Supernova (2000) [spoRv]

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SUPERNOVA (2000) [spoRv]

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

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


  • Supernova – Scandinavian HDTV
  • Supernova – Russian HDTV


  • Supernova – IT PAL DVD


  • Supernova – IT PAL DVD

Project Status: RELEASED!

Final format: BD-25


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


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


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


Animated menu, trailer


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):

scandinavian HDTV (black drop outs still present):

50% mix, residual logo deleted, drop outs removed, grain plate applied:

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

link to the image:

What do you think?