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We just received the following press release form our friends at Shout! Factory, Transformers Prime season one is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray collection is priced at $64.99 SRP, and the deluxe 4-DVD set is sold separately at a suggested retail price of $29.93 SRP. Both are scheduled for release on March 6th. Each set also comes packed with a 96 page graphic novel.



Check out the full press release below:



For Immediate Release

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TRANSFORMERS PRIME:

THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Featuring Over 10 Hours of Non-Stop Action, Special Bonus Content and More!

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THE COLLECTIBLE 4-DVD SET &

LIMITED EDITION 4-DISC BLU-RAY™ COLLECTION –

PACKED WITH A 96-PAGE GRAPHIC NOVEL



OWN IT ON MARCH 6, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY




Prepare to experience the world of TRANSFORMERS PRIME like never before with perfect picture visuals and the purest digital sound available when the entire first season of the award-winning CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME arrives in stores everywhere in North America on March 6, 2012 in a deluxe 4-DVD set and a Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray™ collection from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.



Both the DVD and Blu-ray collections of TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON boast all 26 action-packed episodes (including the 5-part miniseries Darkness Rising) and special bonus content. For a limited time only, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray contains a 96-page IDW graphic novel based on this hit series.



Fans and collectors can pre-order the DVD release of TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON today! The Limited-Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray Collection (featuring the 96-page IDW graphic novel) is available for preorder exclusively on Amazon and ShoutFactoryStore.com.



Pre-order link:

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Prim ... 79&sr=8-14





Delivering a new level of heavy metal action and family entertainment for all ages, the limited edition Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $64.99 SRP. The deluxe 4-DVD set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $ 29.93 SRP.



The TRANSFORMERS saga starts a new chapter as old foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new EMMY Award winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, A Hasbro Studios production, currently airs on The HUB television network in the U.S. and Teletoons in Canada, deepens the epic mythology of both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting a new chapter for a new generation of fans.



In early 2011, loyal TRANSFORMERS fans, as well as families and kids, were introduced to this visually stunning five-part miniseries on The HUB. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, AUTOBOT Ratchet, Bulkhead, and many others are back to "roll out" against Megatron's latest attempt to conquer Earth. And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTBOTS may be few against the Decepticon hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers.



Season One of TRANSFORMERS PRIME boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Adam Baldwin, Markie Post, Ernie Hudson, among other notables. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is produced by Hasbro Studios, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline serving as executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as writers for the feature films TRANSFORMERS and TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen.



TRANSFORMERS PRIME recently garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation and six Emmy nominations.



Technical Information

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray Collection

Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray is packed with transformers prime graphic novel and bonus content

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Running Time: +/- 10 hours

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen

Audio: English, Audio 5.1 Surround



TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD Set

4-DVD Set and bonus content

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Running Time: +/- 10 hours

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen

Audio: English, Audio 5.1 Surround



About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multiplatform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.



Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.



Emmy® is the trademark property of the Academy for Television Arts & Sciences/ The National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences. Grammy® is the registered trademark of the national Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.


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Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321290)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2011 @ 3:55pm CST
Okay, that artwork is much better than the Darkness Rising DVD, since it isn't just a bunch of stock character models slapped on, but rather a more original and unique piece of artwork.

And, YAY, it includes both the Darkness Rising mini-series pilot AND the PRIME GRAPHIC NOVEL!!! Now anyone who hasn't read it will have no excuse to not if they pick this up. :D
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321296)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 9th, 2011 @ 4:20pm CST
if you bought darkness rising you were a sucker. you should know by now they do this.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321298)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2011 @ 4:26pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:if you bought darkness rising you were a sucker. you should know by now they do this.
Nuh uh. I haven't bought either but I still wanna get both. Darkness Rising was edited as a movie. I've already seen it in episode form, so now I wanna see how the movie version flows in comparison. As for it being included in this set, well, that's great too. Cuz then I get to own both versions. So, nyah. :P
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321299)
Posted by Heavy B on December 9th, 2011 @ 4:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:if you bought darkness rising you were a sucker. you should know by now they do this.
Nuh uh. I haven't bought either but I still wanna get both. Darkness Rising was edited as a movie. I've already seen it in episode form, so now I wanna see how the movie version flows in comparison. As for it being included in this set, well, that's great too. Cuz then I get to own both versions. So, nyah. :P

It flows pretty well (bought and watched 2 days ago). Its almost as if they planed this :-?

