DVDylan ID: D536.mu2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, UK/Wembley Arena
Date: Thursday, 15th October 1987


BOB DYLAN
Wembley Arena
London, England, UK
October 15, 1987
DVDylan ID #536.mu2

1->5+/5-/4/4/4
2->15/13/11/11/11 (avg. 11.50 B+)
Right balcony 40&#729;<-> Right floor 5&#729;<-> Right balcony 60&#729;
1:08:00:16
PAL

IMPROVEMENTS OVER D536.msu
-incorporates closer footage and two more camera sources
-less need for stills
-used audio from upgrade source rather than video soundtrack to fill end

PERFORMANCE/HIGHLIGHTS/LOWLIGHTS/SPECIAL MOMENTS:
-Roger McGuinn joins band for encores
-Excellent piano playing by Benmont Tench
-Dylan in good voice
-Acoustic set especially well-performed

DISTANCE/POSITION: 1->15 (three cameras afford views from very distant to very close)

AUDIO: 13 (excellent CB master/speed reduced 0.5% to match video speed)

STEADINESS: 10->12

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 11->12

FOCUS: 11->12 (color good/focus varies from soft to sharp)

EDITING: Three camera angles were alternated for variety; some stills were used where no good footage was available (see setlist details in parentheses after each track)

VIDEO SOURCES & LINEAGE:
CAM 1:
D536.m (Masters Series 058)
Filmer & disc author: The Ghost with help from J & K.
Shared by The Ghost via DIME tracker
1->3/3/4/4/3
Right balcony 40&#729;
1:08:00
Songs 1, 2, 14 had cuts that required stills
VOB files > DIME > hard drive > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

CAM 2:
raw vob files (no dvdylan id #)
Filmer: Pink Elephant
Shared by The Ghost via WeTransfer
5/2/4/4/4
Right floor 5&#729;
0:57:48
songs 2, 5, 13 & 14 substantially cut; songs 8 & 9 missing
VOB files > WeTransfer > hard drive > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

CAM 3:
raw vob files (D515 source)
Filmer: unknown
Shared by The Ghost via WeTransfer
3/4/4/4/4
Right balcony 60&#729;
0:44:57
missing songs 2, 3, 4, 8
VOB files > WeTransfer > hard drive > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

AUDIO SOURCE & LINEAGE:
LB-2287
Taper: CB
Shared by blindwilly via DropBox
audio ran faster than video soundtrack so reduced 0.5% from song 3 until end
shn files > DropBox > xACT 2.33 > aiff > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II > Audacity 2.0.0 > -0.5% > iMovie 6.0.3.

DVD PRODUCTION PROCESS:
Produced by yassou on a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.5 and Apple software.
Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.1.2 (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding)

LB NOTES FOR LB-2287:
cb master
no LB rating, but LB-0605 (from CB master) and LB-5599 (LTB-same recording) both get A-
same recording as LB-0605 but slightly higher and different wavs but could not detect sound difference; (did not listen to this one)
(reported that cb did not tape the London shows)

DISC AUTHOR'S NOTE ON LB-2287:
Sound ran 0.5% faster than video source/Disc author of D536.msu reduced speed to match video.

COOPS2009 NOTES FOR D536.m (Masters Series 058):
Filmer and disc author: The Ghost with help from J & K.
D1 A7 S7 H8 F5 BR4
68 Mins
Shot an unknown Hitachi model; camcorder onto TDK EXG tapes
Played in adaptor on a Phillips VR550 VHS Recorder transfered to PC and edited with TEMPGENC DVD Author 4
TECHY STUFF
MPEG-2 Sys bitrate 19980 kb/s VBR
audio AC3 48 Khz
pic 720x576 4.2 pal
pic/s 25,000 frms 22,990 kbp/s 8799 Fields/s 50,000

Back in 87 cameras were still in their infancy. I was not sure whether it was a passing fad. Then I discovered it was possible to RENT a camera from "Radio Rentals" so with 2 like-minded mates we proposed to do just that. The camera was MASSIVE the batteries were almost a foot long an weighed about 4lbs each and only lasted 40 mins! I rented 3. Getting the gear in was going to be quite a challenge. Some amazing things were tried. In the end it was decided to put the camera in a shoulder bag with a long strap, one of us would put the bag on our back and go in wearing a cloak! "K" looked like a weird hunchback, but it worked; however the weight of the camera pulled the strap so tight round his neck that he was almost strangled! The batteries were taped to our legs which meant we were walking like cripples!

Night one (14th) we cased the place an took nothing in. But the next night we were there... Now I had never used this camera before apart from a brief fiddle
at home. I did not know it had a macro facility. So when I started to film the macro was "on" which stopped me focusing in!! It took to Thin man to discover and correct the error. But we got the whole show. I will never forget the feeling of elation when we left the Arena later! I think it's maybe that that keeps me involved all this time later. Its not a great film, but its watchable and it was the first I was involved in. We tried the same method on the 16th but got stopped going in. But, we were there again on the 17th. My helpers were J and K. J is still a mate, but less involved. K and I worked together for a few years till he discovered women! Maybe a story for another day.
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Reviewed by yassou on 05th November 2014