Correct, I made the transfer from VHS about 10 years ago on a Pioneer combo deck (VHS --> HDD --> DVD). I got the VHS at the end of the nineties from a friend but it got stuck in the VHS player a few years ago when I wanted to make another transfer to DVD
. So I'm lucky I still have the first transfer I made. The original VHS tape is completely wasted the first 3 minutes or so and it was not a good idea to keep it in a cold basement for several years so this DVD is the best one around.
I also have Rotterdam and Amsterdam on VHS but I'm looking for a good VHS player now to make the transfers (I don't want to take the risk by messing up the tape again
). I can't remember the recording quality of these two but they were made with the same camera as Hamburg. I'll check the audio on these and I'll compare to the sound recordings I have for these shows and maybe I can mix them with the video. However, I will make the raw master copies first before I start editing but this is something for next weekend. The Hamburg recording mentioned above has it's own original sound...[/quote]
I have The Forum, Hamburg, Prague, Udine, and Bologna; I pretty sure those are all I have. I converted Udine (close-ups-the best show IMHO) and one other to DVD (and used to sell then on eBay back in the 90's----I know, SHAME on me) but they are packed away with my other 28 V.U. boxes in my closet. "Saint" Mike Kostek spent 2 days in foul swamp water after Hurricane Isaac to rescue my entire collection and drove it to his Florida home. I had him sell some items (I was in shock) but came to my senses and he shipped it all back once my house was repaired. I have only opened up 2 boxes since then because I am so terrified of flooding again. It is packed for quick evacuation!
Hurricane season just started again, but after the season is over, I will make the 2 DVD's available to this group and if someone wants to convert the others, I will make the original VHS's available for conversion. I lost all my equipment--only my Lou/VU was saved.
BTW, I was unaware that there was video of Rotterdam and Amsterdam; I was at BOTH shows and would LOVE to see those videos!