Any way, Darkness Rising was 10 bux and NOT in Blu-Ray, so I don't feel to stupid about picking this up in march.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321300)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 9th, 2011 @ 4:47pm CST
Slick, I want this.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321307)
Posted by KnightStrike on December 9th, 2011 @ 5:15pm CST
This just made my day! I was so hoping for a Blu-Ray release, but was afraid it wouldn't get one. Pre-ordering this puppy soon as payday rolls around. ;)^
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321309)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 9th, 2011 @ 5:19pm CST
So I'll have to buy this and Mass Effect 3 in the same day? Damnit.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321313)
Posted by FracturedKoi on December 9th, 2011 @ 5:46pm CST
Hearing this is coming to blu-ray makes me go yay-yay! It really sucks not having the Hub in HD :/
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321334)
Posted by SirSoundwaveIV on December 9th, 2011 @ 7:25pm CST
Sweeeeet, this makes up for them removing the vids off of youtube and for the hub not being on basic cable in an instant. Not to mention it comes out 4 day after my birthday :D
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321357)
Posted by dinogeist on December 9th, 2011 @ 8:07pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:if you bought darkness rising you were a sucker. you should know by now they do this.


I'm glad I waited,I had a feeling the TF Prime season one on dvd would also include the first five episodes.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321358)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2011 @ 8:09pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:if you bought darkness rising you were a sucker. you should know by now they do this.


I'm glad I waited,I had a feeling the TF Prime season one on dvd would also include the first five episodes.
Shh! Stop helping him prove his point. We were doing so well. :-$ :-$
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321373)
Posted by YRQRM0 on December 9th, 2011 @ 8:55pm CST
That's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So excited to hear about the 5.1 surround sound, and I can't wait for season 2
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321374)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 9th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CST
I bought this many years ago, and realized my mistake when I heard of this. I also bought this, not thinking that it would be included in this. Naturally, I was in no hurry whatsoever to get Darkness Rising... lol, suckers :lol:

In fact, considering that we're now seeing "Complete Series" sets of this, that, and the other thing, I may just hold off for a few more years until I can pick up every episode of Prime in a single box too.

Sabrblade wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:if you bought darkness rising you were a sucker. you should know by now they do this.
Nuh uh. I haven't bought either but I still wanna get both. Darkness Rising was edited as a movie. I've already seen it in episode form, so now I wanna see how the movie version flows in comparison. As for it being included in this set, well, that's great too. Cuz then I get to own both versions. So, nyah. :P


Season 1 + computer + Adobe Premiere (or Avid, or Final Cut Pro, or whatever) = Darkness Rising movie.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321391)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2011 @ 9:44pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:Season 1 + computer + Adobe Premiere (or Avid, or Final Cut Pro, or whatever) = Darkness Rising movie.
None of which I have.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321398)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 9th, 2011 @ 10:18pm CST
Really? How are you posting here without a compooter?
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321399)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2011 @ 10:19pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:Really? How are you posting here without a compooter?
I meant those programs. Didn't see the second part.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321407)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 9th, 2011 @ 10:45pm CST
Ah. Well, it's not like they're all that difficult to... erm... "borrow".
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321473)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on December 10th, 2011 @ 2:03am CST
I am also glad that they have done the right thing in giving it a Blu Ray release.

FracturedKoi wrote:Hearing this is coming to blu-ray makes me go yay-yay! It really sucks not having the Hub in HD :/


Yup I don't get the Hub in HD either, it really sucks.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321636)
Posted by Heavy B on December 10th, 2011 @ 2:48pm CST
Air Commander Starscream wrote:I am also glad that they have done the right thing in giving it a Blu Ray release.

FracturedKoi wrote:Hearing this is coming to blu-ray makes me go yay-yay! It really sucks not having the Hub in HD :/


Yup I don't get the Hub in HD either, it really sucks.

Thats whats great about Fios. channel 789 in pure HD
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321658)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 10th, 2011 @ 4:39pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:Thats whats great about Fios.


The Master of Disaster agrees:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nF6hzhIfLU
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321704)
Posted by dinogeist on December 10th, 2011 @ 5:57pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:Season 1 + computer + Adobe Premiere (or Avid, or Final Cut Pro, or whatever) = Darkness Rising movie.
None of which I have.


No,thanks I ain't gonna sit their & spend a few hours enditting the 5 episodes that will come with season one in march 2012 into a movie. if I did this,then I'd have to spend money buying a blank DVD. Then,i'd need to use a program to print out a lebel on top of the dvd. no matter what I do it's gonna look & play like a bootleg. some of us like to have liscensed DVD's in their Collection. not fan copied inferior Bootleg DVD's.

