I used to be under the impression that the French masters were 35mm. But I've come to the realization that they are in fact 16mm as well. Why? The amount of grain and matting of the picture indicates that it's 16mm. Maybe 16mm blown up to 35mm.The French DVDs of Star Fleet are produced from a 35mm master, unlike the UK DVDs, which are taken from 16mm.
Also, the French version has undergone a fantastic remaster and the colour and contrast are great, far better than the Japanese DVDs even.
I know there are ways of capturing laserdisc, so likely. I'd be interested in having captures of the laserdiscs only if they wielded anything different from the DVD masters, mainly just if the next episode sequences had no kanji titles on the first and last scenes. I've constantly expressed my frustration because of how I have to use those scenes from the UK DVD because of that.I have some laserdiscs of the show that I managed to appropriate from Shane Perry some time ago.
They are very prized and I don't know if they've ever been played even by their previous owner.
Is there any way to connect a laserdisc player (assuming that I obtain one of those, from eBay, perhaps) to a PC in order to capture screengrabs from those for my site, do either of you know?
I suppose the original laserdisc quality and resolution would have to displayed on the PC to make the capturing worthwhile.
I meant the French masters used on the DVD, not the ones in your possession. The French DVD is the best quality of the show commercially available and is the source of my own remastering project; http://xbomber.co.uk/?dir=Star%20Fleet/ ... France%201Hi Bladez636, I wouldn't change the history books yet regarding 16 vs 35 mm as I am nowhere close to confirming these French reels, they are in a bad state at the moment. As well, I haven't done any research into the filming "Sūpāmariorama" process, the Japanese 16 mm reels I have may have been made for distribution to certain markets?
All speculation at the moment. I am hoping to find answers chatting with film school academics in who may be familiar with the production companies history etc.
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