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  1. Hello my name is Gilbert, I am currently trying to get a project off the ground. I have 2 decent PCs I can use for rendering and I already have done some working creating my own custom version of warriors of the wind, bubblegum crisis, and a few other releases. My project involves both Dragon Box sets of DBZ, Jap DBZ dragon box set for video and USA dragon box for English audio. I would very much like to upscale the dragon box to 1080p clean up the video and color correct it. I was inspired by a guy who has already completed a project similar and then refused to release it... So I did some digging and research and this is what I found online. Here is what he was able to find " AnimeBytes Avisynth - Lanczos4Resize? Filtered Dbox to showcase the effectiveness of free tools DVD (R2) Left = Region 2 Dragon Box Right = Colour Corrected, Stabilised, Denoised, Sharpened. More specifically, it has been Denoised, Sharpened, Stabilised and Colour Corrected 3. YUV has been remapped from 16-235 to 0-255, 16-235 is a false colour scale and was only used to accomodate old TVs. This means that blacks will actually be black and white will actually be white now. 4. Colour intensity has been increased by 11.65% to stop colours from looking washed out. 5. Every episode has been Inverse Telecined to change the soft telecined interlaced framerate of 29.970 (the standard for NTSC TV) to the true 23.976 progressive framerate. There is no visual difference between these two other than the native switch from interlaced to progressive, most players will auto de-interlace anyway. 6. The pixel aspect ratio has been switched from 10:11 to 1:1, this results in a change of aspect ratio from 720 x 480 to 648/652 x 480. 7. The black border buffer has been cut off as much as possible without losing any picture detail, there will still be some borders because the cropping that needs to be done is different for the first and second half of each episode however the final encode can only be one resolution. To minimise this problem I have averaged the cropped resolution of each episode and used that as the basis for calculating the final resolution. 9. I have added a Contour filter that makes all lines appear more defined or bold, however the real purpose of this filter was to remove blur, the next filter I added counter-acts the bold effect. 10. I added a Sharpen filter that makes lines thinner and gives the image a sharper cleaner look, this can make super thin lines disappear entirely but with the effect of Contour, this should not happen at all. I have yet to see a line disappear compared with the Dragon Box rip and I have very picky eyes. 11. Perhaps to your dismay, I have applied Noise Reduction. This was a hard choice, I did two encodes of the first episode, one with NR and one without and I came to the conclusion that the NR one was better. The benefit of NR is that the small 'dots' or 'grain' that appears everywhere on the screen with the dvd rip is blended together to smoothen out the picture. In this picture the left segment is what the grain looks like and the right segment is what it looks like with NR applied. The downside to NR is that very small tiny detail is potentially lost when it is surrounded by a different colour. I have seen the effect of this but it is very minor and is something I'm willing to accept as the price of the smoother looking image. 12. The video has been encoded with a 2 pass variable bit rate between 570 - 620 Kb/s depending on the length of the episode. This makes every episode fit almost exactly 100 Mb which would mean the whole series would take up 29.1 Gb. he episodes I'm doing will be upscaled to 1080p (for best quality on HD TVs), stabilised (wayyy less jitter, less than the blurays), colour corrected (the dragon box's are known for bad colours), denoised (temporal, not spatial like my old settings) and sharpened (with overshoot/undershoot limiting to prevent haloing/ringing). Each episode will also have the US replacement music as well as the 5.1 English Dialogue + Original Japanese music. They will also have the japanese track from the ORIGINAL BROADCAST (which, if you dont know, is EXTREMELY rare and is the best quality in existence). Not even Toei Animation has the audio in this quality. Each episode will also include the previous episode preview as well as the next episode preview which has now been correctly placed immediately after the episode end and not after the credits. The opening and closing animation for each episode has been cut. The orange bricks were hd remasters which were then downscaled to 480p to adhere to dvd standards. Automatic or not, the film scan was tampered with and is where these "remastered" sets were born from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuB7q558sM Ashura, I did ask him once, because he did something like this. Here's the response: