Pretty pictures with nice music, no story, no bullshit. I decided to make this AMV 1080p even though some of my footage was still 720p with average quality. With some filters, the result is alright but I wish it would be easier in 2014 to find high quality footage. Let’s hope 4K helps to improve internet general video quality.
2014-11-16 update: I finally got a display calibration colorimeter and realized that my settings were really off on the blacks and gamma. Watching Hidden Palace with a calibrated screen revealed how bad my filters were set and I decided to spend a few days fixing contrasts, levels and also some small details that were bugging me. I also took this opportunity to upload the AMV again on Youtube and test the new 60 fps format. I would have preferred to just have the option to enable a 60 fps processing of my previously uploaded videos since they were all using this framerate, but it seems like Youtube didn’t think it would be a good idea and wants us to mess up our video list with multiple uploads. Since I have to go with it, I guess I might as well get back to my timeline and improve my videos a bit before re-uploading them.
Not much popular anime here. Twixtor was really useful to slow down scenes while keeping good framerate. Atelier Shallie Alchemists was already processed with a Twixtor-like plugin as you can see some artifacts if you look closely but I managed to slow it down even more. Space Pirate Captain Harlock was only used for special effects and overlays.
|.hack Sekai no Mukou ni|
|.hack G.U. Trilogy|
|Atelier Shallie Alchemists of the Dusk Sea|
|BaKaAfter; Kirakira suru mizu no soko (Vocaloid 3DCG)|
|Brother P; Kanou Sekai no Rondo (Vocaloid 3DCG)|
|Hashiyasume; Prologue to the New World (Vocaloid 3DCG)|
|Inu x Boku SS|
|Space Pirate Captain Harlock|
|Supernova mu-cho Remix (Vocaloid 3DCG)|
|Vanguard Sound; Rebirth (Vocaloid 3DCG)|
zircon feat. Jillian Aversa – Just Hold On (Padilion Remix)
zircon is very popular in the video game music remix community for his participation in OverClocked ReMix. He even worked on some game soundtracks like Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Soulcalibur V. If you don’t know his work, I suggest you have a look at his website where you can check out his albums, buy what you like or purchase an access to the Zircon Vault (+200 songs, MP3 and FLAC).
The original version of “Just Hold On” is awesome, the version from Identity Sequence is even better but it didn’t fit the idea I had for this video. Padilion Remix was perfect. I couldn’t find it on any music platform so here’s a direct download link: