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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hardly have any time lately but I decided this upgrade of Madrid (thanks to Messina!) needs some work to look (and sound) better.

Alright. Here's what was done -

* Audio track is replaced with a mix of TVE video from Snow's DVD and rtve.es webrip also from Snow's DVD. Anyone who is willing can replace the audio with anything that's better in their opinion. That can be done very easily with a free software called MKVMerge. After all, my specialty is video side of things :-)

Now, to the video side -

* This video has a slight ghost which you might have not noticed, but it's there. It looks like a faint double image shifted to right if that makes sense. Whether you notice it or not I removed it anyway. 

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* The white dropouts are removed.

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* Now the annoying static line. I did manage to reduce it for the most part, in some frames where it's strong it can still be seen. You'll see what I mean once you watch it.

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The bad thing that I should mention is that it has slight banding. I guess you won't notice it though if you don't look too closely. Although I have no idea how this would look on a TV so who knows. I didn't use a debanding filter because the source video, as good as it is, is pretty soft looking and slightly washed out if you know what I mean. Debanding would make it look more soft and artificial which I didn't like. Debanding works well for some videos, this is not one of them :P Would just make it look more like painting.

Anyway, here goes.

https://mega.co.nz/#!Hd83ibaC!KdKqBz6nd45ukSRgkDLADCEtnVFCMMCQ0pg7UdetFvw

Enjoy!


Don't Try So Hard [video montage] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_cyFO26spE

The March Of The Black Queen [video montage] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxt66bJibX8
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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, Chief! Thanks a lot mate


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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you make miracles man...

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what software do u use? i have some vhs tapes( not Queen related) that i want restore the quality a bit and i was wondering what software can make it better...ty again!

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much!


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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're all welcome!

Zippo112, I use Avisynth. http://avisynth.nl/index.php/Main_Page


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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh..ty grand master!!!

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much indeed!

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many thanks again. Your work is always greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you so much, Chief!


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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you! You're work is amazing!

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great job !!! Thank you, Chief !

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chief, I freaking love you :)


Have you switched it off and then on again?
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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks so much for your work, Chief!

I'm having probs with the sound on this mkv file, is anyone having the same "clicks" when you play the mkv file?


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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ale Solan wrote: Thanks so much for your work, Chief!

I'm having probs with the sound on this mkv file, is anyone having the same "clicks" when you play the mkv file?


That's odd. Maybe try different players? I don't think I hear any clicks.

Can anyone here shed some light onto this?


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The March Of The Black Queen [video montage] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxt66bJibX8
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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chief Mouse wrote:



Ale Solan wrote: Thanks so much for your work, Chief!

I'm having probs with the sound on this mkv file, is anyone having the same "clicks" when you play the mkv file?


That's odd. Maybe try different players? I don't think I hear any clicks.

Can anyone here shed some light onto this?


Just downloaded a few minutes ago, I tried with Media Player Classic which is the player I use the most (I don't like VLC) and had that prob

now I just tested with BSplayer and I don't get the clicks, problem solved I think hehe ;)

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wonderful restoration.

Regarding the show itself, not Chief's work on it - was Freddie's piano mic just not working for the first verse and chorus of Somebody to Love? Also, why does everything except Brian's guitar solo drop out for a moment?

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Posted: 19 Oct 14, 23:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's just someone noodling with the instrument levels. They must have had the audio multi-track at their disposal, and decided these edits were worthy of broadcast. It was the 70s..

Thanks, Chief Mouse - this looks fab !

But is this the best possible audio source? I think I've heard better ... dare I say, the Snow Productions version? But his DVD came from somewhere. Let's find the best source, folks.


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