Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NEW: Frank Zappa live in in Munich 1978 - 1DVD - September 8 - pro-shot

Frank Zappa "We Don't Mess Around" - A "soooooo professional" video restoration project

September 8, 1978
Circus Krone, Munich, Germany


German Satellite TV August, 1996 (BR3) >Super VHS(HiFi) > Philips dvdrecorder > DVD > Zappateers
Data DVD > Demuxed > Various Filters > Re-encoded > Authored

Audio Lineage: VHS > DAT (WAV) > Flac > Me > AIFF

Video: MPEG-2, 720x528, 25fps, 4:3 PAL, 8000kbps
Audio: LPCM, 48000Hz, 1536kbps (mono)

FZ, Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Arthur Barrow, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Ed Mann, Vinnie Colaiuta

58 mins


Pound for a Brown
Baby Snakes
Deathless Horsie
Dancin' Fool
Easy Meat
Honey Don't You Want a Man Like Me?
Keep It Greasey
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
Sofa #2
Vinnie's Seal Call Fusion Music
Bobby Brown
Dead Air/I'm On Duty
St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast
Father Oblivion
Bamboozled Outro

A 6 day restoration project ...
For those who like details ... I Took the original video seeded here a couple of years back and split it into video stream and audio. Took jazzfromhell's uncompressed DAT WAV and matched it up against the original AC3 audio. Resampled to 48 KHz, normalized the resulting file to 0db and saved it to WAV.
Took the elementary video stream, resized it to fit the screen, made a couple of minor repairs, then ran several filters. De-interlaced with a 1 pix vertical smooth and a light sharpening. Adjusted individual channel levels to keep the color matched as close as possible to the original while darkening the black and lightening the white. I added a light grain removal to take out some edge artifacts and flat surface graininess. Anyway, 36 hours of rendering later, I had a new single pass VBR mpeg at maximum setting and I re-authored the DVD with the best audio possible.

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here
Download part 3 here
Download part 4 here

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