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
Pound for a Brown
Honey Don't You Want a Man Like Me?
Keep It Greasey
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
Vinnie's Seal Call Fusion Music
Dead Air/I'm On Duty
St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast
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