Saturday, November 22, 2014

NEW: Pink Floyd "8MM" - 1DVD - various live 1972-1977

Pink Floyd 8mm - Harvested Records (HRV DVD 009)

I discovered most of these 8mm films over 20 years ago and have enjoyed watching
my low gen VHS copies ever since. When I began archiving my collection onto DVD,
I knew that one day I'd be faced with the task of digitally remastering these old 8mm
films. I was fortunate enough to know the person that purchased the original films
of the Hollywood Bowl and LA Sports Arena which were professionally transferred to
S-VHS tape in the late 80's. This person was kind enough to loan me his master which
I captured and used as the source for this  DVD. I wish I could say that the Vienna
footage was any better than what has been in circulation, but there's a good chance
that those videos used mine as a source anyway. The short Anaheim 77 footage and
the newly surfaced Munich 77 footage round this collection off nicely. There's not
much available in regards to video footage from 1972-1977 (a very significant time in
the band's history, especially in regards to live performance), so hopefully this will fill in
a few of the gaps for the time being.

Every single shot is not in perfect synch, and some artistic license has been applied
throughout. I also chose to end the DVD with the Munich footage, opting to stray
from the actual chronological order.

8mm took me two years to finish, working in my spare time, and frequently getting
frustrated and stuck. I replaced all the audio from the original footage that had live
sound (LA 75, Vienna 77) and synched up the correct audio to the rest, which was never
properly done until now.

Hollywood Bowl 22 September 1972 (20:46)
Video: 8mm > S-VHS > NTSC DV (avi) > Vegas (CBR 6) MPEG-2
Audio: "Bowl de Luna" (Harvested Records)

LA Sports Arena 27 April 1975 (16:26)
Video: 8mm > S-VHS > NTSC DV (avi) > Vegas (CBR 6) MPEG-2
Audio: Master > DAT > CDR > Vegas (PCM Stereo)

Stadthalle Vienna 1 February 1977 (16:50)
Video: 3rd Gen VHS NTSC > NTSC DV (avi) > Vegas (CBR 6) MPEG-2
Audio: Master > DAT > CDR > Vegas (PCM Stereo)

Anaheim Stadium 7 May 1977 (4:04)
Video: 2nd Gen VHS > NTSC DV (avi) > Vegas (CBR 6) MPEG-2
Audio: "Animal Instincts" (Harvested Records) from 9 May 1977

Olympiahalle Munich 1 March 1977 (10:55)
8mm > PAL Master > 1st Gen PAL > NTSC DV (avi) > Vegas (CBR 6) MPEG-2
Audio: 2nd Gen Cassette > CDR > Vegas (PCM Stereo) from 28 February 1977

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW: Pink Floyd live in San Francisco 1970 - 1DVD - pro-shot

Pink Floyd


KQED TV Studios San Francisco, CA

Source: pro-shot

Video bitrate: 9000 kb/s

Audio codec: AC3

Audio bitrate: 48000Hz  224 kb/s total (2 chnls)

Atom Heart Mother


Grantchester Meadows

Green Is The Colour->

Careful With That Axe Eugene

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

* Nearly unbelievable high quality - remember it`s 1970! Enjoy!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

RE-UP: Pink Floyd "Belgium TV 1968" - 1DVD

Pink Floyd
Belgian TV 1968 (HRV DVD 014)
40th Anniversary Edition

Video: NTSC
Audio: PCM Stereo

The RTB Films, 18 and 19 Feb 1968
Astronomy Domine
Corporal Clegg
Set The Controls
See Emily Play
Apples & Oranges

David Gilmour made his film debut with Pink Floyd by recording this series of promotional clips for Belgian TV. Four of the films were shot at RTB TV studios and the remainder in and around Parc de Laeken on the 18th & 19th of February. "Apple & Oranges" was broadcast on the RTB pop music program Vibrato on 27 February. The remaining films, including a photo montage set to "Bike", were shown consecutively as part of the Tienerklanken pop music show broadcast on BRT TV on 31 March.

Kastival Open Air Festival 31 August 1968
Astronomy Domine

Pink Floyd performed in the afternoon on the 1st day of this 3-day festival. The event was filmed by BRT TV and highlights were shown on the Tienerklanken pop music show broadcast on 8 October in a featured segment called "Kastival '68".

Lineage: BBC Reels (format unknown) > DVD-R (PAL) > MPEG-2 (NTSC)/PCM Audio
After years of searching for a significant upgrade of these videos, an unexpected surprise just seemed to fall right into my lap. A very kind, and anonymous, member of Yeeshkul sent me a DVD that was transferred right from the BBC's existing reels. I demuxed the VOB files using VOB Edit, then ran the M2V file through Canopus Procoder for a great NTSC conversion. I remastered the audio from the original broadcast, balancing levels and adding a bit of NR to "Scarecrow" but this is being offered as a 2nd audio track. The main track was assembled by MOB who used various different sources to create an amazing sonic upgrade for these clips.

The audio for the main program (from Astronomy Domine to Bike) was carefully analysed and we arrived to the following conclusions:
- the 3 tracks from The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn are simply the regular versions from the stereo album, converted to mono for the TV broadcast (BRT did not use the mono version of the album)
- Paintbox and See Emily Play were taken from the mono singles (the stereo version of Paintbox would only be released 3 years later, on the 1971 Relics compilation)
- Corporal Clegg and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun were not officially available at the time (these promo videos were filmed more than 4 months before the official release of A Saucerful Of Secrets album), therefore the audio versions from the BRT TV show are very unique early mono mixes. The difference with the regular version is obvious for Corporal Clegg, with an alternate ending, much more Syd's guitar lines in the background, and a surprising high speed compared to the album version (this track was probably slowed down during the mixdown of the album). And even if Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun sounds similar to the regular version, this is also an early mix, different from the album version (an obvious moment is during the instrumental part before the last verse, where birds noises were added for the album version, and are totally absent here).

