and ending up pleasing no one.

The issue is usually that people who are satisfied by your fanedits (or any edits in general) don’t tell you or post any comments about it.
But trust me there are farrrrr more people happy, pleased and grateful for your fanedits that there are of people complaining about it.

It’s the same in real life with customer service or any work that involve dealing with customers.
It’s very rare for an employee to receive compliments for their work/service, but they will easily receive complaints from customers. So for 1 000 happy customers, they will receive maybe 3 negative comments.

So unfortunately if you try to evaluate how much your fanedits are appreciated by people based on the number of comments your receive, it will give the wrong idea and make you see only negative/complaining comments.
Maybe make it a bit more visible in your email/description that you would appreciate a comment or message/email about your fanedits or even remind people to post a review on Fanedit .info.

I personally loveeee your fanedits, you did such an incredible work on them and we can feel the passion behind this project of yours.
Your fanedits are my go-to when I want to watch HP and FB movies, I even talk about them to every new HP fans I meet.

Post
#1482409
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

JJPotter said:

NotPaul said:

Sorry if im wrong, i see Harry Potter 1 and 2 subtitles in caption but are they really available as Extended Editions?

There are officially released Extended Editions of these films. I accidentally uploaded the caption files for the versions that I created for my personal use, but cannot release them publicly.

What’s the differences between your version and the official extended movies 1 and 2?

Post
#1480980
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

I’m really happy that you decided to trust your guts and that in the end we are gonna have high quality video files to match the high quality content they already are.

So thank you so much JJpotter.

I just rewatched the entire movies v1.5 months earlier, so it was a bit too recent in my mind, to rewatch them all with the v2.0.

But I will check your new movies files when they are released, and try to hurry up creating the French subtitles too. 😄

Post
#1480909
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

JJPotter said:

I need some honest feedback on these releases. I received a bad review from a user pointing out a lot of things that I have not heard anyone else mention anything about. I need to know if these are legit issues that I need to look into resolving.

First, they indicated issues with the 5.1 audio track only being in AAC and not in AC3 format. For those with 5.1 setups, has this been an issue for you? Have you not been able to use the 2.0 edits because the track was not in AC3?

Are users able to get the subtitles that are built into the video file to work? They are intended to work without you having to have the external SRT file. I know some have asked for the external files, which is why I provide them, but those have mainly been where people didn’t know the subtitles were there already. Is this an issue that users are seeing?

Finally, what are your thoughts on the video quality? With doing higher compression to get the size down, I knew there would be some compromises on quality, but I haven’t seen this. Do others think the quality is poor? The comment indicated that it was “painful” to watch these with the quality drop from v1.5. Are others seeing and experiencing this?

I’m not looking for pats on the back or praises. I need legit honest feedback. If these suck, tell me. I haven’t gotten that impression from anyone that has seen them, but maybe only the people that like them have given feedback.

  1. About the sound issue, I don’t have a good sound system so I cannot really said anything about it.

  2. In your v2.0, the embedded subtitle Track 1 is working fine for me on my computer, the Track 2 is not displaying much (what is it for?), at one time it showed “Chapter 7” on HP 3 but that’s it. I didn’t watch the whole movie with it so…

  3. The quality is ok on my computer screen, but on tv it’s really low, it feels like a 720p version of the movie.
    I would prefer to have a 8Go/13Go file for each movie with a greater quality.
    I just compared the v1.5 vs the v2.0, and the quality is considerably lower in your v2.0 (there is a blur effect, lost of details, especially on the skins).
    The video bitrate was 10 on HP3 v1.5 and on the v2.0 it’s 3.7.

Especially because you are the only one with those type of extended version of the movies, so I would make sense to have it as full quality one, and people can always reduce the file size by recompressing the videos.

Or maybe have 2 versions the one you have that is more compressed and one with high bitrate/high video quality.

I 100% agree with what Heathen3017 said:
“You should produce the best quality that YOU want to deal with, not to others.”

So please don’t compromise on the video quality/file size.
People can recompress the video easily and quickly, if they are bothered by it.
But us HP fans/viewers of your quality work cannot increase the video quality of what your release 😃

Post
#1480662
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

Nick66 said:

Hey mate, I know your goal is to add, not subtract, but would you ever consider doing a quick edit and releasing the combined Deathly Hallows w/o the much-maligned epilogue?

Love your work, and they’re all my go-to versions of the Potter films. Just hate the epilogue!

Sincerely, it would be way quicker and ‘easier’ for you, to just cut the end of the last movie with any free video editing software 😃

Post
#1479187
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

About the subtitles translation:
Do you have any timestamps for where you added the cut scenes (and their length maybe)?
Or even better, where you moved scenes (if you did) around and added cut scenes?

It would save me and others translators so much time to know where to look for to add the missing subtitles for the official subtitle language.

Thank you

Post
#1458541
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

JJPotter said:

papill6n88 said:

I likely have the French audio tracks for the main movies since I only use the UK versions of the films for my edits, but I doubt the deleted scenes have them since they are unfinished clips. I would have to check. That certainly wouldn’t be on my priority list though.

I cam maybe create the missing french subtitles for the added scenes and also sync the french audio track to your edits, starting with the 3rd movie first maybe? Let me you in PM. It will be for my own personal use first anyway.

“to release my own personal edit of that film”
What did you edit in those 2 extended movies?

Post
#1458357
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

JJPotter said:

On that note, here is the new intro section that will be used on both Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the combined Deathly Hallows edit. The new intro includes the Dudley Redemption scene with green screens replaced. To accomplish this, I used Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI to upscale the footage to 4K and to smooth out some of the pixelation from the low res footage. This allowed for better masking of the green screen in some parts as well as allowing me to crop some of the green screen areas out completely.

I know that for some the intro will be way too long and the “flow” of it will have been broken by this addition. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, including whether to like this change or not. If you don’t like it, the current versions do not have this added in. To me, this scene is critical and should have never been cut. It had such an impact on me when I read the book the first time, so for v2.0 this scene will be there.

Wow! now we don’t notice at all there was a green screen in the HP-Dudley scene. Do you plan to increase a bit the luminosity on the last 3 movies especially DH ? Because I think we lose so much of the picture/details with this much darkness 😦 (I know it’s from the original movie, but…). Maybe even increasing a bit the contrast too?

I 100% agree, this intro section is critical to the movie and set the start of this new adventure outside of Hogwarts.

It seems like we are gonna have “never-before-seen clips” in this “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” show airing the 1st of January.

Maybe if there are news scenes you could add them to the movies 😄

Source: https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/cast-members-feature-in-retrospective-for-harry-potter-twentieth-anniversary-return-to-hogwarts?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wwd_social

Thank you for all your work, I really appreciate it, and your movie is my go-to version now. I wish there was the french audio track in it to allow my french familly to watch it. Maybe I could sync the french audio myself, any cues how to do it? I could also translate into french the added scenes.

Post
#1388204
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

JJPotter said:

I came across a YouTube video this morning on the HP deleted scenes and did a double-take with one of them in particular. The group that made the video must have seen my edits because they used them in the making of their video. No mention was made of them, but it is clear they used them. The reason I know is because they showed the scene from PoA after Hogsmeade. In my edit, when Harry eats the candy, his face turns pink/red. That isn’t in the original deleted scene. That is an effect I added. But it is in this YT video. I looked at others they mentioned and they also show the zoomed in Dudley’s Redemption scene that I’ve been working on for a while. Was pretty cool to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gnekcu1pg0

Did you already includes all those cut scenes showed in this video?
I don’t remember seeing all of them in your extended version, but maybe I just forgot some of them lol