[Natsu-Raws] Sword Art Online - Alicization - Vol. 03 [BD][1080P][FLAC][Hi10P]

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2019-04-07 19:23 UTC
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05f01576c5ecbd02858e2353c0473352f9169e62
Please, if you would, let me know how you judge the quality of the encode to be. Did the best I could. Enjoy!

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So let me get this straight There are professional ppl encoding this and you want too as well? INSTEAD of being a smart person and doing a series no one else has done This is mainstream at it's finest

natsu-raws (uploader)

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@DR3AMKiiLL3R I get your point. However, there is a reason I chose to start with a mainstream series. I wanted to be able to compare my work with what other encoders have done. To do that I needed a mainstream series. I downloaded the encodes I could find of this volume and then gave it a shot myself and compared the results. From my subjective perspective, I think I did a better job than what is currently out there, so even though it's mainstream I believe it's still a contribution. Nonetheless, I could be wrong and maybe I suck at encoding. That's why I'm asking for people's opinion. If it turns out that my encodes are good, then for sure I'll get into stuff that no one else has done like you are saying.
Well, these raws should look better than mine. The video streams are 30% bigger, after all. If my encodes looked better, that would be pretty embarrassing. So, do they look better? https://slowpics.org/comparison/8dd7868a-d5b2-4bb1-8d21-8e71dfd234e4

natsu-raws (uploader)

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Hey motbob, I like your encodes a lot, specially for their size. In the comparison you submitted, it's hard to say. Yours has more detail but mine has less grain. Take a look at this comparison in a light environment. I do believe mine looks better here. The dark lines are better defined and there is less noise/grain in the dark area in the bottom-right corner. You can't contribute the size of my encode only to the video. The FLAC audio also takes a ton of space. https://slowpics.org/comparison/127dc1b8-3b0a-49a4-a03a-c7bdb221905e
I don't treat denoise/degrain as a goal in itself. I think noise is fine to have in the picture. Often it's an artistic choice to have grain (as in SAO's OP) and I don't feel like overriding that. I only do light denoising to save filesize. Sharpening and line darkening, which it seems like you do, also seems like the overriding of an artistic choice. The studios have every opportunity to do line darkening and sharpening themselves if they choose. Therefore I can't really have a conversation about which encodes are better or worse based on how much grain they take out or how much sharpening is done or how distinct lines are. That seems to be a conversation based on subjective preferences rather than something that can help me make better encodes.

natsu-raws (uploader)

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You make valid points. In terms of sharpening/darkening, I only applied a very subtle amount. I do not like it when it's overdone. And denoise/degrain... yes, I agree with you. It can be a good thing to have and it's personal preference. However, I do believe that at least banding should be removed. So, just out of curiosity, do you think that everything should be encoded without any filters to maintain the artists will? If that's the case, how do you judge the quality of an encode? Is the only variable the CRF, then?
Many thanks for your release. By the way, why have you started Vol. 03 instead of Vol. 01?

natsu-raws (uploader)

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Good question lol. I guess because it has the highest demand. I'll upload the first two soon.
I'm waiting vol. 04, especially first part of the soundtrack...