Walk On The Wild Side - Hackers and Phreakers
Looking for a favour... Some will remember the above "documentary", shown on Channel 4 early 1994. Its been mentioned a couple of times in threads here and elsewhere. This program, more than anything else, led to the death of boxing in the UK. Possibly.
Anyway, I have it on VHS. I kept meaning to transfer to disk, but never got round to it. Until last night.
Sooo... its in digital format. I need to play with it a bit, crop the picture to remove stretching, balance the colours a bit. But once done... anyone want to see it?
The favour? I don't mind sticking it on a DVD and sending it out (if interested blank DVD and SSAE jiffy). But would anyone else help out, or perhaps better still, be able to seed it as a torrent or up it to usenet?
Two things to bear in mind. The tape is 15 years old. There are audio drop outs, colour drops, and a fair amount of tape stretch. The quality is not good, but is watchable. Other than drop outs, the audio is clear and audible.
As it stands, its a 5gb native AVI (approx 25mins). A quick trial run compressing down to a 300MB mpg resulted in unaccpetable macro blocks. Reasonable quality at 900mb. I might recapture and encode again, maybe, at any rate use a high-quality vbr encode. Or just hook the VCR directly to the TBC and not use a DV format capture!
Any interest, please comment. Don't PM, as I'll prolly wont have it ready until first week Jan, given the time of year, school hols starting, etc.