No,thanks If I had to do all this above,i'd spend the extra $10 & buy the 5 part movie. at the very least I know it'll play like a liscensed version & the DVD will look liscensed on the top of the printed label

This ain't worth doing to save a meager $10 bucks. granted I could see it worth while if the dvd set cost over $100. even then I wouldn't bother. as having bootlegs isn't what I want in my collection.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321711)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 10th, 2011 @ 6:07pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:if I did this,then I'd have to spend money buying a blank DVD. Then,i'd need to use a program to print out a lebel on top of the dvd.


What the hell are you talking about? Don't you have Quicktime or Windows Media Player or somesuch on your computer?
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321718)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2011 @ 6:15pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:if I did this,then I'd have to spend money buying a blank DVD. Then,i'd need to use a program to print out a lebel on top of the dvd.


What the hell are you talking about? Don't you have Quicktime or Windows Media Player or somesuch on your computer?
More people enjoy watching DVDs on TV than video files on a computer.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321721)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 10th, 2011 @ 6:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:More people enjoy watching DVDs on TV than video files on a computer.


Wait... you can watch DVDs on television now?
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321734)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 10th, 2011 @ 6:34pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:if I did this,then I'd have to spend money buying a blank DVD. Then,i'd need to use a program to print out a lebel on top of the dvd.


What the hell are you talking about? Don't you have Quicktime or Windows Media Player or somesuch on your computer?
More people enjoy watching DVDs on TV than video files on a computer.


Unless you have a big ass tv right next to your computer to use as an alternate screen. 8)
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321738)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 10th, 2011 @ 6:46pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:Unless you have a big ass tv right next to your computer to use as an alternate screen. 8)


It's called a "monitor".
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321744)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2011 @ 6:54pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Unless you have a big ass tv right next to your computer to use as an alternate screen. 8)


It's called a "monitor".
He's talking about an HD TV. Computers can be hooked up to TV sets instead of monitors.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321809)
Posted by Kiyza on December 10th, 2011 @ 9:10pm CST
I have pretty mixed feelings about the cover of this set. I really love how Megatron looks, but Prime's just so... insecure. Almost fearful. I'd kind of expect him to appear more bold than that.

I'd honestly like to pick up the Blu-ray version of this, but the price point... sheesh. Even at Amazon's $45, I'm afraid I might not be able to bring myself to pay that much. I suppose when you break it down episode by episode, it's not too much, but the difference between the DVD and Blu-ray are staggering for this.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321849)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 10th, 2011 @ 10:25pm CST
Kiyza wrote:Prime's just so... insecure.


He looks pretty "secure" to me. I sure wouldn't piss off a guy who's wielding a huge-ass rifle in each hand.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1321872)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 10th, 2011 @ 11:52pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Unless you have a big ass tv right next to your computer to use as an alternate screen. 8)


It's called a "monitor".
He's talking about an HD TV. Computers can be hooked up to TV sets instead of monitors.


Ya, Cotss, keep up with the terminology if your gonna go correcting, haha.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322058)
Posted by dinogeist on December 11th, 2011 @ 1:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:if I did this,then I'd have to spend money buying a blank DVD. Then,i'd need to use a program to print out a lebel on top of the dvd.


What the hell are you talking about? Don't you have Quicktime or Windows Media Player or somesuch on your computer?
More people enjoy watching DVDs on TV than video files on a computer.


Exactly what sabrblade said.

you expect me to do all this work (wich makes no sense to begin with because the liscensed december version cost a meager $10 bucks) & not have a physical DVD copy in my hand????????

Having this only on my computer is kinda lame-o. What If I wanted to watch this at my girl friends house or in the car when i'm driving those long distance rides. or take on the plane & watch. or anywhere in my house while lying down on the sofa with my girl friend eating snacks.

BACK TO MY PREVIOUS REPLY: This ain't worth doing,spending hours to re-edit the march 2012 season one 5 episodes into a movie is not worth it. because where only talking $10 dollars. no matter how great anyone's editting skills are, their still gonna look inferior to the liscensed version of the TF Prime movie that was released in december 2011. IT'S STILL GONNA LOOK KO & IT'S STILL GONNA BE A KNOCK OFF. Their is no way my printer programs could 100% match the label placed on the liscensed hasbro version that was released in december 2011.

some of us value our time & could be doing far better things than ripping off hasbro via a excessively low amount KO'd $10 DVD prime movie copy.

From my quick calculations doing a KO of this TF Prime movie using the march 2011 season one TF Prime would require the following.

