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by Ajay
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0487 (25 December 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Episode #0487 (25 December 2020)

Such a fun podcast to record. Hope everyone enjoys listening as much as I had fun discussing.
by Ajay
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!
Replies: 41
Views: 1769

Re: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!

It's so disheartening. I can't lie and pretend I don't care about others buying this release, I truly wish the 30th set hadn't hit its goals. When Funi acquired Manga UK I knew the dream was over, there goes any shred of autonomy. Fair enough we got DBS Broly without the green tint, which iirc was ...
by Ajay
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!
Replies: 41
Views: 1769

Re: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!

I just have no patience for this company whatsoever anymore. You're right, I don't blame people for giving up on waiting for a perfect release, but I'm not remotely ashamed to say I'd rather people resort to acquiring a good release from other places than support Funimation's total and utter disresp...
by Ajay
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!
Replies: 41
Views: 1769

Re: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!

No, I'm not settling for a smeared, over-sharpened, over-saturated mess of a release that added fake grain and left things uncropped in an attempt to mask their nonsense and appease "hardcore" fans. "Good enough" can fuck off. Do it right (as you've shown you can do!) or don't do it at all. It's bee...
by Ajay
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506314

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Well, when you said RAW isn´t a format and wikipedia literally says "Raw image format" I assumed you didn't know what it was. I am just saying that it is very common that people do not use the RAW format, because it is simply not necessary, and JPEG is cheaper and faster for a company. if you work ...
by Ajay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506314

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

From what I understand, many photographers take pictures in JPEG format because the difference with a RAW file is almost undetectable (same with a image scanner), but the truth is there is a vast difference in the amount of information retained in a RAW file compared to a JPEG, so if you just shot ...
by Ajay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506314

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I have a question, shouldn't the raw footage be a RAW file? not a JPG because I think you can remove noise better in RAW files https://www.dxo.com/dxo-photolab/deepprime/ and is better for dark or very bright details Yeah but who is using jpegs? The images on their blog (which aren't even jpegs) ar...
by Ajay
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506314

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

https://i.imgur.com/8OjF73L.jpg Aren't the same screens from the Kai and DBox releases excessively green in that same shot though? Yeah, I mentioned that. They did get a touch too green in the skies in the final release, but it's not too far off. https://i.imgur.com/KhuDZVs.jpeg It doesn't fade qui...
by Ajay
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506314

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I was just looking at this today: https://www.kanzenshuu.com/animation-production/kai-remastering/ According to this, Kai was supposed to have been color corrected but that wasn’t fully realized. The example shown was a shot of Goku against a green sky, which was supposed to have been color correct...
by Ajay
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506314

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Kai's colours are literally how the show is meant to look, straight off the cels. There isn't any retroactive grade going on there beyond DNR.

The Levels are grungy ass multigen print mediocrity.

This misconception is exactly what that other user was trying to convey, and nobody's grasped that yet.
by Ajay
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18240

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Back in January, MangaUK came to me and said Funi were putting out their 30th sets in seasonal packaging for the mass market. They wanted to know if they should do that too or go with the old 16:9 release. I told them 4:3, obviously. Did they mention if this is going to be a limited release? Or are...
by Ajay
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 4:3 Steelbooks - Inconsistent Subtitles?
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: 4:3 Steelbooks - Inconsistent Subtitles?

Pretty sure this is just standard for Funi, right? The Dragon Boxes did the same, didn't they? Been a while since I watched them, but I recall noticing the same thing on another Funi release at the very least. Romaji one episode, English the next.
by Ajay
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18240

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Right, so they are in fact the same, thank you.

As expected, you can't trust people's eyes lol.
by Ajay
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18240

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

There are a lot of wild claims in these threads with no evidence to back them up, and after seeing people in the past falsely claim things like "My US Broly release isn't green" or "Funi fixed Boo Kai's colours", I'm hesitant to believe anything until I see it with my own two eyes. Back in January, ...
by Ajay
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular
Replies: 1512
Views: 224353

Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Colours are better in the second link.
by Ajay
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is it that other anime geet pristine home/anniversary releases, yet the Dragon Ball franchise keeps getting ruined?!
Replies: 54
Views: 1708

Re: Why is it that other anime geet pristine home/anniversary releases, yet the Dragon Ball franchise keeps getting ruin

Matches Malone wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:20 pm
Tylerman29 wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Just to clarify something. The new Naruto sets are NOT 16x9. They are the correct aspect ratio just like the Bleach sets.
Are you sure ? because on the box it says 16:9.
100% 4:3.
by Ajay
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama Autograph/Sketch Authentification/Reference?
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Akira Toriyama Autograph/Sketch Authentification/Reference?

I don't have it, I'm afraid. I can tell you that Trunks piece is 100% fake though. It's pretty horribly drawn; the face is all messed up, the arms are wobbly with zero stroke confidence, and the signature looks like it was written incredibly slowly in a careful attempt to match the original, which j...
by Ajay
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama Autograph/Sketch Authentification/Reference?
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Akira Toriyama Autograph/Sketch Authentification/Reference?

Everything on Yahoo Auctions and eBay is fake. Over the past 7 years, I've seen exactly one authentic piece listed and that was on Mandarake. It sold for absolutely ludicrous money.