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Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Posted by OZC | Edit Post
Episode 16: The Sorrowful Battle
Heero and Trowa arrive at Zechs' Antarctica base, where Heero is reunited with the rebuilt Wing Gundam. However, Heero chooses to use Trowa's Gundam Heavyarms to duel Zechs instead, until Relena's arrival to stop the battle interrupts them again. During this, Noin reveals to Relena that Zechs is her brother, Milliardo Peacecraft. When OZ carriers arrive to arrest him, Zechs decides to surrender to them in order to allow Relena and Noin to escape, while Trowa uses the Wing Gundam to pick up Heero and escape as well.
Episode 15: To the Battleground, Antarctica
Noin finds Heero and Trowa and takes them to Antarctica, where Zechs is completing the reconstruction of the Wing Gundam for his intended rematch with Heero. When Inspector Acht, who ordered the destruction of the Gundam, arrives to expose Zechs as a traitor, Noin and Trowa destroy the search parties before they reach Zechs.
This episode contains a known audio glitch at 14:18. The technician speaking is cut off when Noin cuts in and says "Be patient". Unfortunately, this glitch is present on all the R1 DVDs, so there's no known way to fix this line.
Episode 14: The Order to Destroy 01
Heero places his fate in hands of Sylvia Noventa, the granddaughter of Field Marshal Noventa, who Heero mistakenly killed at New Edwards, while Relena openly defies Duke Dermail, the leader of the Romefeller Foundation, the organization of European nobles with monetary and military support for OZ, which impresses Treize. Meanwhile, Zechs begins to reconstruct the Wing Gundam until suspicious officials from Romefeller order him to destroy it. While Zechs complies with the order, it is revealed that he has arranged for a dummy to be destroyed.
Episode 13: Catherine's Tears
Zechs returns to the Lake Victoria Base, where he meets two of Noin's former students. He agrees to join them in a military offensive, but Zechs is forced to kill them when they reveal their merciless attitudes to war. Meanwhile, Trowa uses the Gundam Heavyarms to attack an OZ base, planning to self-destruct afterwards, but Catherine Bloom, a knife thrower in the circus, forces Trowa to realize the value of his own life.
Episode 12: The Threat of Zeon
Gihren Zabi uses the death of his brother Garma as a rallying point for the Zeon cause while a new task force coming to Earth are led by Ramba Ral to pursue White Base. Amuro is forced to fight off exhaustion, when he find out Ral's new Gouf is more than a mere Zaku.
Episode 11: Icelina, Love's Remains
Icelina asks Garma's former subordinate Darota to lead a special mission to destroy White Base, responsible for Garma's death. However, the Gundam and Guncannon handle the attack force easily, leading Icelina to point a gun at Amuro...
Episode 10: Garma's Fate
After being called away from a party attended by Garma's lover Icelina and her father, Garma's task force pursue White Base to the ruins of a city, where the ship hides inside a destroyed stadium, waiting to spring a trap to take down Garma once and for all.
Episode 9: Fly! Gundam
Amuro continues to be unwilling to pilot the Gundam, but Bright knocks some sense into him in time for Garma's personally-led attack on White Base. However, in the midst of battle, when Garma is in need of assistance from the Gaw, Char stealthily sabotages the radio, leaving Garma on his own...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | Posted by OZC | Edit Post
HEVC or "h.265" is the next-generation of file compression, offering drastic file size decreases for the same picture quality. Alternately, with the ever decreasing cost of storage, it can also offer increased picture quality at the same file sizes we see today. Best of all, most of you out there already have what you need to play back these encodes and you may not even know it! All you need is an up-to-date codec pack like Shark007 that includes either the LAV or MPC-BE x265 codec and the LAV splitter and you are ready to go!
Unfortunately, because the LAV splitter doesn't yet support tracksets and Haali's splitter doesn't support HEVC, this feature is unavailable on these new encodes. They will be muxed with the required files embedded though, so when and if LAV adds support for tracksets or Haali adds HEVC support, no patching will be needed to enable the tracksets once again.
While we are still working to complete the conversion of our encoding tools to HEVC on our encoding machines, we've encoded a small sampler of files for you. These have been highly demanded since we released the series a few years ago, and I've finally obtained the sources needed to make this happen. As you may have guessed by the image at the top of this post, we're proud to present the first 5 episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig's Tachikomatic Days! No tracksets on these since they aren't really needed.
UPDATED 4/2 @ 10am: So the above was a somewhat-late posted April Fools joke. We aren't going to be switching to HEVC just yet. For these shorts, the tech is sufficient enough since the animation and detail is pretty basic, but since a lot of the fine tuning features aren't yet available for x265, it's not complete enough for us to make a switch to it. Even when we do in the future, we'll probably have a transitional period where there are h.264 and h.265 encodes at the same time. However, that is all much farther down the road. If there IS demand for these shorts to continue in HEVC, let me know on Twitter or IRC, but otherwise, these will continue in h.264 (with Episodes 1-5 encoded in h.264 as well.)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Posted by OZC | Edit Post
Episode 8: Winds of War
A cease fire is declared between Zeon and Federation forces in order to release the refugees aboard White Base. At the same time, both sides plot a sneak attack as soon as the refugees are safely released.
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