DVDylan ID: D1120
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: George, WA, USA/Champs de Brionne Music Theater
Date: Saturday, 20th August 1988

NB: While the technical video quality of this item rates 3 Stars, at least 4 Stars are appropriate given the 1988 vintage, the excellent audio, and the fine performance.

"The Gorge, By George"
Champs de Brionne Music Theater
George, Washington, USA
August 20, 1988
DVDylan ID #1120

9/12/5/5/9 (Avg. 7.75 C)
Left floor 20˙

-"Trail Of The Buffalo" a tasty treat sung w/great conviction (last performance of this song during the 1988 tour)
-G.E. Smith sheds jacket and plays in his wife beater at end of concert
-Kenny Aaronson plays great and looks très cool
-Dylan had to change guitars after first verse of "It Ain't Me, Babe" due to broken guitar string; audience kept singing during change

DISTANCE/POSITION: 9 (shot from less than ideal left floor position; some nice tight shots of Dylan and band members)

AUDIO: 12 (vetry good LB-3947; ran a bit slower than the video soundtrack)

STEADINESS: 5 (shaky throughout and occasionally off-target/worse during first two songs)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 5 (intermittently obstructed by heads and bodies/worse during first two songs)

FOCUS: 9 (well-focused but dark venue, especially during acoustic numbers)

EDITING: Stills added to fill large gaps; very brief stills added intermittently to deal with a/v variation.

Technical Pros:
-very good audio
-good focus & resolution for a show of this vintage

Technical Cons:
-first 6 songs of show were either totally or mostly obstructed and thus not used here
-shakiness & obstructions throughout
-source audio ran slower than video soundtrack so a/v issues had to be dealt with

Master tape > Apple ProRes 422, Linear PCM, Timecode
Taper: JEMS
Shared by JEMS.
Apple ProRes 422 > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Very good sound: B+ (but, ran a bit slower than the video soundtrack)
Taper: TW
Shared via DropBox by BLINDWILLY
flac > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

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)

Reviewed by yassou on 19th October 2013