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[No Longer Available] Flash Gordon Regrade (Universal Widescreen Laserdisc)
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Flash Gordon Regrade (Widescreen Laserdisc v1.0)

Project Info:

See the origins of this project here:

https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1910.html

This project attempts to regrade they Universal BD to the brighter and more colorful Universal laserdisc. The laserdisc was slightly desaturated (since it’s origins are the NTSC world), skin tones also pulled down and black levels adjusted to bring the video in line with modern standards. That corrected video was used to regrade the BD.

Another future version might use the Image DVD as a basis of the project. The Dvd is the same master as the LD but hopefully with better levels and values.

Note: synced to the US Universal BD

Video:
Universal BD regraded to match the widescreen Universal laserdisc

Audio:
1. PCM 2.0 Dolby Surround (from the widescreen Laserdisc at original 44.1khz)
3. DTS-HD MA 5.1 (from the Universal BD)
4. PCM 2.0 Internet Commentary by Sam Jones and Melody Anderson

Pics:

MKV Pics (Final):
[Image: 1K2IRri.jpg]

Old Pics

Regraded BD
[Image: WBFbU9t.jpg]

US BD/BD regraded to LD
[Image: rK4OZWm.jpg]
[Image: UZGRQ04.jpg]

Contributors and Thanks:
Zoidberg - for the LD video and audio cap
Chewtobacca - for the PCM sync
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Another interesting project PDB. Where is it available?
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Looks great!
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#4
This looks absolutely fantastic.
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#5
Looks Outstanding!!!!
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(2018-10-02, 08:39 PM)zoidberg Wrote: Looks great!

(2018-10-02, 09:00 PM)Chewtobacca Wrote: This looks absolutely fantastic.

Thanks guys and thanks for your work and help.

(2018-10-02, 09:57 PM)dwalkerdon Wrote: Looks Outstanding!!!!

Thank you dwalkerdon

(2018-10-02, 07:33 PM)bendermac Wrote: Another interesting project PDB. Where is it available?

Still in progress. My young child kicked and broke my laptop screen by accident so even though I was far along, I am now only getting the files off that laptop and getting back up to speed. The color grade is done and I'm just reviewing/tweaking it now. Since the audio part it done, thanks to Zoid and Chew, I should have it done sooner then later.

(the audio part always slows down my projects)
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Looks great! Now if only we could fix the waxy DNR nightmare.

BTW why is the LD audio in a boosted form?
Damn Fool Idealistic Crusader
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(2018-10-09, 07:13 PM)captainsolo Wrote: Looks great! Now if only we could fix the waxy DNR nightmare.

BTW why is the LD audio in a boosted form?

The reason is I always want to create projects that you can burn to BD. You know adhere to a standard. That's why I convert the LD tracks to 48. The volume boost is because most LD tracks are mastered a little lower in volume then modern BD and UHD BD tracks. A boost to the sound means volume is consistent when switching amongst the tracks. Basically you don't have to take the 5 seconds to adjust your volume dial. Smile

That audio list was tentative and changed. Since Zoid recorded it in 44.1 and Chew synced it in 44.1, I'm just going to keep it in that format for this project. Besides the original LD track at 44.1, I also added the internet commentary by Sam Jones and Melody Anderson as a lark. I didn't extensively test it but it seemed in sync except some trimming at the end.

Beyond that I'm pretty close to done. I rendered this out to check it for errors and I went through two rounds of fixes. One thing that came out it was that I still felt the saturation was pushed a little too much. Which is common for NTSC LD transfers. So I kicked the saturation down a little more.

But as of right now I've found all the errors I can find on my own. I'm sure there are more so this is the part I would ask for volunteers to watch and see if they can find any more errors. If no one volunteers I'll consider this a done project.

MKV Pics:
[Image: 1K2IRri.jpg]

Mediainfo:
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 21.8 GiB
Duration : 1 h 51 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 28.1 Mb/s
Movie name : Flash Gordon
Encoded date : UTC 2018-10-11 17:30:50
Writing application : mkvmerge v6.1.0 ('Old Devil') built on Mar 2 2013 14:32:37
Writing library : libebml v1.3.0 + libmatroska v1.4.0

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1 h 51 min
Bit rate mode : Variable
Nominal bit rate : 21.0 Mb/s
Maximum bit rate : 40.0 Mb/s
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.422
Title : Flash Gordon (Regrade to Widescreen LD v1.)
Writing library : x264 core 146 r2538 121396c
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / slices=4 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=1 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=0 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=1 / weightp=1 / keyint=23 / keyint_min=1 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=23 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=21000 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=40000 / vbv_bufsize=30000 / nal_hrd=vbr / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color range : Limited
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709

Audio #1
ID : 2
Format : PCM
Codec ID : A_PCM/INT/LIT
Duration : 1 h 51 min
Bit rate mode : Constant
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Title : PCM 2.0 Dolby Surround 44.1KHz (from the Widescreen LD)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Audio #2
ID : 3
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Format profile : MA / Core
Mode : 16
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1 h 51 min
Bit rate mode : Variable / Constant
Bit rate : Unknown / 1 509 kb/s
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 93.750 FPS (512 spf)
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossless / Lossy
Title : DTS-HD MA 5.1 (From the UD BD)
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No
Statistics Tags Issue : mkvmerge v25.0.0 ('Prog Noir') 64-bit 2018-08-29 17:33:49 / mkvmerge v6.1.0 ('Old Devil') built on Mar 2 2013 14:32:37 2018-10-11 17:30:50
FromStats_BitRate : 4117984
FromStats_Duration : 01:51:23.680000000
FromStats_FrameCount : 626595
FromStats_StreamSize : 3440411576

Audio #3
ID : 4
Format : PCM
Codec ID : A_PCM/INT/LIT
Duration : 1 h 51 min
Bit rate mode : Constant
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Title : PCM 2.0 Internet Commentary by Sam Jones and Melody Anderson
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No

Text
ID : 5
Format : PGS
Muxing mode : zlib
Codec ID : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info : Picture based subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Title : English
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No
Statistics Tags Issue : mkvmerge v25.0.0 ('Prog Noir') 64-bit 2018-08-29 17:33:49 / mkvmerge v6.1.0 ('Old Devil') built on Mar 2 2013 14:32:37 2018-10-11 17:30:50
FromStats_BitRate : 30573
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01:27:13.102 : en:Chapter 14
01:34:48.265 : en:Chapter 15
01:41:52.981 : en:Chapter 16
01:47:25.897 : en:Chapter 17
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After 3 more tweaks, I just rendered a new 1.1 version. There could still be some errors but I haven't spotted any. So with that, I'm ready to call this done

Eventually, I'll take a look at the DVD version of this master to see if there is something there to revisit.

Otherwise the files are uploading so if you are a regular participating member and want a copy go ahead and PM me
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Last call...any more takers?
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