07-13-1985 – First Set

Video description:

This is a restoration of
Grateful Dead – July 13, 1985
County Fairgrounds – Ventura, CA

We did a lot to polish this turd up, and the best news is that thanks to charlie miller, it sounds amazing… 🙂 (as always!)

This already had some deshake applied, I added more stability to it and it’s still all over the place, did a lot of noise reduction (both spatial and temporal) and it’s still noisy (if i got rid of all the noise there wouldn’t be a videol left)

The Sbd has been upgraded with charlie’s 24-bit flac release (lineage below)

All postproduction work on this was performed by Josh Davis and Christopher Hazard

May 22, 2023

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Thank you to everyone who has chipped in to help make this possible over the past two years!

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New Sound Upgrade:

Grateful Dead – July 13, 1985
County Fairgrounds – Ventura, CA

Recording Info:
SBD ~ Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/TDK MA-R90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi CR-7A) ~ Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6MHz) ~
Sound Forge Pro 13 (WAV 24-bit/96k) ~ Adobe Audition 2020 ~ Samplitude Pro X5 Suite ~ FLAC/24

Patch Source:
(FOB) Nakamichi CM700 ~ Cassette Master supplies:
Space (0:00 – 0:49)

All Transfers and Mastering by Charlie Miller
May 16, 2021

— There’s some static coming from Phil’s bass
— Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
— Thanks to Jonathan Mow for the patch source

Set 1:
01 – Tuning
02 – One More Saturday Night ~
03 – Fire On The Mountain
04 – Walkin’ Blues
05 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
06 – Mama Tried ~
07 – Big River
08 – Bird Song
09 – The Music Never Stopped

Original video lineage:

Grateful Dead
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Ventura, CA
7/13/85 – Saturday

Set One (58:10)
One More Saturday Night
Fire On The Mountain
Walkin’ Blues
Dupree’s Diamond Blues
Mama Tried ~
Big River
Bird Song
The Music Never Stopped

Audio/Video notes:
– SBDmc~DAT~CD~eac~cool edit~shn (SHNID=11642) Noise reduction by Nick Georges [11-20-1999]
– ? Gen VHS provided by Rick Anderson. Thanks!
– Video stabilization achieved using the Deshaker plugin for VirtualDub,
written by Gunnar Thalin. Many, many thanks for this incredible (and free) tool!
– both SBD and camcorder audio had the”dead air” removed between
songs. The video has been patched to accomodate the SBD run time.
– Audio synchronization by Awolfoutwest69(!) using Adobe Audition to
compress/expand the audio in multitrack mode to match the original audio.
– Capture, Encoding, Video patching, and DVD authoring by Awolfoutwest69.

Video Attribute :
Video compression mode : MPEG-2
TV system : 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio : 4:3
Display Mode : reserved
Source picture resolution : 704×480 (525/60)
Frame Rate : 29.97
Source picture letterboxed : Not letterboxed
Bitrate : 8.00 Mbps CBR interlaced
Menu : Yes

Audio Attribute :
Audio Coding mode : Linear PCM audio
Sampling Rate : 48kHz 1536Kbps
Audio application mode : Not specified
Number of Audio channels : 2
Number of Audio streams : 1

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