wow, that's alot. let alone how toei paces conversation and panning shots it could be so much shorter.
so those batches? aren't coming in march anymore? just Impel and dressrosa?
I won't be doing an overall recalculation because the recap length varies from episode to episode. The stat I gave was meant to be on total minutes saved overall in cuts. Skipping through stuff is still wasted time, overall.
So since the anime are going into a filler arc now. Are we going to get more dressarosa ?
Really excited to see the final fights! I haven't watched it in the anime cuz I was waiting on your episodes releases since its way more enjoyable to watch. Thank your for your hard work!
thanks guys, keep doing your thing!!
I just registered here to thank you guys for your hard work and give my insights into what I'd like to see improved, if possible.
The work you're doing making OP a better viewing experience is commendable, and many of the arcs are greatly improved after receiving the One Pace treatment. Thank you!!
However, what I've been noticing more and more lately are what I think detracts the most from One Pace episodes: jarring cuts in the soundtrack. One example of this is the fight scene in the auction house during Ep: 07 of Sabaody. I also thought Punk Hazard suffered from this a lot. I'm currently working my way through Dressrosa, and the first half (25 eps) of the arc were very well made. Just the type of pacing and editing skill I was hoping for in One Pace!
I'm now up at 38, and I've sadly noticed more and more jarring cuts the further in I go. It's getting to the point where an episode has numerous jarring cuts in the space of a few minutes, and it's making me stop and wonder whether it's really better than the originals. I expect some of a trade-off, naturally. Editing a video in the manner you want is bound to have some problems here and there. It's also possible this is simply unavoidable in the current episodes, and it leaves you no choice but to make obvious cuts like that. I understand that might be the case, but I suppose my plea mainly boils down to 'keep it in mind'. Try to minimize cuts in the music as much as you can, because they are often the most jarring.
To end it on a positive note, I think the best work from the One Pace team has got to be Thriller Bark. It's superbly done, I noticed almost no cuts at all, and it didn't detract from the viewing experience one bit. It's a prime example of when the pacing work you do is at its best and I think it easily beats the original. So thank you again, One Pace team, for making our favorite anime even better!
Punk Hazard, though... yeah. It's a bit messy sometimes. That was edited at the very beginning of the project, so it didn't have nearly as much quality assurance as the project does nowadays.
I went back and quickly checked through the episodes leading up to my current one, and I can't say I can recall any particular moment that stood out as very bad. I think it was more a case of noticing jarring cuts here and there, and it adding up over time. I'd have to re-watch them in full and jot down the ones that stand out. However, I can tell you the one that spurred my post. It was during Ep 35 of Dressrosa, just as it goes back to Luffy's fight with Bellamy around 18:30. There were 5 strong musical cuts in the 40 seconds after that. There were also a few, although not as jarring, during Bellamy's subsequent flashback to Jaya. Later, between 21:40 and 22:05 there are about 4, I believe. Lastly, there's one obvious jump at 23:00.
Again, I don't know if they're all avoidable if you want to keep the pace of the episode consistent, but they're the ones I noticed. Now that I'm pretty much up to the current releases, I'll make sure to pay closer attention and make better note of what works well and what doesn't, and relay it to you (if you want!). That said, take it with a grain of salt, because I, myself, am definitely not an editor, so I can only offer my viewpoint as the layman audience. :P
I want to end it on another positive, so I can mention that another issue I noticed on some of the older paced arcs was that the subtitles weren't up to par (mainly due to a lack of commas). I think it was the Sabaody arc in particular. But now, on most of the post-timeskip paced episodes it's been much better! It's definitely something you guys have improved on, and it shows.
Last edited by Aronel; March 18th, 2017 at 06:10 PM.
I looked back at those Bellamy cuts, and in the time I've had to edit since that episode, I can say I probably wouldn't do those edits the same way now. I think for the final Dressrosa batch, I'll be going through the episodes I edited and improving them the best I can. I plan on doing this with the earlier Zou episodes I edited, as well. Moreso when I have time in the summer.
As time has gone on, I've definitely tried to avoid the more jarring cuts the best I can. Some are deemed acceptable after a bit of quality checking though, and some are modified throughout the process to be disguised as best as possible. Unfortunately, there'll always be some that sound "off", but that's the nature of editing the soundtrack at all.
Feel free to relay any jarring cuts you see to me, as the more that is fixed, the better the end product will be.
Regarding the subtitle issue, we used to have a faulty script that exported subtitles from Vegas, but excluded the commas. We had to go in and manually add them to each instance, and as a result, some commas were left out due to the sheer number. The script has now been fixed, so that is no longer an issue.
On another note, here's Dressrosa 39:
If One Piece Blu-rays were to use 5.1 audio like a lot of other anime Blu-rays do, we'd be able to separate the vocals much easier. But until that day, we will have to continue editing the music.
HEY GUYS IM NEW in this forum how do i create new thread. I really want to knew opinion of OP fans who arent exactly huge fan of main protagonist of this series
Oda constantt need to messiah fay Luffy.
Hey Galaxy, I've not seen any of One Pace yet, I just saw it referenced on reddit and wanted to post to say it sounds amazing. There are so many fillers and irrelevant time wasting in these series (One Piece, Naruto, DBZ etc) now that I'm older it makes it harder to watch than when I was a teenager.
So having people like you cut that shit out and make watchable content sounds amazing for me and future generations of people looking to try One Piece for the first time. I'm going to check this out later and then also look around to see if the same exists for Naruto and others.
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