Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: From the ABC .... DVD etc

JCC jccuneo at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 26 08:17:44 MST 2004


Coming from someone who gets mad every time a major studio butchers a film 
by cropping it to pan and scan (or cropping an Academy 1.33:1 ratio film to 
16:9 to look sophisticated (yes they have done that, too)), your message is 

Give us the most information on the screen as you can.  Whatever the 
masters were, that is what to give us.

I am now greatly looking forward to Capitol Theater gig filling my 106" 
screen, turned up to 11, of course. ;-))

Take care.


>In regards to Nathans email (Hi Nathan)re ABC 5.1/Pan and Scan etc.
>Let me set a few things straight on the DVD. Yes "Oils on the Water" will
>be broadcast as per ABC. Its not yet %100 that the 5.1 will be done,
>working on that today, but, most probably. It has not been pan and scanned
>as that would be blowing the picture up from a 4:3 image to suit
>widescreen, to do this would lose the top and bottom of frame and also
>degrade the image substantially. It was shot in '85 last thing I want to do
>is make it worse. It has been digitally remastered visually and audio wise.
>The 5.1 was not done in Melbourne, it was done in Sydney, the tape is now
>here in Melbourne. There are no extra songs on this broadcast that have
>never been seen before.
>The Capitol Theatre gig is not of the entire concert, but it does include
>some extra stuff. It has only ever been seen in 4:3, but as it was shot on
>film, we have recreated it in 16:9 / widescreen. You get more picture, not
>less. Finally, there are talks about it happening in NTSC, but not yet.
>I hope this has cleared a few things up,
>Justin H :)   (oh, and no, I want give away any secrets as per content)
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