(1) buying the TF Prime season one in march. then putting this into your computer & sitting their for hours using re-edit programs.
(2)using a blank DVD,That could cost anywhere from $2.00 to $.50 cents depending on how big the QUANTITY of blank DVD's you buy & where you buy it & what brand you buy.
(3)using one of your printer labels to place on the blank dvd to make it look somewhat professional. these labels could cost anywhere from a few dollars to a fe quarters depending on how big the quanity pack you bought.
(4)the cost of the average blank DVD cost $1.00,the cost of the average superior looking DVD Label cost $1.50. the cost of me using my printer inks on the high quality setting cost $1.00. so doing all this minus my time equals= $3.50. the liscensed december version cost $9.99. So,i'm only saving $6.50,no Thanks doing this ain't for me. i'd rather buy both the december TF Prime movie & the march TF Prime season one & save myself all these headaches of editting & printing out labels.
(5)The december tf prime movie cost only $10,so doing all this hard work for only $10 is for someone else who isn't myself.
If i'm gonna do this then the thing has to cost at least over $100 not just $10.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322120)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 11th, 2011 @ 4:22pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:you expect me to do all this work (wich makes no sense to begin with because the liscensed december version cost a meager $10 bucks) & not have a physical DVD copy in my hand????????

Having this only on my computer is kinda lame-o. What If I wanted to watch this at my girl friends house or in the car when i'm driving those long distance rides. or take on the plane & watch. or anywhere in my house while lying down on the sofa with my girl friend eating snacks.


I have a better question: if you have a girlfriend, what the hell are you doing on Internet forums?

Tidalwavex wrote:no matter how great anyone's editting skills are, their still gonna look inferior to the liscensed version of the TF Prime movie that was released in december 2011.


Incorrect. First of all, don't assume that licensed copies of anything will be competently made. ADV was probably the worst offender in all of history when it came to not knowing what the hell they were doing; their Andromeda DVDs mixed interlaced with progressive footage seemingly at random, and their first batch of Evangelion DVDs were made by literally running their VHS tapes through a capture card. Secondly, anyone who actually knows what the hell they're doing should be able to produce an MPEG video stream that is visually indistinguishable from a competently encoded DVD, and possibly much better-looking than a poorly encoded one if you know what filters and quantization matrices are.

Tidalwavex wrote:Their is no way my printer programs could 100% match the label placed on the liscensed hasbro version that was released in december 2011.


Then don't put a label on it. Problem solved :P

Tidalwavex wrote:some of us value our time & could be doing far better things


Like shagging our girlfriends...

Tidalwavex wrote:than ripping off hasbro


You're not ripping them off if you buy the rights to watch Darkness Rising in your home. Buying Season 1 accomplishes that.

Tidalwavex wrote:From my quick calculations doing a KO of this TF Prime movie using the march 2011 season one TF Prime would require the following.

(1) buying the TF Prime season one in march. then putting this into your computer & sitting their for hours using re-edit programs.


No, the editing process would take about 2 and a half minutes. The real time-consumers would be installing the requisite software, learning how to use it, ripping the DVDs, creating D2V project files, writing AVIsynth scripts...

Okay, yeah. Point conceded. To be fair, though, this is the same suite of tools that you'll need if you ever decide to make a music video or similar nonsense to put up on Youtube, so it's a solid investment.

Tidalwavex wrote:(2)using a blank DVD,That could cost anywhere from $2.00 to $.50 cents depending on how big the QUANTITY of blank DVD's you buy & where you buy it & what brand you buy.


Or bum one from a friend who has them.

Tidalwavex wrote:(3)using one of your printer labels to place on the blank dvd to make it look somewhat professional.


Or use a sharpie. Whatever floats your boat, man.

Tidalwavex wrote:(5)The december tf prime movie cost only $10,so doing all this hard work for only $10 is for someone else who isn't myself.


Okay, I'll do it for free. Would you like the DVD sent to your personal address or to a PO Box?
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322137)
Posted by dinogeist on December 11th, 2011 @ 5:09pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:you expect me to do all this work (wich makes no sense to begin with because the liscensed december version cost a meager $10 bucks) & not have a physical DVD copy in my hand????????

Having this only on my computer is kinda lame-o. What If I wanted to watch this at my girl friends house or in the car when i'm driving those long distance rides. or take on the plane & watch. or anywhere in my house while lying down on the sofa with my girl friend eating snacks.


I have a better question: if you have a girlfriend, what the hell are you doing on Internet forums?

Tidalwavex wrote:no matter how great anyone's editting skills are, their still gonna look inferior to the liscensed version of the TF Prime movie that was released in december 2011.


