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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was planning to post this on December 31, then January 1 but things got delayed as encoding took longer than I expected (roughly 100 hours). So anyway here it is. I'd like to present you what is likely the best looking version of Buenos Aires to date. Anything better is very welcome because even with all that went into this, it's still not perfect and can never be perfect as there is only so much one can do with an old VHS sourced transfer. 2015 wasn't exactly big as far as my shares so this is the last present of 2015 from me to Queenzone and this is thanks to a couple of people who asked me to do the whole concert as I only did WATC and couldn't have been bothered to do the full thing otherwise. 

Audio - 

* Track 1 - a mix by Sue Dounim which can be found here

* Track 2 - original audio (slightly EQ'd by me). 

Video - 

* The logos (QTV; QUEEN) were made semi-transparent (you can call them grey). I did this because some people really dislike the blurry smudged blob that simple delogo process creates. So this way the logos are still there but should be less annoying. 

* The noise was pretty heavy and outlines around objects weren't solid but slightly ragged and jittery, if you know what I mean. I reduced these issues to minimum. 

* The green tinge is removed. 

Some comments - 

I was planning to post 2 versions - 50 FPS progressive and 25 FPS interlaced. The reason I am not posting the latter right now is that it would take too long time to do it properly as I'd pretty much have to create and author a DVD. I actually encoded an M2V file but not quite satisfied with it because I used my finished 50 FPS MKV for conversion (in order to save time, because it would just take too long to encode it directly from my script file with filters applied) and I used MPEG-2 compression (I didn't succeed in getting H.264 to recognise field order) so the quality turned out worse and video itself seemed somewhat softer than the MKV progressive encode plus the larger file size I'd have to upload as I can't set bitrate as low as with H.264 (even if I set it 3X higher to like 9000, it still looks worse than H.264 at 3000). 

I would appreciate it if it wasn't uploaded on youtube without at least mentioning where it's originally from (re, Queenzone) not to mention bootlegging (don't buy this stuff people). 

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https://mega.nz/#!hZsj3YyL!Lu4b85QYrMIbU07WpavZPMgzZYe8kuphId9qG6JYgyg

Enjoy and happy 2016! :-)

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, looking forward to watch the full version

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much Chief! Happy new year!


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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another great share with us Queen fans. You sure know how to upgrade video footage as you've showed us in the past. The pics looks very promising. Thanks!

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen a few bits, so I have to ask :-)

1) Was I too drunk when I sent you the chapters instructions or did you deliberately kept them out ? :-)
2) You don't have the "encore gaps" - is that an intentional edit or did your copy not have that footage? Would you mind if somebody added the missing footage back?

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote: I've seen a few bits, so I have to ask :-)

1) Was I too drunk when I sent you the chapters instructions or did you deliberately kept them out ? :-)
2) You don't have the "encore gaps" - is that an intentional edit or did your copy not have that footage? Would you mind if somebody added the missing footage back?


1) I couldn't be bothered :-) Your information was probably correct.

2) Made no cuts at all. This is how the original source that I used was. Do those bits actually feature anything at all other than darkness, crowd shot or commenter babbling about? I wouldn't mind it I guess, but not too keen on the idea of re-encoding this. I mean, there's nothing crucial in those bits anyway, right?

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I WANNA MARRY YOU

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chief Mouse wrote:



pittrek wrote: I've seen a few bits, so I have to ask :-)

1) Was I too drunk when I sent you the chapters instructions or did you deliberately kept them out ? :-)
2) You don't have the "encore gaps" - is that an intentional edit or did your copy not have that footage? Would you mind if somebody added the missing footage back?


1) I couldn't be bothered :-) Your information was probably correct.

2) Made no cuts at all. This is how the original source that I used was. Do those bits actually feature anything at all other than darkness, crowd shot or commenter babbling about? I wouldn't mind it I guess, but not too keen on the idea of re-encoding this. I mean, there's nothing crucial in those bits anyway, right?


Just the typical shots of the audience waiting, nothing musically important.

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks incredible. Lots of thanks for your excellent work and of course sharing with us... I think that 2015 will close with "From Rags To Rhapsody" but your share is the last surprise for this year..

You're a master of video restoration... Many many thanks again....


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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks pretty interesting. Thank you. :)

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this share!
What audio codec have you used, because my TV writes "audio not supported" which is very strange, as it has Dolby Digital and DTS codecs...?

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ FLAC.

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot. It looks great.

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chief Mouse wrote:

^ FLAC.

Is that wise?



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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Kurgan wrote:
Chief Mouse wrote:

^ FLAC.

Is that wise?



Plays on my PC. You could say that all my videos are created mainly for viewing on computers. When I want to watch something on TV, I connect laptop (have one although I don't use it) to PC via HDMI. Plays everything and looks fine.

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those who wish can extract the audio stream(s) using MKVExtractGUI2, convert them to WAV or whatever you like and mux them back to video with MKVToolNix GUI. Should take no time. Both are free, small programs and pretty self-explanatory to use.

http://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVtoolnix .

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Looks very nice thank you.

 

 

Chief Mouse wrote:


pittrek wrote: I've seen a few bits, so I have to ask :-)

1) Was I too drunk when I sent you the chapters instructions or did you deliberately kept them out ? :-)


1) I couldn't be bothered :-) Your information was probably correct.



I like your style, chapterz iz for books. :P


Arse.

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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just a little question: how have you achieved the 50 fps?
A process like MvTools or a deinterlacing method?

If the latter, what plugin?
Thanks a lot, I hope my question makes some sense ;-)


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Posted: 02 Jan 16, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QTGMC() deinterlacing plugin. No need for artificial upconversion with MVTools if the video is properly interlaced. Interlaced usually means it has 2 fields per frame which can be separated into 2 progressive frames. So this 50 FPS is what the camera originally captured.