DVDylan ID: D1177.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Chicago, IL/Hoffman Estates, Poplar Creek Music Theatre
Date: Thursday, 14th July 1988

Great video for the vintage. One of, if not the, best audience DVDs from 88. Thanks to all!

Reviewed by jman on 15th July 2015

DVD AUTHOR'S RATING: (Overall given 5 stars on the basis of the terrific performance and the vintage of the recording)
5-point scale: 5-/4+/3/4/4+
15-point scale: 13/12/8/11/12 (avg. 10.75 B)

-highly charged Dylan vocals, especially on "In The Garden."
-searing guitar by G.E. Smith

DISTANCE/POSITION: 13 (shot from the right floor 40 degrees in the midst of the crowd affording little opportunity for panning and zooming; waist up on Dylan throughout with G.E. Smith often in the picture; no sightings of other players

AUDIO: 12 (very good recording; had to be slowed 2.00% to sync w/video)

STEADINESS: 8 (filmer did a good job given his less than ideal position)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 11 (heads and bodies get in the way but filmer does a good job framing Dylan between the heads and bodies)

FOCUS: 11 (very good color, light and focus for the vintage)

EDITING: relatively few clips and cuts; very brief stills added occasionally to maintain a/v sync (see setlist details)

Filmed by "THE TWO DAVES"
Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009.
Audio recorded by G.D.
Audio shared by OUTSIDETLAW.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU.

Masters Series #122 (DVDylan ID #1177)
Filmed by "The Two Daves
Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Unidentified camera > E-C30 master tapes > unidentified Panasonic camera > PC via high gain fire wire > VOB files > DIME tracker > Mac HD > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3.

LB rating: B+
Recorded by GD.
Shared by OutsideTLaw.
flac files > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > Audacity 2.0.0 (-2.00%) >aiff > 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)

COOPS2009 Notes for MS-122:
D6 A7 S7 H7 F7 SR
25 mins
Pal 4.3 Ratio
Mpeg-2 720x576,
25 fps, 7500 kb/s
shame this isn't longer as its hot from a nice angle and is quite clear,
Transferred direct from E-C30 master tapes using original panasonic camera to PC via
high gain fire wire. Authored with Tempgenc 4.3 DVD author
Remember even if you have some of the Daves films already that at best your copies will be 2 generations poorer than anything in the Masters series, so get em all. These will be with original sound though many will feature as sound upgrades with my two mates Yassou and Madhasse helping out.

LB Notes for LB-4570:
(75min), GD; harsh, same recording as LB-979; based on same clapping at end of d1t4; in comparison that one is warmer sound but has more hiss and noise in the high end making it less clear; very good to excellent sound [B+]

Reviewed by yassou on 05th July 2015