Friday, May 23, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Release: BBC News 24 E24 - Crystal Skull Cannes Report

Date: 19.05.08
Source: BBC News 24 UK Digital Terrestrial Transmission
Capture: Original broadcast stream from Topfield TF-5800
Video Format: MPEG-2, 720x576, 16:9, 25fps, 2.87 Mbps
Audio Format: MP2 stereo, 48kHz, 192 kpbs

Posted to alt.binaries.starwars
Password: sallah

Monday, May 19, 2008

Release: BBC News 24 - Crystal Skull Cannes Report

Date: 19.05.08
Source: BBC News 24 UK Digital Terrestrial Transmission
Capture: Original broadcast stream from Topfield TF-5800
Video Format: MPEG-2, 720x576, 16:9, 25fps, 3.42 Mbps
Audio Format: MP2 stereo, 48kHz, 192 kpbs

Posted at alt.binaries.starwars
Password: marion

Release: Amazon UK - Indiana Jones DVD's

Title: Amazon UK - Indiana Jones DVD's
Date: 14.05.08
Source: Channel 4 UK Digital Terrestrial Transmission
Capture: Original broadcast stream from Topfield TF-5810
Video Format: MPEG-2, 704x576, 16:9, 25fps, 2.93 Mbps
Audio Format: MP2 stereo, 48kHz, 192 kpbs

Posted to alt.binaries.starwars
Password: molaram

Release: The UK National Lottery Scratch Cards

Title: The UK National Lottery - Indiana Jones Lottery Scratch Cards
Date: 14.05.08
Source: Channel 4 UK Digital Terrestrial Transmission
Capture: Original broadcast stream from Topfield TF-5810
Video Format: MPEG-2, 704x576, 16:9, 25fps, 3.12 Mbps
Audio Format: MP2 stereo, 48kHz, 192 kpbs

Posted to alt.binaries.starwars
Password: belloq

Friday, May 16, 2008

The near future



Well, my first 'online release' was going to be the BT Business commercial starring Peter Jones and the Gremlins. I got a perfect capture, topped and tailed it with the customary 1 sec black video and then... ITV HD came to life on my new box. I recorded every commercial break tonight in the hope of capturing something. And I did. Click the above image for a comparison.
Now as soon as someone comes out with some decent h.264 editing software I'll be issuing this stuff.

In the meantime, I'll get someone to upload the SD versions to Usenet.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ch...ch...ch...ch..Changes!



So, some changes are afoot. We have the new logo. Still a work in progress. i'm happy with the design and I think the font. Suggestions if you have any.

Now, the MAJOR change.

I'm thinking of changing how my material is distributed. Up until now I've produced a few DVD's of Star Wars material and contributed to a few others. Due to the ever changing (there's that word again) technological advances in the world AND attempting to reduce my carbon footprint on this wonderful planet of ours, I'm contemplating releasing my material in downloadable form.
Now, before you whinge and whine and complain about quality, everything I release will be ORIGINAL source captures. No re-encoding. No resizing.

So, my reasons are as follows:
1. Environmentally friendlier (slightly). Doesn't use discs. Doesn't use cases. Doesn't use labels. If you want those things, you can do them yourself. It's easy. And I'll be releasing the templates for the covers and labels in the near future.
2. I have a mountain of television commercials to release that don't all quite fit into any future release I may have had. And not all of them are Star Wars or Indiana Jones related (for example I have the BT Gremlins commercial. Someone may be producing a Gremlins related DVD and can use my commercial as an extra after they download it)
3. Not all my releases will be DVD friendly. I've just got hold of an HD Satellite box. Anything I capture will be released as source material until decent Blu-Ray authoring software becomes available.
4. I'm bored of DVD authoring. Not really. I just find it too time consuming.
5. It's a more direct way for everyone to obtain the material.

There's a few more but I won't bore you any longer.
Initially the material will be available on Usenet. I know people balk at newsgroups but it's the fastest most direct way to get stuff. Anyone is then free to distribute it via torrenting sites, Rapidshare etc.
This isn't set in stone yet. I'm going to test the water and wait for feedback.
Tune in very soon for the first couple of releases.
Regards
bh