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Blade Runner: The Penultimate Cut (TM2YC)

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Thanks. I have DVDarchitect and have made a DVD with it before, though I'm not sure if my version supports blu-ray. I'll have to check.
 

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I fancy a blu-ray quality video bitrate wise, as i play them from my NAS or sticks. A menu isn’t that much important for me.
 

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I fancy a blu-ray quality video bitrate wise, as i play them from my NAS or sticks. A menu isn’t that much important for me.

I seem to get better results (and lower filesizes) with dedicated video compression tools and containers, than with blu-ray authoring software. So the quality of the existing 1080p file would be the same, or better than a blu-ray.
 

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I seem to get better results (and lower filesizes) with dedicated video compression tools and containers, than with blu-ray authoring software. So the quality of the existing 1080p file would be the same, or better than a blu-ray.
Do you have any tips in achieving lower file sizes but keeping the quality as above ...what tools and settings?. I am a physical media collector but I have recently set up a PLEX server and want to rip some of my non essential bluray/DVD collection but am worried i'll lose a lot of quality but ultimately i want to maintain drive space as i have a big collection.

Also for something like BR Penultimate i would love a bluray as it replaces the disc i have on my shelf and is my go to version. Well i say that but it will sit next to my 5 Disc BR set. I have your Rogue One, Man of Steel bluray's on my shelf and intend to make physical BR's of your Star Trek into Darkness, BR 2049 and Amadeus edits in the future. So yes, when an edit is my go to version i like to have a bluray.
 

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Do you have any tips in achieving lower file sizes but keeping the quality as above ...what tools and settings?. I am a physical media collector but I have recently set up a PLEX server and want to rip some of my non essential bluray/DVD collection but am worried i'll lose a lot of quality but ultimately i want to maintain drive space as i have a big collection.
An easy tool would be probably „handbrake“. A advanced tool with an GUI i would recommend is „StaxRip“ as you have tons of options to define video quality. Both are well documented. In StaxRip you can righ-click on a option and you’re able to access the help or online wiki directly for this specific option.
In my experience an CRF value from 16-18 and the preset „slow“ with x265 (software encode not hardware) is sufficient enough that the majority of the people can’t spot any difference between a encode and a blu-ray. The SVT-AV1 codec is even more efficient, but for now the support via GUI software is limited and definitely for advanced users.

As always encoding depends also heavily on the source for which options you‘ll enable. How dark, bright is the source, How much grain etc.
 
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Today I was searching for Blade Runner fan edits, and came across this thread. The comparison videos look absolutely fantastic! When I first saw the FC version of the film, I was puzzled as to why there was a teal tint added. Your edit restores the original colours -- it looks like what I saw on VHS years ago (pre-Director's Cut version).
I will send you a PM, as I'd love to see your edit!
 

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I started looking into early cuts of Blade Runner, and many people kept referring to The Penultimate Cut. I look forward to seeing this
 
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