1998-09-05 Olympiski, Moscow, Russia/Source 2
A good pro-shot video of the first three tracks of the concert, which is typical for press footage. Some footage of the support act, Purity, as well as Tim Simenon DJing, is also present. The audio is mono and has a strange echo or reverb effect; to me it sounds like it's bleed-through from a regular microphone.
I bought this tape from a UK collector on eBay. He says it's a second-generation VHS copy originating from a Russian TV station's Betacam master. This particular TV station would reuse the original Betacam tape after making the news report, so the collector's TV contact made a Betacam copy for himself and later made this VHS copy for him, so this is a second generation tape.
You can watch this entire recording below.
- Total time: 17:51
- Video specifications: H.264 High Profile, 720x564, 5,212 kb/s, 25FPS
- Audio specifications: WAV PCM 16-bit 48kHz
- Lineage: original Betacam from a Russian TV station -> first generation private Betacam copy -> second generation Panasonic SP E180 VHS tape -> Philips VR 1000 SVHS PAL VCR (high-end JVC rebadge), built-in line time base corrector enabled -> S-Video -> DataVideo TBC-1000 frame time base corrector -> S-Video -> ATI Radeon 9600XT All-In-Wonder capture card -> VirtualDub (720x576 HuffYUV lossless capture, 16-bit 48khz LPCM audio capture via stereo RCA cable connected directly to computer's Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi sound card line in) -> AVI container -> 12 pixels of overscan edges masked from the bottom of the video using VirtualDub 1.10.4 64-bit -> AVI container -> video and audio demuxed; in Adobe Audition CC 2015: audio normalized to -0.1dB and any DC bias removed, exported to WAV 16/48 -> video encoded to H.264 (Handbrake), "Super HQ" profile -> remuxed to MKV using MKVToolNix GUI v12.0.0 64-bit, chapters added
- Transfer: DMLiveWiki (https://www.depechemode-live.com)
- Generation: second
- VHS photos and auCDtectTaskManager log included
Screenshots & tape photos
- Download via torrent - Matroska MKV file - 868MB