Perfect Blue - R1 vs. R2DE vs. R2FR vs. R2J vs. R2UK

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Perfect Blue - R1 vs. R2DE vs. R2FR vs. R2J vs. R2UK

Unread post by Lourdes » 05 Aug 2007, 13:45

R1 is 83% progressive
R2DE & R2FR are progressive but the R2DE has a messed up encode that gives a sort of ghosting effect that can you see in the caps
R2J is interlaced but as I understand it has perfect 3:2 cadence
R2UK is interlaced

R1 and R2Uk are letterboxed so they were cropped before being resized using the usual method.


R1 First, R2DE Second, R2FR Third, R2J Fourth, R2UK Last

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 05 Aug 2007, 13:50

Jesus, the French and Dutch DVDs look ghastly. I'll definitely redo those R2J caps for ya mate, once it arrives that is.

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Unread post by HungFist » 05 Aug 2007, 14:28

EvaUnit02 wrote:Jesus, the French and Dutch DVDs look ghastly.
Looks like a typical HK Video transfer to me...

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 05 Aug 2007, 14:52

HungFist wrote:Looks like a typical HK Video transfer to me...
If that's their usual standard, then HK Video must be a pretty shitty label. French tards.

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Unread post by HungFist » 05 Aug 2007, 15:00

EvaUnit02 wrote:
HungFist wrote:Looks like a typical HK Video transfer to me...
If that's their usual standard, then HK Video must be a pretty shitty label.
Transfer wise it is. HK Video is respected because they release lots of great stuff that no one else has released on dvd anywhere, and get the audio right too (the only Drunken Master dvd in the world with complete canto audio) but most of their transfers are weak. There are some wonderful exceptions though.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 05 Aug 2007, 15:07

I suppose having a DVD with a shit transfer is better than having no DVD at all.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 05 Aug 2007, 15:21

Added the R1 & R2UK.

Looks like the R2J is the one to own. The R2DE wouldn't be too bad if it didn't have a problematic encode at a pathetically low bitrate.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 05 Aug 2007, 15:26

The R4 would probably be identical to the R2UK. Madman actually authored a lot of early Manga UK releases.

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Unread post by Shingster » 05 Aug 2007, 17:09

Lourdes wrote:Looks like the R2J is the one to own. The R2DE wouldn't be too bad if it didn't have a problematic encode at a pathetically low bitrate.
Indeed, in fact I'd say the R2DE would win hands down if it was encoded properly and a touch sharper - although I assume the softness is down to the encode?

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 05 Aug 2007, 17:17

Shingster wrote:
Lourdes wrote:Looks like the R2J is the one to own. The R2DE wouldn't be too bad if it didn't have a problematic encode at a pathetically low bitrate.
Indeed, in fact I'd say the R2DE would win hands down if it was encoded properly and a touch sharper - although I assume the softness is down to the encode?
I'd disagree, the R2J has by far the best colours. The contrast is too high in a lot of the other releases.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 05 Aug 2007, 18:29

Shingster wrote:Indeed, in fact I'd say the R2DE would win hands down if it was encoded properly and a touch sharper - although I assume the softness is down to the encode?
I prefer the colours of the R2J even though it's a bit lacking in detail. A bit too much contrast for me on for Deutch release. Softness is part of the encode, it has the most ridiculously low bitrate - 2.6Mbp/s. I almost wondered if the copy I had was reencoded but as the full disk with all audio and stuff is only 3.5GB so I doubt it. Just another dodgy release by a small company I assume.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 06 Aug 2007, 10:49

Thanks Eva, I was aware it was interlaced but also that it has perfect 3:2 cadence so the processing/IVTC is just about anything will undo that.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 06 Aug 2007, 11:15

Lourdes wrote:I was aware it was interlaced but also that it has perfect 3:2 cadence so the processing/IVTC is just about anything will undo that.
What does that mean in Layman's terms? It'll easily deinterlace?

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Unread post by Lourdes » 06 Aug 2007, 11:46

Yeah.

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