Hi, I'm not sure if your familiar with Avisynth but if you are I used: #Restores 23.976 fps AssumeTFF() TFM() VinVerse Tdecimate(mode = 1) #Sharpening LimitedSharpenFaster(exborder=4, strength=150) AAA() #Denoise MCTemporalDenoise(settings="high") #Colour Correction Tweak(sat=1.17) Then I opened that .avs with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works and added the filters: Contour: 100, Wide Sharpening: 15 (This is the difference between the pic and video, the video has this filter and the pic doesnt) And that was encoded with x264 with settings: cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:1:1 / analyse=0x1:0x131 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=0.40:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / slices=1 / nr=100 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=cbr / mbtree=1 / bitrate=800 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=800 / vbv_bufsize=786 / nal_hrd=cbr / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:0.60 And it took my computer 6 hours to encode I think the result is magnificent. The biggest problem is the denoise as it is difficult to remove noise without destroying detail. MCTemporalDenoise does a good job of denoising while keeping most detail, I think the trade-off with these settings is worth it but each to their own I guess. " Anyone who can help me make heads or tails of all this and of course help me correct the settings because these settings the guy at least admitted were older than his last settings... Im ignoring his file size quotes cause I know they are going to be decent size per eps, I would also like to encode in 10bit. I do feel the steps he takes in the order does improve the quality of the upscale and over all image. and IMO this would be a much better release than the "Remasters" where they cut and crop
  2. So I'm sure most of you have seen Kirbopher's post that he made late Saturday night regarding Ocean Kai. If not, here's what he said: Believe it or not, all hope is not lost here. We all have to band together and get Teletoon to see that we want this show on the airwaves. Go to this link, https://www.teletoon.com/en/info/contact Go to "I want to make a suggestion" and request "Dragon Ball Kai produced by Ocean Studios." You can be elaborate or keep it short and sweet. Just get the message across. If enough of us email them, they may consider it. Thank you for your time. -Arian
  3. Hi, first of all i would like to thank all the contributors here for helping other people out in getting the content they need. I just stumbled upon kametsu a couple of days earlier in search for the ocean dubs and found ecio's post, unfortunately those links aren't working past episode 14 anymore but then i found Mr. Kimiko's ISOs and am currently trying to download them. Anyway, my question is that I have been unable to find any way to scrape the ocean dub episodes into XBMC. TheTVdb only has the Funimation episodes and they seem not to let anyone add the other dubs. So is there another way to do this? Maybe someone has already created the nfo files and would be kind enough to upload them for everyone?
  4. I originally posted this as a long. branching status with each sentence in its own comments. This post has been edited and expanded from its original text. TEXT: I have often compared Dragon Ball Z to Star Wars in terms of story, cultural significance, and importance to each respective genre. When you look at the big picture of both franchises, there are a number of striking similarities. Today I'm going to talk about one big difference between the franchises And though I'm going to focus on what might seem like a small aspect, it will have major ramifications. I think Kanzenshuu and the bigwig rare Dragon Ball collectors/archivists (you know who I'm talking about) could learn a thing or two from the Star Wars fanbase. I see more transparency and willingness to share content over at originaltrilogy.com than at Kanzenshuu, and that's partially because of Kanzenshuu's strict no-piracy policy. Even the guys restoring the original trilogy from rare 35mm prints have been completely cooperative with the community about their efforts, and while they have been working on it for several years now, the forumgoers are patiently awaiting the final product because they know it takes time and effort. They also have come to terms with the reality that Lucasfilm will never truly embrace the non-special edition ever again, and so they have taken the matter into their own hands. The hardcore Dragon Ball fans who have gathered tapes, recordings, and other such paraphernalia have stored all those items away in a hole somewhere never to see the light of day ever again. They're too afraid of big, bad Toei to share any of this goldmine with the true fans. Instead we have waited for either Toei or Funimation to do anything with the property, but in the end we all get the