Since our source for the TV show had superb video quality but a rather hissy sound, we decided to provide a superior audio track, recreating the mono broadcast audio from CD sources, except for Corporal Clegg and Set The Controls, for which we used the best available "Belgian mono mix" versions floating around ("A Tree Full Of Secrets" for Corporal Clegg, and "Have You Got It Yet? V2.0" for Set The Controls, for which we did some editing in order to correct an "imperfect" patch on the HYGIY version). The resulting experience of watching this 40 year old TV show with superb images and pristine audio is the best you'll ever get! For purists who want to hear the original broadcast audio with hiss, we put this as a second audio track to the DVD.

For Apples & Oranges, the video was taken from a 2nd gen VHS tape copy and the audio was taken from the mono single. This clip also appears on the PFVA 1 DVD.

For the last track, "Kastival 68", the video and audio were taken from the only available source (until now), i.e. the FLV video from YouTube. Some EQ was applied to the rough audio in order to avoid "ear bleeding". ;-)

Thanks again to the anonymous Yeeshkul member for the BBC transfer!
Video remastered by RonToon
Audio remastered by MOB
Thanks to Breathe for the great FLV conversion of Kastival '68
Artwork by Moonwall

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Friday, November 14, 2014

NEW: David Gilmour live at 'Later With Jools Holland' 2008 - 1DVD - pro-shot

Later With Jools Holland
23.09.08 PAL DvB DvD

Quick Katz_Klip for ya.
The skinny>
Last night(23rd) BBC2 ,Later with Jools Holland

David Gilmour Interview and Remember A Day
Running Time 8 minutes approx
16.9 Widescreen
AC3 @ 256

DVB>Vista Media CenterDVR-MS via ASUS Tiger Hybrid card>Tmpeg Suite>Vous

This actually gives you a chance to see how microsoft records DVB compared to a straight TS recording.(as i couldn't get TotalMedia to bloody
Personally ,i like both but what do you think.It's pin

Enjoy then


Yes its menued and chaptered.
No art ,upto you on that front.

Throw this in with your compilations etc

A KoolKat Recording and Release

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NEW: Pink Floyd "Mind Your Throats Please" - 1DVD - PF Archives volume 1

Pink Floyd
The Pink Floyd Archives Volume One
"Mind Your Throats Please"

produced by The Pink Floyd Archeological Society
running time approx 90 minutes

Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music
Shepton Mallet, Sommerset, England
28 June, 1970
Featuring the Debut performance of Atom Heart Mother
Note: audio drops out from 18:30-20:23

The pedigree of this 26 mintues of Pink Floyd footage found from this festival is a convoluted and cloudy proposition.  The most likely explanation for it's existence is as follows.  The festival saw several companies vying to be the on-site video production unit.  Paradise Films scored the official gig because they were able to provide the organizers with a large screen onto which images of the performances could be broadcast during the show.  In order to properly achieve this, a remote truck was parked close to the stage onto which a camerman was positioned, amonst other roaming cameras.

According to a source close to the producer, various formats were used to record the show including an on-stage stationary camera recording onto 2" tape, while other cameras used a 1" format.  The roaming cameras were of the Sony Portapac variety.

A live camera mix was projected onto the large screen.  It is generally believed that a master tape of this live does not exist.  The common belief amongst the people associated with this event is that any master tapes were wiped down or thrown away due to possible litigation should they have ever fallen into the public's hands.

The 1/2" reel tape that was used to create this DVD came from a screener that was given to Lindsey Clennel, representing Paradise Films.  It is believed that this 1/2" screener was created by simply setting up a camera in front of the large screen and recording the image off of it.  This method was used as a test to see if the footage was suitable for a release, but unfortunately all associated with the project agreed that it wasn't commercially viable material.

The original 1/2 reel that was used to make this DVD came from an annonymous collector who purchased it in the open market and subsequently, and graciously, returned it to their proper owners.

Amsterdam Rock Circus
Olympic Stadium, Netherlands
22 May, 1972
Featuring the Final performance of Atom Heart Mother
along with Careful With That Axe, Eugene
and A Saucerful Of Secrets

Shot on Sony Portapac 1/2" open reel format
Sound recorded via open microphone direct onto tape live synch.

The entire event was shot in this format by two camermen.  Only 38 minutes of the Pink Floyd set have surfaced, but other acts still remain in the archives on the original 1/2" reels.

The story of how thse reels surfaced after all these years is quite a revelation in itself, but the short version is that a U.S. collector, after years of regular communication with the owners, finally arranged a meeting which produced a batch of 1/2" reels.  These were sent to a post house in London for digital transfer which yielded some nice surpises, and it was agreed that more work would occur in the restoration of the several thousand hours of tape still in storage.

"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
Filmed live at The Tabernacle
Notting Hill, London
for the BBC program "All My Loving"
Originally broadcast in black & white 3 November, 1968
Rebroadcast in color 18 May, 1969
Unedited footage

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
-Take 1, Take 2, Take 3, edit

These 16mm film reels were recently discovered and purchased by a Eurpean collector on the open market.  They were brought to a London post production facility for transfer onto DVD in the PAL format.  The version on this DVD was created from the PAL master DVD created from the 16mm transfer.  After viewing the edited footage from the broadcast, it is obvious that there are still several unedited takes that remain missing in action.

Ripped by *MetalGods* from original pressed DVD
extracted with MacTheRipper, MD5 checksum generated with xAct

MD5 checksum is located inside the VIDEO_TS folder.
Remove MD5 checksum before burning to disc.

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