Archive for May, 2011

Just a note

For those of you waiting for releases (all 4 of you) this month is gonna be a bit slow as I have become busier than normal, once I get through this period of busyness I will return to making moderately timely releases once again.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sashamaru I see you hiding there, adding categories to my posts!

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A rant on the nuance of filtering part 1

  1. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/5993
  2. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/5995
  3. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/5996
  4. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/6001
  5. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=29
  6. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=56
  7. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=833
  8. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=835
  9. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=836
  10. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=837
  11. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=1293
  12. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=1291
  13. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=4502
  14. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=4501
  15. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/9106
  16. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/9107
  17. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/9108
  18. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/9109
  19. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=29246
  20. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=29245
  21. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/31787
  22. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/10027/picture:1
  23. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=35308
  24. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=35309
  25. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=35310
  26. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=34745
  27. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=34746
  28. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=34748
  29. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=35008
  30. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/42010
  31. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/42018
  32. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/42020
  33. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/42023
  34. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/42025
  35. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=46146
  36. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison.php?id=46149
Most of you have probably come face to face with this, if you haven’t take your time and go through and look at each one of those, yes all of them, this post will still be here when you get back. Now in most situations these comparisons result in sort of a shock and awe, it is especially powerful among those who don’t see filtering that often. Though some react negatively because they dislike moderate to heavy filtering which is fine as they get to have an opinion. A common response among those who seldom come into contact with filtering , is how did you do that? I typically respond with avisynth and filtering and time. The key to filtering well is really based on a couple of things, yes time is the main thing but time really stands for amount of effort put in, amount of actual time put in, amount of experience gained from the time and effort you put in. Still the most important thing of all is ability  your pattern recognition. Yes pattern recognition. Atleast that has been my key to success. What I do is sort of keep a mental catalog of what each filter does, how it works, what kind of effects it produces and how it does that (if it is possible to know this can be VERY helpful). All of those things help me to determine where and when to use which filter, of course that is not to say that I get the script right on the first attempt. Here comes the part where I talk about effort. Now as the majority of you leave seeing the word effort used in conjunction with the subject you, it is important to realize why you are doing this, no not why you are leaving that is because you are lazy. I mean why are you encoding? Is it for yourself? (hohohoho no really) Is it because you are in a group? Or some other reason? Or is it because you enjoy it? I enjoy doing this and I want to give the world better encodes of bad sources. Now lets talk about effort, you need to put time into your scripts (usually). Atleast with the stuff I work with, there is never a way to guess everything right the first time. Just a note for all of you , I use avspmod. Avspmod allows me to load my avisynth script and preview the effects of the filters and allows me to take screenshots which I use to compare. It is best to familiarize yourself with all the filters you possibly can, and by familiarize I really mean use them a TON. You don’t have to encode with the filter to use it, you can just take a LOT of screenshots with the filter, tweak it a lot and sort of imprint on your brain what it does and what kind of results it produces.

So the summary thus far

Effort is important

Time is important

Memorizing and pattern recognition is important

more to come when I update this next

Speaking of Isekai

After some thinking and over looking my recent encodes of Isekai, I am starting to have regrets about my choices in the way I filtered them, I am currently looking into this and may redo episodes 1-4. Luckly I kept the BDMV’s so this should not be a problem. Updates in a bit

Dirty Pair OVA episode 3 and some patches

The subtitles say it all

Download

New patch for episodes 1 and 2. They change the fonts up a bit and add an alternate style, because Sashamaru requested this.

Patch Download

Another good episode, they diverged from the subs occasionally luckly to good effect and avoided the really engrishy sounding lines and added some more humor into the show. Fun episode for sure.

In other news

Isekai episode 4 will be out either tomorrow or on Monday.

Prefectual Earth Defense Force

Anime and File Info

Download

Dirty Pair OVA Episode 2

Episode 2 is out btw for those that care, the AR in the mkv is messed up so I made a patch

Download

Patch

This was a fun episode more nice voice acting and not to mention funny homages to random shows, such as Alice in Wonderland, the 7 Dwarfs and Terminator. Episode 3 should be out this week, and more will follow soon after.

Look forward to a new release that should be out tomorrow, another old classic ;)

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