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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is my revision of the famous Houston concert.

The first idea was to re-edit the original mono sound for myself so I could listen my favourite songs without blood in my ears, but later all the process transformed into mania of restoring the whole video+audio concert thoroughly.
I'm not claiming that my work is brilliant, but I like the result. There're many people who didn't like the manipulation of the dark contrast with the video, but I thought it was necessary because of fickle brightness level throughout the whole video.

Anyway - here it is, both audio (FLAC+CUE) and video (MKV). Your comments are desirable c:

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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Source: VHS shared here a couple of years ago (the whole show)

Lineage (Video): VOB >Avisynth (degrain filter)>Lossless AVI File>Adobe Premiere Pro (Contrast editing + sharpening) > MKV

Lineage (Audio): Mono PCM (from the VOB) >Adobe Audition (declicking where it was needed, mixing to a stereo pan, mastering)> FLAC

Audio Quality: Your subjective opinion

Video Quality: Just the same as above

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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Audio seems very good to me, the video still hasn't finished. Anyway, thanks for your efforts!

Just a question: why have you used another program for sharpening and adjusting the contrast? I would have done it in Avisynth too. Anyway, I haven't seen the video yet.


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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Making video dark is nice when you're sure you won't burry too much informations.
There's also a nice trick, you can correct the contrast level, then make it more bright. I noticed changing white balance of whatever it is too. We would need every single camera shot to fix it correctly.
I'll download it in 1h20m.
I just downloaded the audio. The echo helped A LOT!
Ok, now I downloaded the video. It's very good, but the audio is the best part. It sounds more like an official release.


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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Bob Harley wrote: Making video dark is nice when you're sure you won't burry too much informations.
There's also a nice trick, you can correct the contrast level, then make it more bright. I noticed changing white balance of whatever it is too. We would need every single camera shot to fix it correctly.
I'll download it in 1h20m.
I just downloaded the audio. The echo helped A LOT!


Do you mean correcting the contrast (as the guide contrast) and adding brightness?


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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Bob Harley wrote: Making video dark is nice when you're sure you won't burry too much informations.
There's also a nice trick, you can correct the contrast level, then make it more bright. I noticed changing white balance of whatever it is too. We would need every single camera shot to fix it correctly.
I'll download it in 1h20m.
I just downloaded the audio. The echo helped A LOT!


Do you mean correcting the contrast (as the guide contrast) and adding brightness?


I don't know, how to call it. Hmm, it's not like typical adding brightness. It's like correcting contrast and then making it less deep. It's like this:
http://imgur.com/a/KJzuf
There are still the same informations, but it's slighty better to watch.
And it's important to DON'T just correct contrast level, but correct every color - red, green and blue. In these videos it's mostly important to reduce green color. You can notice on Snow's version of Buenos Aires 1981 that the contrast is fixed, but he didn't reduce green color so the background is black, but everything other has a little too much green tint.



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Posted: 25 Dec 15, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, this is great! Have been thinking about doing something like this to the audio myself.

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Posted: 26 Dec 15, 00:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, it sounds so so so nice! A great gift!!
Thank you!


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Posted: 26 Dec 15, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there a chance to upload some before / after video which would show us exactly what have you done to the video and the audio ? Thanks a lot

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Posted: 26 Dec 15, 07:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks great, sounds great, but is there any chance you still have the session on your computer so you could produce an interlaced mpeg2 file please for those of us who would like to keep the original video look please?
For me it's a shame that you've improved it no end but made it look like it was shot on film.

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Posted: 26 Dec 15, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 26 Dec 15, 07:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brians wig wrote:
brians wig wrote:

Looks great, sounds great, but is there any chance you still have the session on your computer so you could produce an interlaced mpeg2 file please for those of us who would like to keep the original video look?
For me it's a shame that you've improved it no end but made it look like it was shot on film.



Yeap, I'll try to redo it in January. There's a problem with one of my avisynth filters, that kills the original FPS motion look, I'll try to compensate it with the new one, just need to dig into the settings.

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Posted: 26 Dec 15, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's brill, thanks.
If you're able to create an mpeg4 but put that interlaced look back into it, that'd be fine and a lesser file size for you than an mpeg2.
Whichever works best for you! :)

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Posted: 11 Feb 16, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for sharing your work. It looks and sounds amazing!



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Posted: 14 Feb 16, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a great sound! Loving it! Huge thanks for this.


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Posted: 14 Feb 16, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The audio: A++

I honestly was working on something that sounded very similar to what you've done but yours is a but tighter sounding.I would have liked it if the audience noise had been raised a bit more, other than that it's the best I've ever heard.

The video: A

I'm enjoying the true blacks and its nice to have the video without those skips every 5 minutes, but the graininess is honestly distracting and makes fine details look blockey.


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Posted: 14 Feb 16, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great sound but I added a boost on the 30hz, and 60 hz level just a tick more on my file, just wasn't getting any kick or thump in that range in my earphones. But great overall sound good job!

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Posted: 15 Feb 16, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sue Dounim wrote:

The audio: A++

I honestly was working on something that sounded very similar to what you've done but yours is a but tighter sounding.I would have liked it if the audience noise had been raised a bit more, other than that it's the best I've ever heard.



Well, that part isn't really possible since we just have a mono soundtrack that we're working with, and there weren't any mics on the audience since this wasn't intended to be a live album. It's just the drum/guitar/vocal mics picking up the audience.


To DJGreg - mighty well done !! This post should've come out with much larger fanfare, as it's a huge improvement. To me it sounds like you've added some compression and reverb, widened the stereo, and possibly EQ'd it a bit.

I'm going to post this on Dime, if that's alright. People will love it there. Can you tell us exactly what you did? The audiophiles there are definitely keen on this stuff.

I also notice you've done some hiss reduction, and there are some noticeable digital artifacts in the quieter moments like My Melancholy Blues and Freddie's vocal solo after White Man. Curious to hear what it'd sound like without this done to it. I didn't think the tape hiss was overly bad.



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Posted: 15 Feb 16, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Real Wizard wrote:
Sue Dounim wrote:

The audio: A++

I honestly was working on something that sounded very similar to what you've done but yours is a but tighter sounding.I would have liked it if the audience noise had been raised a bit more, other than that it's the best I've ever heard.



Well, that part isn't really possible since we just have a mono soundtrack that we're working with, and there weren't any mics on the audience since this wasn't intended to be a live album. It's just the drum/guitar/vocal mics picking up the audience.


Well the version I had made, I had used a compression setting that raised background noise, primarily the audience noise. It also raised the hiss but it wasn't so bad. I honestly would be fine with fake crowd noise if it was mixed very low.


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Posted: 16 Feb 16, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this!
Very nice sound quailty. I like that I almost don't hear the audience. Is the echo added? Or how it was recorded?