Four weddings and a funeral: MGM vs Sony SE

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Four weddings and a funeral: MGM vs Sony SE

Unread post by captainjoe » 01 Sep 2006, 05:28

Four Weddings and a Funeral

The newly remastered transfer on the Special Edition is a much better presentation.
With more accurate colours, (less red) and a better compression rate (cap 3 around the faces) this is by far a better release.
It is also worth noting that the original non-anamorphic release also features an unmatted/pan and scan transfer (see below). The new release is anamorphic.



Top: R1 Original release
Bottom: R1 Re-issue


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MGM Pan and Scan Comparison: (caps are different resolution)

Side B pan and scan:
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Side A widescreen:
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Unread post by bradavon » 07 Sep 2006, 04:19

Agreed the SE is much nicer but why are all your caps two different resolutions? It can make it hard to properly judge.

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Unread post by captainjoe » 07 Sep 2006, 22:14

It's because the one is non-anamorphic. Do you have any ideas on how I can make them the same size?
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 07 Sep 2006, 23:28

Change the screen capture output resolution in PowerDVD.

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Unread post by bradavon » 07 Sep 2006, 23:32

OR resize them afterwards but Eva's idea is better.

Somewhere there is the standard resolutions we've all been using? If someone can find it I'll make it a locked sticky as it's an often asked question.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 08 Sep 2006, 08:46

Here ya go Brad. Use that whole quoted chunk.

Optimal PowerDVD settings.
tom wrote:Configuration -> Video = Deactivate hardware acceleration (your GFX card won't interfere with video quality).
Use color profile -> Original.
Video -> Advanced -> Deactivate deinterlacing.
Video -> Advanced -> Color -> All settings to zero.
Player -> Advanced -> Snapshot -> Capture to clipboard / custom size = 720x404 (16/9) 720x540 (4/3).

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Unread post by bradavon » 08 Sep 2006, 19:17

Thanks Eva.

So in short for WS films it needs to be: 720x404, which also includes non-anamorphic material.

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Unread post by captainjoe » 08 Sep 2006, 21:44

There. I think you were right. Both need to have the same resolution to really compare. I'll fix my other comparisons as well. Thanks for the help. :wink:
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Unread post by bradavon » 08 Sep 2006, 21:49

Good man. Do you still have the P&S screen shot? That was a useful third comparison.

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