The original video was shot in NTSC on a standard VHS
cassette using a portable Canon VC-30 Hi-Fi VCR (circa 1984), a
stand-alone Canon Vidicon color camera, and a tripod. The duration
of recording is approximately 1 hr. 30 min. Actual service was
longer, as original recording was stopped during parts of Mincha and
Maariv. A quick battery change was necessitated during the
Valedictory Address so a few sentences by Dayan Binstock are missing.
The basic procedure is as follows:
Video and audio processed and enhanced while copying
to S-VHS cassette.
S-VHS video converted to a single large MPEG-2 file
at 640 x 480 pixels on a Dell workstation and written to a 4.7 Gbyte DVD.
Video clips extracted from DVD and MPEG-2 files cropped and encoded
in Windows Media 9 WMF format on a Dell laptop.
Now for the details
- JVC NTSC Source VCR, VHS/S-VHS, Model HR-S3901U
- JVC NTSC Target VCR, VHS/S-VHS, Model HR-S5901U
- Sima ColorCorrector Pro-Series Video Processor, Model SCC
- Technics Stereo Graphic Equalizer, Model SH-GE70
- Dazzle Hollywood DV-Bridge
- Dell 340 Workstation, 2.8 GHz, 1 GBytes RAM, 7200 rpm hard drive,
Pioneer A04 DVR
- Dell Inspiron 7500 Laptop, 700 MHz., 512 Mbytes RAM, 5400 rpm hard
drive, Pioneer A03 DVR
- Roxio VideoWave 5 Power Edition
- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9
Compare quality of version 1.0 and 2.0 video clips:
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