Old 97s- 7th Note, San Francisco Ca. 11/6/98 Xfer from master video tape DAT Soundboard Master Audio

Here’s one that I have been wanting to get enhanced and synched up for a long time. Finally, thanks to King Bean, Adobe Premiere/Neat Video and Izotope we can get it done. There are a lot more Old 97s videos still to do from the 1998-2002 time frame.
The 7th Note was a pretty big venue in SF for the 97s at the time- I think it was the old Wolfgang’s building- King Crimson played there around the same time as this. The band played the tiny Starry Plough the night before, and then this huge place the next night.
I remember it being full and stuffy in there. I don’t know if that is why my auto-focus freaks out often, or if it due to the disco ball in the foreground. It corrects itself during closeups, so it is still watchable… and it sounds pretty nice.
The last song cuts off (they played longer than expected), but the soundboard is complete. So when you see a blank screen with audio only during the last song, that is how it is supposed to be.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: Sony TR81
Video Transfer Equipment: Sony DCR-TRV320 firewire into workstation
Audio Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 into soundboard
Audio Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Enhanced/denoise in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat video
Audio/Video synch by King Bean

Live Concert Video

Old 97s- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca. 11/5/98 xfer from master video tape + Enhanced DAT Master Audio

Now that I have multiple amazing software programs to enhance and synch video and audio, I guess it is time to start taking some of my old master soundboard recordings and synching them up to my old master videos.
Here’s the first one. I was able to take the video and denoise it a bit. I did not mess with the lighting- Rhett is already overexposed a bit and Philip is a bit dark.. so not gonna mess with that. I took the master soundboard and boosted the hell out of bass and guitar, and drums a little bit.
TL/DR version: It will sound better about 5-10min in. The board mix takes some time to settle.

Old 97s at their peak, in one of their favorite clubs in the bay area. So awesome. I think this might have been their last time playing there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Sony TR-81 w/standard 8 videotape
Audio equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 DAT
Audio Xfer equipment: Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Card
Denoise in Adobe premiere elements w/Neat video
Mix rebalance in Izotope
Audio/Video alignment in PluralEyes

Live Concert Video