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Gosick BD Vol. 1-2

DOWNLOAD H.264 720p: [Victorique]_Gosick_-_01-04_[BD][h264-720p][FLAC] [DDL]
This package contains:

  • Episodes 01-04

Now for starters this will only be getting a 720p release due to the source not really warranting a 1080p one. I included FLAC audio (even though it doesn’t really warrant it or need it either) but otherwise I’ll get a lot of requests for it, so it’s easier this way. Now to mention size, this is quite large for a 720p but due to the dither/grain in the source and all the dark scenes it is most definitely required to preserve said dark scenes. I’ve done my best to keep size down but this was the best I could do without killing off dither/noise that stops the banding. I don’t want to hear any complaints about how this is too big for a 720p, so deal with it.
The BD version isn’t that different to the TV version, there is no de-censoring or extra scenes (so far). They did remove the GOSICK text between the two parts though. Simply put, download this if you want to archive a better copy of the series. If you are happy with the TV versions then there is no reason to download this because you won’t gain that much, other than the dark scenes looking quite stunning now. The bright scenes look pretty much the same, except without the compression/telecine artefacts, broadcast station’s logo and analog tv is being canned this july warnings (lol).
720p Release
* Video – CRF 17.5
* Audio Track – FLAC 2.0 16bit
Also take note, I’ll be releasing Gosick BD’s every 2 volumes because it’s a hassle to only release 2 episodes each month.

43 Thoughts on “Gosick BD Vol. 1-2

  1. wman on June 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm said:

    Great. Thank you for doing BDs.

  2. Mushi on June 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm said:

    Thank you! I was hoping you’d release this! Now I don’t have to go with coalgirls ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Thanks. I never really understood all the excitement about FLAC.
    It’s not like the human ear can perceive the difference anyway…
    But I understand your choice of going with it nonetheless.

  4. n, it’s for archival reasons. If you use a lossy format (mp3, for example), you can’t re-encode the audio without losing further quality each time. FLAC can be transcoded to any other lossless format no problem, and can be transcoded to a lossy format and said lossy file will be at peak quality. In that sense, FLAC is future-proof – a better lossless format turns up? No matter, you can re-encode and lose nothing.

  5. franz on June 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm said:

    yes! ilu ar [spoiler]<3[/spoiler]

  6. dark317 on June 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

    Thanks for the BDs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. leo@uhw on June 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm said:

    I’ll download and compare against the raws I got from ANK, thanks for this.

  8. Haruya on June 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm said:

    Am I the only one who didn’t get the “Canned TV” part? lol
    PS: Thanks for the release. =)

  9. blackice85 on June 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm said:

    Thanks for doing this. I think the sizes are perfectly reasonable, I’ve seen other 720p releases at this size or larger.
    They mean they’re going to stop analog TV broadcasting.

  10. Kyon-kun on June 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm said:

    Thanks for releasing these! Really didn’t want to get the coalgirls versions, and I think the sizes are perfectly fine!

  11. Invisiblemoose on June 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm said:

    Glad to see you’re doing these, thanks!

  12. @franz
    <3 you too baby~
    Canned = Cann(cell)ed

  13. Soul on June 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm said:

    Well, the reason I download from you is because your encodes are awesome in the first place, so I don’t really know if downloading the BD would be worth it. But I may do it anyway, glorious 3rd world countries without download caps are awesome.

  14. butoi on June 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

    I Thought the goodies will be Index II BD…
    Anyway thanks for this too !

  15. sharm on June 8, 2011 at 9:52 pm said:

    no commentaties in this one???

  16. will you do the scan? i mean do you scan the cover, or maybe booklet in the BD and etc.?? please?

  17. mikeRx on June 9, 2011 at 12:45 am said:

    Are there any script updates for the BDs?

  18. @sharm
    Nope. The blu-ray’s have don’t have commentary included. The only extra they come with is some real life dvd thing which doesn’t seem all that interesting.
    Scans are available on the net if you know where to look. I could upload them at some point I suppose.
    Just some minor ones where they were needed, nothing major so far. Had to fix a few small things I missed in the first batch, whether I’ll update the tv versions I don’t know yet.
    If I recall correctly, Index II 7-9 are at QC or editor, 10-12 are at Kusion stalling (lol).

  19. leap on June 9, 2011 at 2:17 am said:

    out of curiosity, what dark scenes have now become stunning?

