This is the first of a complete fan edit of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. What I want to do is present BSG the way the creators seem to have intended it to be, without the constraints of time. The idea here is to add any deleted scenes and/or flashbacks that were otherwise omitted from the original airing, and remove or modify scenes that are sub-par.
I am extremely satisfied with the job I've done on the miniseries and episodes I've completed (they'll come out soon).
For those who are wondering about video quality:
The main source is the Season 1 HD-DVDs. I also used the Razor DVD for the Webisodes and one deleted scene. All of the deleted scenes were in SD and look substantially sub-par (it's the source, not me!).
Video Codec: XviD (xvid_encraw 2008-12-04 (1.2.1+vaq))
Video Bitrate: 851 kbps
Audio Codec: Aften AC-3
Audio Channels: 2 (stereo)
Audio Bitrate: 128kbps
Multi-Pass HQ encode that should be compatible with most codec packs.
Added the following Avisynth filters to all video (while at 1080p):
This helps to reduce the abundance of grain while preserving all detail. I used either a Laczos or Spline64 resize whenever resizing video.
* 00:04:58 Added text "NBG EDIT 2009.03.09"
* 00:14:30 Added Razor Webisode 1 (First Cylon War)
* 00:17:00 Added text "Present Day"
* 00:23:58 Added Razor deleted scene where Lee Adama talks with shopkeeper Bruno about his career and family at "Caprica Transfer Station."
* 00:25:35 Changed order in which scenes are played. Normally here we would see Lee landing "hands on" onto Galactica. This has been moved forward and the scene with Caprica and Baltar speaking of the successful results of the CMP project (as well as all proceeding scenes) has been placed here.
* 00:27:45 Added the final scene from the Razor webisodes where Commander Adama and Doral speak about Lee.
* 00:27:54 This scene was changed to have a closer look at Adama and Doral, which helped remove text that gave away the fact that there will be a second cylon war. Added text "Battlestar Galactica Starboard Landing Bay."
* 00:29:59 Added deleted scene where Duala and Billy talk about being in a unisex head.
* 00:31:29 Scene where Lee lands "hands on" to Galactica reinserted.
* 00:33:41 Added deleted scene where Boomer crash lands on Galactica. Used scenes from later episodes (some modified) to fill in the FX shot gaps. A lot of work went into this change.
* 00:33:54 Flipped this scene and had to modify some of the writing on the raptor/equipment/etc. This was due to the previous change where you can see that the pilot (Boomer) is clearly sitting in the left hand chair on the raptor.
* 00:34:54 Added deleted scene "groping lamp is on in the tool shed."
* 00:36:08 Scene transition changed due to the earlier reshuffling.
* 00:46:25 Added Razor Webisode 2 (First Cylon War)
* 00:52:19 Added deleted scene where Galactica's guns are silenced.
* 00:55:51 Added Razor Webisode 3 (First Cylon War)
* 00:58:24 Replaced shot of Ellen Tigh that was not the same actress who plays the character in following episodes with the correct actress. Taken from "Previously on..." scene from Tigh me up, Tigh me down.
* 00:18:22 Added most of Razor Webisode 4 (First Cylon War)
* 00:40:24 Intercut the end of Razor Webisode 4 with fight with Leoben. This scene was one of my first ideas when deciding to do a BSG fan edit and is probably my proudest moment.
* 00:51:34 Added deleted scene where Cally and Tyrol discuss Tyrol's relationship with Boomer.
Keep in mind that a lot of other little edits were made to the deleted scenes/webisodes themselves as well as to the audio to make the transitions smooth.