Encoded the original Fullmetal Alchemist series into high quality MKV h.264 format with English, Japanese, and Director Commentary audio, along with English Subtitles as well.
I used the Japanese Blu-Rays for the video.
I improved the details and sharpness some. I reduced band, and blocky/messy shaped artifacts visibility. I also fixed the bleeding out of place colors/chroma.
Source vs Encode comparison (Flip through with keyboard arrows or mouse click)
I have reduced the obvious visibility of the band and messy artifacts with some debanding in this cleaned up version. It sacrifices a minimal amount of detail in the really dark areas of some backgrounds when compared to the previous encode because of the debanding, but it overall looks more pleasing to the eye, and still has more visible detail than the source for most areas.
Get this debanded/cleaned up version if you want a cleaner looking video and less banding. Get the version I put up previously if you want every last minor detail left in tact, and aren't distracted by the occasional band and block shaped artifacts.
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