Saturday, July 8, 2017

Paul McCartney - 1990-03-07 - Tokyo, Japan (2xDVDfull pro-shot)

(2xDVDfull pro-shot)

Pro-shot DVD - "Closed Circuit TV Outtake"

NTSC format

Video
Codec : MPEG-2 Video
Codec profile : Main@Main
Codec settings/Matrix : Standard
Bit rate mode : CBR
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Aspect ratio : 4/3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Chroma : 4:2:0
Interlacement : Interlaced
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.550
Audio
Codec : PCM
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Video0 delay : 1193h

Lineage: Unknown

DVD1:
01. Figure Of Eight
02. Jet
03. Got To Get You Into My Life
04. Rough Ride
05. Band On The Run
06. We Got Married
07. Let'Em In
08. The Long And Winding Road
09. The Fool On The Hill
10. Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
11. Good Day Sunshine
12. Can't Buy Me Love
13. Put It There
14. Things We Said Today
15. Eleanor Rigby

DVD2:
01. This One
02. My Brave Face
03. Back In The U.S.S.R.
04. I Saw Her Standing There
05. Coming Up
06. Let It Be
07. Ain't That A Shame
08. Live And Let Die
09. Hey Jude
10. Yesterday
11. Get Back
11. Golden Slumbers
12. Carry That Weight
13. The End

Comments:
This is certainly watchable, though you need to spend a couple of minutes with it to allow your eyes (and standards) to adjust to the color bleed and fuzzy images. This appears to be sourced from a VHS tape several generations removed from the master, so you have all of the hallmarks typical of multiple analog generations -- distortion/fuzz at the top and bottom of the screen, loss of clarity and resolution, and color wash-out. However, in the absence of a lower-generation upgrade, this is a nice souvenier of the tour.

On the plus side, the camera work is very professional and captures multiple angles/perspectives without employing the hyperactive modern-era technique of switching camera angles constantly. The audio soundtrack -- given that it's an analog video -- sounds pretty good and is well-mixed. Once you get used to the visual limitations, this is actually pretty good.







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