Incorrect. First of all, don't assume that licensed copies of anything will be competently made. ADV was probably the worst offender in all of history when it came to not knowing what the hell they were doing; their Andromeda DVDs mixed interlaced with progressive footage seemingly at random, and their first batch of Evangelion DVDs were made by literally running their VHS tapes through a capture card. Secondly, anyone who actually knows what the hell they're doing should be able to produce an MPEG video stream that is visually indistinguishable from a competently encoded DVD, and possibly much better-looking than a poorly encoded one if you know what filters and quantization matrices are.

Tidalwavex wrote:Their is no way my printer programs could 100% match the label placed on the liscensed hasbro version that was released in december 2011.


Then don't put a label on it. Problem solved :P

Tidalwavex wrote:some of us value our time & could be doing far better things


Like shagging our girlfriends...

Tidalwavex wrote:than ripping off hasbro


You're not ripping them off if you buy the rights to watch Darkness Rising in your home. Buying Season 1 accomplishes that.

Tidalwavex wrote:From my quick calculations doing a KO of this TF Prime movie using the march 2011 season one TF Prime would require the following.

(1) buying the TF Prime season one in march. then putting this into your computer & sitting their for hours using re-edit programs.


No, the editing process would take about 2 and a half minutes. The real time-consumers would be installing the requisite software, learning how to use it, ripping the DVDs, creating D2V project files, writing AVIsynth scripts...

Okay, yeah. Point conceded. To be fair, though, this is the same suite of tools that you'll need if you ever decide to make a music video or similar nonsense to put up on Youtube, so it's a solid investment.

Tidalwavex wrote:(2)using a blank DVD,That could cost anywhere from $2.00 to $.50 cents depending on how big the QUANTITY of blank DVD's you buy & where you buy it & what brand you buy.


Or bum one from a friend who has them.

Tidalwavex wrote:(3)using one of your printer labels to place on the blank dvd to make it look somewhat professional.


Or use a sharpie. Whatever floats your boat, man.

Tidalwavex wrote:(5)The december tf prime movie cost only $10,so doing all this hard work for only $10 is for someone else who isn't myself.


Okay, I'll do it for free. Would you like the DVD sent to your personal address or to a PO Box?


just to reply by your reply by each paragraph:

1- Please don't insult all Transformers fans by saying they don't have girl friends nor wives & that's why they spend so much time on TF related message forums. nobody insulted you,don't take the lead & insult others un-provoked.

2- wrong,anytime you make a bootleg copy using a liscensed copy it's considered illegial. the only difference is as follows: (1) If you make a bootleg copy for yourself & have zero plans to make profit off it by selling it,then you can't get sued nor arrested. (2)if you make a certain high amount of bootlegs movies using liscensed dvd movies & sell them for profit,then you can get fined & maybe arrested.

3- so now you saying your edit skills & software are better than the liscensed companies edit skills & software? these companies take months,use the best software,the most highly trained people. they spend huge amounts because their perfectionist. their is no way anyone can compete with these companies.

4- it takes more than 3 minutes to edit & splice something togeter like the TF Prime Movie using the march 2012 season one first 5 episodes. the uploading & downloading takes a over a hour.

5-so if your only gonna spend 3 minutes,how can your version compare & be superior to the liscensed companies? the liscensed company version spent weeks/months to get it looking as top notch & professional as possible.

6- so now were taking a step back in perfection. by saying forget the printed out label to apply to the DVD & USE A SHARPIR MARKER INSTEAD.

7-No thanks,nobody gets my personal info. If i needed this & I don't,I'd spend the $10 & keep my personal info a secret.

8-I'm done debatting this. I'm don't even care about the december 2011 TF Prime movie formated version. I'm buying the march 2011 season one version instead.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322138)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 11th, 2011 @ 5:20pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:3- so now you saying your edit skills & software are better than the liscensed companies edit skills & software? these companies take months,use the best software,the most highly trained people. they spend huge amounts because their perfectionist. their is no way anyone can compete with these companies.

I have some pretty good editing skills.. I could work for the show ;)

In all honesty, I don't think its as simple as cutting stuff up and such. They probably have a bunch of different channels that are isolated so that they can overlay it over where a break in the show would normally occur. Add having surround sound to it and it gets that much more complicated.
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Posted by cotss2012 on December 11th, 2011 @ 5:53pm CST
Tidalwavex, do you have any first-hand experience with digital video editing? Do you even know what a quantization matrix is? No? Then maybe you should listen to someone who has been doing this for the past ten years.

2- wrong,anytime you make a bootleg copy using a liscensed copy it's considered illegial. the only difference is as follows: (1) If you make a bootleg copy for yourself & have zero plans to make profit off it by selling it,then you can't get sued nor arrested. (2)if you make a certain high amount of bootlegs movies using liscensed dvd movies & sell them for profit,then you can get fined & maybe arrested.


