In Santa Barbara - B Roll Footage

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"In Santa Barbara - B Roll Footage" is a Mute Records promotional VHS which contains about 9 minutes and 16 seconds of footage of Depeche Mode in the studio while working on Exciter and around Santa Barbara, California, likely filmed in July, September, and October of 2000. The footage was filmed by Anton Corbijn.


You can watch this entire recording below.


  • "Depeche Mode - In Santa Barbara / B Roll Footage" Mute promotional VHS tape -> Philips VR 1000 S-VHS PAL VCR (JVC rebrand), 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 (HuffYUV lossless capture, 16-bit 96khz LPCM audio capture) -> AVI container -> overscan cropped from video using VirtualDub 1.10.4 64-bit -> M4V (Handbrake v1.3.0), "Super HQ 576p25" profile (nVidia NVENC, FLAC 16/48)
  • Transfer: DMLiveWiki


  • The VHS spine label misspells "Barbara" as "Barbera".
  • This release does not have a catalog number.
  • This video previously appeared on on July 4, 2001 as a low-quality QuickTime video, cut down to 4 minutes with the "BRAT Mix" of Dream On as the audio.
  • Portions of this footage appeared also appeared on the Exciter remaster documentary.