[EG] G-Gundam - Episodes 45-49, 32 V2, and 25-49 Batch
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It's finally done.
For a long time, I said I'd never touch G-Gundam (or Gundam X for that matter) because it has sadly remained one of two Gundam series to have never been remastered, even for DVD. With that said, it was brought to my attention that all existing rips (excluding the new Bunnyhat raws) have been absolute shit, either from ancient Xvid encoding, or the result of poor AVISynth filtering.
But let's not forget, that's G's DVDs are atrocious. They are based off of LD masters from presumably the original broadcast, and thus suffer from dot crawl, rainbowing, and generally poor color. The R2 encoding is actually not bad, and was necessary to use in a number of the color corrections I attempted on this encode. The dot crawl has effectively been removed, and the rainbowing reduced. Because of the inconsistency between episodes, some episodes may have color correction that is a bit too strong, alas this is the trade off for trying to get a more appealing picture. It's not perfect, and it never will be until Sunrise gives us better. But here it is, in all its glory.
The batch has a V2 of episode 32, which had a flawed dub track. I accidentally forgot to remove the Japanese audio from the sync timeline when mixing down the English, so I redid the audio. Sorry, no patch.
As always, enjoy!
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Whole episode runs at 24fps, so no worries here, but I'm going through by hand now anyway. This episode looks to have been shot with a soft focus, so it's pretty soft in most shots, and compressed far more than the other two episodes. At least one shot looks like it might even be an upscale (lost film? This happened in Outlaw Star a few times). Either way, enjoy.
Fuck yeah Hubble Telescope
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