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Posted: 26 Jan 19, 22:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been on and off this video for many years. Now the time has come and I can present you Live Aid the way I had long imagined.

The main issue is the interference (Live Aid booklet calls it microphony) which shows up as horizontal moving green or red lines not to mention thin grey lines running through many of the scenes as well. Basically this is not a colour only issue, if you would make the image greyscale, the lines show up much brighter than the rest of the image. That's where the problems start. Long story short, I figured out how to separate colour channels and did heavy processing as well as some manual work at the end putting everything back together. Also reduced some chromatic aberration. As always, the result is quite a compromise, a digital illusion if you will, but one well worth watching. If some parts look heavily filtered, it's because they are. But if you're just gonna watch it without analysing too much, you'll be fine.

Oh, and I also included the introductory bits before the main set and before ITTWWC as well.

Audio, now it has 4 streams.

* FM + DVD Mix - default track. Basically FM broadcast for everything except the ending of CLTCL, WWRY (I like the loud audience in the DVD mix) and ITTWWC to avoid feedback and other audible technical issues on the radio broadcast.

The remaining ones are pretty self explanatory.
* DVD
* BBC FM
* Audience

Special thanks to Simon (Nitroboy) for making and syncing these audio tracks and making chapters for the video.
Thanks to Jordan (Chinwonder) for sending me footage for the intros.

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http://mega.nz/#!YMkFwKDB!DPvm-nrMcAGprMhgNsU38tuYXGdQ9yWldiX7SaZxGt4 .

Enjoy, don't bootleg and all that stuff. Don't re-upload and claim you made it, you know who you are!

Right folks, till the next one!

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Posted: 26 Jan 19, 22:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing work as always! :)

-Chin


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Posted: 26 Jan 19, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just one word - HOW? And would you do the same thing for Hammersmith Odeon 75? And of course THANKS

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Posted: 26 Jan 19, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks to Chief Mouse, Nitroboy and Chinwonder2 !!! '90s kids show the world how it's done :)

This might be the best version forever and ever. Watching this with the audience audio track is very satisfying!

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mate, you are the best. It's been said time and again, but they really should be getting you on official releases. You're a fucking genius. THANKS :)

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 00:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow!!

Amazing work.

Simply Amazing.

Thank you.

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better than the official thing. Thank you so much.

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better than the official thing. Thank you so much.

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 02:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Just one word - HOW? And would you do the same thing for Hammersmith Odeon 75? And of course THANKS


I second this suggestion.

And to have different audio tracks to pick from. I'm sure most of us would prefer the original bootleg mix, if given the choice.


Brilliant job with Live Aid, as always !



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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CM doing the work QP didn't bother to.
Thanks to everyone involved ;)

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This should be the full show Brian announced recently. Thank you very much!

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this brilliant work! Great as always!

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fantastic work as usual. Especially impressed how you got rid of the microphony, even if it did come with the slight dip in PQ; definitely worth it imo.

Perhaps the next challenge could be dealing with the infrequent comet trails? I'd like to see someone come up with a fix for THAT!
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Articles/VideoArtefacts/VideoArtefactsCometTrails.html

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Once again the quality of your work is mindblowing!
Thanks a lot

And really, your talent is sensational...


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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bloody Marvelous :)

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OH MY GOD!!! It's AMAZING!


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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for all the time you put into this and for sharing the results of your magic!

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is so awesome! Fantastic work Chief!


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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

calculon559 wrote:

Fantastic work as usual. Especially impressed how you got rid of the microphony, even if it did come with the slight dip in PQ; definitely worth it imo.

Perhaps the next challenge could be dealing with the infrequent comet trails? I'd like to see someone come up with a fix for THAT!
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Articles/VideoArtefacts/VideoArtefactsCometTrails.html .



I'm afraid there's no quite such magic for trail problem. Rotoscoping maybe? But I won't be doing that.

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Posted: 27 Jan 19, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing mate. Great work!!!


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