Recorded from WHIO Dayton, Ohio, this is an original first generation recording of the Star Wars Holiday Special on VHS. The tape was purchased from an ebay seller in Dayton, Ohio, who I believe may have been the original owner.
The recording has many rough edits at the commercial breaks, but is otherwise complete. The picture is sharp, color is not over saturated and is not overly dark.
Version 1 info:
- 4.7 GB DVD-5 with no extras, menus, or alternate audio tracks.
- Transferred using a JVC HR-S7100U S-VHS VCR and a Philips DVDR 3390 DVD recorder with LSI chipset.
- Rough edits patched and station IDs removed using KCCI, WCBS and the Vidtronics master (Note: Version 2 will NOT have the station IDs removed).
- No sharpening filters or saturation filters applied as they are not necessary.
I plan to eventually do a Version 2 using a hauppauge USB-Live2 capture device once I acquire a Panasonic AG-1980.
Version 2 goals:
- DVD-9 (possibly SD BD-25 to include both a raw and restored version of the capture) with menus, an early version of the animated segment with deleted “commercial” (have), archival commentary track (working on it), French audio track (have, but looking for better quality), and Spanish audio track.
I have a very slow upload speed so sharing it by torrent is out of the question for now, but if anyone is willing to upload this to myspleen or usenet PM me.