New raws for Masked Rider Kuuga. Includes all content from the Blurays, DVDs, and the PV from the Music Video Rider PV.
Now, Kuuga is a bit of a mess video-wise. Despite being shot in 1080i, the entire show was edited letterboxed in SD, effectively making the show about 704x360i. To make things worse, the DVDs used bad composite transfers of the original component masters. Now, the Blurays took the component masters, cropped them, and upscaled them to 1080i. I usually don't bother with upscaled, but the original DVDs are terrible, so I've encoded all the upscaled stuff in 480. (most episodes are 848 by 480, but some may be narrower depending on how much was cropped)
The only thing to escape this mess is the Special Edition, which, aside from the OP and three shots, was edited in HD from the original 1080i footage.
Here's the rundown (everything is 60fps unless otherwise stated):
Kuuga Special Edition (720, includes Grongi subs in pgs format resized from the Bluray)
Masked Rider Kuuga PV (1080, 24fps)
All stuff made for the Bluray boxes (1080, 30fps)
Bluray upscales (all are encoded at 480)
Episodes 1-50 (All except for 20, 49 and 50 include Grongi subs in pgs format resized from the Bluray)
Hyper Battle Video
Battle Selections (rebuilt from episodes)
Sourced from Bluray (Kept in SD, use same composite masters as DVDs)
Previews (Gift and Campaign)
New Program Trailers
Sourced from DVD:
Special Edition Launch Event
Promos (30-second Textless)
Previews (Unaired 30-second)
New Year's Special: 480, same sort of masters as the regular episodes. However, the Bluray version didn't include eps 17, 31, or the 30-second preview for episode 47. Because of that, I had to upscale about 8 seconds of footage from the DVD. Includes Grongi subs in pgs format resized from the bluray.
Episode 0: End card is from DVD, remainder is from Bluray. Fully sourced from composite masters.
Toei Channel Spotlight: upscaled from SD source on Bluray, encoded at 720x540. Superimposed timecodes because >Toei