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I'm Starting to remaster all my Williams Videos. First : 50 years a Salute to Film Composers (Boston Pops)


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Hello There,    some of you maybe know my youtube channel martyprod2 where i posted around 80 Tv pro video of john wlliams conducting all kind of stuff, including his own music (or not). S

some of my materials are in widescreen but recorded in 4/3 (so no issue with them) but most of them are very old material, and are unfortunatly in 4/3 like this one. I re-edit EACH shot to try to have

Great stuff @Martyprod!  Your channel was one of the first places I went to back when I was first discovering John's music.

What a treat! Goosebumps towards the end of that suite, fantastic performance.

 

Great quality upscale too. Out of interest, was this broadcast in native 16:9 or did you crop a native 4:3 image to widescreen? Some shots are framed very tightly with foreheads/chins cropped off, and wide shots obscure musicians in the distance.

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58 minutes ago, crumbs said:

Great quality upscale too. Out of interest, was this broadcast in native 16:9 or did you crop a native 4:3 image to widescreen? Some shots are framed very tightly with foreheads/chins cropped off, and wide shots obscure musicians in the distance.

some of my materials are in widescreen but recorded in 4/3 (so no issue with them) but most of them are very old material, and are unfortunatly in 4/3 like this one. I re-edit EACH shot to try to have the best for it, but sometimes, it's not possible to have everybody well cropped so decision must be taken.
so, yes it's cropped. i'm not the best at that, even if i spend my life to edit video for my musical channel (maybe some of you know it because I did some john williams cover with  french horn player marc papeghin).

the issue is the big TV logo on the right low corner, so i just tried my best, i re did some of the titles too when they were lost by the cropping.
when i couldn't do better, i blurred the logo (it's a very big one).

Next videos to come will be lara fabian singing Evergreen (barbra streisand) conducted by Williams,  A.I duet with fabian and groban, E.T adventure on earth. they are all already upscaled, i need to do the color gradding, crop etc..
I would love to do all the 80 videos lol but it will take a long time and some of them are so bad in term of pictures quality that nothing can be improved, i'm working on remastering of the Jurassic park one, but the upscaling is difficult, John williams head look like a baby ;) lol.

As well, with the help of marc papeghin, we did an english transcription in Close caption of the two interview williams did with andre previn, and i did a french translation for it.
but upscaling need to be done. Youtube unfortunatly removed the ability to ask to the community to do subtitles, but it would have been great that people would take my subtitles and translate them in other langage, like spanish , italian etc..

 

Edit : about the cropping, 2 difficulties : when there is a fade between two shots, the video must stay with the same crop from the previous and the next picture.
when this happen, i can't do nothing about that. other difficultes here, not present elsewhere. the titles of each tunes, which force to crop more or less. Fortunatly i only have one williams medley playing so much tunes lol

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Awesome!! That piece alone demonstrates the Maestro’s unparalleled skills as an arranger, in addition to composer and conductor. Looking forward to more videos. 

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2 minutes ago, JohnnyD said:

Awesome!! That piece alone demonstrates the Maestro’s unparalleled skills as an arranger, in addition to composer and conductor. Looking forward to more videos. 

I thought that was Conrad Pope's arranging?

 

Karol

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4 minutes ago, SilverTrumpet said:

I always loved this piece, I think I found it on Limewire back in the day and never knew what it was from. It's still such a treat today. It's amazing how powerful each short clip of music is.

I had the chance to see it live played for the first time at the Oscars, i had goosebumps litterally when i listened to it, it was 4 or 5am..
it was the year where he conducted it , so it's 2002 if my memory is correct (and this concert of the boston pops is from 2002).

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20 minutes ago, Steve said:

@Martyprod Do you also plan to remaster the "Catch me if you can " suite?

Yes i'll try my best (it's planned), if it's possible i'll do it. I have a good result here becuase the original material is very good (directly recorded on PBS by a friend of mine with a DVD recorder in 2002/2003, but i'll be unable to have something better in term of audio, i remember there was a sound issue on it, don't know if it's on the whole show or only this tune, unfortunatly someone told it to me only many years later after i posted it (i almost never listened unfortunatly any of the videos or concert i posted, except the ones i recorded or got before may 1995.).
So with french horn player Marc Papeghin we tried at best to reduce the sound issue and i resent a new material. i'm not sure i'll be able to do better (in audio) of what it's already available. We'll See, i got new Mastering and audio separating audio track software, so we'll see.

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2 hours ago, Martyprod said:

Yes i'll try my best (it's planned), if it's possible i'll do it. I have a good result here becuase the original material is very good (directly recorded on PBS by a friend of mine with a DVD recorder in 2002/2003, but i'll be unable to have something better in term of audio, i remember there was a sound issue on it, don't know if it's on the whole show or only this tune, unfortunatly someone told it to me only many years later after i posted it (i almost never listened unfortunatly any of the videos or concert i posted, except the ones i recorded or got before may 1995.).
So with french horn player Marc Papeghin we tried at best to reduce the sound issue and i resent a new material. i'm not sure i'll be able to do better (in audio) of what it's already available. We'll See, i got new Mastering and audio separating audio track software, so we'll see.

Sound good. Thanks for all your effort! Thanks to you I was able to watch many Williams performances which I probably would've never seen otherwise :)

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