I never said anything about legality. I just said that you wouldn't be ripping them off.

3- so now you saying your edit skills & software are better than the liscensed companies edit skills & software?


Any software that is available to professionals is available to everyone. Of course, you don't really need UBER LEET HAXXOR editing skills or a $1,000 program to cut out the opening and closing credits and possibly the fraction of a second that comes before and after each commercial break.

these companies take months,use the best software,the most highly trained people. they spend huge amounts because their perfectionist. their is no way anyone can compete with these companies.


"Professional" does not mean "competent", much less "perfectionist". I already provided examples of DVDs that, as far as I can tell, were encoded by dyslexic Martians with Down's syndrome.

it takes more than 3 minutes to edit & splice something togeter like the TF Prime Movie using the march 2012 season one first 5 episodes. the uploading & downloading takes a over a hour.


What the hell are you talking about? Uploading and downloading speeds don't have a goddamn thing to do with how long it takes to edit something.

5-so if your only gonna spend 3 minutes,how can your version compare & be superior to the liscensed companies?


Because it only takes 3 minutes to cut out the opening and closing credits and possibly the fraction of a second that comes before and after each commercial break.

To compare: I recently loaded TF '07 into Adobe Premiere Pro and excised approximately 35 minutes of bullshit about "invisible force fields" and "DNA-based computers". It took me less than 35 minutes to do this, and the movie ended up being much, much better as a result. Unfortunately, Premiere crashed while exporting to the Lagarith master file, but the point is that this was actually a much more complex task than splicing a five-part episode together to make a movie, and it was easier than Paris Hilton after a night of heavy drinking.

No thanks,nobody gets my personal info. If i needed this & I don't,I'd spend the $10 & keep my personal info a secret.


So a PO Box, then?
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322153)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 11th, 2011 @ 6:07pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:I recently loaded TF '07 into Adobe Premiere Pro and excised approximately 35 minutes of bullshit about "invisible force fields" and "DNA-based computers". It took me less than 35 minutes to do this, and the movie ended up being much, much better as a result.


Hey man, can you do me a favour and tell me how much actual time is spent showing the bots on screen? I've been curious for a long time as to how much time is on humans compared to the actual Transformers. Thanks in advance. Ya, too much time wasted on military HQ scenes :SICK:
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322167)
Posted by dinogeist on December 11th, 2011 @ 6:55pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:Tidalwavex, do you have any first-hand experience with digital video editing? Do you even know what a quantization matrix is? No? Then maybe you should listen to someone who has been doing this for the past ten years.

2- wrong,anytime you make a bootleg copy using a liscensed copy it's considered illegial. the only difference is as follows: (1) If you make a bootleg copy for yourself & have zero plans to make profit off it by selling it,then you can't get sued nor arrested. (2)if you make a certain high amount of bootlegs movies using liscensed dvd movies & sell them for profit,then you can get fined & maybe arrested.


I never said anything about legality. I just said that you wouldn't be ripping them off.

3- so now you saying your edit skills & software are better than the liscensed companies edit skills & software?


Any software that is available to professionals is available to everyone. Of course, you don't really need UBER LEET HAXXOR editing skills or a $1,000 program to cut out the opening and closing credits and possibly the fraction of a second that comes before and after each commercial break.

these companies take months,use the best software,the most highly trained people. they spend huge amounts because their perfectionist. their is no way anyone can compete with these companies.


"Professional" does not mean "competent", much less "perfectionist". I already provided examples of DVDs that, as far as I can tell, were encoded by dyslexic Martians with Down's syndrome.

it takes more than 3 minutes to edit & splice something togeter like the TF Prime Movie using the march 2012 season one first 5 episodes. the uploading & downloading takes a over a hour.


What the hell are you talking about? Uploading and downloading speeds don't have a goddamn thing to do with how long it takes to edit something.

5-so if your only gonna spend 3 minutes,how can your version compare & be superior to the liscensed companies?


Because it only takes 3 minutes to cut out the opening and closing credits and possibly the fraction of a second that comes before and after each commercial break.

To compare: I recently loaded TF '07 into Adobe Premiere Pro and excised approximately 35 minutes of bullshit about "invisible force fields" and "DNA-based computers". It took me less than 35 minutes to do this, and the movie ended up being much, much better as a result. Unfortunately, Premiere crashed while exporting to the Lagarith master file, but the point is that this was actually a much more complex task than splicing a five-part episode together to make a movie, and it was easier than Paris Hilton after a night of heavy drinking.

No thanks,nobody gets my personal info. If i needed this & I don't,I'd spend the $10 & keep my personal info a secret.