  20. but, I’m kinda new to this stuff… I dont know where to look… can you tell me where to download those scans?

  21. Horus on June 9, 2011 at 4:06 am said:

    Why the torrent has [Victorique] and not [UTW]? Thanks for the release.

  22. IZEROII on June 9, 2011 at 4:19 am said:

    Awesome guys!

  23. @leap
    All of them. They no longer look blocky and shitty.
    Because we released the TV version under Victorique.
    Any more questions? lol

  24. Strolgrom on June 9, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

    This is obviously too big for 720p.

  25. Roffle on June 9, 2011 at 8:17 am said:

    I don’t care about the sizes, usually bigger means better quality right?
    I’m fine with that.

  26. It’s big. True. It’s big. Too big for my computer, unfortunately ๐Ÿ™
    And I had troubles trying to download it (torrent). Some error kept occurring, something about it being unable to find something-something.

  27. thanks [SIEGE] Xack lol
    so, the next release, will you upload at http://www.fileserve.com/list/S6MuQw2 also?
    or do you have a blog or website that i can visit? ^^

  28. [SIEGE] Xack on June 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

    I’ll just toss it in there.

  29. virox on June 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm said:

    @[SIEGE] Xack
    Care to tell where you found them?
    Possibly Share or pd? Or some scan-focused website, like jcafe?
    If it was Share, what clusters did you use?

  30. Gaze of Providence on June 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm said:

    Great job for the BDs, by the way are you still going to do the BDs for Index II?

  31. virox on June 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm said:

    Oh yeah ar, are there creditless OP and EDs included, and will you rip them, too?

  32. Schezza on June 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm said:

    thank you kindly

  33. [SIEGE] Xack on June 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm said:

    Either one of them. The thing is that the uploader included insert scans with the BDMV, so you will have to download the entire BDMV to get the scans. If you do not want to do that, I will gladly upload them to FileServe and FileSonic. They will appear in the folders linked above (http://utw.me/2011/06/08/gosick-bd-vol-1-2/comment-page-1/#comment-20714).

  34. @ virox
    what site are this? Share, pd, jcafe? mind to give the links?
    @ [SIEGE] Xack
    you know where to find other anime BD scans? like, Freezing, Evangelion, IS, Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne, Sttar Driver, etc……….

  35. @virox
    No, there haven’t been any creditless extras so far.

  36. virox on June 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

    ShareEX2 and perfect dark are japanese P2P filesharing programs. There are tutorials on the internet.
    jcafe24.net is a nice website to find manga and light novel raws.

  37. mspl on June 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm said:

    Could you please stop this complete nonsense called FLAC ? If you got your hands on uncompressed video sources, would you release the video as a set of PNG files as well for the sake of “preserving quality” ? So it’s future-proof and what not… If that’s the ultimate aim – why do you recode the video source at all ? Preserve the quality !
    What’s even more crazy, you complain about “dither/grain in the source and all the dark scenes” but at the same time waste space for FLAC ? Does it even make sense for you ? Use extra bits where it’s worth.
    Also: “n, itโ€™s for archival reasons. If you use a lossy format (mp3, for example), you canโ€™t re-encode the audio without losing further quality each time. FLAC can be transcoded to any other lossless format no problem, and can be transcoded to a lossy format and said lossy file will be at peak quality. In that sense, FLAC is future-proof โ€“ a better lossless format turns up? No matter, you can re-encode and lose nothing.”
    Can you name *a single person* actually extracting, encoding and merging mkv files for this particular purpose ? If you want to appease such people (if they exist all – a fraction of a percent ?) – release flac audio as separate files, and put something normal inside the mkv. They can redo the things to their heart contents and enjoy the difference they won’t even hear.
    Grab vorbis (you can even grab aoTuV if you want cutting edge), use -q5 or -q6. You will have a quality second to none. Not a single of those FLAC fanbois will even pass a blind test.

