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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by Tofu on December 04, 2019, 11:03:39 PM »
Yup, my bad. I've re-encoded it and updated the links.
I've also added a CRF 0 encode with FLAC audio from the soundtrack.
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by nathan on December 04, 2019, 08:13:30 PM »
Video won't play in Firefox, in Media Player Classic, or in Windows Movie Player. Maybe re-encode it?
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by Tofu on December 03, 2019, 03:15:33 PM »
I actually have some issues playing the video in Firefox, but it works fine in Chrome and mpv. Here's a mirror anyway.
https://mega.nz/#F!o6BQFKAS!OxSxKj0NLTnajhZrZwHt_g

I'm not sure what's wrong with Bigjpg, I tried with different settings and it's always a mess. It's also really slow, it takes a minute to process a single image while it took me an hour to process the whole video on my CPU.
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Umihara Kawase / Re: Background images?
« Last post by Naulahauta on December 03, 2019, 08:37:14 AM »
here you go man


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Umihara Kawase / Background images?
« Last post by Alc on December 02, 2019, 10:42:26 PM »
Anyone know where I can find the background images from the first game? Ideally in native res, but in a lossless format readable on a modern PC.
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by Alc on December 02, 2019, 10:31:59 PM »
That looks great, Tofu! I was surprised that bigjpg made such a mess since it uses Waifu2x, which is ostensibly for upscaling anime, but that vid looks great. I had awful results from Gigapixel's WIP video conversion utility.

The Archive.org video seems broken at the start, maybe a failed upload? Could you upload the file to somewhere else? Archive.org transcode to their own formats/bitrate.
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by Whendaleksattack on December 02, 2019, 01:44:18 PM »
Amazing work, Tofu! I could never get waifu2x to work at all (mostly due to inexperience with setting up packages like that), but this...wow.

A higher resolution than that gives weird results since the original video is pretty darn low quality. It also gets expensive really quickly, I don't think it's worth it. Here's the video.
For the most part it does look good (some scenes look great), while scenes like Umi jumping across the rocks on the river don’t fare as well (probably due to low resolution, as you stated). Still, I think this is a pretty good restoration of the ending anime, I’ll definitely download this on my PC when I have the chance.
I also never heard of video2x, it sounds neat and I will definitely check it out.
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by Tofu on December 01, 2019, 04:55:18 PM »
Hey guys, first time posting.
I've been trying to upscale the ending of Shun for a few months now, and I think waifu2x gives decent results. Some scenes are pretty impressive while others are a disaster (specially those with noisier backgrounds).



I used video2x to upscale the entire ending, with a scale of 2. A higher resolution than that gives weird results since the original video is pretty darn low quality. It also gets expensive really quickly, I don't think it's worth it. Here's the video.
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by Whendaleksattack on November 27, 2019, 02:16:54 AM »
Neat! I never knew the DVD was cropped. Looking at the video itself, I wonder if it was traditionally or digitally animated. Even though it was around 1997 when Shun came out (a bit too early for digital animation, at least in TV terms), it looks a bit more like digital animation than traditional to me (it could just be the low resolution of all copies of the ending video I've found though). If it turned out to be traditionally animated, that would be interesting to me, but also sad that no cels or layouts have been found (except for the storyboard in a artbook) as of lately (I'd love to have a cel of the ending anime framed on my wall).

I took a screenshot of the provided video in that link, and tried to upscale it with Bigjpg but then aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



(sorry for over-exaggerating, but it looks really washed out -- literally.)
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Umihara Kawase Shun / Re: Enhancing the BGs and ending anime thread
« Last post by nathan on November 27, 2019, 01:01:13 AM »
The Shun ending anime video on the DVD is cropped to hide VHS artifacts, the original uncropped video is available here. It's still very low-res though. My guess is the dev team captured the video in the 90s and figured that low quality was okay since it was getting warped and shrunk anyway, and then lost the tape or something. Just speculation, but seems pretty reasonable.
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