So a PO Box, then?


Please,don't assume,I don't have any eperience in editting skills. I went to college & took courses on video editting. I edit & copy videos all the time on my computer & then transfer them to blank recordable DVD's.

Depending on your computer speed,memory & what you use to access the internet,The uploading & downloading time can be extremly slow or at a decent speed.

in order to get those editting files/movie off the computer & on to a blank recordable DVD. The recording time usually takes the lenght of the movie. i'd assume the TF Prime 5 part episodes are over 20 minutes each. so the time is about 1 hour & 40 minutes waiting for the files on the computer to download on to a blank DVD.

Sure,I have no doubt it can take under 2 minutes to cut out the intro's & outro's,but the quickie end result won't look top notch. people who really care about top quality will spend at least a hour making sure it's perfect & top notch quality.

using a sharpie marker instead of a printed out label to place on my finished recored DVD isn't my style. if i'm gonna do this it's gotta look professional & not sharpie marker style.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322212)
Posted by Burn on December 11th, 2011 @ 9:23pm CST
Still not sure where accessing the internet comes into video editting ...

-edit-

Nor do I understand how cutting out ads would suddenly make the original quality deteriorate.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322213)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 11th, 2011 @ 9:25pm CST
Burn wrote:Still not sure where accessing the internet comes into video editting ...

Youtube tutorials, duh
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Posted by Burn on December 11th, 2011 @ 9:26pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Burn wrote:Still not sure where accessing the internet comes into video editting ...

Youtube tutorials, duh

And if the person claims they've done it before??11/??1??!11oneeleven??111?
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 11th, 2011 @ 9:52pm CST
Burn wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Burn wrote:Still not sure where accessing the internet comes into video editting ...

Youtube tutorials, duh

And if the person claims they've done it before??11/??1??!11oneeleven??111?


If they do as many ***s as i do, they've already forgotten.
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Posted by dinogeist on December 11th, 2011 @ 10:06pm CST
Burn wrote:Still not sure where accessing the internet comes into video editting ...

-edit-

Nor do I understand how cutting out ads would suddenly make the original quality deteriorate.


1- For me,my specialty is downloading internet movies or u-tube videos. thus a fast internet connection is needed. I also edit liscensed DVD movies. I then use edit software. then upload it on a blank recordable DVD disk.

2- cutting out ads & splicing scenes in a edit program won't make the original quality deteriorate. I was referring to the meager 2 minute exaggeraged time frame to get this done that cotcoss2012 said it can get done in. I explained that the companies hire professionals that take days/weeks/months to edit this stuff to make it look as superior as possible. Sorry I just don't see a quickie 2 minute edit job looking that great. 2 minutes is only 120 seconds to get the edit job done.
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Posted by Burn on December 11th, 2011 @ 10:13pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:1- For me,my specialy is downloading internet movies or u-tube videos. thus a fast internet connection is needed.

ah see that makes more sense.

You need a faster connection to pirate! Image

2- cutting out ads & splicing scenes in a edit program won't make the original quality deteriorate. I was referring to the meager 2 minute exaggeraged time frame to get this done that cotcoss2012 said it can get done in. I explained the companies hire professionls that take days/weeks/months to edit this stuff to make it look as superior as possible. Sorry I just see a quickie 2 minute edit job looking horrible & amatuer. 2 minutes is only 120 seconds to get the edit job done.

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Sure,I have no doubt it can take under 2 minutes to cut out the intro's & outro's,but the quickie end result won't look top notch. people who really care about top quality will spend at least a hour making sure it's perfect & top notch quality.

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Posted by dinogeist on December 11th, 2011 @ 10:26pm CST
Burn wrote: Burn quoted a previous reply I wrote below.
Sure,I have no doubt it can take under 2 minutes to cut out the intro's & outro's,but the quickie end result won't look top notch. people who really care about top quality will spend at least a hour making sure it's perfect & top notch quality.

:???:


After some thinking after I wrote this reply above. I came to the conclusion that 2 minutes/120 seconds is too short of a time to edit out the intro's & outros's then splice everything together in under 2 minutes & produce a finsished project using edit software.

my whole reason for all my replies was to "question" the 2 minute/120 seconds time to get the edit job done.
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Posted by cotss2012 on December 11th, 2011 @ 11:07pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:Hey man, can you do me a favour and tell me how much actual time is spent showing the bots on screen? I've been curious for a long time as to how much time is on humans compared to the actual Transformers.


