Supernova (2000) [spoRv]

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SUPERNOVA (2000) [spoRv]

| PROJECTS: Released | In progress | Future | Mission & Setup |


Mission:
to release Supernova in High Definition Blu-ray format.

Video sources: 2x HDTV

Audio sources: DVD

Subtitles sources: DVD


Project info:

Even if “Supernova” could not be considered a masterpiece, I like it, as many of us… no Blu-ray is ever released, so it’s time to make a proper high-definition version.

There are two HDTV broadcasts around, one scandinavian and the other russian; both are 1920×1080 2.35:1 25fps; they have different color grading but, apart that, they match 100%; I overlaid them and added a grain plate to average compression artifacts and obtain a better quality without using nasty noise reduction; result color grading is also better than both single version; video is slowed down to 23.976fps.

All five languages are taken from the PAL DVD; they are all Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks; they are converted from 25fps to 23.976fps.

Subtitles for all five languages are from PAL DVD.


Source Material

Video:

  • Supernova – Scandinavian HDTV
  • Supernova – Russian HDTV

Audio:

  • Supernova – IT PAL DVD

Subtitles:

  • Supernova – IT PAL DVD

Project Status: RELEASED!


Final format: BD-25

Video:

1920×1080, 23.976fps, A.R. 2.35:1, AVC encoded

Audio:

DD 16bit 448kbps 5.1 from PAL DVD: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DD 16bit 192kbps 2.0 from HDTV

Subtitles:

from PAL DVD: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Notes:

Animated menu, trailer

SCREENSHOT COMPARISONS

TEST CLIP – 88.9MB, no audio

the two HDTV broadcast are temporally and spatially aligned; the russian version seems to have more details/grain intact, but also more compression artifacts; scandinavian version has less artifacts, but also less details and seems a bit too much waxy; if overlaid, result is better than single version; I thought to add a grain plate to improve perceived detail level.

russian HDTV (note residual logo, bottom left, and black drop outs, left side near the circular door):
http://s21.postimg.org/uzszcozut/Supernova_67323_russian.png

scandinavian HDTV (black drop outs still present):
http://s21.postimg.org/ygv1fnyx1/Supernova_67323_scandinavian.png

50% mix, residual logo deleted, drop outs removed, grain plate applied:
http://s21.postimg.org/i74vcro91/Supernova_67323_sporv.png

face details, 2x zoom, from left: russian, scandinavian, mix:

link to the image: http://s13.postimg.org/p90yz60av/Supernova_67323_zoom.png

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “Supernova (2000) [spoRv]

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    admin

    April 16, 2014 at 8:02pm

    Video is ready to be encoded; audio tracks are ready as subtitles; this will be my first project with proper extra, and I’m actually building one by myself!!!

    It will take few days, as it’s my first attempt on making an extra feature…

    Meanwhile, I’m looking for the Cinema DTS track, but it seems impossible to find, so I will add the HDTV stereo track – along with all the other 5.1 tracks – or, if someone is crazy enough to capture the english track from the VHS tape… (^^,)

    I took all the deleted scenes, enhanced, upscaled; put them in one single file, divided in chapters; file is encoding right now.

    After that, I’ll work with some trailers and teasers; then, I must compile a still gallery, even if until now I have not discovered how to stop the player after each image – I guess I’ll play each picture for 10 or 15 seconds…

    Last extra I’m working on is a surprise, hope everyone will be happy with it!

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    admin

    May 7, 2014 at 5:18pm

    PROJECT RELEASED!

    No Cinema DTS track, sorry, and it’s a no frills release; hope to make an extra disc soon!

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    Johan

    May 9, 2014 at 8:46pm

    Nice work! Just checked your comparison and it looks great. Good thing I didn’t watch Supernova.2000.Eng.x264.HDTV.720p-kinozalHD.mkv yet 😀

    New here, is your BD25 avaliable somewhere?

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    admin

    June 5, 2014 at 4:50pm

    You could find it in a paradoxical place…

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