[Anxious-Domo] Jormungous 02

By Belldandy-sama on May 1, 2012

There were so many good Koko reaction faces in this episode, it was hard to choose just one…

My extensive effort attempting to denoise this was rendered moot when we acquired much better looking caps. This comes at the cost of being even less compressible, so we unanimously decided ordered chapters were called for. Continue reading below for further details about the encodes.

Delay was partially due to lack of experience with ordered chapters… ^^;

[00:06] Tormaid > oh my god
[00:06] Tormaid > she turns around twice

1v2 soon

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My original plan was was to mostly denoise this and apply a light layer of grain over it to hide the splotches left over. Why not completely denoise it? Doing so would erase stupid amounts of detail during dark scenes, even line art (despite stacks of masking lines). There’s just too much grain. While I was able to pull this off to a degree, it still wasn’t ideal without scene-filtering out the dark scenes and leaving them alone. Then comes the issue of compressibility, again. The added grain was less compressible, even when applied very lightly, and only to dark areas of the frame. In the end, since we had to sacrifice something, we chose to use mostly unfiltered encodes and try to strike a balance between compressibility and grain retention. Dark scenes look very good, we sacrificed very little detail and the stronger grain forced higher bitrate allocation, and thus better grain retention. Bright scenes are a toss up. I actually chose to denoise the very brightest areas of the frame, because you can barely even see the grain there and it was just eating bitrate for no reason. If you look at the above screenshot, you can see the state of the grain during normal lighting. No, it doesn’t look spectacular. However, in motion it’s really not so bad. Ultimately, I think this was the best of several not-so-appealing choices presented me.

Haters gonna hate.


11 Responses

  • jindo90 said:
    May 1st 2012, 5:18 am

    Thanks for the effort. Well, great anime deserves quality releases. Just make sure you keep up the good works, for the future BD releases as well.

  • amen665 said:
    May 1st 2012, 5:52 am


  • confused_otaku said:
    May 1st 2012, 8:54 am

    thanks for the release.

    just curious, why people complain about ordered chapter @_@?

  • Shawn263241 said:
    May 1st 2012, 2:08 pm

    All that time put into this one episode and you\'re already declaring that there will be a v2 release? And you still got rid of some of the grain anyways? At least tell me v2 will be out by the end of the day. Oh, and thanks. lol

  • tormaid said:
    May 1st 2012, 2:30 pm

    The V2 is for episode 1, it was re-encoded (obviously) since we changed networks and are now using ordered chapters. 3 is in the works right now as well.

  • w0lf said:
    May 1st 2012, 6:40 pm

    Honestly, I can\'t friggin tell what the hell you\'re talking about as far as the \"bad\" looking areas. The entire thing looks fucking beautiful to my non-encoder eye.

  • Shawn263241 said:
    May 1st 2012, 7:40 pm

    @tormaid: Oh, sorry I misread that. hehe

  • Anonymous said:
    May 2nd 2012, 12:08 pm

    Can\'t you just leave all the grain untouched? I don\'t really care if it just sits there and eat bitrate, that\'s why I download this release. Sure, this does look good, when compared to all others but I\'d rather have untouched grain.

    That said, thank you.

  • w0lf said:
    May 2nd 2012, 2:41 pm

    We\'re video quality fags now, apparently.

    That said, we might as well go all the way and do everything in our skill and knowledge to beef up the release

  • Shawn263241 said:
    May 2nd 2012, 8:16 pm

    I agree with Anonymous. If you\'re gonna have the fattest subs, you might as well keep as much quality as possible. Not screwing with various filters will probably also speed up releases. Speaking of which, when can we expect episode 3 and 4? :P

  • w0lf said:
    May 3rd 2012, 5:09 am

    I think from what the encoders tell me, the original, \"untouched\" grain actually looks bad. That\'s why they\'re going through all this trouble of removing grain, then re-applying... uh, \"better\" grain, I guess. Feel free to drop by #ahodomo-fansubs and ask around. Assuming an encoder is around.

    Also, apparently ep3 is almost ready for release but... fuck, I don\'t know anymore. Four should be out before 2013.

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