Source E: JVC DVL-GR9000U MiniDV Video
Dissemination: FIREWIRE > TMGPENC 3XPRESS (VBR - Average 6880kps, 2-pass 10bit/high motion search max bitrate 9200, min 4000, audio mpeg2 384kbs) > DVDLab Pro
Trade: Contact Taper click here
Gen: 1st from Master
1 Gen w/Original Audio / Image from DVD: Here
? Gen w/CSB>M1 Audio / Image from DVD: Here
Notes - by taper: Please keep this off torrent sites and rarely traded. The show isn't the best but it is rare. There is 1 bad frame @ 00:53:40, its like that on tape, so if I have to live with it, so do you!
Notes - by Galen / 2006 (original audio): To make a long story as short + sweet as possible, the 1st Gen is directly from the taper. I found it to be a massive improvement to the synched version commonly found out in the trade-world. There is not a lot of color "bleeding" or things of that nature. You can tell that this was filmed with a camera that is a bit outdated by today's standards (i.e.: a few vertical lines if you look close enough) but, nonetheless & make no mistake, this source is crisp, clear & relatively clean. Completely enjoyable to sit back & watch. However, the audio is rather distorted when the bass, kick drum & even guitar hits at X, Y or Z frequency; thus the impetus for the initial audio-synch in the first place. All in all, by far the best Coachella '99 video known to exist. But that is simply my subjective opinion... Also, there is a very nicely mastered/authored DVD with a cool menu.
Notes - by Galen / 2001 (synched audio): I first attained a copy, synched with the audio of CatalystX in 2001 on VHS from a questionable generation. There it sat for a very long time until a friend took a 1G copy he had > DVD via a very nice S-Video connection not too long ago. The result is a video with amazing audio even if the video can be a bit hit-or-miss. There are a few instances of duck-and-cover maneuevers by the filmer but this is understandable. What can lead some people to sea-sickness are the many instances that the camera quickly moves form one place to another. Suppose that is what you get when you are very far from the stage using various magnification? Am not trying to give this video a hard time, it is actually really quite enjoyable. If anything, am trying to explain how it may seem watching it. However, this is hands down the best way to enjoy this legendary performance; good video & excellent audio.
"Are you happy? On three, can I get a big fat yes? One, two, three. How about in French, which 'oui', in case you didn't know that. One, two, three. And in Spanish, 'is'. One, two, three"
(in case you didn't realize, what MJK has the crowd yell: "yes we see")
DVD - 1st Gen w/original audio
DVD - ? Gen w/CSB audio
<drum solo as band walks on-stage>
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