|Muse - Video Anthology Volume 5 - The Resistance (MBDVD008-VOLV)|
|Excellent compilation of 'The Resistance' videos.
From the info file:
Muse: Video Anthology
Volume V: The Resistance
Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
Making of Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
Join The Resistance
Christmas Present 2009
Included in 'Artwork' folder. Credits go to Rodrigo (Benit) for sending me the original canvas which I altered to match this release.
For each video, I used the highest resolution source I could find. After trying to to use Promo DVDs as a source, I realised that when cropped (they were originally 16:9 footage letterboxed to a 4:3 presentation), they looked quite bad, whilst the downscaled HD videos looked way better. So I converted each video from its HD source to a DVD compliant MPEG-2 file using AVS Video Converter.
For Resistance, I cropped the pillarbox black bars from the sides away to keep the original 4:3 video.
For MK ULTRA, I used entheogen's source recorded off MTV Germany's MTV ROCKS show. I upscaled and cropped the video to fit a 16:9 presentation (hence the black bars around the frame).
For the new version of the Neutron Star Collision music video, I ripped the video directly off the directo Anthony Mandler's website at LetFilms.com. I then converted the file in AVS Video Converter to MPEG-2 whilst changing its aspect ratio to 16:9.
To resume the video sources we have:
- Uprising: RAGE HD [720p]
- Undisclosed Desires: RAGE HD [720p]
- Resistance: RAGE HD [720p]
- Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever): MTV HD [1080i]
- Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) (Non-Film Version): LetFilms.com [WEB]
Pretty simple process here. Each video had its attached audio source replaced by the audio extracted from the CD (ripped using dBpoweramp's CDGrab). The only tricky part was synching the CD audio with the video in Sony Vegas Pro 9.0. Once everything was in place, the original audio was deleted and only the CD audio was kept as it sounds a lot better than the compressed sound from TV. Each track had been ripped in .wav and then converted to MP2 at 384Kbps. I had this idea of using 5.1 audio sources for all the tracks but a few things didn't add up: the Uprising video uses the Radio Edit of the song and there's no 5.1 version of Neutron Star Collision. Thus, each music video has had its audio upmixed to a fake 5.1. Simply click on the Audio Selection button of your DVD Player remote to toggle between the original Stereo and the 5.1 tracks.
To resume the audio sources we have:
- Uprising: Uprising Rubber Sleeve Promo CD (Radio Edit)
- Undisclosed Desires: The Resistance CD
- Resistance: The Resistance CD
- Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever): Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) Danish Promo CD
- MK ULTRA: The Resistance CD
I authored the DVD using DVDLab Pro 2.
Thanks to James (Mystery) for helping me through the process and, generally, for supporting me with MuseBootlegs-related work.
Thanks to Amaury (koda), Yoon (ryushike) and bee03 for uploading most of these videos on MuseBootlegs.com, as well as Annelies (entheogen) for supplying me with the MK ULTRA video.
Thanks to Niall for supplying me with the Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) audio.
Thanks to Rodrigo (Benit) for supplying me with the artwork.
Thanks to Christopher for his help on anything PhotoShop.
This is my first proper job at making a MBDVD so I hope this pleases all of you. I've put time into it so I hope you can appreciate the effort.
This set of DVDs must NEVER be sold/auctioned.