Mobile Suit Gundam 00: The Movie -A Wakening of the Trailblazer- 4K UHD w/ HDR

Mobile Suit Gundam 00: The Movie -A Wakening of the Trailblazer-

The new government of the Earth Sphere Federation is carrying out a program of peaceful reconciliation and preparing for the appearance of the Innovators who will lead the human race into a new era. But the return of a derelict Jupiter exploration ship marks the beginning of an unprecedented crisis. What are the alien entities known as Extraterrestrial Living-metal Shape-shifters? What do they want? And will Setsuna F. Seiei and his fellow Gundam Meisters be able to answer these questions before humanity is wiped out?

Please see the “Watching UHD+HDR Encodes” page in the navbar for details on this encode. Feel free to post questions there as well. Of note, I have set the subtitle languages to match their audio languages. Yes, after 9 years of being stubborn, I’ve finally changed it. The dub is still the default though. Not changing that. Also, the insert in this isn’t subbed. I didn’t feel like subbing it by the time I was done with the OP/ED, which use recycled G-Reco OP styles. I was lazy. Anyway, the last major missing piece for 00 is finally released by me. Yay.


2160p – Torrent (Nyaa)   Magnet


7 thoughts on “Mobile Suit Gundam 00: The Movie -A Wakening of the Trailblazer- 4K UHD w/ HDR”

  1. Why do I doubt the file size here? Is this the entire movie or just like a trailer/sample?


    I need the CarFax.

    1. It’s the whole movie, and believe me, I’m still not entirely sure how the hell I got it that small either. My best guess is that the lack of color detail in the raw video since the HDR metadata is what restores the color, coupled with the lack of grain due to 00 being digital, resulted in such a small size. I checked the raw UHD M2TS side by side with the encode on my 4K TV and I certainly couldn’t see any difference, but this is quite literally the first time I’ve actually used x265 and actually intended to take advantage of it, so I could have fucked something up and not realize it.

      Anyway, here’s the MediaInfo:

    2. I’ve definitely noticed obvious artifacts without looking for them (i.e. normal playback at 1x speed on my 4k monitor) just in the mouth movements in a scene 10 minutes in. Some are screenshotable like

      I also think there’s an artifact resulting in mouth movement jerkiness around here but it’s not as easy to capture.

      Interestingly I didn’t notice any in the earlier theater action scene which you’d think would be harder to encode.

      1. Good catch. I’m definitely still working out the kinks with this stuff, since I had a lot of trouble finding optimal settings and was kind of trying to research it as I went. Now that I know how to get the HDR working, as I’ve found with the CCA attempts, there’s a lot that isn’t configured right that I need to fix up. There’s a good chance this will get re-encoded once I solve some of the issues I’m seeing on CCA and F91. Appreciate the screencaps though, that helps quite a bit.

  2. I don’t believe the video they released on this 4k Bluray disc was actually 4k.  It appears to be upscaled in my opinion.  This is no critique of your work in any way at all, always loved what you do for us.  I was just slightly disappointed to see the video wasn’t any more detailed than the 1080p version when played on the same 4k screen.

    1. Oh, no, it’s most definitely an upscale. I honestly doubt it was even animated at 1080p to begin with. The real benefit is from the HDR. At some point, I’ll sort out the encoding problems and do a v2 encode that addresses some of the picture quality issues where there is tiling and such, but even then, it’ll still be upscaled. F91 and CCA were at least proper 4K scans.

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