A Help> Slipknot!> Franklin’s Tower to end the first set and an epic pre-Drums make this remastered video all the more special!
09-19-1990 – Complete Show
This was Josh “GratefulDavis” first show!!
Remaster notes: (Full lineage and set li below)
Video input: 480i
Video output: 1080p60
Audio input: Lazycow SBD
Audio output: LazycowSBD [FLAC, listed in lineage]
Audio uploaded in native FLAC to youtube, youtube will downsample to OPUS.
Video: 480i source is de-interlaced using motion vectors to achieve a “perfect” 480p60fps (no frame blending, each frame becomes an “image” like true progressive video), each individual frame is exported to a lossless image file (average of 500,000 images per show) and edited individually for spatial/temporal noise, contrast, brightness, and then each frame is ran through numerous neural networks which augment each image using large datasets to “fill in missing data” as needed while trying to not distort the original file. This is how we are able to increase a 480i file to 1080p or 4k using artificial intelligence. This process takes up multiple terabytes per show in storage and requires a lot of heavy duty computational power.
Each sequence of images requires a “best guess” of which dataset will do the best augmentation on each upscale pass, until the images are all at 1080p/4k. The ~500,000 images are then put into Vegas Pro and rendered filtered again (lightly) to filter out temporal noise/artifacts and flickeriing. Then the image sequence is rendered to H265 10-bit at constant quality factor “10”
With this video, I converted all DVD files to MKV and merged them to create one continuous show, remixed with ultramatrix FLAC24 track from Charlie Miller (all songs flattened out into one long track to sync with the video, also had to extract the flac from original file and convert to PCM in order to merge the MKV files, as MKV with FLAC does not merge properly)
The resulting video is “remixed” with the original source audio and usually augmented further with multiple audio sources. I upload my “personal favorite source” in the youtube upload.
Unless the audio attached to the source video is already my semi-objective “best available recording, I patch the sound as well. I will usually use a SBD or “Ultramatrix” from charlie miller, though there are occasions I prefer a FOB or a normal matrix. (or a sbd mastered by someone else)
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September 19, 1990
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Lazy Cow Production
Video: AUD (Tripod) ~ Master
Master: JVC Single Tube Camera, Nak 300 Shotguns ~ ? Decks ~ JVC Deck ~ VHS Master
Transfer: VHS Master ~ Panasonic AG-7150 ~ Canopus ADVC-100 ~ iMac Core 2 Duo ~ Final Cut Pro 6 ~ QuickTime 7 ~ DVD Studio Pro 4
[NTSC, 4:3, D1 & D2 7.2 Mbs D3 8.0 Mbs, 720X480, 29.97 fps]
Set 1: SBD ~ Cassette Master ~ Sonic Solutions ~ CD
Set 2: SBD ~ Dat Master ~ Sonic Solutions ~ CD
[LPCM, 1.5 Mbs, 48 kHz]
DVD 1 Set 1
Me & My Uncle
It Must Have Been The Roses
Help On The Way
DVD 2 Set 2
Playng In The Band
Ship Of Fools
Playing In The Band
Uncle John’s Band
Let It Grow
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Round & Round
The Mighty Quinn
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