Neon Genesis Evangelion - R1 vs. R2J

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Lourdes
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Neon Genesis Evangelion - R1 vs. R2J

Unread post by Lourdes » 05 May 2008, 19:01

R1 is interlaced
R2J is progressive

R1 Top, R2J Bottom

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Lourdes
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Unread post by Lourdes » 05 May 2008, 19:03

R2J has slightly less picture, but also less compression - which shows.

I don't think we'll ever see a true remaster of this series. Rebuild is about all we'll get.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 05 May 2008, 22:08

Do you think that the R1 thinpak version, that occupies fewer discs, will be any different?

I have that one. Which episodes those caps from? Ta.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 05 May 2008, 22:11

#1 & #18. The thinpak will be exactly the same.

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Unread post by TBH » 25 Dec 2008, 12:53

R2 Italian (Progressive)
It's an "upgrade" from the american masters (not a new remaster)

Screenshots from the first episode:

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Unread post by Kris » 27 Dec 2008, 19:57

It looks like it might be from a higher resolution master, especially if it has none of the aliasing/bobbing as the NTSC releases. But it has also clearly been filtered.

In any case if these DVD editions are indicative of the best HD master available then I'd prefer if they re-transferred it before releasing it on Blu-ray. This restoration still has some bleeding, edge enhancement, contrast boosting and in my opinion rather dull colours.

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