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More DVD fun...


A while back kproche lost his copy of the "Ready! Steady! Sew" DVD from inter_action. We checked with kevin_standlee, since he had copies too. He said he attempted to make a copy, but had problems.

Since I've got a DVD burner now, I asked Kevin if we could borrow the disk so I could try to copy it myself, and he brought it to basfa last night.

It might have just been crud on the face of the disc that prevented it from copying, but there were some other strange things.

The really suspicious bit is when I attempted to import the disc into Nero. The import function told me that there were two "titles" (video tracks) on the disc. Two 4gb titles. I need to look at the disc a bit closer; there's a chance that this was burned on to DVD-9 (dual layer) media. I doubt it though, it's probably a DVD-VR (editable video capture) format, and there is really only one title on the disc, just two different directory entries for it.

I did capture title #1, which does include the entire masquerade, "Ready! Steady! Sew!" and the masquerade awards. I did not check title 2 to see if it's actually a different stream (it could be the stream from a camera that was spinning to its own isolated tape).

I've split out the masquerade and the awards for one DVD, and I'm working on chapter marks and menus for it. After that's done, I'll make up a DVD with just "Ready! Steady! Sew!" Final versions will be transcoded for NTSC playback. I've also got Kevin's Hugo Award Ceremony disc, and I expect that I'll be making both DVD and VCD editions of the "Prix Victor Hugo" introduction for him.


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Apr. 25th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
GEEEEEEK! *shouted with fondness* ;-)
Apr. 25th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
I do think that Title 2 is supposed to be the only other "iso-roll" they had. Ideally they would have had iso-rolls (isolated rolls; that is, the raw footage from every camera), but I didn't give Tech enough resources to afford it, so they made do with what they had.
Apr. 25th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
If that's the case I should be able to patch in that footage in the dead spots in RSS
Apr. 26th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
So how do I get a disc?
I have not seen anything about it on the Interaction web site.

Apr. 26th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
It's not the official disc; it's the safety-capture of the raw feed.

If kevin_standlee says it's OK, I can probably transcode them to PAL dvds and send a copy across the pond with cherymorgan when she returns in May.
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