  38. Desbreko on June 22, 2011 at 11:13 am said:

    May I suggest some more efficient x264 settings?
    E:\Fansubbing\Gosick>avs2yuv “gosick03_processing.avs” – | x264 –crf 16 –pre
    set veryslow –bframes 16 –no-fast-pskip –level 4.1 –deblock -1:-1 –aq-stren
    gth 1.1 –psy-rd 0.8:0.1 –qcomp 0.65 –colorprim bt709 –transfer bt709 –color
    matrix bt709 –qpfile “gosick03_qp.txt” –output “gosick03_video_lv41.mkv” –std
    in y4m –
    gosick03_processing.avs: 1280×720, 24000/1001 fps, 34993 frames
    y4m [info]: 1280x720p 0:0 @ 24000/1001 fps (cfr)
    x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 FastShuffle SSE4.2 AVX
    x264 [info]: profile High, level 4.1
    x264 [info]: frame I:260 Avg QP:11.17 size:187294
    x264 [info]: frame P:6085 Avg QP:15.11 size: 40692
    x264 [info]: frame B:28648 Avg QP:15.22 size: 12950
    x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 2.6% 1.7% 3.7% 10.8% 9.5% 21.4% 6.3% 8.
    3% 1.7% 24.3% 1.2% 3.2% 1.6% 1.7% 0.9% 0.5% 0.7%
    x264 [info]: mb I I16..4: 41.0% 25.7% 33.4%
    x264 [info]: mb P I16..4: 1.5% 11.2% 2.7% P16..4: 33.5% 28.4% 9.3% 0.4% 0
    .4% skip:12.5%
    x264 [info]: mb B I16..4: 0.1% 0.7% 0.1% B16..8: 28.3% 16.6% 5.6% direct:
    3.5% skip:45.2% L0:53.2% L1:40.6% BI: 6.2%
    x264 [info]: 8×8 transform intra:65.2% inter:40.4%
    x264 [info]: direct mvs spatial:100.0% temporal:0.0%
    x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 90.7% 77.5% 63.7% inter: 21.7% 9.1% 2.0%
    x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 22% 5% 39% 34%
    x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 11% 8% 16% 9% 11% 11% 10% 11% 12%
    x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 13% 8% 4% 10% 15% 14% 12% 12% 12%
    x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 50% 23% 17% 11%
    x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:4.1% UV:2.8%
    x264 [info]: ref P L0: 41.6% 4.3% 21.6% 8.2% 7.9% 5.3% 5.1% 2.7% 2.9% 0.
    3% 0.0%
    x264 [info]: ref B L0: 49.7% 17.8% 11.5% 7.4% 5.5% 4.8% 2.7% 0.7%
    x264 [info]: ref B L1: 88.1% 11.9%
    x264 [info]: kb/s:3657.74
    encoded 34993 frames, 5.90 fps, 3657.74 kb/s
    For reference, your ep3 video is 4528 kbps, which makes a difference of about 155 MB. Though it looks like you sharpened yours some, which probably increased the size, especially if you didn’t use an edge mask to avoid sharpening all the grain too. I didn’t filter at all except cropping the two pixels of discoloration off all sides and spline36resize to 720p.

  39. @Desbreko
    I appreciate your sentiment, but myself and a few others spent the best time of a week messing around with the bd’s and probably did 100+ test encodes with different settings and trying different approaches, but ultimately I settled for you what you see because it worked overall best.
    The reason the size is what it is, is to accommodate the noise/dither required to protect it from banding up in dark areas.
    It has been sharpened very slightly and yes via an edgemask, but not much at all. Also there is no reason to crop this, they did a pretty good job on the edges. Ultimately I don’t care much about the size rather that the dark scenes remain intact.
    You’ve used mb-tree which doesn’t work very well at all with this series and how they’ve done the dither/noise mix. It’s not just about using efficient settings, it’s about adapting the settings to different types of sources. Also what you’ve done there with using so b-frames is kill off the noise/dither and replace it with slight blocking. Mine still had some minor blocking on b-frames at the bitrate/amount of b-frames I’ve encoded it with.
    My condition for doing this series was to attempt to keep the size somewhat sensible while maintaining a fairly high degree of transparency to the source, which I believe I have.

  40. Desbreko on June 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm said:

    Disabling mbtree is a huge waste of bitrate even for grainy anime. Raising aq-strength and qcomp do just as good a job at retaining grain and they do it far more efficiently.
    And I realize still shots aren’t exactly the best for comparing grain retention, but picking a few frames at random here actually shows more blocking in your encode, especially in the first one on the guy’s face: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/61537
    Seriously, at least give it a try. I think you’ll be surprised by just how close these settings look to what you’re using now.

  41. Face Mask on June 24, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

    Glad to see youโ€™re doing these, thanks

  42. lilly_938 on July 27, 2011 at 4:45 am said:

    Can anyone tell me which of the following is the best for watching UTW’s subs: WD Live Plus, Roku, or Boxee?

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