Friday, October 27, 2006

Update!


Yes, it's been quiet for the last few days. Work, work, work. bh013 is coming along nicely. The DL authoring is done. The gallery is done. All that remains is the artwork and RIGOROUS quality testing (as this is my first dual layer release).
The fate of the next set of releases is still undecided. The general view is single layer discs but i'll only release them in that form if i have suitable special feature material to include. If i were to do 2 DL releases, I'd author them soon after bh013 is complete.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

bh014 and bh015...opinions

Well, the majority so far would prefer 4 single layer discs as opposed to 2 dual layer discs. I'm fine with that, the only problem being what do i use for supplemental material that would tie in with each release. Any suggestions?

bh013: WIP Part One - Menu Page



...and it's dual layer!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

bh014 and bh015...comments please

I'm attempting my first dual layer release with bh013, and i'd like to know what everybody thinks of me releasing the following as dual layer discs:

bh014: The Making Of Star Wars & SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back
bh015: Classic Creatues: Return Of The Jedi & From Star Wars To Jedi

I'd be using dual layer so i can keep the bitrates as high as possible for each release.
Use the comment button below to give me your opinions

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

bh012: Complete...but again...sadly...not released



Another release...nearly. Work on bh012 is complete. It works on my Mac. I now just need to do a bit of quality control on my test players. That won't happen for another 3-4 weeks unfortunately. For now, enjoy some highlights from the .nfo file.

Author: babyhum
Video Format: MPEG2/704x576/4x3/PAL/Av.Bitrate 9031kbps
Audio Format: Dolby 2.0 Stereo 256kbps
Source: DVD-VHS direct internal dub from S-VHS analogue terrestrial broadcast recording
Duration: 50m 10s
Size: 4.33GB
Artwork: COVER.tif and LABEL.tif in DVD_ROM folder

Disc Features
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 (Menus enhanced for widescreen displays)
English Dolby 2.0 Surround
Special Features include:
• Jason Wishnow’s ‘Star Wars Or Bust’, documenting ‘a new generation of fans (and some familiar faces) spending a month in line for a movie that could quite possibly...suck’.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

bh012: WIP Part One - Cover and disc art complete.


More later today...network permitting!

Friday, October 06, 2006

bh011: Complete... but not released :(

Last night, I completed bh011. Authoring. DVD cover. Disc art. nfo file. I even tested it on my Mac. But I'm not releasing it yet. Unfortunately, where I am at the moment, I do not have access to any other DVD player to perform any quality control. So it will get its official release when fully tested.

Just to tide you over, here's some details from the nfo file.

Author: babyhum
Video Format: MPEG2/704x576/4x3/PAL/Av.Bitrate 9034kbps
Audio Format: Dolby 2.0 Stereo 256kbps
Source: DVD-VHS direct internal dub from S-VHS analogue terrestrial broadcast recording
Duration: 49m 54s
Size: 4.12GB
Artwork: COVER.tif and LABEL.tif in DVD_ROM folder

Disc Features
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 (Menus enhanced for widescreen displays)
English Dolby 2.0 Surround
Special Features include:
Jason Wishnow's 'Tatooine Or Bust', documenting "hardcore fans camping out to see the re-release of a movie they had already seen countless times before".

bh011: WIP Part Four - DVD Cover



Hope it meets with everyone's approval.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

bh011: WIP Part Three - Authoring complete!


Ingredients:
DVD-Lab Pro 2
Photoshop CS2
Boot Camp 1.1.1 (Thank you Apple)
3 hours locked in a hotel room

Et voila!

bh012 will use exactly the same template so if I can sacrifice my social life this evening we may be on a roll.
Artwork to follow...