So, much has been said about the quality of my release of Koukaku no Regios and I’m not sure if I should continue it or not.
Taka‘s release has been around for a while and has proven to be far better than mine, so I’m not sure if there is any point for me to keep doing Regios. I’m posting a few screenshots to compare video quality (DVD version has been scaled to 720p for comparison purposes):
(Taka’s 720p HDTV release)
(Original R1 DVD, uncompressed)
(My 10-bit encoding)
As you can (probably) see, my encode is true to its DVD source. I think I managed to keep a good quality overall and there aren’t many artifacts, but the picture itself doesn’t seem as sharp as Taka’s HDTV release. Following denpa’s advice (thanks!) I tried to experiment with some filters to make it sharper, but I still thought it was lacking somehow. Also, unlike FMP, Regios uses Vob Subs from the DVD, so I may not have given it my best.
Hence the poll above. It’s up to you guys to decide whether I should continue with the series. Thank you for your feedback!
Full Metal Panic 04 is almost done. I’m currently encoding a movie that will be released soon!
I know some may be wondering how my release of Regios compares to the HDTV release by Ayako or Taka, and sukanime mentioned how he thought the TV version was much better than mine. While I do respect his opinion, I thought I would compare both versions with a few screenshots. So just see for yourself which one you like better and go for it! 😉
I intentionally resized my release to 720p for comparing purposes, but of course the encode is actually 480p, given the DVD Source. IMHO the DVD isn’t flawless, as well as my encode isn’t, but I do believe it’s an upgrade over the TV release. Please feel free to disagree with me, though!
Oh, and I’m done with episode 13 for a long time now, don’t even know why I haven’t released it yet!
Well, I did hear some complaints over the VobSubs I’m using on this release. While I personally have NO PROBLEM with them, I though I would play with Aegisub a little. The result was this creditless ending:
This is the 6th creditless ending included on the DVD. I will release all of them with styled subs once the final batch is out. I guess this is just what you’d call my guinea pig for now. Of course, this is the best I can do with ASS subs right now, and can’t bring you flashy karaoke effects or such.
This doesn’t mean I’m dropping the VobSubs, I will just decide on which subs to use for a project on a case by case basis.