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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:17 am

CURRENT PLANS


It has become apparent that I cannot get the Initial D Fourth Stage source I have up to my expectations quality wise, so I am going to have to pass on it for now and continue to try and get that better source, or hop on over to Fifth Stage and then back to Fourth Stage. Either way I really want to get more of this series finished and out of the way. I have been dying to see the rest of it!!


In the meantime, I will see about the Zoids 720p scales and see if its acceptable when finished. I will also try to throw in a quick re-encode of Elemental Gelade since that wouldn't take me long at all.


Last but not least, in between releases and plans, I am going to get some more re-uploads done because I have fallen a bit behind on it, and keep getting asked for things. Chaotic will probly be the next re-upload I put up and I will try to have it up within the next 24-48 hours at most.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:45 am

thx for headsup.
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:51 pm

I was in the mood to FINALLY watch the rest of Naruto. So I took the Japanese DVD's I have, I synced the English Audio and Retimed the English Subtitles to match up with it just to see how it would turn out if I re-encoded it. This was quite a bit of work and took me a while but it is obvious I am capable of syncing everything perfectly and the Japanese DVD seems to give a great picture when finished.

Here is how episode 3 turned out if you wish to see how much better these look than my old encodes of this series. I consider it no competition that my newer ones are ALOT better.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:39 am

looks nice, can't say relatively but i'm sure it would be better. Very Happy  subtitles are also in sync from what it looks.

watched the whole series this time? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:29 am

I have the Initial D Fourth stage discs, and i sent you a download link on Kametsu
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Have you considered doing Interstella 5555? Its video issues are similar to the Spanish Initial D DVDs. The master used for every release of I-5555 is a french PAL master that was converted from NTSC and has blended frames. The blending isn't any worse than Initial D though.

I know a good bit of avisynth, although you have a much better grasp for fixing problems in PAL DVDs than i do. I would be more than happy to do it myself with a bit of help, instead of clogging up your time.
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:48 am

hello DarkDream. so i finally sat down to compare Naruto. i've got a couple of questions. do the jap dvd's not have the sponsor card? and was the old source a bit zoomed? new encode looks nicer, softer especially the OP. also the mountain at around 12:04 looks better in the newer one. that's all my eyes could find lol. overall excited for the new ones. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:12 pm

I've heard that the US DVDs use TV masters of naruto for certain scenes/episodes. Those are a little less polished than the Japanese DVD versions
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:53 pm

Badman wrote:
Have you considered doing Interstella 5555? Its video issues are similar to the Spanish Initial D DVDs. The master used for every release of I-5555 is a french PAL master that was converted from NTSC and has blended frames. The blending isn't any worse than Initial D though.

I know a good bit of avisynth, although you have a much better grasp for fixing problems in PAL DVDs than i do. I would be more than happy to do it myself with a bit of help, instead of clogging up your time.

Never heard of it

PM or make a help post and I will help you with what you need.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:59 pm

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hello DarkDream. so i finally sat down to compare Naruto. i've got a couple of questions. do the jap dvd's not have the sponsor card? and was the old source a bit zoomed? new encode looks nicer, softer especially the OP. also the mountain at around 12:04 looks better in the newer one. that's all my eyes could find lol. overall excited for the new ones. cheers

Dont know what sponsor card is.

Also I only tested one episode. If it's not there, then its obviously not in the Japanese DVD or not in the episode.

Don't know if zoomed or not. All I know is Japanese DVD's had more picture in them on the bottom for that episode and the USA one was stretched a bit taller as a result. Thats why USA one has thicker fuzzy lines. Lines always get like that when they do that crap.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:33 am

at 1:31 of your old encode after OP ends a still image shows for 10 seconds before the start of the episode, that's the sponsor card. in tv broadcasts it is used as background while displaying show's sponsor logos but in home media releases it stays clean. now i haven't seen any tv broadcast episode of naruto but still image at that position and random music playing during that time makes me think that it is definitely the sponsor card. it can't be the title card because it comes at 2:30 (old encode).
new encode doesn't have that sponsor card anywhere in the episode, hence the question. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:32 am

