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by sumpter360
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4499
Views: 243756

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Can someone post screen-compares of later episodes? IIRC, the first episode is in way worse shape than the others, so FUNi would of course be cropping much more in that episode.
by sumpter360
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

Kai is another that I'd consider (those shots seriously look terrific), but I don't own the Blu-rays, so I'd need somebody to loan me those. Plus, quite a few episodes, so I'd prefer having a decent size "team" working on it together . Too big a project for just myself . I was suggesting we do Kai!...
by sumpter360
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

We have to apply this filter to the redesigned Dragon Box images and correct the colors to make it look more similar. Can you do that? :) I cannot, but it appears that @sumpter360 can at the very least do the Dbox upscale. As for the color, I have a few ideas and the two best follow the same princi...
by sumpter360
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

It also stands to be said that this program can do the AI upscaling without the digital cleanup. I wonder if the above posters wouldn't mind showing us the same screenshots uprezzed, but keep the "Suppress Noise" option turned off. Frames from Kai may not fair much better since the source frames wer...
by sumpter360
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

Still doesn't look good to me. https://i.imgur.com/ihRhVFZ.png If you're sitting so close to your screen that this is your entire field of vision, I'd say you're sitting too close. No video will look good if this is your whole frame of view. How about also zooming this close to a 480p screenshot of...
by sumpter360
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

What do you think about this? I tried to eliminate the blur and upscaled it https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZQO_gxX4AEBVFx.jpg:orig https://i.imgur.com/JNzLIUm.jpg zoom https://i.imgur.com/jZOcETA.png Other examples https://i.imgur.com/VazNo6I.png https://i.imgur.com/xGaAiTS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jG...
by sumpter360
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

The majority of Dragon Ball Z was shot on 16mm film compared to the more standard 35mm. QTEC who remastered the series applied some fairly liberal DNR to the footage, which when combined with the already smaller format 16mm film resulted in pretty soft overall image quality. However, there were a f...
by sumpter360
Thu May 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4499
Views: 243756

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I bought this set but I'm aware its not a great release. and I want better. Problem is, unfortunately if you have bought it, then you've already given Funi your money, and they have no reason to give you better . This seems a little defeatist. Think back, FUNi never had a reason to give us better t...
by sumpter360
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most convincing comparison for why grain is important to detail?
Replies: 19
Views: 817

What's your most convincing comparison for why grain is important to detail?

Preface: I showed my girlfriend this http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/EJ1MNNNU and asked her which looks better and she said the Blu-ray Season Set! (Guess we gotta break up now :lol: ) She cited not liking the grain of other releases and she likes the bright colors, cr...
by sumpter360
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Comparison shots from every single DBZ release
Replies: 103
Views: 8269

Re: Comparison shots from every single DBZ release

Look at the background and the clouds. I was looking at that too, and I wonder if it would look better if they didn't sharpen as much? Is there a way to DNR and sharpen only solid lines (if that makes sense) While it certainly doesn't look as good as the FUNi Raw, it seems to me the Black Brick has...
by sumpter360
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Comparison shots from every single DBZ release
Replies: 103
Views: 8269

Re: Comparison shots from every single DBZ release

It's not perfect, but here's a v2 of the Goku Gohan, cliffside including the Blu-ray Season Set. The Black Brick looks like a decent step up, quality-wise compared to the Blu Seasons!

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compa ... n/EJ1MNNNU
by sumpter360
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Comparison shots from every single DBZ release
Replies: 103
Views: 8269

Re: Comparison shots from every single DBZ release

Hey all! After seeing the website Frame Compare used in the FUNi 30th Anniversary release's thread here, and I got inspired to make a few of my own! Mine compare the FUNi Black Brick to the other 3 releases most say are the "best" out there. The Dragon Box Z, DB Kai, and FUNi Raw Reel. You'll notice...
by sumpter360
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

I edited my initial post adding a compare of the Freeza image.

Also, TL;DR I've decided to make more frame-compares of the screens where we have it from all 4 sources: DBox, Kai, Black Brick, and FUNi Raw Film. I love seeing the comparisons, as well as making them, so I hope y'all do too :)
by sumpter360
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

A compressed JPEG image does not actually show the true quality but rather gives a rough idea of what it looks like. Dragon Ball Kai in its untouched HD quality looks gorgeous and even moreso with the cinematic and atmospheric Kenji Yamamoto score. Shame the whole series cannot be watched with Yama...
by sumpter360
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

Yeah, seeing that comparison of the 1080 vs 720 vs 480 is the confirmation I was looking for, and why it's understandable that I thought it was just upscaled 480p footage. I'd like to see some comparisons of FUNi's 30th set to Kai in 1080p.
by sumpter360
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 4191

Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

I'm rewatching my old Dragon Ball Kai Blu-rays and boy, does the picture look soft! Did we ever get confirmation that the original Z footage used was actually remastered at 1080p for this release? Or is it just 480p footage color-corrected and upscaled to HD? EDIT: I made a frame-compare of the shot...
by sumpter360
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4499
Views: 243756

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Anybody else notice the reservations numbers are actually down from yesterday? I guess the pre-order cancellations are finally being accounted for. I wonder, if the numbers don't get back up to 3,000 will the set still come out?
by sumpter360
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4499
Views: 243756

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Dragon Box: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/406603158480093184/565310974991794186/Screenshot_2019-04-09_at_7.03.37_PM.png?width=398&height=300 Kai: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/406603158480093184/565311027080593438/Screenshot_2019-04-09_at_7.02.10_PM.png?width=400&height=300 Bl...
by sumpter360
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4499
Views: 243756

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

After watching the trailer a couple times, seeing the clips of the opening theme, it seems like it could still be the Level Set master. However, seeing the few shots from the series itself, this release absolutely looks like the Blu-ray Seasons, minus the cropping. Obviously a step above the Blu-ray...
by sumpter360
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4499
Views: 243756

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

but I also remember their original North American broadcast having episode previews dubbed into English. What I don't know is if they used the same clips and just removed the title screens. But assuming that was the case then they basically created this own mess by removing them in the first place....