Sure, no problem. But are we talking just CGI robot time, or that plus real vehicle time? Because that movie must have at least an hour of General Motors product-placement... and if we're counting vehicle time, then are we counting "Sam and Mikaela talking to each other while Sam is driving Bumblebee" footage or "Mikaela admiring Bumblebee's fuel injectors" footage?

...

Never mind. The answer is that the robots are on-screen for precisely 42 seconds.

Tidalwavex wrote:Please,don't assume,I don't have any eperience in editting skills. I went to college & took courses on video editting.


My apologies. It was an easy mistake for me to make because what you were saying really made no sense in the context of what we were talking about.

Also, "editing" only has one "t" in it. They probably should have gone over that in class.

Tidalwavex wrote:Depending on your computer speed,memory & what you use to access the internet,The uploading & downloading time can be extremly slow or at a decent speed.


True, but video editing doesn't involve uploading or downloading anything, so I'm not sure why you're bringing that up. Yes, ripping DVD footage and preparing it to be edited using the most mathematically accurate method possible would require some third-party programs, but they're pretty damn small. Smartripper is less than half of a megabyte, AVISynth 2.5.8 is four megabytes, TMPEnc is 1.7 megs, and dgmpegdec is barely a third of a megabyte. This stuff downloads quickly even if you're using dial-up.

Tidalwavex wrote:i'd assume the TF Prime 5 part episodes are over 20 minutes each.


With intro and outro, they should be 22 minutes and 30 seconds.

Tidalwavex wrote:so the time is about 1 hour & 40 minutes waiting for the files on the computer to download on to a blank DVD.


You don't "download" to a DVD. You burn to a DVD. You download from this wonderful thing called the "Internet"...

Tidalwavex wrote:Sure,I have no doubt it can take under 2 minutes to cut out the intro's & outro's,but the quickie end result won't look top notch.


It will for those of us who already have the proper software suite :D

Okay, 2 minutes may have been a hyperbole. The process may, in fact, take as much as seven minutes if I've been drinking heavily.

Tidalwavex wrote:using a sharpie marker instead of a printed out label to place on my finished recored DVD isn't my style. if i'm gonna do this it's gotta look professional & not sharpie marker style.


So you're willing to pay $10 just so the disc has a pretty-looking label.

Well, it's your money, man.

Tidalwavex wrote:1- For me,my specialty is downloading internet movies or u-tube videos. thus a fast internet connection is needed.


Ah. And this has what relevance to a discussion about ripping footage from DVDs...?

Tidalwavex wrote:2- cutting out ads & splicing scenes in a edit program won't make the original quality deteriorate. I was referring to the meager 2 minute exaggeraged time frame to get this done that cotcoss2012 said it can get done in. I explained that the companies hire professionals that take days/weeks/months to edit this stuff to make it look as superior as possible.


Months? Just to cut out the intro and outro sequences? Dude, let me show you what I can do in literally four hours:

Yeah, it's not finished and I need to do something about the aspect ratio changes, but whatever. The bottom line is that if some takes "days/weeks/months" to splice five half-hour episodes of a TV show into a movie, then they spent days/weeks/months playing WoW and about two minutes doing their actual jobs.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322256)
Posted by Burn on December 11th, 2011 @ 11:43pm CST
cotss2012 wrote:Also, "editing" only has one "t" in it. They probably should have gone over that in class.


I'm getting tired of seeing these little snipes from you. Quit it.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322258)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on December 11th, 2011 @ 11:45pm CST
That "this is sparta kick" hahaha. If only 300 was actually as good as Tron.
42 seconds? seriously? hurt, haha. Well I just meant actual robot cg time.
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322408)
Posted by bward on December 12th, 2011 @ 2:00pm CST
I find it particularly amusing that you seem to think all we did was bump the episodes together. Unless you have unedited and unmixed audio stems and original shots without the commercial fades to black, you can't reproduce what was created for the feature-length version of Transformers: Prime - Darkness Rising. Oh, you can create an inferior knockoff, but that's exactly what it is.

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Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2011 @ 2:29pm CST
bward wrote:I find it particularly amusing that you seem to think all we did was bump the episodes together. Unless you have unedited and unmixed audio stems and original shots without the commercial fades to black, you can't reproduce what was created for the feature-length version of Transformers: Prime - Darkness Rising. Oh, you can create an inferior knockoff, but that's exactly what it is.
Thank you, Mr Ward, for giving me another reason to go out and buy the Darkness Rising movie DVD. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Prime the Complete First Season Coming to Blu-ray and DVD (1322439)
Posted by cotss2012 on December 12th, 2011 @ 2:59pm CST
bward wrote:you seem to think all we did...


"we"?

Sabrblade wrote:Thank you, Mr Ward, for...


"Mr. Ward"?

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