long, hard shaft because too many fans either don't know or don't care about the true version of the show that aired from 1986 to 1997. There are times when I feel like we're all part of some clandestine, underground movement to restore Dragon Ball to its former glory (re: quality). But nobody who wants the true version actually has any resources that could accomplish this and the people who DO have them are sitting on their asses feeling good about themselves. These people need to wake up and smell the roses. They need to realize that they have the power to make the dreams of all the hardcore fans come true. I think a big hurdle for these people is the threat of piracy. Well let me copy and paste the time-honored code of Fan-Edits and Preservations, which is what would categorize a project of this flavor: -Flavor text taken from an entry on originaltrilogy.com Sadly because we are a part of the anime community on the Internet, it is assumed that we only support any effort that forgoes payment. However, since this is about Dragon Ball, let me posit this. Isn't Dragon Ball, in its various forms, a staple in most anime fans' collection? Don't you think there's a good chance that any given Dragon Ball fan owns at least the Orange Bricks, one of the best selling anime box sets of all time? These fans have paid their dues (in more ways than one) and easily qualify to possess any fan-edits or preservations. The one thing keeping together the Star Wars preservation community is the clause that we've all heard Team Four Star say at the end of their legal disclaimers in every episode of their parody series: "Please support the official release". Lucasfilm, to my knowledge, has never cracked down on originaltrilogy.com because of this code. Granted, none of the actual links to these projects are posted publicly on the site, which bypasses the piracy issue entirely. I wish Kanzenshuu had that same kind of policy. All the hardcore fans on the Internet congregate there and have fervently discussed the shortcomings of every home video release of the franchise. But if the forum were to adopt a filesharing policy like the one that originaltrilogy.com has, far fewer people would be clamoring for the "final form" of Dragon Ball, so to speak, and it would open up discussion of the franchise even... further... beyond! But where would we host all this delicious content? Why, the same place you can find Star Wars files dating back a decade ago: A certain private torrent tracker with the same name as an organ of the human body (you either know what I'm talking about or don't here, sorry). It's a place, nay a haven for fans of long-lost material and fan projects, and one of the stipulations for uploading content is that it not be commercially available, which is crucial to its ecosystem. I'm surprised that at least more of the international fans have not found this website and already set up shop there. It is home to swaths of old TV recordings, semi-professional edits and restorations to movies, and countless color corrections. And all three of these are elements that the perfect Dragon Ball release require to hold up to fan scrutiny. I urge Kanzenshuu to support fan-edited and fan-preserved content that is distributed fairly amongst fellow supporters of the official release. As long as the disclaimer is properly displayed to the prospective downloader, there is nothing wrong or illegal with sharing content of this nature. Allowing such content to be discussed and even distributed privately would foster a sort of community-wide goal to achieve the perfect version of everybody's favorite anime series. Star Wars fans have experienced such a community for nearly two decades since the release of the much-derided Special Edition in 1997. In almost the same amount of time, Dragon Ball fans have sat back and watched as the powers that be slowly dismantled the original version of the iconic series that Fuji TV aired once upon a time. Don't you think it's high time we take our show back? DISCLAIMER: I have nothing against Kanzenshuu, VegettoEX, or anybody I "mentioned" personally. I am a member of kanzenshuu.com, originaltrilogy.com, and the website I mentioned towards the end which I choose not to disclose here out of respect for privacy. I am also aware that a few of those rare collectors have worked with Toei personally about said rare material, but those talks have achieved very little. I do not support or endorse harassment of any parties mentioned.
  5. StaticX

    Dragon Ball Z

    Source http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-15/dragon-ball-z-gets-new-2015-film-by-creator-toriyama/.76681
  6. RamziTV1

    this is me,ramzi!

    it's me ramzi,posting production in after effects.i am flash animator.& i inspired dbz.but i am also do audio editing.
  7. Mrfinns

    Hello there!

    So, I've just started here and I'm curious to what it is like. Any tips for me?