So long time, no see. Sorry about that, it’s been! Work on v3 all but stopped completely since I lost all progress on my video editing software after a hard drive crash. I do still have v2 on my google drive but that’s all that I have left of this project. I don’t even have my ESB 97 project at all anymore, not even on GD (partly because it was very flawed when it came to trying to gt it in sync with the DTS audio).
However, I am toying with the idea of starting over from scratch using a properly downscaled copy of the new UHD blu ray, that doesn’t have botched colors because of HDR (if anyone could point me in the direction of one I’d be very grateful) as well as either the DNR or heavy DNR version of 4k83 for 2004, 2011, (and 2019?) changes. The only thing that is really holding me back is finding a new video editing software that I like. The one that I use now seems to like adding ghost frames when encoding video, which messes with DTS syncing, and the program generally gets slower the more you use it. I might consider getting an older Macbook so I could use Final Cut Pro, which is the only other video editing software that I remember liking.
Right now, I do consider yotsuya’s 720p merge and upscale of the 97 SE the definitive versions. Yes even more than v2 of this project. If I do start working on this project again, the goal would be to make it 1080p, which is definitely doable. Also TN1 is working on 35mm scans of the 97 trilogy, so that’s something to look forward to for sure.
Thanks for all of your support, and I’m glad that everyone has enjoyed my work this far!