ANNCast
Mastering the Universe with Clarine and Matt

by Zac Bertschy and Justin Sevakis, Sep 8th 2011


ANNCast 089 - Mastering the Universe with Clarine and Matt

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So this week we're sitting down with Funimation's Director of DVD, Bluray and video production Clarine Harp and the manager of same, Matt O'Hara, to talk about what goes in to producing the mountainous amount of DVDs and Blurays churned out by Funimation! We talk video quality, the difficulty of mastering things in bluray, hectic production schedules and more!

Then we get in to the massive undertaking known as the Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Remaster, which has the Funimation production crew literally going through the original 16mm masters for the series frame by frame for an all-new bluray edition. Scroll down to check out some comparison shots and a taste of what's to come with this newly spit-shined version of the show!

Then it's Twitter time! And then we're done! WOO

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ANNCast Episode 89 Breakdown

00:50 Clarine and Matt introduction

01:50 Scorpions? In my anime distributor? It's more likely than you think!

3:00 Clarine and Matt break down their day-to-day, potentially 12-15 hour routine

20:00 Some of the big things that can go wrong during production

26:10 When the fans notice something's wrong

31:10 UPSCALES UPSCALES UPSCALES

36:00 What they've learned in the process of doing upscales along the way

42:00 The FLCL bluray and the feedback it got

44:10 The big Dragon Ball Z ultimate remaster project

56:50 Twitter time! Clarine's voice acting career, SD content in HD formats, who decides what trailers go on which discs and much more!

And that's it! See you next week!


Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Remaster Comparison Shots (Click to Enlarge)



Original "Orange Box" Widescreen DVD Transfer


Dragon Box DVD Transfer


Ultimate Remaster Bluray Transfer

Original "Orange Box" Widescreen DVD Transfer


Dragon Box DVD Transfer


Ultimate Remaster Bluray Transfer

Original "Orange Box" Widescreen DVD Transfer


Dragon Box DVD Transfer


Ultimate Remaster Bluray Transfer
Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!

Theme Song: "Bucharest" by The New Division. Check them out on iTunes!

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