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PLEASE NOTE

 

A lot of the questions about the HISTORY of this DVD can be answered by going to Deep Freeze Story page, where you will find most of the back story and history of the project.
I am in the process of updating that page so please be patient and more will be added very soon.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

SOURCE MATERIAL: Most of the show's source material is original NTSC AMPEX 2-inch Quad videotape but some of it is taken from a Sony U-matic SP cassette copy of a 2-inch Quad reel, which was the only existing material found after producer Alan Pacella passed away.
The video was restored and up-rezzed to make it good enough to view on today's modern large screen HDTV sets.

The show plays in a 4:3 display inside a 16:9 frame. No effort was made to "stretch" or re-scan the material to fill a 16:9 frame because I felt that this would drastically reduce picture quality and modify the
material in ways which were not originally intended.
I experimented for a very long time with ways to modify the show to fill a 16:9 aspect ratio but ultimately decided to stay with the original aspect ratio out of respect for the material.

RUNNING TIME: 127 minutes - DVD-9 disc - COPY PROTECTED - REGION 0


 

BURNED OR PRESSED?

 

These discs are commercially pressed from a glass master at a commercial DVD replication plant.
If you are in possession of a BURNED COPY of this show, it is a COUNTERFEIT COPY, as we do NOT sell BURNED DVD's of this show under ANY circumstances.

 

AUDIO

Dolby AC-3 Stereo 2.1 taken directly from the audio live feed to the AMPEX 2-inch Quad reels.
Stereo track is synthesized from the 2-inch Quad audio track.

 

WHO GETS PAID?

Naturally, Deep Freeze Films has invested an enormous amount in this project, in both money and time, but a generous portion of the proceeds DO GO DIRECTLY to the estate of Leon Russell.
It's the right thing to do, that's why.

 

DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?

 

 

 

 

 

YES, for DEFECTIVE PRODUCT ONLY - DEFECTIVE DVD'S WILL BE REPLACED AT NO COST TO BUYERS IF THEY SHIP THE DEFECTIVE DISC IN A PADDED ENVELOPE TO DEEP FREEZE FILMS.

JUST EMAIL US WITH "DEFECTIVE DVD" IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND WE WILL GLADLY AND CHEERFULLY PROVIDE YOU WITH A RETURN ADDRESS.
phone: 817-717-5605
email: deepfreezevideo@gmail.com


SORRY, WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS TELEPHONE ORDERS OR ORDERS BY MAIL.
YOU CAN USE EITHER PAYPAL OR JUST USE YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD.
PAYPAL WILL PROCESS YOUR CREDIT CARD ORDER EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

 

ODDS AND ENDS

Q: What's that strange looking effect that happens when the cameras are shooting the stage lighting?
A: This is an analog videotape shot nearly FIFTY years ago using analog color TV cameras that used vacuum tube image sensors. Old cameras of this type exhibited this characteristic "BURN IN" effect whenever they were shooting a strong and bright light source.
In fact, if you shot lights that were TOO bright, you ran the possible risk of permanently burning the image of that light source into the image sensor tube. This is what video looked like back in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's until SOLID STATE image sensors were developed.

Q: What is the wiggly looking line at the very very bottom of the screen?

A: The squiggly couple of lines at the very very bottom of the screen is the videotape skew line, which was not seen on older television sets because older TV sets had rounded off picture tubes.
After diddling with this artifact over and over and over again, I simply decided that getting rid of it by resizing the image would compromise the picture quality because the software would rescan and resample the image data, so in the interest of doing as little recompression and resampling as possible, I decided to leave it alone. I also did not want to "mask off" the area either. What you are looking at is the ENTIRE image area as seen by the studio engineers in the video master control booth as recorded.

Q: Why are the songs not in the same order as the Leon Live record album?

A: Because the Leon Live album was not a part of this project at all. I do not own copyright to the original 24 track audio recording used to create the Leon Live record album. This video is an entirely separate project and is not a Shelter Records product.
It IS a video recording OF the Leon Live album tour however it is a recording of the stage performance itself, and therefore it exists as a performing arts recording in compilation form.
I only own copyright to the audio and video tracks ON the actual VIDEOTAPE ITSELF, so what you are seeing and hearing are the songs in pretty much the exact order as performed on those two nights on stage, whereas the song order was CHANGED by Shelter Records when they created the Leon Live record album.