For the past week I have been really hooked on a game with some friends, so most of my free time was used to play the game with friends. I did not get anything done this week encoding wise. I'll resume work tomorrow and get another re-upload put up as well.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:34 pm

The Devil Is A Part Timer has been re-uploaded.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 am

Code breaker has been re-uploaded.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:30 am

CURRENT PLANS


I am about to finish up Elemental Gelade re-encodes (Hopefully this week), then take a look at the Spanish Initial D Fourth Stage DVD's. Special thanks to the person who got ahold of them for me. I certainly hope they are of a good enough quality to work with for my release. That last set I had gotten ahold of was of much too poor of quality for me to accept. (You can read what I said about it at the top of this page)

I will also continue to put torrent re-uploads up when possible.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:08 pm

Hard Drive space became an issue again and its getting kind of annoying, so I bought 4 8TB external Hard Drives today. If you were wanting to send me something and I said I did not have the room for it, you can go ahead and send it now if you wish.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Apparently 2 out of the 4 hard drives I bought are dead/broken already right out of the box and one of them is failing and or has some bad sectors. The final one seems to be alright, but after seeing all the complaints about this model of external hard drive, I think I will be returning them all and looking for a different one.

So if your looking for an external hard drive, I would advise to steer clear of this one. WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN. I have never had any problems with Western Digital external drives and have used them for years. Apparently they tried to make new kinds of drives with new seeking mechanics and its not working out so well for them.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:38 pm

I got Elemental Gelade all finished up last night. I am running it through the encoder a second time with a bit sharper settings. I think I prefer this encode to be a bit sharper than it came out. Other than this trial and error trying to get the sharpness to look good to me, I estimate this will be finished within the next 6-8 hours and ready for upload by Sunday/Monday since the scripts are quite fast. If the settings are acceptable after the couple hour encoding, I will try to have it up tomorrow night when I return home. If I need to adjust it once more and run it all through the encoder a third time, I will have it up on Monday.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Well I was about to put Elemental Gelade up for download just before I leave for the entire afternoon and I noticed something at the last minute.

This source has the same issue Zoids - New Century Zero did when I re-encoded it. Whenever there is a flashback or the screen goes really bright, then fades to another scene there are interlace like artifacts all over the video for a mere second or less. It doesn't last long at all and sometimes they are not really noticeable, but they annoy me when they are visible.

Here is an example of what I am talking about.

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The reason I am finding them now when doing re-encodes years later is because I do not use the powerful and overly damaging noise reduction I used to back in 2011-2013. That noise and artifact removal I used to use removed those things from the video, but since I do not use strong and damaging noise reduction anymore, they can sometimes be a pain when you are looking for them in frames manually.

Luckily those are very easy to remove with no real damage to the video by adjusting just those few frames it happens in with AVISynth. I just need to either fully watch the episodes, to find the frames those are in and remove them manually in each script. I can also just skim through the episodes and hope I catch most of them for removal, but I like to be as thorough as possible so I'll decide which of the two I wish to do when I get back home tonight. That could add another day or two of work for me, but in the end, I find it to be worth it to remove them.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:33 pm

Well, it turns out I got this all finished up quicker than I thought. The episodes are running through the encoder again right now. I will try to have them up tomorrow still. Tuesday at the absolute latest.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:31 pm

Elemental Gelade is now available for download.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Have had a very busy last 5-6 days so did not get everything done yet. I got all the audio and subtitles for Initial D Fourth Stage finished. I may not have time to work on the video part until this Friday. If I manage to get them all finished on Friday, I would think within a week, the Fourth stage would be ready for sharing.

EDIT: Changed Thursday into Friday. I forgot this Thursday was Thanksgiving when I posted that.

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PostSubject: Re: DarkDream High Quality Anime Archive + Future Release Plans   Yesterday at 3:52 am

waiting patiently. Very Happy
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